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Finally we are meeting again!

With restrictions in the State of Minnesota lessoning the Board has decided to host a monthly meeting.  Please be sure to register as we will be practicing social distancing and are limiting attendance to 50 people.

Thank you!


This months meeting and Education will be held Tuesday June 30th at:

THAT Cooking School

9092 Buchanan Trail

Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

  • 5:00 pm  Meet and Greet
  • 5:30 pm  Education Provided by:
  •  Leigh Loftus of
  • 6:00 pm  General Meeting

Please join us for our monthly meeting being held at

THAT Cooking School.  Be sure to register online at as attendance will be limited to 50 people to allow for proper social distancing.

Thank you!

As you know we are in unprecedented times in our great state and country. With the Corona virus pandemic and, now the aftermath of the riots, this has left many of our neighbors in dire need of food and everyday items. We as a group need to come together as one and offer whatever help we can.

With that being said we are organizing a drive for some much needed items. Below is the list.

Food Items needed:

Juice, water, dry beans (pinto, black, red, Etc.), Mac and Cheese, Flour, Cooking Oil, Cereal, Milk 2% or Whole, Proteins: Chicken or Ground beef

Essential Items:

Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Soap (hand, Bar, Dish, or laundry), Deodorant, Toothpaste, and Lotion

Baby Supplies:

Diapers (all sizes), and baby wipes

We will be collecting Items until Saturday June 6, 2020 at 12:00 pm. We will be delivering to the donation site shortly afterwards.

Chef Chris Dwyer and Robert Dwyer will be coordinating the donation site and delivery.

Items can be delivered at your convenience to 1620 Yosemite Ave. North Golden Valley MN 55402

Please, I urge you to make a donation of some kind. This is a donation request to our members'.  No volunteers are needed.

Lets show Minneapolis the Love of the American Culinary Federation Minneapolis Chefs Chapter!

I thank you for your support!

Scott Parks Sr. C.C

President ACF/MCC

Congratulations to all of the 2019 Award winners!

2019 Chef of the year

 Chef John Van House

2019 Student Chef of the Year 

Abigail Pohl

2019 Toby Landgraf Scholarship winners:

   Joel Passewe
   Abigail Pohl
   Joan Dittman
   Kiera joiner
   Hilda Maria Vera Yaguaro
   Carter Brugger
   Kathleen Mogul  

Brittanny Williams


2019 Educator of the Year

   Chef Kevin Brown CCE

2019 CHEFY   (Member of the Year)

Chef Jonathan Fike CEC, CCA

2019 Unsung Hero

Chef Craig Luchsinger CEC

2019 Steady Eddie

   Chef Pierre Rabbia CWPC

  201Impact Player

 Chef Trent Anderson

2019 MVC “Most Valuable Chef”

   Chef Joe Nagel

 ACF/MCC 2019 Maple Leaf Farms Chef of the Year

  Chef John Van House


ACF/MCC 2019 Reinhart Foods

Student Chef Of The Year

Abigail Pohl

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Second Harvest, a national network of food banks, started Kids Cafe in 1993 and now feeds children in many of the major metropolitan areas all over the country. Perspectives located in St. Louis Park is host to Kids Cafe which is primarily funded through donations from Foundations, Corporations, local Chefs, and Restaurateurs including the ACFMCC

Kids Cafe is a nutrition and self-esteem program for high risk and homeless youth living in St. Louis Park. The program operates 5 days a week and serves over 55 elementary aged children each day. The program provides mentoring and education around nutrition, as well as teaching the children key team building, leadership and hygiene skills. Kids Cafe served approximately 11,700 meals in 2017.

The Kids Café restaurant style kitchen, is designed as a child-friendly space, was completed in September 1998. Perspectives targets the youth within the local area, including our Supportive Housing Program kids whose parents are struggling to make ends meet. Kids come to this daily after-school program throughout the entire year. The curriculum provides academic enrichment as well as the kitchen experience, utilizing volunteers as mentors to teach and support the children.

The Kids Cafe program serves children a well-balanced home-style evening meal. The program seeks to mentor basic socialization skills, responsibility, contribution, sharing, positive companionship, and healthy decision-making. The uniqueness about the program is that children work together to prepare the meal, set the table and then help clean up afterwards.

This exciting program has a full-time Chef that works with the children to guide and teach them as they prepare, serve, and clean up a nightly dinner. Chef Dan has been with the program for 21 years and is more than happy to answer any questions about the program from his professional experience. You can reach Chef Dan via email at or by phone (952)-926-2600 ext. 2518.

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