ACF Minneapolis Chef's Chapter

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The 2021 Scholarship application is here and ready for students to apply!

ACF 2021 Scholarships Application.docx

Its Here!  The 2021 ACF/MCC Awards Dinner!

The plans are finalized for the American Culinary Federation Minneapolis Chef's Chapter's 2021 Awards Dinner. It will be held at:

Bunker Hills Event Center

12800 Bunker Prairie Rd NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55448

 Get your tickets now!!!

January 24th, 2022

Cocktails and appetizers at 5:00PM.

     Dinner service begins promptly at 6:00 PM.

This years dinner is being planned by:

Chef Mary Levinski

last year's Chef of The Year, and should be a very memorable dinner!

Ticket Prices:

 Juniors/Seniors  $85.00

 Professionals and Guests $85.00

Table of 8 For $620.00 

You can purchase your tickets online using a major credit card through our secure PayPal website.  Each member can purchase 1 additional guest ticket with the purchase of theirs. 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. 

    Please mail checks to: ACF Awards Banquet P.O. Box 28191 Crystal, MN 55428

Checks received 10 days prior to 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 Chef's of the Year please wear your COY medal.

Payment can be made at using

ACF/MCC 2020 Maple Leaf Farms

Chef of the Year

Chef Mary Levinski

Congratulations to all of the 2020 ACF/MCC Scholarship winners!

Megan Vinar by Toby Landgraf

Tim McCormick by Luzette Catering

Eli Rudnick by Chuck Duberstein

Saraid Schram by Chuck Duberstein

Samah Tariq by Clo-Clo Vegan Foods

ACF/MCC 2020Reinhart Foods

Student Chef Of The Year

Eli Rudnick


Congratulations to all of the 2020 Award winners!

2020 Chef of the year

 Chef Mary Levinski

2020 Educator of the Year

   Chef Denis Durnev

2020 CHEFY   (Member of the Year)

Chef Denis Durnev

2020 Unsung Hero

Chef Chris Dwyer CEC, CCE, AAC

2020 Steady Eddie

   Chef Jeremiah Lanes CC

2020 Little Oscar Award

Chef Emily Pollock

2020 Chairman of the Board winner

Jennifer Parks

Special Recognition from the President

Caulfield and Associates


Performance Food Group

Bix Produce



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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 Café which is primarily funded through donations from Foundations, Corporations, local Chefs, and Restaurateurs including the ACFMCC

Kids Café 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 Café 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 Café 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 Donyelle Williams  has been with the program for for just a little while, she herself is a graduate from the program. She is more than happy to answer any questions about the program from his professional experience. You can reach Chef Donyelle via email at or by phone (952)-926-2600 ext. 2518.

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American Culinary Federation Minneapolis Chef's Chapter

P.O. Box 28191

Crystal, MN 55428

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