Competing at the AFC 2004 National conventionThe Crazychef is going to Orlando! I won the AFC Pasta LaBella competition, and am heading out tomorrow. I will compete against three others at the 2004 ACF National convention. Contest are both good for your employer and yourself. The thing is, remember the "code" take what you know and teach others. You will find that the more you show your stuff, the more your co-workers will single you out for most of their questions. Teach them, because as the old saying goes, "You can't take it with you." And if your winning a lot of competitions then your employer will support you, if you don't feel that support then find someone who will. I'm sure the job offers are falling from the sky for you, as I have found many of my employee through competitions. Take care and best of luck.