ACF 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.” – ACF

ACF Competition Events
ACF Competition Calendar
ACF Culinary Team USA

ACF Central Regional Conference in St. Louis
The Greater Kansas City Chefs Association was awarded a Chapter Achievement Award on 3/18/14. During the General Session Chef Jess Barbosa was Awarded a Presidential Medallion from ACF President Tom Macrina.

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.
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 Competition.
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
Michael Hursey – Casa Somerset

Presidents Award:

Chef Mike Chrostowski -Olathe North High School

Purveyor of the Year:

The Roasterie

Chef of the Year:

Chef Todd Walline -Blue Hills Country Club

Many thanks to our Board members, the Marriott,Tim Gordon,
Executive Chef Ronnie Kotz and his staff, US Foods, Kathy Perkins
and eveyone else who put extra time and effort into this event.

Congratulations to the following:

National Chapter of the Year Award

ACF Greater Kansas City Chefs Association was one of four regional Chapter of the Year award winners. The chapter was recognized for its exemplary performance in the community and to the culinary industry over the past year. The chapter has maintained or increased a strong membership; held a culinary competition, certification practical test or other ACF-approved event in the last 12 months; nominated an outstanding and dedicated member for a 2010 award; contributed to the community by participating in a fundraising function; and positively represented the chapter and ACF in the community and culinary industry.

ACF Chapter Achievement Award – ACF Greater Kansas City Chefs Association; Kansas City, Missouri.
ACF Student Chef of the Year, sponsored by Custom Culinary, Inc. Kelly Conwell; Student, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas; ACF Greater Kansas City Chefs Association.


2012 Competitions

Dear Chefs,

You are invited to participate in the Culinary Competitions at the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s Show sponsored by the American Culinary Federation (ACF)/Central Florida Chapter (CFC). This event will take place September 22, 23 and 24, 2012 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Please mark your calendar for the entry deadline pursuant to all of the competitions listed below.

August 20, 2012 – Deadline:• R.L. Schreiber’s American Culinary Federation, Apprentice Junior Member Florida State Championship Team Skills Competition• Florida Pastry Challenge Sponsored by The Culinary Source, Callebaut and Cacao Barry

Registration must be postmarked no later than August 20th. There will be no exceptions.

Click here for a copy of the full 24-page Information & Registration packet.

Please read all information carefully and follow instructions. If you have any questions, please contact Steve Jayson at 407-363-8496. Send completed forms and payment as quickly as possible to be eligible to compete in the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association American Culinary Federation Culinary Events.

Thank you! 

2010 ACF Central Regional Competition and Awards

Congratulations to JCCC, Students and Professional members that participated in the competitions offered at the ACF Central Region Conference.

The ACF- Greater Kansas Chefs Association was very well represented on the various award ceremony stages.

First of all, as a chapter, we were awarded the “Chapter Acheivement Award” and the “Outstanding Chapter of the Year” for all of the Central Region.

Lindy Robinson, Dean-JCCC earned the “Cutting Edge” award.

The JCCC Knowledge Bowl team earned a Bronze Medal.

Jennifer Kelm, JCCC, Lake Quivira won the “Make-it-mini Dessert Trio” competition.

Sheena Maisch, JCCC, MIssion HIlls CC, participated in the Student Chef of Year Contest.

JCCC – Culinary Team earned a high Silver Medal and placed fourth in the Student Team Competition.

Paul Santaularia, Northland Career Center, Chapter President was awarded a President’s Medallion by ACF President Michael Ty and was a candidate in the Chef Educator of Year category.

Nguyet Nguyen took first place in the Pastry Chef of the Year competition.

Jr. Team Central Regional Competition 2010

2009 ACF National Convention – Day 4 Wrap-up of Competitions

General Culinary Competitions

Art Institutes- Best Teen Chef Competition

Enter the Best Teen Chef Competition 2010

Missing video…

Copper Skillet Competition 

Chefs Challenge Series 

2009 Military Chef Challenge – Armed Forces Culinary Competition


Apprentice Chef Picks Up Three Gold Medals in Sodexo Competition


2009 Asia Pacific Chef’s Competition – International Flight Services Association

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