The Tampa chapter of the American Culinary Federation is proud to announce the results of their annual awards dinner honoring chapter members who have contributed to both their fellow Chefs and community through their efforts in time and participation to better benefit everyone they have touched as a result throughout the year. The Tampa ACF Chapter also honored the “stay safe” aspect of daily living by holding this awards ceremony in accordance to current safety guidelines and practices. Following are the 2020 medallion and awards recipients:
Presidential Medallions – Angelique Fratta and Steve Afflixio
George Pastor Award – Anne White
Partners of the Year – New Chef Fashion, Ft. Harrison Hotel and Gordon Food Service
Student Member of the Year – Xiomara Mara Rivera
Chapter Member of the Year – Amanda Thrash
Pastry Chef of the Year – Christian Avila
Chef of the Year – Gaston Merideth
A video recap of the awards dinner can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/ACFTampaBay/
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.
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