ACF Chefs Las Vegas Chapter

President's Message

Welcome Culinarians, Associate Members, Students and Guests:

Thought it important to let you all know that we now have a new and active chapter phone number 702-336-9601!

Not only can we now monitor and respond to inquiries about our chapter but for those of you who were able to attend the April meeting at the Gold Coast Casino - you saw it in use for the first time as we are now able to accept Credit Cards payments at the door (we do add a 3% service charge to cover the processing costs and receipts can be emailed!)

Talking of the April, I found it to be uplifting and spirited with many old and new faces in attendance, an appropriate tribute to Chef Richard Cinos' legendary hospitality. So many choices, each very well prepared and executed and only so much any one person can eat. From the floor during the general session I see a new sense of fellowship and camaraderie, a sure sign that we are doing something right,

As I have written each previous month, we want you to know that the board continues to welcome ideas and suggestions especially for fund-raisers. We need to continue to advance the chapter as we look for dedicated volunteers to take these ideas and turn them into a reality.

The Chefs for Kids Dinner Auction on March 29th was a great success. The amount raised is still to be finalized but I understand it was another outstanding event for which many hard working volunteers are to be commended.

On April 1st, the chapter hosted our second fund raising Poker Tournament at South Point Casino. The number of those in attendance has increased dramatically and thus proving itself to be a “fixed” event on the calendar. Look for additional information on this website for the next tournament.

The Le Cordon Bleu will be hosting ACF practical testing on April 26th for all levels, for those who are considering certification this would be an excellent opportunity to “watch and learn.”

I hope to see everyone on April 25th at South Point Hotel and Casino where Chef George Bailey will be our host and the nominee's for Chef of the Year will be sharing their personal achievements prior to votes being cast once the ballots being mailed to members


Chef Philip Pinkney, CEC, AAC
ACF Chefs of Las Vegas

Executive Committee and Board

Executive Committee

Philip Pinkney, CEC, AAC

Mike Whitesides
Vice President

Adrian Hill, CEC

Steve Soltz, CHE

George Bailey
Sergeant of Arms

Board of Directors

Tom Rosenberger, CEC

Michael Ty
George Bailey
Lucio Arancibia
Claude Lambertz

Steve Soltz, CHE
Membership Chair

Raymond Bar
Certification Chair

Dale Shigenaga
Culinary Show Chair


Student Chapter Advisor

John A Rees III
Associate Advisory Board