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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

 

Spring/Summer 2016 Continuing Eduation
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Kickstarter Event for Yolklore: a new Breakfast Restaurant
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Knowledge Bowl Team wins GOLD, Places 2nd

The Chefs de Cuisine Knowledge Bowl Team won a Gold Medal at the ACF Central Regional Knowledge Bowl Competition, held in Hawaii April 3-5. Their outstanding efforts were not quite sufficient to win, however, securing second place.

The team is coached by Mary Boehne Bogacki. Team members are:

  • Joe Stein
  • Lauren Sitar
  • Sarah Bailey
  • Ruth Gustafson

Congratulations!


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ACF Central Regional Competition Results

The ACF Central Regional Competition was held at he St. Louis Culinary Institute at Hickey College on March 11th through 13th, 2016. Chefs and student chefs from 14 states competed for Regional Chef of the Year, Pastry Chef of the Year, Junior Chef of the Year, and Hot Foods team.

Our Chefs de Cuisine Student Team finished second overall with a gold medal, being bested by a mere 5/100th of a point by Kansas City. Team members of our junior team are:

      • Scott Oglesby
      • Jim Storm
      • Amber Ernst
      • Audrey Toppmeyer
      • Nick Wenz
      • Derek Kaliszewski
      • Tim Polacek

 

The team was coached by: Tony Haacke, Paul Kampff, and Kevin Storm.

The ACF Central Regional Student Culinarian of the Year was won by Shayne McCrady, earning a silver medal. Also receiving a silver medal was Nick Norton.

For the Central Regional Chef of the Year, Chef Kevin Storm placed Second with a silver medal.

So, a good showing for the chefs here in St. Louis!!!

Thanks go to Chris Desens, St. Louis Culinary Institute-Hickey College, Brian Hardy, Rod Laurentius, Dan Holtgrave, Mike Palazzola, all the sponsors, and the student volunteers that made this possible.

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We NOW accect PayPal on our Website

It has been a long time returning, but we can now take payments on our website for event registrations via PayPal.

However, the Board has decided to apply a 3% surcharge on all tickets paid via PayPal or credit card. This will show up as a "tax" at the end of your ticket order. If you pay at the door with cash or with check, you can safely ignore the "tax" shown on your ticket order/invoice. However, when you pay via PayPal or credit card, the "tax" will be automatically included.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with PayPal, PayPal is a service that securely stores your bank account and/or credit card information. Then when you need to pay for a Chefs de Cuisine event (or for items on a million other sites), you simply log into your account and authorize payment. There is absolutely NO COST to you for this service.

So, if you do not have a PayPal account, and wish to create one now, click here.

      • Sign up for free. All you need is an email address and a password to get started.
      • Securely link your bank accounts, debit cards, and credit cards.
      • Use the PayPal button to check out with just an email and password.

 

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Find Us on Facebook Logo

Chefs de Cuisine is now on Facebook !!! 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.

So, Follow us on Facebook!

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

2016 Events Calendar

January
17
Sun
Survivor Party
Bogey Club
31
Sun
Mardi Gras
Andre's West
February
6-7
Sat-Sun
MO State  Competition & Spring Salon
Hickey College
March
7
Mon
AAC Dinner
Moulin Events
11-13
Fri-Sun
Cent Regional Competition
Hickey College
conference logo 13-15
Sun-Tue
ACF NE/SE
Conference
Atlanta
21
Mon
Educational Meeting
Bellerive CC
April
3
Sun
Trivia Night
Orlando Gardens
conference logo 3-5
Sun-Tue
ACF Cent/West
Conference
Hawaii
9
Sat
PFG Student Competition
L'École Culinaire
10
Sat
Spring  Certification
L'École Culinaire
18
Mon
Chef's Night Out
MO Athletic Club
25
Mon
Business Meeting
Companion Bakery
May
16
Mon
Dinner Meeting
Meadowbrook CC
June
13
Mon
Golf Tournament
The Quarry at Crystal Spings, Maryland Heights
July
conference logo 15-19
Fri-Tue
ACF National Convention
Phoenix AZ
25
Mon
Meeting
loc tbd
August
date tbd
Sun
Purveyor's Picnic
Tillis Park
27-28
Fri-Sat
COY Competition
loc tbd
September
19
Mon
Educational Meeting
Todd Geisert Farms
October
17
Mon
Octoberfest
Fundraiser
loc tbd
November
13 
Sun
COY Dinner
Four Seasons
December
  No Dec Events

Dates and Events are subject to change.