Guest Chef Robert Guillou-The Flavors of Provencal, France

A Dinner for Friends with Taste by Guest Chef Robert Guillou   When: Friday, October 20th, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Where: Regnier Dining Room inside the Wylie Hospitality and Culinary Academy We are pleased to welcome French-born, JCCC Guest Chef, Robert Guillou to campus...

The KC Originals/James Beard Guest Chef Lecture Series

Broadmoor Technical Center has partnered with the James Beard Foundation in continuing the “KC Originals/James Beard Chef Lecture Series.” Each year they solicit some of the nation’s top chefs, inviting them to participate in their lecture/mentoring program. Meet and...

Sneak Peek of KC’s New Food Hall

The Lenexa Public Market Wednesday, September 30, 6 – 8 p.m. Imagine a place to grab a meal with a friend, buy artisan products, pick up a gift, attend a special tasting event or relax with a cool beverage. The Lenexa Public Market will be the only fully indoor public...

Supper Club 2017

Date: September 29, 2017 at 6:30pm Location: The American Restaurant, 200 E 25th St. #400, Kansas City, MO 64108 TICKETS: http://supperclub2017.bpt.me/ In an unprecedented partnership, Les Dames d’Escoffier and the Kansas City Jazz Ambassadors working together to...

Supper Club 2017

Dear Food Friends – We’re having some fun and finding more friends for students whose dreams include the culinary and jazz professions and you are invited!!!! Les Dames d’Escoffier, a NFP organization which champions women in the food industry, has committed to...

Tasting Judges Needed!

We need 3 ACF members, preferably certified, to act as tasting judges at Broadmoor on November 30, 2016.  The event is from 8am until 12pm, but we only need the judges for the tasting portion approximately 10am until 12pm. If interested in judging please contact Chef...

7th Annual Great Santa Run 5K

Donations are needed for this year’s Santa Run 5K. As always, the donations are tax deductible. The money raised and toys donated will stay in Kansas City to help Operation Breakthrough. The ACF Greater Kansas City Chefs Association will provide a post-run...

VitaCraft Outlet Sale

This Friday, September 30th through October 3rd, 2016 from 8am to 6pm – Overstocks, Samples and Discontinued items will be available as well as Factory seconds from production! FRIDAY, Saturday, Sunday, Monday...

Hell’s Kitchen

HELL’S KITCHEN is looking for the next batch of talented, passionate and skilled chefs to work with Chef Ramsay in the hottest kitchen on earth. The bar is being raised and the series is looking for chefs and accomplished line cooks with several years of experience in...

Guy’s Grocery Games

Food Network is holding a nationwide search looking for professional cooks and highly skilled chefs from all backgrounds for “Guy’s Grocery Games.” This fast-paced cooking show puts their skills to the test in the ultimate supermarket showdown, with the chance to win...

Dairy Academy for Foodservice Excellence

On behalf of Midwest Dairy Association, you are cordially invited to attend the upcoming Dairy Academy for Foodservice Excellence.  During this day-long seminar, we will take you on a journey thought the Art of Cheese Making and Exploring various cheese with our...

BEEF: Explore, Taste, Discover

EXPLORE how beef gets from the rancher’s gate to the restaurant plate. Ranchers believe that quality beef begins with quality care. The end result of quality care is a product with a TASTE that legends are made of. Join us as we DISCOVER:   Beef’s flavor factors as we...

Food & Media Arts 2016

CAFÉ Presents Food & Media Arts 2016 Metropolitan State University of Denver Sept. 30-Oct 2 This workshop will focus on branding your program or product by managing (or creating) your culinary image using both traditional and social media. Come to the workshop and...

New Partnership With ACF to Benefit Chefs

August 19, 2016 (Washington, D.C.) After a long history of collaboration, the National Restaurant Association has announced a new partnership with the American Culinary Federation (ACF) that brings together North America’s largest professional organization of chefs...

2016 Midwest Produce Expo

The Packer’s 2016 Midwest Produce Conference & Expo is August 15-17, 2016 in Kansas City. This event will connect buyers and sellers serving the Midwest in a two-day conference including an energetic networking reception, educational seminar and a full produce...

Kids Baking Championship

Casting call for children ages 8-13 for Season 3 of “Kids Baking Championship.” They are seeking talented kids with the ability to bake a variety of different dishes, from scratch. Contestants will be selected to appear on the show to participate in a series of...

Tequila Tasting

There will be a Tequila Tasting on Wednesday, May 11th at 5pm at TeoCali, 2512 Homes Street, Kansas City, MO 64108.  We hope to see you...

KC Culinary Weekend for No Kid Hungry

KC CULINARY WEEKEND FOR NO KID HUNGRY JUNE 11 – 12 TO RAISE AWARENESS AND FUNDS TO HELP END CHRONIC CHILD HUNGER IN THE METRO AND BEYOND Bake Sale, Country Brunch and Bloody Mary Smackdown, organized by culinary philanthropist Gina Reardon,expected to raise $100,000,...

5th Annual St. Paul Chefs Classic – Knock Out ‘Bout

St. Paul’s Catholic School in Olathe is putting on a Chef Classic and they have found themselves short of Chefs to participate for the event. Vita Craft is going to be supplying the cookware for the event as well as a few pieces for the Silent Auction. There is a $250...

Made In KC Summit

FREE THIS SUNDAY! Mark your calendars for Sunday March 20th at 1pm for a summit of the movers and shakers around local in KC. For the first time, our summit will be open to not only the members of the Made In Kansas City Initiate but also members of the Kansas City...

2016 Discover Duck® Recipe Contest

Maple Leaf Farms 2016 Discover Duck Recipe Contest for professional chefs and culinary students kicks off Tuesday, March 1! The theme of the 2016 contest is “IntroDUCKtions,” and we ask participants to feature duck as an appetizer or first course recipe....

2015 Award Winners

From our 40th Awards Banquet this past Sunday evening: Greater Kansas City ACF Chef of the Year 2015 Mike Chrostowski Presidents Award 2015 Bridget McNabb Apprentice of the Year 2015 Isaac Dominguez Purveyor of the Year 2015 Vitacraft Culinarian of the Year 2015 Tom...

Ice Carvings Contest January 30th, 2016

Wanted-Ice Carvers of all skill levels! Ice paid for! Big Prize Money! Just need to show up with tools and create their masterpiece! WHEN: Saturday, January 30th, 2016 from 10am to 1pm WHERE: Carving onsite the Crown Center terrace by the ice rink JUDGING: 1pm to 2pm...

CE Training March 18th

The ACF of Southeast Iowa is hosting a CE (certified evaluator) training March 18th and practical exam March 19th, 2016.  The training will be administered by Chef Chris Dwyer, CEC, AAC and Certification Evaluator Trainer.  The training course is 8 hours and will...

2016 SeedSavers-KC Seed Exchange

The 2016 SeedSavers-KC Seed Exchange will be at a new venue-Hampton Inn and Suites on the Country Club Plaza located at 4600 Summit, KCMO. The event date is January 16, 2016 from 11:00 to 2:00 pm. All seed savers are invited to bring their non GMO, non-hybrid seeds in...

Shop at the Junction to Benefit Sheffield Place

Shop at the Junction will benefit Sheffield Place—from 5 – 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 4 you can shop (15 percent of sales will go to Sheffield Place) for yourself and those on your holiday list; watch cooking demos byDames such as Donna Cook and Martha Pruitt. Richard Ng of Bo...

Bob Brassard, Cultivate Kansas City & Local Food in KC

Bob Brassard, partnering with Cultivate Kansas City, just raised Sunday night over $70,0000 at the KC River Market dinner for 300 people. This has to be largest local food fund raiser ever! Bob is on the cutting edge of teaching Local Food in KC area. His Culinary...

Second Annual Missouri Pasture to Plate Tour

The Missouri Beef Industry Council is hosting the second annual Missouri Pasture to Plate tour to provide a unique, up-close, educational opportunity of the beef industry.  The tour will start in KC with a dinner and presentation from National Beef at the Argosy Hotel...

Harvest Festival and Chili Cook-Off

FREE & Open to the Public! Date: September 26, 2015 Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM CDT   Event Description: Join us on the Historical Downtown Square for the 11th Annual Harvest Festival and Chili Cook-Off! Vendor Registration Forms available! (Independent...

2016 Urban Food System Symposium

The 2016 Urban Food System Symposium will be held June 22-25 at the Kansas State University Olathe campus in the metropolitan region of Kansas City. Our goal is to bring together a national and international audience of academic and research-oriented professionals to...

American Royal reveals 2015 Barbecue Hall of Fame inductees

The American Royal Association has revealed the 2015 class of inductees to the Barbecue Hall of Fame. Every year, three individuals are honored in one of three categories: pitmaster, business/industry and celebrity/humanitarian. Paul Kirk (Pitmaster category), known...

Cultivate Kansas City Urban Garden Tour

​The Greater Kansas City Chef’s Association is a sponsor for this event and is looking for teams to prepare and demo the local garden harvest from Broadmoor’s garden or gardens on the tour. This would be forSaturday June 27th and Sunday June 28th​ between the hours of...

Pastry Chef Kolika Kirk of Trezo Mare Restaurant

Pastry Chef Kolika Kirk of Trezo Mare restaurant gave an educational piece at the April ACF Kansas City Chefs meeting, held at the Westin Crown Center on “How to prepare a mango ice cream using dry ice”. She had both coconut and mango ice cream for...

Beat Bobby Flay

Beat Bobby Flay, Food Network’s culinary competition is currently casting chefs for season 6! They are looking for talented, experienced, and competitive chefs around the country.  In this exciting series, chefs will be given the opportunity to compete against...

Pasture to Plate Beef Tour

The Kansas Beef Council is taking reservations for its upcoming Pasture to Plate Beef Tour and have limited spots available. Please email sharla@kansasbeef.org to reserve your...

ACFEF Chef & Child Foundation

ACF Kansas City Chefs are making a difference in the ACFEF Chef & Child Foundation with a monetary donation. The Foundation’s mission is to educate children and families in understanding proper nutrition through community-based initiatives led by the...

An Entrepreneurial Breakfast with Ferran Adrià

Special Events – An Entrepreneurial Breakfast with Ferran Adrià on Monday, March 30 at Nelson-Atkins Museum. Doors open 7:30 a.m., talk 8–8:30 a.m. in Bloch Lobby Tickets are $100 (Business Council are free) Spanish master chef Ferran Adrià consistently employs...

Cooking with Class at Johnson County Community College

This is a show that is broadcast on the JCCC television station and viewed by many. It is an opportunity to showcase our wonderful Kansas City Chefs. Generally the shows run 30-60 minutes. Requirements are: Develop a simple recipe that can be produced in the home...

JCCC Culinary Team Earns Top Honors in Competition

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Johnson County Community College culinary team took top honors Nov. 14 in the annual John Joyce competition held at the college’s Hospitality and Culinary Academy. The team won a silver medal and had the top score of the event. The students...

The Great Santa Run 2014

Great Santa Run 5K Run/Walk and Santa’s Little Elves Kids Run The 6th annual Great Santa Run 5K is a great way to celebrate the holiday season while supporting Operation Breakthrough, one of Kansas City’s favorite charities. Don’t worry about the...

Support ACF Culinary Team USA

We are pleased to announce that CHEF’S CRAFT™ Gourmet Chicken Sausage is a new sponsor of ACF Culinary Team USA! This is an exciting sponsorship and one that can truly provide support for the ACF Culinary Team USA while generating significant excitement around a...

ACF Chef’s 2014 National Convention is Almost Here!

ACF Chef’s 2014 National Convention is almost here, and we’re excited to host amazing chefs and culinary experts from across the nation in Kansas City! Learn more about the event at www.acfchefs.org. ACF Greater Kansas City Chefs Association couldn’t be...

Central Regions Conference Awards

In St. Louis in March, at the Central Regions conference, the Knowledge Bowl Team from JCCC won Silver Medals, the JCCC Culinary Team won Gold Medals and will represent the Central Region of the ACF here in Kansas City at the National Chefs convention. Chef Jess...

American Academy of Chefs (AAC)

Chef Paul Santaularia will be inducted into the American Academy of Chefs (AAC) at the Academy Dinner that will be taking place during our National Convention this July 2014. In addition, Chef Felix  Sturmer from JCCC is also going to be made an Honorary member of the...

Pastry of the Year Competition

Pastry Chef Doug Flick Professor at Johnson County Community College (JCCC) has been selected to represent the Greater Kansas City Chefs Association at the regional conference in St. Louis, MO this March in the Pastry Chef of the Year...

Award Winners

Award Winners of the  The 38th Annual ACF Kansas City Chefs’ Association Dinner and Awards Ceremony: Winners for 2013 were Winner Culinarian of the Year: Laura Laiben -Kansas City Culinary Center and Michael Hursey – Casa Somerset Presidents Award: Chef Mike...

Chef Carl Thorne-Thomsen named Chef of the Year

This is KC – KC Magazine has honored Chef Carl Thorne-Thomsen as chef of the year in their annual food issue. Read the digital version of the magazine here. Story by Kimberly Winter Stern Chef Thorne-Thomsen’s Braised Beef Short Ribs Named as one of the...

Congratulations to the 2013 Award Winners!

Missouri Restaurant Association Employee of the Year awards October 1st, 2013 at Westin Crown Center in downtown Kansas City   2013 Employee of the Year Winners Krystian Lestourgen – Barley’s Brewhaus – Overland Park Server of the Year Taylor Leonard –...

Ray Comiskey, Missouri Restaurant 2013 Chef of the Year!

Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association Reveals 13 Employee of the Year Award Winners and Announces Scholarship Recipients Industry Icon Presents Keynote as Awards Presented for Outstanding Leadership, Service and Commitment at the Gilbert Robinson Leadership &...

ACF Competitions

Competitions Competitions play a vital role in culinary arts as they continually raise the standards of culinary excellence. There is no better way for a culinarian to hone their craft than by putting their skills and knowledge to the test in a competitive format....

2013 Best of Kansas City Chefs

Please join us for… 2013 Best of Kansas City Chefs “Harvest for Harvesters” Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 6:00pm – 9:00pm Johnson County Community College Hospitality Program and the American Culinary Federation -Greater Kansas City Chef’s...