The Tampa chapter of the ACF is proud to share their partnership with ACF Team USA, Ft. Harrison Hotel, Zonin Prosecco USA and Cheney Brothers in their support of the Chaine de Rotisseurs January 12th fundraiser event for their “Young Chefs”. Honored guests included Chaine des Rotisseurs Bailli Delegue National – Harold Small, ACF Team USA Foundation Chairman & Vice Conseiller Culinaire et des Professionnels, Hoteliers Chef Tom Macrina, Chairman of the American Academy of Chefs Mark Wright, Conseiller Culinaire et des Etats-Unis & ACF Team Manager Chef Reimund Pitz, Vice Conseiller Culinaire et des Professionnels, Militaires & ACF Team USA Business Manager Rene Marquis.
A celebratory culinary experience was provided by Team USA Chef Members Gerald L. Ford, Geoffrey Lanez, Jesus Olmedo, Kelsee Newman, and Tampa ACF’s Vanessa Marquis. The meal began with passed hors d’oeuvres; Mango Avocado Poke, Goat Cheesecake & Red Onion Jam, Smoked Oyster Beignet & Lemon Foam, Pork Belly Carnitas & Apple Chutney, & Foie Gras Donut Holes. The dinner menu included Rosemary Rubbed Leg of Lamb, Lobster Sushi, Beef Wellington, homemade Wild Mushroom Ravioli, Smoked Confit Chicken Tacos, bacon wrapped Scallops over Red Wine Risotto, and desserts from Chef Kelsee and Master Pastry Chef & Pastry Advisor Gunther Heiland. Guests were entertained by internationally acclaimed musical artists “The Jive Aces” from the U.K. Tampa ACF’s own Chef Barry Reid of the Ft. Harrison received the Bronze Star.
About the ACF Tampa Bay Chapter:
Our chapter’s purpose is the advancement of the culinary profession and culinary awareness through education and certification of the membership and close interaction with other local organizations. The chapter membership is composed of chefs, cooks, culinary educators, students, and purveyors from Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas Counties and the surrounding metro area. Our primary local outreach program is the ACF Educational Foundation’s Chef & Child Initiative, an ongoing program whereby our chapter chefs educate children and families in understanding proper nutrition by providing tools and resources for community-based programs led by American Culinary Federation chef members.
About the American Culinary Federation:
The American Culinary Federation, Inc. is a
professional, not-for-profit organization for chefs and cooks. It was founded
in 1929 in New York City by three Chefs organizations: the Societe Culinaire
Philanthropique, the Vatel Club and the Chefs Association of America. The
principle goal of the founding chefs remains true to the ACF today – to promote
the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education among culinarians
at all levels, from apprentices to the most accomplished Certified Master
Chefs. Successful culinarians know the value of belonging to the oldest and
largest organization of chefs and cooks in the United States.
Tampa Chapter American Culinary Federation