NJ011 - ACF Professional Chefs Assn of South Jersey
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Our Next Meeting
Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6pm
600 Huron Ave.
Atlantic City, NJN 08401
President Ken Trout CEC, CCA, AAC
ACF Prof Chefs Association of South Jersey
Kenneth Trout CEC, CCA, AAC
Professional Chefs Association of South Jersey
P.O. Box 177
Absecon, NJ 08201-0177
Chapter News and Information
Looking forward to seeing everyone at our next meeting held at Golden Nugget, Atlantic City. This will be our annual Christmas Party and Toys for Tots collection. Voting for officers will also take place. Meet and greet at 6 pm followed by a short monthly meeting, and dinner.
Thank you and be safe yours, Corp. Ex. Chef Kenneth B. Trout CEC, CCA, AAC President of ACF PCASJ
A Message from the Chapter President
As we come to the end of the summer and look forward to the start of the new year we have much to look forward to, and much to be grateful for. Our Annual Chefs at the Shore was a great success this past June with many of our local Chefs and restaurants participating . We were able to give three deserving Culinary Students Scholarships! Thank you to everyone who participated and helped we truly appreciate everything and are already in talks for 2019 Chefs at the Shore.
I would like to ask if everyone could please keep Chef Wolfgang and Maria Geckeler and their family in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. I’m sure your prayers will help them.
In July we traveled to New Orleans for the 2018 Cook Craft Create Convention. What an amazing time we had full of educational seminars, meetings and seeing old friends as well as meeting new ones. Our Chapter for the third year in a row spearheaded the National Community Outreach program which was a huge success. Many thanks to all who were able to participate. We will again spearhead the 2019 National Outreach! During the convention Chef Wolfgang Geckeler was awarded the prestigious National Hermann Rusch Award! Also Meg Trout received the new “Spirit of Aloha “ Award. Congratulations to both of them. Going into the convention as the 2018 Northeast Region Chapter of the Year was fantastic! Congratulations go to the Southeast on winning the National Chapter of the Year!
Now as we look forward there is much to be done. September 10, 2018 is our annual Golf Outing at Blue Heron Pines followed by our first meeting after the summer break on September 11, 2018. We hope to see many of you there.
October we will take nominations for officers and again in November voting in December. It only seems like yesterday that the new board took office. I am so very proud of all we have been able to do and look forward to the continued success of our Chapter, thank you all.
As you all know we have been selected to be the Host Chapter for the 2019 ChefConnect to be held in Atlantic City on February 24-26, 2019.. We have been in close contact with the ACF and are moving forward in the planning stages to make this the best conference ever! I hope to see everyone there!
November 11, 2018 wil be our Annual Serving those who served us brunch at the Veterans Home in Vineland , NJ. This is an outstanding event one in which not only the Veterans look forward to but their families as well as our Chapter .
December will bring us to the annual Toys for Tots Drive, Gingerbread Houses to the local hospitals and homeless shelters.
We have also been in the planning stages for our annual Presidents Charity Scholarship Ball more to come on this event in the near future.
The SOUPer Chefs cookbook is completed and can be purchased on line from the ACF site or contact Chef Wolfgang to purchase it. All proceeds go to the Atlantic City Rescue Mission.
I am very encouraged by the Culinary Students that have been coming out not only to help but also joining our Chapter. They are the future and our future looks promising. Having two students joining the board has also brought new ideas and thoughts to the Chapter, ones in which we need to continue to foster and mentor.
The Chapter will once again start our monthly meetings; we have exciting educational seminars planned.
There is much to look forward to as we begin this New Year, the Chapter is growing, we must continue to mentor the students and encourage them to join us. Our community service is commendable and is far reaching those in need not only on a community level but state and national level.
I encourage everyone to join us at our meetings, share your ideas, bring a friend and join in the many activities that we offer. We continue to be a vital, strong and relevant Chapter one I am proud to belong to.
Kenneth B. Trout CEC,CCA, AAC
President Professional Chefs Association of South Jersey
Kenneth B. Trout, CEC, CCA, AAC
Chairman of the Board
George R. Kralle, III
Vice President 2nd
Margaret M. Feairheller
Wolfgang D. Geckeler, CEC, AAC, HOF
Guy S. Dunagan
Sergeant At Arms
Fredric H. Belfus