Dear ACF Philadelphia Members,
I hope all of you had time to relax and spend time with family and friends over the summer. Our board has
been meeting over the summer and has been working hard to plan an exciting year of events for chapter
members and our community. I`m looking forward to re-connecting with all of you throughout the year.
The ACF Cook, Craft and Create was held in Orlando Florida over the summer and was a huge success.
It was nice to see so many of our chapter members at the conference as we proudly celebrated the
accomplishments of our past National President Chef Tom Macrina CEC AAC HOF while he passed the
torch to our newly elected President, Chef Stafford De Cambra CEC CCE CCA AAC.
Several of our Chapter members were recognized by Chef Macrina for their efforts and support of the
ACF. Please join me in congratulating these dedicated members.
Chef Pete Salemno CEC AAC recipient of the ACF Cutting Edge Award
Chef Kathy Salemno HAAC recipient of the ACF Presidential Medallion
Chef Mark Wilson CEC AAC recipient of the ACF Presidential Medallion
At the Academy of Chefs Dinner, Chef Fred Robinson CEC AAC HOF was inducted into the Academy
Chefs Hall of Fame. Congratulations Chef we are all so proud of you!
Chef Roger Kelly CEC AAC HOF was also inducted post humous into the Academy of Chefs Hall of
Our chapter was also recognized for its support of the American Academy of Chefs for our donation of
$1000.00 to the scholarship fund.
We have overwhelming support from our sponsors that help us to consider supporting these sponsors
who help us financially so we can continue to enjoy chapter events: US Foods, Clemens Food Group,
Performance Foodservice, Sysco, and Ambrogi Produce.
I hope to see you all at the next meeting ! We are here for our future cooks and chefs, bring a guest.
Chef Michael McCombe CEC CCE AAC President of ACF Philadelphia