Monday, January 14; 3 p.m. arrival
Perspectives Family Center: 3381 Gorham Ave., St. Louis Park
This is the Thanksgiving meal, and the chapter is celebrating 20 years of supporting Perspectives. Help out preparing meals through this nutrition and education program for kids. Food is served at 5:30 p.m. sharp. Please be plated and ready for service at that time. Dependent on your menu, volunteers and space are available for you. Recommended time to plate is 5-5:15 p.m. to be completed by 5:30 p.m. The children only have 20 minutes to eat, so time is critical. Contact Chef Dan at Perspectives with your menu at 952-926-2600. We must meet all national nutritional guidelines set for the program at Kids Cafe. Chef Dan will go over your menu with you to make sure it is in accordance. Visit the chapter website, www.acfmcc.com, for more information or contact Chef and Child Chair Jeremiah Lanes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chef of the Year Dinner
Sunday, January 20; 5 p.m. cocktail hour, dinner to follow.
Medina Entertainment Center, 500 Hwy 55, Medina, MN
Celebrate the Minneapolis ACF chapter and find out the winner of Chef of the Year, along with several other awards, during the annual dinner. Chef Trent Anderson is planning the menu along with his team.
Ticket prices are $75 per person; table of eight is $575. You can purchase your tickets online using a major credit card through the chapter’s secure PayPal website. Payment can be made at www.paypal.com using acfmcc.gmail.com
Members can purchase one additional guest ticket with the purchase of their own. Other guests must sign up as a Friend of the ACF/MCC to log in to purchase tickets. Tickets must be paid in full before the day of the event.
If you are unable to pay online you must still register online and select “Manual Payment.” Make checks payable to ACF Minneapolis Chef’s Chapter.
Mail checks to: ACF Awards Banquet, P.O. Box 28191, Crystal, MN 55428. Checks received 10 days prior to the event will receive a receipt for entrance, otherwise they will be available at will call the night of the event.
Dress attire is clean, pressed chef coat or cocktail attire. Former Chefs of the Year please wear your COY medal.
ACF Regional Chef Connect: Minneapolis
March 31-April 1
Minneapolis City Center: 33 South 6th St., Minneapolis
This three-day conference will include educational seminars, culinary demonstrations, hands-on workshops, industry exhibits, networking opportunities and more. Registration is open and more information is available online at: www.acfchefs.org/chefconnect.