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Topic: ACF MCC November meeting 

Time: Nov 30, 2021 05:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada) 

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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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