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Download iCalendar file for this competition June 4, 2016 ACF Michigan Chefs de Cuisine Association - SOLD OUT

Show Site: The Culinary Institute of Michigan, Port Huron, MI
Show Chair: Paula Recinella, CHE - precin01@baker.edu
Telephone: (810) 357-0873
Categories: SA-SD, SK1-9, SH1-2
Lead Judge: Kevin Gawronski, CMC - chefkevincmc@outlook.com

Download iCalendar file for this competition June 9–10, 2016 ACF Mid-Hudson Culinary Association

Show Site: UMass Amherst, Plymouth, MA
Show Chair: John Noble Masi - jmasi@hppus.com
Telephone: (561) 376-3726
Categories:W
A market basket of ingredients will be viewed by all teams and one hour will be allocated to write the menu and select the items from the common pantry to be placed on a speed rack.
The speed rack will be delivered 20 minutes prior to cooking time, thirty minutes after the start of the cooking time the cart and unused ingredients must be returned.
Each team will consist of four members and will have a cooking station for the entire day as there are two parts to the competition:
Phase one - Each team will have 2 hours cooking tome for the individual plated portion of 4 plates from a 3 course menu. Must have 1 entrée and 2 courses may be selected from the following soup/appetizer/salad/dessert, the menu must follow a theme Phase two - Each team will have 1 hour to produce 10 servings for a buffet platter, hot or cold no duplication of plated items, no soup, and one plate for judging.
Lead Judge: Dale Miller, CMC, AAC - chefdalemiller@yahoo.com

Download iCalendar file for this competition July 14, 2016 ACF National Chapter - NACUFS

Show Site: Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, CA
Show Chair: Vaughn Vargus, CEC, CCA - vvargus@ucsd.edu
Telephone: (858) 534-1100
Categories: W - Hot food with mandatory ingredients of red rice, edamame and black kale. Additional proteins are optional.
Lead Judge: Rene Marquis, CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC - sevens777rm@yahoo.com

Download iCalendar file for this competition July 17–18, 2016 ACF National Competitions

Show Site: JW Marriott Phoeniz Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix, AZ
Telephone: (800) 624-9458 x243
Fax: (904) 825-4758
Website: http://www.acfchefs.org
Categories: ST4, W, SW
National Student Team Championship, Sunday July 17th 11:30am-4pm
Sponsored by: Vitamix
National Student Chef of the Year, Sunday July 17th 2pm-5pm
Sponsored by: Custom Culinary Inc.
National Pastry Chef of the Year, Monday July 18th 11:30am-3:30pm
Sponsored by: Plugrá European-Style Butter
National Chef of the Year, Monday July 18th 11:45am-3pm
Sponsored by: Unilever Food Solutions

Download iCalendar file for this competition July 17–18, 2016 American Culinary Federation - 2016 IKA Cold Platter Display

Show Site: JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix, AZ

Interested in joining the ACF in Phoenix to have a opportunity to practice your cold-food platter for the 2016 Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung (IKA)competition this October? Registration is currently open until June 1st; fees are $75 for Individuals and $125 for Teams, ACF will provide the appropriate size table(s) and ACF & WorldChef Certified Judges will be present. If participants earn a proper score CEH's will be awarded. Registrants are responsible for providing their own product, display pieces. Kitchen space will be limited and possibly offsite of the hotel, more details to follow after registration is completed.

Download iCalendar file for this competition July 30, 2016 ACF Professional Chefs Association of Houston

Show Site: Art Institute of Houston, Houston, TX
Show Chair: Adam Heath, CEC - adam.heath@forestclub.org
Telephone: (281) 636-2951
Website: http://www.texaschefsassociation.org
Categories: F4, FP1
Lead Judge: Darrin Aoyama, CEPC, AAC - darrin.aoyama@riveroakscc.net

Download iCalendar file for this competition August 20, 2016 ACF Chefs de Cuisine Association of California

Show Site: Art Institute of California - Los Angeles, Santa Monica, CA
Show Chair: Daniel Drumlake - ddrumlake@aii.edu
Telephone: (818) 554-3813
Website: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b44a5a829abf49-christophe
Categories: A1-6, B1-4, C1-5, D1-4, F4-5, FP1-2, H1, KC, KP1-2, SA-SD, SK1, SK9, SP1-2
Lead Judge: William C. Franklin, CMC, AAC - bill.franklin@us.nestle.com

Download iCalendar file for this competition August 20–21, 2016 Chefs de Cuisine Association of St. Louis, Inc.

Show Site: Culinary Institute at Hickey College, Saint Louis, MO
Show Chair: Michael Palazzola, CEC - michael.palazzola@eastcentral.edu
Telephone: (314) 609-2688
Categories: A1-6, B1-4, C1-5, D1-4, F1, SK1-9, SP1-2
Lead Judge: Rene Marquis, CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC - sevens777rm@yahoo.com

Download iCalendar file for this competition September 27–29, 2016 ACF Central Florida Chapter

Show Site: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
Show Chair: Steve Jayson, CEC, AAC - steve.jayson@universalorlando.com
Telephone: (407) 363-8340
Fax: (407) 363-8349
Website: http://acfcfc.com
Categories: D4, KC, SA, ST2 - Florida, ACF Student Team State Competition
Lead Judge: Reimund Pitz, CEC, CCE, AAC - chefpitz@gmail.com

Download iCalendar file for this competition September 27–28, 2016 ACF Greater Baltimore Chapter

Show Site: Timonium Fairgrounds, Lutherville Timonium, MD
Show Chair: Richard Hoffman, CEC, CCA - chefhoffman@outlook.com
Telephone: (443) 676-1675
Categories: A1-6, B1-4, C1-5, D1-4, KC, W
Wildcard - Chesapeake Chefs Challenge will be sponsored by Nestle Foodservice, Minors division. The category will follow the K category cooking guidelines but the chef's competing will be required to feature one of the Minor's concentrates within the dish. This will be a single competitor, 60 minute category requiring 4 finished plates: 3 for the judges to taste and 1 for critique. They will be required as stated above to use a Minor's product in the dish. Acceptable Minors products and how to obtain samples are listed in the registration form.
Chesapeake Chefs Challenge Awards: 1st place : $1500 cash from Nestle Foodservice 2nd place: Weekend Getaway 3rd place: Professional Chef's knife set
Lead Judge: Raimond Hofmeister, CMC, AAC - hofmeisterrw4906@aol.com

Download iCalendar file for this competition October 22–23, 2016 ACF Columbus Chapter

Show Site: Columbus Culinary Institute, Columbus, OH
Show Chair: Joel O'Donnell, CEC - jmocec@gmail.com
Telephone: (614) 306-5082
Website: http://acfcolumbus.org
Categories: A1-6, D1-4, F1-5, FP1, FMH, H1, KC, KP1-2, SA-SD, SK1-9, SP1-2 - WORLDCHEFS Sanctioned
Lead Judge: Louis Perrotte, CEC, AAC, HOF - lperrotte@aol.com

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