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 Meeting in Kennebunkport, ME.  See meeting photos here.

The ACFAZ Apprenticeship Committee has started, efforts to follow-up with Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort.  During the tour of the Casino Arizona Kitchens  With the help ACF Apprenticeship program gave us a tour of the kitchens to showcase.

Chef Juan Martinez made the announcement development of the ACFAZ Scholarship. Working draft right now, will post information about the scholarship when final.

The announcement was made about the Phoenix Art Institute Moving January 2019, 2222 W. Dunlap Ave. At the time of this posting, the future of the Phoenix Art Institute is in question. Look forward to hearing about the outcome.

Chef Martinez also talked about the senior chefs with the ACFAZ and ACF Pins Sign in sheet for members without Internet Connection/Communication.  If you are reading this and would like to join our email communications, please click here.

AAC Luncheon plans in the making with Chef Waldie working through the details.  First draft menu written. Event location to be at Mirabel Country Club in North Scottsdale.

AANG has six qualified culinarians that want to take Certification Exam within the next three months.  The ACF “Things you Should Know” Certification Evaluators Updates.

AI in process of becoming Far West Chaine des Rotisseurs test site for Chef Competitions working with local evaluators.

Next meeting: July (No Meeting), Aug. 6 (Board) “Pitch” 6350 E. Thomas Rd. Scottsdale Sept.17, Oct. 8, Nov. 5, Dec. 10th.

National Convention July 15- 19, New Orleans LA.