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how many people are part of the acf?? i joined as a student since om going and just curious about how many are part
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Been a member a couple of times.
Was the treasurer of our chapter my last go 'round.

The first time I was young, and it was pretty cool.
I did note that some Chefs were pretty protective of their knowledge, and to be honest, I can't say that I blame them.
This is a small area, the good jobs our coveted and protected, because there's always someone younger who will do it for less.
At least at first.

The second time around I saw even more of the good ol' boy mentality.
Also, while we would hold our fund raising dinners at each others restaurants, there came a time when politics took over, and certain Chefs refused to show up for events at certain competitors restaurants.
This was a turn off because, while I may be naive, I feel that there should be a brotherhood of Chefs that transcends our current place of employment.

Anyhow, at your stage you should get a lot out of it.
Seeing how different Chefs approach different dishes, how large multi-course menus are planned and prepared, and possibly even hone some vendor relation skills as you attempt to get as much product donated as possible, allowing for more net to go towards scholarships, etc.

I was a great beggar, and routinely had the big ticket items donated, such as lamb racks and duck breasts.
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
post #3 of 4
I had a great time when I was an ACF member. It lets you exercise creativity that your job sometimes doesn't allow. Our monthly dinners were the highlights of our chapter, and although limited by what was donated, we always had a good time. I mean heck one time we were donated beef ribs for the "center of plate" course. ;)
post #4 of 4
I let things fall to the wayside a couple years ago and then we relocated from KC to Richmond. Talked to a few folks and tried to get back into things here but just haven't yet. Was a good time though. Actually when the company I worked for was sold and my option wasn't picked up it led me to a job.
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