ACF Minneapolis Chef's Chapter

Please note that all membership levels EXCEPT Supporting Associate Members Must be paid through the National Office at 

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

Its Here the 2020 ACF/MCC Awards Dinner

The plans are finalized for the American Culinary Federation Minneapolis Chef's Chapter's 2020 Awards Dinner. It will be at the

DoubleTree by Hilton Park Place

1500 Park Place Blvd, Minneapolis MN 55416

 Get your tickets now!!!

June 28, 2021

Cocktails and appetizers at 5:00PM.

     Dinner service begins promptly at 6:00 PM.

This years dinner is being planned by:

Chef John Van House

last years 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 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

This months meeting and Education will be held Tuesday May 25th, 2021 at 5:30 pm and will be hosted at:

Gift Card ($50) | The Royal Club


Address11455 20th St N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042

5:30 pm - Social distancing hour

6:00 pm - Education 

6:40pm - Meal

7:00 pm - General Meeting

Please join us for our monthly meeting.  Be sure to register online at: 

You may also join us virtually via Zoom:

The ACF MCC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: ACF MCC May General Meeting

Time: May 25, 2021 05:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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ACF Minneapolis Chef's Chapter

Special Fundraiser Raffle 

A great friend of our chapter and fellow ACF member, Chef Scott Turley, has graciously donated a very special knife to our chapter. Your Board of Governors has decided to use it as a raffle item, with the funds to go to the Chef Daniel Cleary Family. The Family is in need of continued help as Chef Cleary continues his battle with brain cancer. 

The knife is a Kramer by Zwilling from their Euroline collection valued at $450.00

You have the opportunity to help out a member of our family and win a pretty awesome knife.

The raffle sales will start now and run until we do the drawing at our annual awards banquet March of 2021.

Ticket price is only $20.00 per entry.

To purchase tickets simply register online to this event at 

Payment can be made by using our account at

All tickets must be paid by the time of the drawing. 

Checks can be mailed to:

P.O. box 28191

Crystal, MN 55428

Lets raise some more money for the Cleary's!

I would like to introduce our newest Supporting Associate Member 

We are very happy to have you as a part of our family! Want to learn more, simply click on the Logo!

Congratulations to all of the 2019 Award winners!

2019 Chef of the year

 Chef John Van House

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


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28 Jun 2021 3:00 PM • DoubleTree by Hilton-Park Place 1500 Park Place Blvd. Minneapolis, MN 55416
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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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P.O. Box 28191

Crystal, MN 55428

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