The Tampa chapter of the American Culinary Federation celebrated International Chef’s Day with local elementary school students. This event which annually occurs during the week of October 20th serves to raise awareness of how Chef’s contribute to their communities through participation with causes such as nutritional awareness. In order to ensure a healthy planet for future Generations chefs go out into their communities and encourage children to make healthy food choices and talk of the importance of growing and eating fruits and vegetables. Chefs Anne White and Vince Blancato serve Spinach and Kale smoothies to 3rd graders at Gulfside Elementary School in Holiday, Florida.
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.