Ignite Your Passion!

In Person at the 2021 ACF National Convention Orlando,
on 8/2 - 8/5

Please note: Board of Governors Meeting and AAC Dinner on 8/1.

We're back on stage at the Marriott. After struggling with COVID, canceling and postponing events, we believe that the nation is ready for an in-person culinary event. Dates have been pushed from July to August 2-5. We believe that by then vaccine distribution will be widespread and travel restrictions will be relaxed.

If you’re a chef exploring new ideas and flavors, a student looking to gain experience or a foodservice professional keeping atop the latest and greatest, we’ve got plenty of educational and networking opportunities for you onsite.

  • Reconnect With Fellow Chefs
  • 20 World Class Presenters
  • Demos, Demos, and More Demos
  • 10 Competition Kitchens Fired Up Every Day, 100+ Competitors
  • 100+ Sponsors, Displaying the Latest and Greatest

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Online Education with the ACF ChefsForum Webinar Series,
every two weeks through 2021.

The ACF ChefsForum Webinar Series will continue through the end of 2021. Lots of opportunities to connect with fellow chefs online and continue your education. Through this dynamic platform we engage more members nationally, and deliver ongoing learning.


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COVID-19 Update

We have kept a close eye on the developing COVID-19 situation, and carefully consider CDC guidelines and feedback from ACF members to determine whether it's safe to hold large in person events, and whether potential participants are ready to travel and attend these events. Recently we made the difficult decision to cancel ACF ChefsForums – Pittsburgh, Nashville and Tucson. St Louis' status is pending.

We will continue to rely on CDC alerts to monitor vaccine distribution, travel restrictions and event guidelines. We are optimistic and believe that pushing the National Convention to August gives us a realistic opportunity to return to the stage this year.


If you have any additional questions please call
Angie Brave at (800) 624-9458 Ext. 226 or email at abrave@acfchefs.net

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