On September 24, 2017, the American Culinary Federations Greater Kansas City Chapter will be hosting an American Academy of Chefs’ Lifetime Achievement Award and Hall of Fame dinner/fundraiser and we would like to ask for your help in making this a success. The event will be held at the Downtown Marriott Hotel, 200 West 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105 at 6:00pm and the cost is $95.00 per person; Medals and Suite & Tie required.

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There are multiple ways that your organization can help us. Please consider placing an ad in the program book; full page ad $500, half page ad $250, and quarter page ad $125. You could also show your support by being a financial sponsor and/or by donating product for the dinner and items for the silent auction, as well as attending the event. All the proceeds from this dinner will be used for American Academy of Chefs scholarships.

This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and Hall of Fame inductee is Jess Barbosa, CEC, AAC, HOF. Chef Barbosa is a founding member of the ACF Greater Kansas City Chapter and was the Executive Chef at the Downtown Marriott for 30 years. He has been a friend and mentor to culinarians both young and old over the years and continues to be an example we strive to emulate.

I look forward to hearing from you and eagerly anticipate your support to help make this event a great success. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your donations will be tax deductible. Please email your completed ad copy and contact me at tinkhamj@william.jewell.edu or 816-547-1820 to discuss placing ads and making donations. Checks should be made payable to GKCCA and can be mailed to me at 9819 Russell Cir., Libery, MO 64068.

Chef Jim Tinkham, CEC, ACE, AAC
President, GKCCA

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