Our Junior Members have activities all their own. They meet monthly, generally 30 minutes prior to the Educational Meeting (if there is one) or 30 minutes before the General Meeting. See the EVENTS page for meeting dates and locations.
Junior members are actively involved in the Sebastion Murabito Golf Tournament, where they plan, prep and serve all the food served at this event. They also participate in supporting the annual Mardi Gras and Trivia Night fundraisers.
Juniors members can compete individually at culinary salons. In addition, Chefs de Cuisine annually sponsors two competitive Junior teams - a Culinary Knowledge Bowl team and a Hot Foods team.
To become involved, contact one of the Junior Board Members:
- Junior Chapter President: Sarah Bailey
- Junior Chapter Vice-President: Lauren Sitar
- Junior Chapter Secretary: Abby Clifford
Junior Chef of the Year
The ACF Junior Chef of the Year award recognizes an up-and-coming junior
who possesses a high degree of professionalism, culinary skills, and passion for the culinary arts.
Nomination should focus on a student who is a capable cook with a good skill level and a focus on solid cooking fundamentals based on a classical foundation. Candidate must be an ACF Chefs de Cuisine Association of St. Louis Student Member, in good standing for at least six months by application deadline.
Please Mail Completed Applications to:
Executive Chef Anthony Haacke CEC
476 North Kingshighway Blvd.
Saint Louis Mo. 63108
St. Louis Chefs de Cuisine
Junior Culinary Team
Try out for the Junior Hot Foods Culinary Team! Become part of the excitement that comes with training and preparing for an ACF competition. Work with other Junior Chef's on the journey to becoming a team.
Candidates must become an active junior member in the ACF Chefs de Cuisine Association of St. Louis and be committed to the process of learning and have a strong work ethic.
Interested participants need to contact Chef Scott Scheible at 314-993-0161 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you have any questions please contact team coaches: Chef Brian Bernstein, Executive Chef of Algonquin Country Club (314-962-3700) or Chef Scott Scheible, Executive Chef of The Bogey Club (314-993-0161).
Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl
For over 20 years, the Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl has helped students sharpen their culinary knowledge and has given them to confidence and discipline needed to succeed. Teams of 4 members, with 1 alternate, are sponsored by ACF chapters around the country and compete against one another in preliminary rounds at the regional ACF conferences. The winners of the regional competitions advance to compete for the championship at the annual ACF National Convention.
While most teams consist of students all from within an individual culinary school, the Chefs de Cuisine Association of St. Louis sponsors one of the few teams that are chapter-wide rather than from an individual school. The St. Louis teams have won the national championship 3 times (out of the 20+ competitions held), in 2009, 2008 and 2006.
Student Culinary Challenge
Since 2006, Performance Foodservice Middendorf has proudly sponsored a culinary competition among all the culinary programs in the St. Louis area. Each school puts together a 5-person team to compete for scholarship money for their school.
While the total scholarship amounts may vary by year, the school which wins the competition receives a generous scholarship from PFG. The second and third place schools and all remaining participating schools receive declining amounts in scholarship funds.
The competition is held annually in the spring in conjunction with the Chefs de Cuisine Spring Salon and Certification.