The Tampa chapter of the American Culinary Federation will hold their 2nd Annual Scholarship fund raising dinner at the historic Ft. Harrison Hotel, Clearwater, FL on the evening of Sunday August 18 from 5 to 9 pm. Ten Chef member’s will create a variety of menu items, to include but not limited to, Ahi Tuna and Watermelon Poke with Lump Blue Crab on a wonton crisp, a vegetarian selection featuring a Napoleon of roasted jalapeno corn, avocado, Cotija cheese with crema, pickled watermelon and micro-cilantro and as a finish Dark Chocolate Croissant bread pudding with salted caramel sauce, Tahitian Vanilla Gelato and toasted almonds.
Wine and craft beer will also be available with all food and beverage service offered through “action stations” with each guest receiving a “dining passport” to be punched as they pass through the various stations. All funds raised will benefit the scholarship winners from local high schools who will attend culinary schools both in Florida and around the nation. The general public is welcome and encouraged to attend this once-a-year special event, non-refundable reservations may be made at Tampa ACF Scholarship Dinner where guests will find additional information for the event.
About the ACF Tampa Bay Chapter:
Our chapter’s purpose is the advancement of the culinary profession and culinary awareness through education and certification of the membership and close interaction with other local organizations. The chapter membership is composed of chefs, cooks, culinary educators, students, and purveyors from Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas Counties and the surrounding metro area. Our primary local outreach program is the ACF Educational Foundation’s Chef & Child Initiative, an ongoing program whereby our chapter chefs educate children and families in understanding proper nutrition by providing tools and resources for community-based programs led by American Culinary Federation chef members.
About the American Culinary Federation:
The American Culinary Federation, Inc. is a professional, not-for-profit organization for chefs and cooks. It was founded in 1929 in New York City by three Chefs organizations: the Societe Culinaire Philanthropique, the Vatel Club and the Chefs Association of America. The principle goal of the founding chefs remains true to the ACF today – to promote the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education among culinarians at all levels, from apprentices to the most accomplished Certified Master Chefs. Successful culinarians know the value of belonging to the oldest and largest organization of chefs and cooks in the United States.