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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


 

Chefs de Cuisine Junior Hot Food Team Wins State Competition

The Chefs de Cuisine Junior Hot Food Team won a closely contested competition at the Missouri State ACF Junior Hot Food Team Finals, held on Feb. 7th at Le Cordon Bleu College. The statewide competition was held to determine who would represent Missouri at the ACF Central Region Culinary Salon competition to be held in Little Rock, March 6th and 7th.

The members of the Chefs de Cuisine team are:

  • Ruth Gustafson
  • Scott Oglesby
  • Jim Storm
  • Dorsey Lawrencew
  • Amber Ernst
  • Derrick Kaliszewski

 

The team is coached by Tony Haacke and Paul Kampff.

The other teams competing this year were:

  • CIS at Hickey College
  • Le Cordon Bleu

 

The three judges this year were:

  • Stafford DeCambra (lead)
  • Klaus Friedenreich
  • Derek Spendlove

 

It is great to see several teams competing at the state level. It demonstrates the growth and value of the culinary programs in the state as well an opportunity for their students to gain further skills and experience.

Congratulations to the
Chefs de Cuisine
Junior Hot Food Team!

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ACF Central Regional Culinary Salon

March 6-7, 2015

Pulaski Technical College
Little Rock, AR

 


This year, the ACF is shaking up their annual Regional Conferences. Rather than holding separate conferences for each of the 4 regions, in 2015 they will be consolidating them into two mega-regional conferences, calling them ChefConnect. However, they needed to retain the regional competitions. So the regional competitions will be held separately from the ChefConnect conferences.

For the ACF Central Region, the Culinary Salon will be held in Little Rock on March 6th and 7th, 2015. The ACF Competitions being held are:

  • ACF U.S.A.'s Chef of the Year - sponsored by: Unilever Food Solutions
  • ACF Pastry Chef of the Year - sponsored by: Plugrá® European-Style Butter
  • ACF Student Chef of the Year - sponsored by: Custom Culinary, Inc.
  • ACF Student Team Divisional Competition - sponsored by Vitamix® Corporation

 

For more information, go to: http://www.acfchefs.org/CulinarySalons

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2015 Spring Culinary Salon
Competition and Certification

April 25 & 26, 2015

L'École Culinaire

9811 South Forty Drive
St. Louis, MO  63124

Everyone is invited to come and view the competitions on Saturday and Sunday.

This will be an ACF sanctioned culinary salon and medals will be awarded. The decision of the judges will be final.

Information for Competitors:

Competition categories being held are:

  • Contemporary Hot Food “K 1-9” Series
  • Cold Food Salon (Categories A, B, C, and D)

 

Competition Fees:

  • ACF Members     $  50 per individual
  • Non-Members      $100 per individual

 

Information for Certification Exams:

Certification Fees:


Registrations must be received and paid for by April 20, 2015.

To download and print a registration form, please click here.

To register, please download the registration form, fill it out, and return it with your entry fee to:

Executive Chef Anthony Haacke
476 N. Kingshighway
St. Louis MO 63108
Phone: 314-361-2100
Fax:     314-361-2275
E-mail: cheftony@rcstl.com

Make checks payable to:

Chefs de Cuisine Association of St. Louis Inc.

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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.

2015 Events Calendar

January
  25
Sun
Survivor Party

Forest Hills CC
February
  7

Sat
MO Student State Comp.
Le Cordon Bleu
  8
Sun
Mardi Gras

Andre’s West
 conference logo 15 - 17

Mon
ACF NE/SE Regional Conf

Baltimore
23
Mon
Educational Meeting
Mushrooms Locally
March
  1
Sun
Trivia Night
Orlando's (Maryland Hgts)
6-7
Fri-Sat
ACF Central Competitions
Little Rock
16
Mon
AAC Dinner
Forest Hills CC
  23
Mon
Educational Meeting
CIS at Hickey College
April
conference logo 12-14

Sun-
Wed
ACF C/W Regional Conf
Indianapolis
 chef logo 20
Mon
CMAA Chef’s Night Out

Westborough CC
  24
Fri
PFG Student Comp.
Le Cordon Bleu
25-26
Sat-Sun
Spring Salon
L'Ècole Culinaire
May
  18

Mon
Dinner Meeting
loc tbd
June
  8

Mon
Golf Tournament
Quarry at Crys Sprngs
  15
Mon
Educational Meeting
loc tbd
July
  20
Mon
Educational Meeting
loc tbd
 conference logo 30 - 3
Thu-
Mon
ACF Nat’l Conf.

Orlando
August
  23
Sun
Purveyor’s Picnic

Tilles Park
September
  21
Tue
Educational Meeting
loc tbd
October
  3 & 4
Sat Sun
COY Challenge

CIS at Hickey College
  19
Mon
Dinner
loc tbd
November
  1 or 8
Sun
COY Dinner
loc tbd
  16

Mon
Educational Meeting

loc tbd
December
    No events

 
Dates and Events are subject to change.