The American Culinary Federation (ACF) Tampa Bay Chapter invites you to Northwest Elementary School, 14302 Cobra Way, Hudson, on May 21st to assist in the harvest of carrots from this school’s vegetable garden.
Beginning at 9:40 AM Mr. Kelly’s third grade students, Mrs. Murray’s first grade students and Mrs. Gianna’s Special Ed students will be in the garden harvesting carrots with the assistance of Legionnaires from American Legion Post #173. The carrots will be taken into the kitchen and chefs from ACF Tampa Bay Chapter will prepare roasted carrots for the entire student body.
This vegetable garden was started 10 years ago as a result of the Chefs Move to School program which was in conjunction with Mrs. Obama’s Let’s Move initiative. It has increased in size every year and this year is able to produce enough produce to feed all the students. In the past years the students who participate in the garden program has always taken home the produce they grew.
This project has proven that the child that participates in the garden program will eat what they grow.
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