Message from the President
February 27, 2017
Greetings my fellow Culinarians, I just wanted to say thank you for the great turn out at our Vendor and Member Appreciation Party last month. I want to extend a special thank you to the White River Brewery and their staff for hosting our event. We had amazing food prepared by T Rextons Traveling Bistro and amazing Music by Andy Oberg Band.
That following weekend, a few of our chapter traveled to Chicago to Chef Connect 2017 it was four days full of great education and food. Chicago is an amazing food city, and we were not disappointed. From Lou Malnati’s to the Girl and The Goat, we experienced some of the best the Windy City had to offer.
Rick Hoenshell, our recipient of the Conference Travel Scholarship, took advantage of all the seminars and CEH points the ACF had to offer. I attended the business meeting and was glad to see the National Chapter is working on turning the Federation around financially. National President Tom Macrina CEC, CCA, AAC spoke about how the ACF needs to be run as a business to be successful. The National election is coming up this year and I encourage all of you to research the candidates running for office and make a well-informed decision.
The National ACF sent out a survey to your email about the National ACF. I encourage all of you to take the time to fill it out. This survey will give the National Chapter an idea of what our membership is looking for. The Survey must be completed no later than March 6th .
For all of those that may be interested in applying for the National Conference Scholarship, please contact me for the application at agregory@springfield oasis.com. I will need them no later than April 21 2017.
Our Next Meeting will be March 27th at Edge wood Creamery 5888 Farm Road 1090 Purdy MO , 65734,. telephone number 417-442-3010. We plan on carpooling for any one that is interested. We will be meeting at the Oasis CC kitchen center at a time TBD. I believe this will be a very educational meeting for those able to attend.
Chef Aaron Gregory, CCC
Springfield Branson Chefs Association Chapter President