The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF), the premier professional organization for culinarians in North America with more than 22,000 members spanning 230 chapters nationwide. Visit www.acfchefs.org for more information.


ACF’s annual events series—four regional conferences and a national convention. Get a taste of what ACF events are like by viewing daily videos from the 2011 ACF National Convention in Dallas.


ACF Southeast Regional Conference, hosted by ACF Triad Chapter NC; Feb. 20-22, 2012, Winston-Salem Marriott, 25 N. Cherry St., Winston Salem, NC 27101


ACF Western Regional Conference, hosted by ACF High Sierra Chefs Association; March 12-14, 2012, John Ascuaga’s Nugget Hotel Resort, 1100 Nugget Dr., Sparks, NV 89431

ACF Central Regional Conference, hosted by ACF Michigan Chefs de Cuisine Association; April 14-16, 2012, MotorCity Casino and Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI 48201


ACF Northeast Regional Conference, hosted by ACF Greater Buffalo New York Chapter; April 28-30, 2012, Sheraton At The Falls Hotel, 300 3rd St., Niagara Falls, NY 14303


ACF National Convention, hosted by ACF Central Florida Chapter; July 14-17, 2012, Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center, 8701 World Center Dr., Orlando, FL 32821


ACF events provide chefs, culinary students and foodservice professionals the opportunity to advance their professional development and enhance their culinary skills through networking, competitions, awards, educational seminars, a trade show and cooking demonstrations from industry leaders.


Registration is required; daily and full-registration options are available. For more information, and hotel and travel discounts, visit www.acfchefs.org/events.


Media is invited to attend, but press credentials are required. Interviews are available with select guest speakers, competitors and local chefs. Visit ACF’s media room for the latest press releases. And follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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