Chefs of the ACF Tampa Bay Chapter are proud to share that their 2022 student recipe contest winner was recognized by the Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival founders for her achievement with a special award of recognition presented by event Co-Founder Boyzell Hosey. Culinary student Miracle Rivera, a senior at Osceola Fundamental H.S. in Seminole, demonstrated her winning recipe “Collard Green Deviled Eggs” on the main stage to an enthusiastic audience of event guests. Chef Members of the American Culinary Federation Tampa Bay Chapter again participated in the theme of the event by creating and sharing their popular Collard Green Smoothies for attendees to enjoy. The ACF Tampa Bay Chapter has been a proud supporter and partner of the Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival from its’ inception.
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 go out into their communities to 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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