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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 June 11–12, 2015 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 with the market basket.
The speed rack will be delivered to you 20 minutes prior to your cooking time, thirty minutes after the start of the cooking time; you must return and unused ingredients.
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. You 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: Christopher Tanner, CEC, AAC - cheftanner@hotmail.com

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
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.
Deadline to Register is June 15, 2015 - 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 August 29, 2015 ACF Chefs de Cuisine Association of California

Show Site: The Art Institute of California - Los Angeles, Santa Monica, CA
Show Chair: Daniel Drumlake, CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC - ddrumlake@aii.edu
Telephone: (818) 554-3813
Website: http://www.jooners.com/guest?l=583555a6-c362-454d-8e53-cb69cec90c22
Categories: A1-6, B1-4, C1-5, D1-4, F-4, KC, KP-1-2, SA-SD, SK1-9, SP1-2
Lead Judge: Walter Leible, CMC, AAC - leiblewalter@gmail.com

Download iCalendar file for this competition October 6–8, 2015 ACF Central Florida Chapter

Show Site: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
Show Chair: Steven Jayson, CEC, AAC - steve.jayson@universalorlando.com
Telephone: (407) 363-8496
Fax: (407) 363-8349
Website: http://www.acfcfc.com
Categories: W, ST2 - Florida State ACF Student Competition - WORLDCHEFS SANTIONED
Contemporary Category:
Taste of Elegance Signature Pork Recipe Contest - Chefs prepare 4 portions of an entree in 90 minute time window judged by ACF certified judges.
Florida Department of Agriculture Shrimp Signature Recipe Competition - Chefs prepare 4 portions of an entree in 90 minute time window judged by ACF certified judges.
Traditional Category
USA Culinary Cup Challenge - Two-member team competitions with each team preparing 24 portions of a 3 course signature meal following guidelines of selected ingredients. Team will have 5 hours of preparation time and be judged by ACF master chefs.
ACF Florida State Student Competition
Competing Schools: TBD
Lead Judge: Reimund Pitz, CEC, CCE, AAC - chefpitz@juno.com

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: A1-6, D1-4, F1-5, FP1, FMH, H-1, KC, KP-1-2, SA-SD, SK1-9, SP1-2 - WORLDCHEFS SANCTIONED
Lead Judge: Stafford DeCambra, CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC - sdecambra@acfchefs.net

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