Press Release

City of Brotherly Love Welcomes ACF in March

Philadelphia is the site of ACF’s upcoming Northeast Region Conference

St. Augustine, Fla., February 1, 2003—Philadelphia rolls out the red carpet for American Culinary Federation (ACF) members in March. More than 700 decision-makers, all culinary professionals, will attend the 2003 Northeast Region Conference March 14–17 at the Wyndham Franklin Plaza hotel.

Conference attendees will have an opportunity to network one-on-one with chefs, culinary educators, and other foodservice industry representatives in a dynamic, productive, professional environment. The conference, hosted by ACF Philadelphia Chapter, includes educational seminars, culinary competitions, and a large trade show. Demonstrations span the spectrum from traditional Italian cuisine to Asian infusion and new seafood trends to ostrich and bison.

A conference highlight is Culinary Day Sunday, March 16, at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, Philadelphia. This daylong extravaganza of culinary seminars includes sessions on Hawaiian regional cuisine, fungi, the wines of Mexico, and how to practice speed scratch cooking in today’s economy.

The American Academy of Chefs, ACF’s honor society, will hold a dinner at the Pine Hill Country Club March 14.

For further information, including a daily schedule of events for the 2003 Northeast Region Conference, log on to or contact Tom Macrina, CEC, AAC, conference chair, at (610) 249-2131 or

Founded in 1929, the American Culinary Federation (ACF) is the largest and most prestigious chefs organization in America. ACF’s goal is to make a positive difference for culinarians internationally through education, apprenticeship, and certification, while creating a fraternal bond of respect and integrity among culinarians everywhere.

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