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Download iCalendar file for this competition January 7–9, 2015 ACF of Glens Falls New York

Show Site: Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Show Chair: Mark Miller, CEC - mmiller@skidmore.edu
Telephone: (518) 580-8326
Fax: (518) 580-5890
Website: http://www.skidmore.edu
Categories: W
This will be a four person team competition. ACF Category W - Market Basket. Four Course menu consisting of appetizer or salad, soup or dessert, entrée with starch and vegetable and a buffet platter for 12.
Lead Judge: Fritz Sonnenschmidt, CMC, AAC, HOF - sonnenchef@aol.com

Download iCalendar file for this competition January 9–11, 2015 Mad City ACF Chapter, Inc. - STATE COMPETITION

Show Site: Madison College, Madison, WI
Show Chair: John Johnson, CEC, CCE - jgjohnson@madisoncollege.edu
Telephone: (608) 246-6707
Fax: (608) 246-6707
Categories: A - D, E-2 - E-4, F-1,F-2, F-5, F6, K-1 - K-9, SK-1 - SK-9, P-1, P-2, ST-2 - ACF Student Team Wisconsin State Competition
Competing Schools: Fox Valley Technical College, Madison College
Lead Judge: Donald Miller, CEC, AAC - dmiller6@nd.edu

Download iCalendar file for this competition January 10, 2015 ACF Washington State Chefs Association

Show Site: Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham, WA
Show Chair: Michael Baldwin, CCE - mbaldwin@btc.ctc.edu
Telephone: (360) 752-8400
Fax: (360) 752-7200
Categories: ST2 - ACF Student Team Washington State Competition
Competing Schools: Bellingham Technical College, Le Cordon Bleu College, Seattle, Wine Country Culinary Institute WWCC
Lead Judge: Peter Sproul, CEC - sproulpe@uvu.edu

Download iCalendar file for this competition January 10–11, 2015 ACF Southeast Regional Culinary Salon

Show Site: Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Atlanta, Tucker, GA
Website: http://www.acfchefs.org/CulinarySalons
ACF Competitions: January 10, 2015
ACF U.S.A.'s Chef of the Year sponsored by: Unilever Food Solutions
12pm - 2pm
ACF Pastry Chef of the Year sponsored by: Plugrá European-Style Butter
9am - 11am
ACF Student Chef of the Year sponsored by: Custom Culinary
9:30am - 11am
ACF Student Team Divisional Competition: January 11, 2015
Skills: 6:15am - 8am
Hot Food: 9am - 1:50pm
Competing Chapters: Bahamas Culinary Association; ACF Greater Miami Chapter Epicurean Club; American Culinary Federation (ACF) Atlanta Chefs Association, Inc.; ACF Kentucky Chapter; ACF North Carolina Chapter; ACF Virginia Chefs Association

Download iCalendar file for this competition January 17–18, 2015 ACF Northeast Regional Culinary Salon

Show Site: Erie Community College North Campus, Williamsville, NY
Website: http://www.acfchefs.org/CulinarySalons
ACF Competitions: January 17, 2015
ACF U.S.A.'s Chef of the Year sponsored by: Unilever Food Solutions
12pm - 2pm
ACF Pastry Chef of the Year sponsored by: Plugrá European-Style Butter
9am - 10:40am
ACF Student Chef of the Year sponsored by: Custom Culinary
10am - 12pm
Student Teams Skills Phase: 2:45pm - 4:30pm
ACF Student Team Divisional Competition: January 18, 2015
7am - 12pm
Competing Chapters: ACF Epicurean Club of Boston; ACF Piscataqua Chapter; ACF Long Island Chapter; ACF Columbus Chapter; ACF Rhode Island Chapter; ACF West Virginia Chapter

Download iCalendar file for this competition January 27–29, 2015 ACF Myrtle Beach Chapter

Show Site: Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Supply Show of the SE, Myrtle Beach, SC
Show Chair: Eric Wagner - chefericwagner@hmrsss.com
Telephone: (843) 448-9483
Fax: (843) 626-1513
Website: http://www.hmrsss.com
Categories: A, B, C, SC, E1, H1, W
Lead Judge: Alex Darvishi, CEC, AAC - chefalexd@sbcglobal.net

Download iCalendar file for this competition January 27, 2015 ACF Chefs de Cuisine Association of California

Show Site: USC Hospitality Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA
Show Chair: Eric Ernest - eernest@usc.edu
Telephone: (310) 488-8037
Fax: (213) 821-0944
Categories: W
Round 1: 2 Chef teams preparing 4 dishes in 1 hour.
Round 2: 1 Chef preparing 4 dishes in 1 hour.
Lead Judge: Stafford DeCambra, CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC - sdecambra@acfchefs.net

Download iCalendar file for this competition January 30, 2015 ACF West Michigan Lakeshore Chapter

Show Site: Culinary Institute of Michigan, Muskegon, MI
Show Chair: Christopher Sowa, CEC - crsowa@gmail.com
Telephone: (231) 638-2235
Fax: (231) 777-6629
Categories: ST2 - ACF Student Team Michigan State Competition
Competing Schools: Culinary Institute of Michigan; Culinary Institute of Michigan - Port Huron; Culinary Studies Institute at Oakland Community College
Lead Judge: David Turcotte, CEC, AAC - davidturcotte2@gmail.com

Download iCalendar file for this competition February 1, 2015 Texas Chefs Association

Show Site: Texas State Technical College, Waco, TX
Show Chair: Mark Schneider - mark.schneider@tstc.edu
Telephone: (254) 867-4868
Fax: (254) 867-3663
Categories: ST2 - ACF Student Team Texas State Competition
Competing Schools: San Jacinto College North Campus; The Art Institute of San Antonio; Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts - Dallas; LCB College of Culinary Arts - Austin
Lead Judge: Alex Darvishi, CEC, AAC - chefalexd@sbcglobal.net

Download iCalendar file for this competition February 7, 2015 ACF San Francisco Chapter

Show Site: Le Cordon Bleu, San Francisco, CA
Show Chair: Jay Marshall, CEC, AAC - marshall.jay@sfo.sysco.com
Telephone: (510) 418-5534
Categories: ST2 - ACF Student Team California State Competition
Competing Schools: Art Institutes of California, Hollywood; International Culinary School, San Diego; The International Culinary School at the Art Institute of California, Inland Empire; ACF San Francisco Chapter Team; Le Cordon Bleu, San Francisco; Orange Coast College.
Lead Judge: Russell Scott, CMC, WGMC - r_scott@culinary.edu

Download iCalendar file for this competition March 6–7, 2015 ACF Central Regional Culinary Salon

Show Site: Pulaski Technical College, Little Rock, AR
Website: http://www.acfchefs.org/CulinarySalons
ACF Competitions: March 6, 2015
ACF U.S.A.'s Chef of the Year sponsored by: Unilever Food Solutions
ACF Pastry Chef of the Year sponsored by: Plugrá European-Style Butter
ACF Student Chef of the Year sponsored by: Custom Culinary
ACF Student Team Divisional Competition: March 7, 2015
Competing Chapters: ACF Central Arkansas Chapter; ACF Greater Indianapolis Chapter; ACF Greater Kansas City Chefs; ACF Minneapolis Chefs Chapter; ACF Red River Valley Chefs Association; ACF Professional Chefs & Culinarians of the Heartland; ACF Culinary Arts Society of Oklahoma

Download iCalendar file for this competition March 8, 2015 ACF National Chapter - NACUFS Mid-Atlantic Regional

Show Site: Wyndham Hotel, Gettysburg, PA
Show Chair: Kris Solt - ksolt@dining.rutgers.edu
Telephone: (856) 225-2935
Fax: (856) 225-2372
Website: http://nacufs.org/recognition-culinary-challenge/rules/
Categories:W - Buffalo Flank Steak Competition
Individual Competitors will have 60 minutes, with ten additional minutes for plating, to prepare four portions of an original hot entrée, featuring the mandatory protein of buffalo flank steak, (one 1.5-2 pound steak per competitor), side dishes and sauces to create a balanced plate. Each plate should follow the nutritional guidelines listed in the general rules the NACUFS website.
Lead Judge: Dale Miller, CMC, WGMC, AAC - chefdalemiller@yahoo.com

Download iCalendar file for this competition March 20–21, 2015 ACF Western Regional Culinary Salon

Show Site: College of Southern Nevada, Cheyenne Campus, Las Vegas, NV
Website: http://www.acfchefs.org/CulinarySalons
ACF Competitions: March 20, 2015
ACF U.S.A.'s Chef of the Year sponsored by: Unilever Food Solutions
ACF Pastry Chef of the Year sponsored by: Plugrá European-Style Butter
ACF Student Chef of the Year sponsored by: Custom Culinary
ACF Student Team Divisional Competition: March 21, 2015
Competing Chapters: ACF Chef's Association of Arizona, Inc.; ACF Honolulu Chapter; ACF Chefs de Cuisine of the Inland Northwest; ACF Beehive Chefs Chapter, Inc.

Download iCalendar file for this competition March 26, 2015 ACF Atlanta Chapter: RCA Professional Culinology Competition

Show Site: Morial Convention Center - Hall D, New Orleans, LA
Show Chair: Michael Deihl, CEC, CCA, AAC - chef.m.deihl@gmail.com
Telephone: (404) 432-0149
Website: http://www.culinology.org/Education/ProfessionalDevelopment/ProfessionalCompetition.aspx
Categories: W
On site the regional Louisiana gold standard recipe will be revealed, and teams of two will develop a formula for commercializing this recipe. The formula should be developed to re-create the gold standard recipe for a retail, frozen entrée application. The teams will create and present both the provided gold standard recipe and the corresponding commercialized formula. Both the gold standard recipe and the commercialized formula will be presented side by side, to be judged against how well the commercialized item matches up against the gold standard, following the ACF K category competition rules. The commercialized concept must be based on the gold standard recipe provided on the day of the competition. The commercialized product will be flash-frozen in a commercial blast chiller on the day of the competition and reheated according to the reheating instructions that the team provides. Functional ingredients will be provided on site at the competition for use.
Lead Judge: Walter Zuromski, CEC, CCE - walterz@chefservicesgroup.com

Download iCalendar file for this competition March 28–29, 2015 ACF Greater Cincinnati Chapter

Show Site: Midwest Culinary Institute, Cincinnati, OH
Show Chair: Betsy LaSorella, CEPC - mary.lasorella@cincinnatistate.edu
Telephone: (513) 569-1568
Fax: (513) 569-1467
Website: http://mciacf.org
Categories: A-D, SA, SC, SD, E2-4, F1, K1-9, SK1-9, P1-2, SP1-2, H1-4, SH1-4
Lead Judge: Thomas Recinella, CEC, AAC - thomas.recinella@baker.edu

Download iCalendar file for this competition March 29, 2015 ACF Professional Chefs of Northeast Pennsylvania

Show Site: Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke, PA
Show Chair: David Pembleton, CEC, CCE - dpembleton@luzerne.edu
Telephone: (570) 667-7036
Fax: (570) 735-8794
Categories: A-D, K1-9, SK1-9
Lead Judge: Frank Costantino, EdD, CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC - fcostantino@monroecollege.edu

Download iCalendar file for this competition March 30, 2015 ACF National Chapter - NACUFS Continental Region Competition

Show Site: University of Montana, Missoula, MT
Show Chair: Patrick Browne - patrick.browne@mso.umt.edu
Telephone: (406) 243-5651
Fax: (406) 243-4241
Website: http://nacufs.org/recognition-culinary-challenge/rules/
Categories: W
Buffalo Flank Steak Competition
Individual Competitors will have 60 minutes, with ten additional minutes for plating, to prepare four portions of an original hot entrée, featuring the mandatory protein of buffalo flank steak, (one 1.5-2 pound steak per competitor), side dishes and sauces to create a balanced plate. Each plate should follow the nutritional guidelines listed in the general rules the NACUFS website.
Lead Judge: Douglas Fisher, CEC, CCE, AAC - cheffisher71@hotmail.com

Download iCalendar file for this competition April 12, 2015 Connecticut Chefs Association

Show Site: Lincoln Culinary Institute, Hartford, CT
Show Chair: Jennifer Tessier, CEPC - jtessier@lincolntech.com
Categories: A-D, SA-SD, K1-9, SK1-9, P1-2, SP1-2
Lead Judge: George O'Palenick, CEC, CCE, AAC - gopalenick@cox.net

Download iCalendar file for this competition July 23, 2015 : 2015 NACUFS Challenge

Show Site: JW Marriott, Indianapolis, IN
Show Chair: Jason Reynolds - chefreynolds@bsu.edu
Telephone: (765) 215-4164
Fax: (765) 285-0780
Website: http://nacufs.org/recognition-culinary-challenge/rules/
Categories: W - Buffalo Flank Steak Competition
Individual Competitors will have 60 minutes, with ten additional minutes for plating, to prepare four portions of an original hot entrée, featuring the mandatory protein of buffalo flank steak, (one 1.5-2 pound steak per competitor), side dishes and sauces to create a balanced plate. Each plate should follow the nutritional guidelines listed in the general rules the NACUFS website.
http://nacufs.org/recognition-culinary-challenge/rules/
Lead Judge: Rene Marquis, CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC - sevens777rm@yahoo.com

Download iCalendar file for this competition July 31–August 1, 2015 : 2015 ACF American Culinary Classic

Show Site: Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, FL
Show Chair: American Culinary Federation (ACF) - classic@acfchefs.net
Telephone: (800) 624-9458
Fax: (904) 940-0741
Culinary teams, it is the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) pleasure to invite you to participate in the 2015 American Culinary Classic. This competition is open to international culinary teams, limited to 12, as well as regional, city, college, company, military teams and individuals from the United States. This event will take place during the 2015 Cook. Craft. Create. Convention & Show, July 30-Aug 3, 2015, at the Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, Florida. Register today!

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