ACF Chefs Las Vegas Chapter
Welcome Culinarians, Associate Members, Students and Guests:
I would first like to take a moment to say that it is an honor to have been elected chapter president and it is going to be my pleasure to serve you all for the next two years. I also want to thank those who have served us in the past and who have set the solid foundation we see today and from which the new board will continue.
My first action is going to be to make this message a monthly event following each general meeting. I feel it is imperative to get the message to those who for any number of reasons were unable to attend and everyone who may view our website. I look to generate interest in our local community with the premise they will possibly someday be our guest and consider joining such an active chapter.
Our January meeting at Spanish Trail was quite an experience, thanks to those of you who waited patiently at the security gate while the “list” was found and then continuously up-dated. I found such pleasure and a great way to start the evening networking with colleagues and friends alike. Chef Washington not only was able to resolve the issue extremely rapidly but then went on to present us a super feast to cap the evening. Thank you Chef, for such a gracious show of hospitality.
As we move forward, I want you to know that the board welcomes ideas and suggestions from the membership at large as to how to advance the chapter and as we look for dedicated volunteers to take these ideas and turn them into a reality.
In the meantime we have plans afoot. On February 4th, the chapter will be hosting their first fund raising Poker Tournament at South Point Casino in their Poker Room, look for details and additional information here on this website. More info.
On February 6th, Chefs for Kids will be continue the Chefs for Kids breakfast as part of the annual schedule.
The chapter has an ACF sanctioned culinary competition as part of CaterSource competition; the dates are March 26th and 27th. If you are not planning to compete then you are more than welcome and encouraged to support the competitors.
I have just received confirmation that Le Cordon Bleu will be hosting ACF practical testing on April 26th for all levels, for those who are considering certification either then or later, discussions are being held to offer free hands-on workshops - you only provide your own food - as you would for any practical testing. Once the details have been finalized we will be sure to get the message out.
In a few weeks we will be holding the first meeting of our new board and I will be bringing you the result of those discussions at the February general meeting. I hope to see everyone on February 25th at California Hotel and Casino.
Chef Philip Pinkney, CEC, AAC
ACF Chefs of Las Vegas
Executive Committee and Board
Philip Pinkney, CEC, AAC
Adrian Hill, CEC
Steve Soltz, CHE
Sergeant of Arms
Board of Directors
Tom Rosenberger, CEC
Steve Soltz, CHE
Culinary Show Chair
Student Chapter Advisor
John A Rees III
Associate Advisory Board