St. Augustine, Fla., May 5, 2015—The American Culinary Federation (ACF) will host regional and student teams and individual competitors in the American Culinary Classic at the Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, Florida, during Cook. Craft. Create. ACF National Convention & Show, July 30-Aug. 3. Registration deadline is Monday, June 15.
“We are proud to champion the efforts and extraordinary talents of some of the finest culinarians in the world through the American Culinary Classic, said Thomas Macrina, CEC®, CCA®, AAC®, ACF national president. “This competition is a great opportunity to bring the world’s best chefs together on American soil.”
The American Culinary Classic, first held in 1987, took place every four years until 2007. It was hosted in conjunction with the National Restaurant Association Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago. ACF assumed management and execution of the competition for the 2015 event. The American Culinary Classic is a springboard for competitors to prepare for the Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung (IKA), also known as the ‘culinary Olympics,’ held in Erfurt, Germany every four years.
The competition is sanctioned by the World Association of Chefs Societies (Worldchefs). Regional teams will prepare a three-part program to include culinary arts, pastry and showpiece. Individuals may choose each program in which they will compete. Competition programs will be reviewed by a panel of Worldchefs-approved judges, and will be scored on presentation and innovation, composition, preparation and serving arrangement. Reimund Pitz, CEC®, CCE®, AAC, chair, ACF Competition Committee, will serve as chairperson of the 2015 event.
Registration is $600 for regional teams and $150 per program for individuals. Applications and event rules are available at www.acfchefs.org/Competitions. For more information, email [email protected] or call (800) 624-9458.