A Letter from Chef Lucio


Our Future, the Las Vegas Chapter Needs You

I want to speak as strongly as I can today about an issue that touches everyone in this meeting, and that is the future of our local chapter. This is about the future of all of us an our next culinary generation.

If you take a step back and look at the American Chef’s contribution to cooking as a whole, there is no question that they are some of the best in world. We have the best culinary schools, the best professors, the best trainers, and the most advance technology.

It is important for the future of ACF chefs Las Vegas that we continue to maintain a united and strong culinary community, despite the many circumstances and difficulties we face along the way.

With the pandemic behind us, we are looking towards the future–stronger and more resilient than before.

Because if the pandemic has taught us one thing, it’s the importance of community bonds, collaboration, and fraternity. It is heart-warming to see our members get back together again, meeting in person after a long separation.

We will continue its relentless efforts to be the glue that binds our culinary community together. To equally support and promote our chapter, where chefs can meet and grow personally and professionally.

As I always say, make the world a better place and believe in the “Power of Culinarian of all walk of life”. The past two years have put us through a lot of difficult situations starting with COVID, the war in Ukraine, and many natural catastrophes, which should and must enable us to become closer, and to really make some efforts to preserve our amazing Mother Nature and our planet for the next generations.

September 28 marked the first White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in over 50 years. Yes, there is still hunger in America. But over the past 50 years, we have learned so much more about nutrition and the role that healthy eating plays in how our kids perform in the classroom and about nutrition and its relationships to disease prevention. Nutrition are parts of comprehensive whole-child approaches to education that build healthy children and supportive learning environments.

Many new activities are in the pipeline and the entire ACF Chef Las Vegas Board Team is working hard to create new initiatives.

In closing, I urge you all to consider the environment and promote sustainability practices including supporting your local food growers and providers. Together, we can continue to impact the hospitality and foodservice industries nationally, as well as our own local communities in a positive way.

Wishing you and your families a blessed and happy holiday season.

Succeeding together,

Lucio Arancibia CEC AAC MCFE
ACF Las Vegas Chapter
Vice President -President Interim

P.S I welcome feedback on all issues and invite you to contact me at any time at Arancibialucio76@gmail.com.

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