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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 March 30–31, 2015 ACF Middle Tennessee Chapter

Show Site: Art Institute of Tennessee Nashville, Nashville, TN
Show Chair: Lisa Ramsey, CEC, CEPC - celandria@tds.net
Telephone: (615) 714-8083
Website: http://www.nashvillechefs.org
Categories: A-D, SA-SD, F1-2, P1-2, SP1-2, W, SW
W, Pastry - Two-Man Team
Competitors will prepare eight portions of a hot/warm dessert of their choice and eight portions of a composed cold dessert of their choice.
Competitors will have 15 minutes for set-up, 180 minutes to cook, 20 additional minutes for plating and 15 minutes for clean-up.
SW, Pastry - Two-Man Student Team
Competitors will prepare four portions of a hot/warm dessert of their choice and four portions of a composed cold dessert of their choice.
Competitors will have 15 minutes for set-up, 120 minutes to cook, 20 additional minutes for plating, and 15 minutes for clean-up.
Lead Judge: Charles Vosburgh, CEC, AAC - chefcharles333@gmail.com

Download iCalendar file for this competition April 8, 2015 ACF Culinary Arts Society of Oklahoma

Show Site: Cox Convention Center - Ben E. Keith Show & Expo., Edmond, OK
Show Chair: Art Hamilton - awhamilton@benekeith.com
Telephone: (405) 752-7842
Fax: (405) 753-7625
Categories: A-D, SA-SD
Lead Judge: Timothy Prefontaine, CEC - tprefontaine@fortworthclub.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 April 15, 2015 ACF Texas Chefs Association

Show Site: NRG Center, Houston, TX
Show Chair: Adam Heath, CEC - adam.heath@forestclub.org
Telephone: (281) 636-2951
Fax: (713) 686-8616
Categories: A-D, SA-SD, W
Category W -One Pot Stage Cooking
- Competitor will fabricate a main course demonstrating One Pot Cookery.
- Prepare four portions of a main course, maximum 10-12 oz. per entrée with appropriate garnitures.
- One for critique and three for taste.
- Dish must be cooked entirely in one single cooking vessel and plated in its entirety out of the same cooking vessel. Multi-layered units such as stackable bamboo steamers are allowed, as well as couscoussiere.
- Sixty (60) minutes are allowed to prepare the dish, with additional five (5) minutes allocated for dish-up judging.
*Note - No Items are to be removed from pot until plated.
**One Pot Cooking will be available to the first fifteen (15) Competitors. The decision of the selection committee is final. You will be notified of your cooking time.
Lead Judge: Alex Darvishi, CEC, AAC - chefalexd@sbcglobal.net

Download iCalendar file for this competition April 18–19, 2015 ACF Capital District-Central New York

Show Site: Schenectady County Community College, Schenectady, NY
Show Chair: Michael Stamets, CEC - stametmj@sunysccc.edu
Telephone: (518) 381-1444
Categories: A-D, SA-SD, F1-2, F4, G, K1-9, SK1-9
Lead Judge: George O'Palenick, CEC, CCE, AAC - gopalenick@cox.net

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, 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

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 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 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!
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 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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