President’s Messages

2019
July/August Faster and cheaper robots are coming but I believe, with the right mindset, chefs will never be obsolete.
May/June To expand the abilities of our kitchens, we must diversify the way we think about hiring.
March/April Reducing food and packaging waste is one of the easiest ways to reduce our carbon footprints and stem the tide of climate change.
January/February When did the professional chef become a magician?
2018
November/December I look forward to our 90th anniversary in 2019 with something akin to awe.
September/October Are you ready to commit to reinvigorating and revitalizing ACF?
July/August Let’s talk about some of the changes that will be in place by convention time.
May/June Now it’s time to look ahead to Cook.Craft.Create. ACF National Convention & Show, which takes place July 15-19 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.
April Welcome to spring. I know that for many of you, the change in seasons is especially welcome after the harsh winter.
March Competitors of all kinds ... have this in common: ... a will to win, followed by a recognition of what a privilege it is to be in the competition arena.
February As we embrace Be the Change, let’s move forward as a team of one and a family—ohana—bound together for the common good.
January Let's challenge each other to be the change taking place in our organization.
2017
November/December This is an exciting time for ACF because we are shaping the future of our organization.
October Last month, I said that the journey was just beginning. Now... we are fully underway.
September I am delighted to share this first of many president’s messages with you.