ACF Minneapolis Chef's Chapter

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2020 ACF/MCC Scholarship Application is now available 

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On Tuesday October 26, 2020 we held our General meeting at Stonebrooke Golf Club. This was also our 3rd and final month nominations for our upcoming 2021 Board of Governors. 

Nominated where:

Chef John Van House-President

Chef Jason Drysdale- Vice President

Chef Richard Fisher- Secretary

Chef Trent Anderson- Treasurer

All Candidates were running unopposed. Once nominations closed, Board of Trustees member Chef Chris Dwyer made a Motion, in an effort to save the Chapter roughly $500.00 in printing and postage cost, to accept the ballot and called for an immediate vote of members present. The motion was seconded, and passed unopposed. 

The Vote was called and The Ballot passed unopposed as well. All the information of the meeting is posted on our website in the monthly minutes.

I would like to both thank and congratulate the new board members. They will be sworn in at the conclusion of our November General Meeting at Mystic Lake Casino.

Scott Parks Sr. C.C.

President American Culinary Federation Minneapolis Chefs Chapter

This months meeting and Education will be held Tuesday November 17th and will be held at:

2400 Mystic Lake Blvd, Prior Lake, MN 55372


5:00 pm Social Distance Hour

5:30 pm  Education Provided by:

Chef William Niemer

6:00 pm Meal

6:30 pm General Meeting

Please join us for our monthly meeting being held at Mystic Lake.  Be sure to register online at 

Thank you!

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I would like to introduce our newest Supporting Associate Member 

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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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American Culinary Federation Minneapolis Chef's Chapter

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Crystal, MN 55428

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