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Certification at the Art Institute of Phoenix

Contact the test site administrator for any event details (i.e., start time, fees, etc.) If you need to cancel an exam after you have registered, you must contact both the ACF office and the test site administrator within two weeks of the test date. The ACF registration fee may be transferred to a new test

November 5th ACFAZ Meeting

Ignite Foodservice Phoenix is the location of Nov. 5th meeting.  Working on the details of the meeting. Introduction to the company and the products they represent for sure.  More details to follow. Board Meeting 3:30 PM General Meeting 5:00 PM Address: 5050 S. 40th Street Phoenix, Arizona 85040

A Message From your Western Region Vice President

Dear chefs and friends, Which is more valuable to your organization? A. One new member? B. One retained member? The answer is definitely B.  According to Amy Gallo of the Harvard Business Review, “acquiring a new customer is anywhere from five to 25 times more expensive than retaining an existing one.” That’s because it costs more to

NEXT CERTIFICATION: Sept. 15, Art Institute of Phoenix

Next Certification Exam: Sept. 15 Location: Art Institute of Phoenix The host site fee for this location is $50 and can be paid directly to the test administrator. Contact the test site administrator for any event details (i.e., start time, fees, etc.) Start Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018 End Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018 Coordinators: Carlton W. Brooks, CEPC – acf.west.vp@gmail.com (602)

September 17th ACFAZ Meeting

Next ACFAZ Meeting is September 17, at Southwest Gas 1600 E Northern Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85020 Board Meeting 3:30 PM General Meeting 5:00 PM Vendor host is Southwest Foodservice Equipment Marketing. More details to follow.

Join the 90-Day Chef-to-Chef Challenge!

Here’s How it Works: • Refer as many new professional chefs as you can to join your ACF Local Chapter between August 1 and October 31, 2018 (some restrictions apply; click the link below for full details). • Each new professional member gets a Free ACF Chef Coat and YOU receive the following: Recruit 1 to 4 chefs and get a free ACF chef

June Meeting Recap

Chef Andrew Helmandollar of the Casino Arizona hosted the June meeting and the meal was Amalgamated Food Brokerage. Chef Helmandollar also gave a tour of the facility sharing how the foodservice operation is managed and the different kitchens on property. Topics of discussion were Chef Garry Waldie and the Golden Toque  at the 2018 Annual

ACFAZ April Meeting Recap

Recap of the April meeting: Chef Carlton Brooks shared points of interest from the ACF Conference in Newport Beach. – Congratulations to Chef Bill Sy, Hermann G. Rusch Western Region recipient.  He will also be going to National Convention in July.  Congratulations to Student Chef of the Year, Brittany Goldberg placed second earning a Bronze

Memorial Service for Chef G. Eric Laqua

Culinarians in the Phoenix area and beyond. There will be a Celebration of Life for Chef Eric Laqua on Saturday, January 27 at 2:00pm at Chief Organization located at 1644 E. Campo Bello Dr. Phoenix. Reception to follow.   It has been requested by the family that those chef’s attending be in their whites with