The Members and Board of Directors Tampa Chapter of the American Culinary Federation are proud to announce the election of their current Board Chairman, Chef Rene J. Marquis CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC, ACE, to the office of national ACF President. After a rigorous campaign that found Chef Marquis traveling cross country engaging with regional ACF Chapters to learn of their concerns and vision to move the ACF forward his efforts came to fruition in the culmination of the election results when the nominations committee announced the election results. Chef Marquis and the elected board of the American Culinary Federation will be installed at the President’s Gala during the ACF National Convention in New Orleans, LA on July 19th. 2023.
In a statement offered by President-Elect Chef Marquis he shared his mission for service to the American Culinary Federation membership. “I am honored to be the President-Elect. I look forward to serving all members of the American Culinary Federation, moving the organization forward, bringing transparency to the members, and regaining partnerships back. The ACF will get back to Chefs helping Chefs.”
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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