ACF Minneapolis Chef's Chapter

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2019 ACF/MCC Awards Dinner

Who will be the 2019 Chef Of the Year???


The plans are finalized for the American Culinary Federation Minneapolis Chef's Chapter's 2019 Awards Dinner. It will be at the

Crowne Plaza NorthStar

 618 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Hosted by:

Chef Chris Dwyer

 Get your tickets now!!!

January 20, 2020

Cocktails and appetizers at 5:00PM.

     Dinner service begins promptly at 6:00 PM.

This years dinner is being planned by:

 Chef Scott Parks

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 

Please Note:The ticket price includes parking in the NorthStar Ramp attached to the hotel. Please bring your parking voucher with you to have it validated

This years Menu will be:   

2019 ACF/MCC Annual Awards Banquet

Crowne Plaza North Star

Chef de Cuisine and Chairperson - Chef Chris Dwyer CCE, CCA, AAC – Chef & B Director


 Passed - Smoked Pork, Goat Cheese, Cranberry-Jalapeno Chutney Crostini

Charcuterie/Cheese/Chutney/Breads Station


Drunken Salmon Salad

Vodka Cured Salmon, Mixed Greens, Chili Lime Vinaigrette, Chevre Croquette and Candied Walnuts


Duck Trio

Duck Confit Caesar Salad, Pan Seared Duck Breast, polenta and Blackberry Brandy Reduction, Duck Bacon with Orange-Jalapeno Marmalade


Sous Vide Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin Medallions, Beef Demi-Glace, Potato/Cauliflower Puree, Bacon Braised Spinach, Glazed Tri-Colored Carrots.


Flourless Chocolate Torte, Crème Anglais, Peppermint Snow and Macerated Strawberries

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

 ACF/MCC 2018 Ranchers Legacy Chef of the Year

  Chef Scott Parks

ACF/MCC 2018 Luzette's Catering

Student Chef Of The Year

Emily Pollock!

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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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P.O. Box 28191

Crystal, MN 55428

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