NJ011 - ACF Professional Chefs Assn of South Jersey
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Members and Guests and of the Professional Chefs Association of South Jersey (unless it is otherwise noted), meet at 6PM on the second Tuesday of each month from September thru June.
ACF Prof Chefs Association of South Jersey
Kenneth Trout, CEC, CCA, AAC
Professional Chefs Association of South Jersey
PO Box 177
Absecon, NJ 08201-0177
Chapter News and Information
June 21, 2021
My fellow Colleagues,
We have come through the Pandemic together and are now seeing our Country reopen. I hope everyone has remained safe and healthy during this most difficult of times.
During the months with restrictions on us we were able to continue Chapter Board Meetings and Chapter Membership Meetings via Zoom. Great thanks to our Recording Secretary Maggie Feairheller for her guidance through this virtual platform. During this time, we were able to join with our fellow Chapters creating “Chapters Helping Chapters”. In doing so Educational Seminars were shared between Chapters allowing us all to participate and gain further knowledge. I believe this will continue to be of value to us in the future as we continue to help make the ACF a vital part of our Profession.
Congratulations to Atlantic Cape Community College on receiving their Recertification from the ACF. I was able to join with the College during the ACF site visit in a reception they held which was an awesome event. Again, on May 10 th we were asked to come and speak with the Students about the ACF and our Chapter which was a wonderful experience. We had several Students join our Chapter and we will continue to reach out to the students to join with us as they are the future of the ACF and our Chapter.
On May 11 the we were able to have an Awards Dinner to recognize those members who continually give of themselves. It turned out to be a fantastic night with sixty-eight people in attendance. We were also joined by ACF Big Apple Chapter President Chef Robert Walljasper, ACF DVCA Chapter President Chef Kathy Salemno and ACF President Chef Tom Macrina who presented Chef Luigi Baretto CEC, AAC, HOF with the Prestigious Presidential Medallion.
As we look forward my hope is that beginning with the September Meeting, we will again be able to hold our meetings in person.
As always please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any of our Board Members we are happy to help in any way.
May everyone continue to remain safe and healthy and I look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Kenneth B Trout CEC, CCA, AAC
ACF PCASJ President
August 20, 2021
My fellow Colleagues,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all as I know this year has been extremely difficult for everyone. Be it jobs lost, decrease in pay, hours worked, not enough staff coming back in or being separated from our loved ones, our Culinary Industry has been affected tremendously. With the Covid 19 Virus Pandemic continuing to spread my hope is that everyone remains safe and healthy. Please reach out to me or any of the Board members if we can be of any assistance.
Together with the Elected Board we wish to express our thanks to the Membership of our ACF PCASJ Chapter for your continued support. As we continue our third term in office please know that we are in contact with one another in our effort to maintain and enhance the Chapter. Recently I have been in talks with other Chapter Presidents
As we face the new variant of Covid 19 I pray you all continue to be safe.
Plans have begun for the Annual Golf Outing to be held on October 4, 2021 at Renault Winery as well as tentative plans for our 50th Annual Charity Scholarship Ball to be held in March 2022, of course depending on the state of our Country and the Covid 19 Virus.
I remain very humbled and honored to be the President of our Chapter and consider myself extremely fortunate to work with a Chapter and Board members who are always willing to help in any way they can.
I ask you all to please continue to follow your emails, check the website and social media sites as we continue to face these challenging times.
May you and your families remain safe and healthy, I know together we will become stronger when this virus is contained, and with the vaccines being administered, hopefully we will see this Pandemic being controlled soon.
I remain honored and humbled to continue to serve as your President.
Chef 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
Sergeant At Arms
Fredric H. Belfus