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The ACF Chefs de Cuisine Association of St. Louis, Inc. is a non-profit organization of culinary professionals dedicated to furthering the education, certification and camaraderie within our culinary community, and responding to the social and nutritional needs of our community at large.


Announcements


 

Junior Officer Nominations

It is time to nominate Junior Officers for 2015. Nominations can be made at the Juniors' Meeting on Monday, November 17th at Ford Hotel Supply or by sending you nominations to Mark Williams at mhwill@icloud.com no later than December 15th, 2014.

You can nominate any junior ACF member who is currently paid up in their dues. i.e. Student Culinarian or Culinarian. Be sure you have her or his approval before you nominate someone. You may also nominate yourself. There are 3 positions:

  • Junior President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary

 

These positions serve for the calendar year of 2015. Once nominations close, ballots will be emailed to all junior members. Ballots must be mailed back by January 10th, 2015. For further information, contact, Mark Williams at 314-409-6416 or mhwill@icloud.com.


 

Nominations received to date:

Junior President

Ruth Johnson

I am a graduate of the culinary program at East Central College. For my first year and a half in the industry, I was trained under Chef Anthony Lyons at Forest Hills Country Club. I still am employed at Forest Hills, now under Chef Lute Cain.

Over the years I have made an effort to volunteer at as many of the Chef de Cuisine functions, as well as any events thoughout the local St. Louis country clubs scene. I had the privilege of volunteering for the 2008 BMW PGA Championship tour at Bellerive, Westwood's 100 Year Anniversary, the AAC Dinner held at Forest Hills in 2009, the CMAA event held at Persimmon Woods CC, and the Curtis Cup at St. Louis Country Club, to name a few.

When I'm not in the kitchen at these events, you'll find me behind a camera taking photos of talented culinarians and getting a chance to watch and learn through their technique. Currently, I am 1 of 5 team members on the Chefs de Cuisine Junior Hot Food team and manage our chapter's Facebook page.

Junior Vice-President

James Kevin Storm

Junior Secretary

no nominations received to date

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Each one, reach one……

Introducing our PLUS ONE Program

A Mentor is defined as someone who guides another to greater success.

For some time now, our junior chapter has had increased membership numbers yet decreasing participation. There are many great things happening in our chapter. But to become even greater, we need to  energize our existing junior members to become more active, thus our new PLUS ONE mentoring program.

Here’s how it works. We have simply divided our membership rolls into two separate lists - one of professional members and another of junior members. We have  assigned each professional member to a junior member. We will now encourage each professional member to 1) become more engaged with the chapter, and 2) to reach out to their assigned junior member get to know them. Find out where they go to school, where they work, where they live, and what it would take to get them to our next meeting or function.

Then as each professional and junior member gains momentum by coming to more meetings, each can introduce themself and their mentee/mentor to others.  Networking is the heart and soul of our ACF chapter. When our members are more connected, we will be more effective as an organization as well as help grow each of our members. Every member has something to offer.

When YOU give, you receive double the benefits in return. However, if you don't contribute, you can't get nearly the value out of your membership. Make the most of your membership - be more active AND take part in this important mentoring program.

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Junior Hot Food Team Announced

The membership of the 2015 Junior Hot Foods Team has been announced. They are:

Amber Ernst Racquet Club St. Louis
Ruth Gustafson Forest Hills CC
Derek Kaliszewski Bogey Club
Dorsey Lawrence Racquet Club Ladue
Scott Oglesby St. Louis CC
Jim Storm St. Louis CC

 

This year's coaches are Chefs Tony Haacke and Paul Kampff.

Congratulations to making the team! We know that you are already working hard in preparation for the Central Regional competition to be held next Spring.

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Change in Credit Card Processing Procedures

The Chefs de Cuisine website will no longer accept credit card payments for meetings and special events, as the processing fees used by the website processing provider were climbing. However, we will continue to accept credit card payments at the door for each event, using a moble card reader that has lower processing fees. For all future events, please bring your payment (credit card, cash, or check) with you to the event. Thank you for your understanding.

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Find Us on Facebook Logo

Well, we finally did it. Chefs de Cuisine is now on Facebook - amazingly before the decade was over !!! While this site will remain as our official website for news and event information, Facebook will give us an additional avenue for sharing information wih our members. Additional, Facebook is a much better  site for sharing photos. So though we will continue to post a few photos on this website, whole series of photos in photo albums will be available on Facebook.

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 Go to our EVENTS page to see details on our upcoming events.

2014 Events Calendar

January
  26
Sun
Survivor Party

Forest Hills CC
February
  1

Sat
MO Student State Comp.
  17

Mon
Educ. Mtg

5 Star Burger
  23
Sun
Mardi Gras

Andre’s West
March
 conference logo 16-19

Sun-
Wed
ACF Central Conf.

St. Louis
Bud Logo 17
Mon
Budweiser Best of St. Louis
AB Brewery
  18

Tue
AAC Dinner
Bellerive CC
April
 chef logo 14

Mon
Chef’s Night Out

Westborough CC
  25
Fri
PFG Student Comp.
L'École Culinaire
  26-27
Sat-Sun
Spring Salon
L'École Culinaire
  28

Mon
Educational Mtg
The Palladium
May
  19

Mon
Dinner Meeting

Forest Park CC
June
  16

Mon
Golf Tournament
Quarry at Crys Sprngs
  23

Mon
Educational Mtg

Roth Living
July
  9
Wed
Educational Mtg
Planter's House
 conference logo 25-29

Sun-
Wed
ACF Nat’l Conf.

Kansas City
August
  24
Sun
Purveyor’s Picnic

Tilles Park
September
 mouse logo 14

Sun
Mouse Races

Andre’s South
  16
Tue
Educational Mtg
Moore Food Dist
October
  4 & 5
Sat Sun
COY Challenge

CIS at Hickey College
  20

Mon
Dinner
Old Hickory Golf Club
November
3
Mon
Special Educational Meeting
St. Louis Club
  9
Sun
COY Dinner
Four Seasons Hotel
  17

Mon
Educational Meeting

Ford Restaurant Supply
December
    No events
January 2015
  25
Sun
Survivor Party
Forest Hills CC