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Food brings people together, and ACF brings together those who love food. Whether it’s the professional culinarian looking to build skills and a strong résumé, the foodservice executive chef wanting to network or the students and educators who embrace culinary arts, ACF has something for everyone!

Join the ACF Philly and participate in: Two days, three sessions, of food and beverage!
Friday, December 1, 2017
Session 1: 6:00pm-10:00pm


Saturday, December 2, 2017
Session 1: 12:00pm-4:00pm & Session 2: 5:30pm-9:30pm
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Avenue, Hall A
Oaks, PA 19456
HOW can you get involved: As a guest or
Presenters (Chefs) needed:
30 min cooking demo at one of the three shows listed on the flyer Please send information about what you would demonstrate to Mike McComb Please include a picture (headshot) of the presenter in uniform for promotional purposes .We are also looking for 5 sponsors to donate tasting food at tables in our area.

Kick-off your holiday season by indulging in delicious food and beverage Eat This Drink That will combine your favorite things about beer and wine festivals with food tastings for the ultimate consumer trying and buying event. The best national food and drink producers will join us along with passionate local chefs and regional artisanal purveyors for the Greater Philadelphia area’s ultimate food and beverage festival. The event is projected to draw up to 7,500 well-qualified attendees over the two-day event. It is an event providing many levels of participation for residents, community service groups, sponsors, and you! We are very excited about this year’s Eat This Drink That Festival and are pleased to have you participate in this event. Please visit our website at to learn additional information. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact Starfish Junction, producers of Eat This Drink That, by phone or online through the event contact form. You can also request exhibitor information on the website as well.

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 Fame.

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.
Best Regards,
Chef Michael McCombe CEC CCE AAC President of ACF Philadelphia

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Clemens Food Group - Employer of the Year
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Katie Horan - Pastry Chef of the Year
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Peter Gilmore - Educator of the Year
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Francine Marz CEC – 2017 Chef of the Year
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Cindy McClure CCC -Gerhardt Koennecke Award
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Scholarship Recipients



Thank you to our Spring 2017 sponsors