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Download iCalendar file for this competition April 23–25, 2015 ACF Beehive Chefs Chapter

Show Site: Utah Valley University - Building L & UCCU Center, Orem, UT
Show Chair: Todd Leonard, CEC - tleonard@uvu.edu
Telephone: (801) 863-8087
Fax: (801) 224-2032
Categories: K1-9, SK1-9, P1-2, SP1-2
Lead Judge: Mark Spelman, CEC, AAC - mspelman@hotus.com

Download iCalendar file for this competition April 24, 2015 ACF Central Florida Chapter

Show Site: Artisan Alley Garage, Deland, FL
Show Chair: Hari Pulapaka, CEC - hari@cressrestaurant.com
Telephone: (386) 734-3740
Fax: (386) 734-3740
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/447676165385599/
Categories: KG - Green, Sustainable and Local Food Cooking
Lead Judge: Reimund Pitz, CEC, CCE, AAC - chefpitz@juno.com

Download iCalendar file for this competition April 25–26, 2015 ACF Akron-Canton Area Cooks and Chefs

Show Site: University of Akron - Crystal Room Bistro, Akron, OH
Show Chair: Kenneth Bucholtz, CEC, AAC - chefken@brooksidecc.com
Telephone: (330) 936-7421
Fax: (330) 477-3655
Categories: A-D, E1, F1-2, K1-9, SK1-9, P1, SP1, H1-2, SH1-2, W
W - Teams will prepare six servings of a three-course menu of their choice.
- Total time for competition is two and a half hours.
- Menu must be submitted/picked up within first 30 minutes. Cooking may begin immediately upon submission of menu.
- Service window opens at 2 hours, 10 minutes.
- All items in the mystery basket must be utilized in the menu. No substitutions of mystery basket items are permitted.
- Of the six portions prepared, three are for judges tasting, one is for display/critique, and theremaining two may be used for tasting.
Cash Prizes will be included
Lead Judge: William Franklin, CMC, AAC - bill.franklin@us.nestle.com

Download iCalendar file for this competition April 27, 2015 ACF North Carolina Chapter

Show Site: Wake Tech Community College Conference Center, Raleigh, NC
Show Chair: Caralyn House - cmhouse@waketech.edu
Telephone: (919) 866-5991
Fax: (919) 779-3360
Website: https://www.xorbia.com/e/?DNKFNKJNDNJKNKFNINGEC
Categories: A-D, SA-SD, W, SW
W/SW - Entremets
Lead Judge: Raimund Hofmeister, CMC, AAC - hofmeisterrw4906@aol.com

Download iCalendar file for this competition May 2–3, 2015 ACF Chefs and Cooks of the Catskill Mountains

Show Site: SUNY Delhi, Delhi, NY
Show Chair: Jessica Backus-Foster - acfcomp@delhi.edu
Telephone: (607) 746-4318
Fax: (607) 746-4769
Categories: A-D, SA-SD, E2, G, K1-9, SK 1-9, P1-2, SP1-2
Lead Judge: Dale Miller, CMC, AAC - chefdalemiller@yahoo.com

Download iCalendar file for this competition May 3, 2015 ACF Greater Baltimore Chapter

Show Site: Anne Arundel Community College, Glen Burnie, MD
Show Chair: John Johnson, CEC, CCE, AAC - jvjohnson1@aacc.edu
Telephone: (410) 777-1225
Fax: (410) 777-1143
Categories: SK1-9, SP1
Lead Judge: Scott Craig, CEC, CCA - kscottcraig@msn.com

Download iCalendar file for this competition May 6, 2015 ACF Central Arkansas Chapter

Show Site: Hot Springs Convention Center, Hot Springs National Park, AR
Show Chair: James McAfee, CEC - jbmcafee@pulaskitech.edu
Telephone: (501) 812-2742
Fax: (501) 812-2885
Categories: K1 - Duck Only, SK1 - Duck Only
Lead Judge: Louis Chatham, CEC, AAC - louis.chatham@pearlriverresort.com

Download iCalendar file for this competition May 9, 2015 ACF Philadelphia Delaware Valley Chefs Association

Show Site: Walnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA
Show Chair: Timothy McLean, CEC, CCE - tmclean@walnuthillcollege.edu
Telephone: (215) 222-4200 ext. 3058
Categories: A-D, SA-SD, K1-9, SK1, SK9, P1-2, SP1-2
Lead Judge: Christopher Tanner, CEC, CHE, AAC - cheftanner@hotmail.com

Download iCalendar file for this competition May 16–17, 2015 ACF Washington State Chefs Association - Sold Out

Show Site: Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham, WA
Show Chair: Michael Baldwin, CCE - mbaldwin@btc.ctc.edu
Telephone: (360) 752-8400
Fax: (360) 752-7200
Website: http://washingtonstatechefs.com/competitions.html
Categories: A-D, SA-SD, F1, F5, K1-9, SK1-9, H1, P1-2, SP1-2, W
Lead Judge: Stafford DeCambra, CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC - sdecambra@acfchefs.net

Download iCalendar file for this competition May 16, 2015 ACF Long Island Chapter

Show Site: Barry Tech BOCES, Westbury, NY
Show Chair: Andrew Whitcomb, CEC - ACFLIAndrewW@gmail.com
Telephone: (631) 805-8161
Categories: A1-6, B1-4, C1-5, D1-4, KC, KP-1, W, SA-SD, SK1-9, SP1 - WORLDCHEFS SANCTIONING
Lead Judge: David Turcotte, CEC, AAC - davidturcotte2@gmail.com

Download iCalendar file for this competition May 30–31, 2015 ACF Tampa Bay Culinary Association, Inc.

Show Site: Art Institute of Tampa, Tampa, FL
Show Chair: Clyde Tanner - crtanner@aii.edu
Telephone: (951) 551-2141
Website: http://www.acftampabay.com
Categories: A1-6, B1-4, C1-5, D1-4, F2, KC, KP-1-2, W, SA-SD, SK1-9, SP1-2
Lead Judge: Roland Schaeffer, CEC, AAC - roland.schaeffer@comcast.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 30–August 3, 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 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!
Schedule of Events:
Opening Ceremonies - Thursday, July 30
Competitions - Friday, July 31 - Sunday, August 2
Closing Ceremonies - Monday, August 3

Download iCalendar file for this competition August 1–2, 2015 2015 ACF National Competitions

Show Site: Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, FL
Telephone: (800) 624-9458

Chef of the Year, Sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions
Competitors: Seth Shipley, CEC, CCA; Derrick Davenport, CEC, CEPC, MBA; Andrew “Drew” Sayes, CEC; Jeremy Tummel

Pastry Chef of the Year, Sponsored by Plugrá® European-Style Butter
Competitiors: Rodrigo Domingono Nunez Jr.; Laura Johnson, CC; David Lewis

Student Chef of the Year, Sponsored by Custom Culinary, Inc
Competitiors: Elxis Dodson; Kathryn Eurich; Diamond Taylor; Madeline Bauer; Rossella Cangialosi, CC

ACF Student Teams, Sponsored by Vitamix® Corporation
North Carolina: ACF North Carolina Chapter•Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Massachusetts: ACF Epicurean Club of Boston•Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Boston
Nebraska: ACF Professional Chefs and Culinarians of the Heartland•Metropolitan Community College
California: ACF Orange Empire Chefs & Professional Cooks Association•Orange Coast College
Military: Hawaii

Download iCalendar file for this competition October 25–26, 2015 ACF Columbus Chapter

Show Site: Columbus Culinary Institute, Columbus, OH
Show Chair: Joel O'Donnell, CEC - jmocec@gmail.com
Telephone: (614) 306-5082
Categories: A, D, SA, SD, F1-2, F5, K1-9, SK1-9, P1-2, SP1-2, H1
Lead Judge: Stafford DeCambra, CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC - sdecambra@acfchefs.net

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