Chef’s from the Tampa Chapter of the American Culinary Federation spent the morning of Saturday April 10th with the residents of “A Kid’s Place” at their Brandon Campus to create a garden of their own. The foster children, ages 2 – 17, had a unique opportunity to educate themselves about fruits and vegetables. They had a chance to get their hands dirty by planting ingredients and toppings for their very own Taco and Pizza Garden at their facility. Afterwards the children played “veggie” games to include a “cabbage roll” and carrot toss. After the games and a busy morning in the garden the Chefs shared a lunch they prepared for the children over which they shared laughter over their experience before bidding the Chefs goodbye. Once the garden has grown out the Chef’s will return to harvest the fruits and vegetables with the children.
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