Our President’s Message

Dear fellow Members, Colleagues and Friends.

May 7th, 2018.
As we draw closer to the summer months, we have much to look forward to. In just a month our 15th annual Chefs at the Shore will take place on June 21st. Please plan to attend this wonderful event, relax, and enjoy the fine food provided by our local Chefs and Restaurants. All will benefit the AC Aquarium and Scholarships for our Culinary Students.

As we head into July the ACF National Convention in New Orleans will take place. Our Chapter was recognized as the Northeast Regional Chapter and we will vie for the ACF Chapter of the Year Award with the other three regional winners. What an honor to have gotten so far! Chef Wolfgang Geckeler received the Prestigious Northeast Region Hermann Rusch Award and will also vie for the National Award. We wish him the best of luck!

At the convention, we will be spearheading the National Community Outreach for the third year in a row. Giving back to those in need is a humbling experience and one which we continue to do, not only on the National level but locally as well. The SOUPer Chefs Cookbook is available now and all proceeds benefit the ACRM. 75,000 bowls of soup were made, all heart healthy, to help our local community.

As you all know our Chapter has been selected to host the Chef Connect 2019 in Atlantic City! We are in the early planning stages with the ACF and will need many volunteers to make this the best possible and sold out Conference ever. More information to come in the months ahead.

September will bring the annual Golf outing that Chef Willie is working on.
We have also started looking into the 2019 Presidents Charity Scholarship Ball. Always best to be ahead and have a plan in place I believe.

We have had two very successful Chef and Child Initiatives this year and we have one more planned for this month.

I’m very excited to see the students becoming active and joining in our Chapter. They are the future so let’s continue to encourage and mentor them as much as possible.

I would like to thank everyone for your support. I continue to be humbled and proud to serve as your President and look forward to the many exciting adventures we have planned.

So as you can see, we remain a very busy and vital Chapter of the ACF, not only on a local level, but on the national level as well. I wish to thank all of you for your continued support of our Chapter and remain honored and humbled to be able to serve as your President, thank you.

Respectfully yours,

Chef Kenneth B. Trout CEC, CCA, AAC
ACF PCASJ (Professional Chefs Association of South Jersey.

Corporate Executive Chef
ICON Hospitality
The Carriage House
25 South Pitney Road
Galloway, NJ, 08205
P: 609- 748-2400 Ext 300

From your Board of Directors

From your Board of Directors

New Board of Directors thanks everyone for your ongoing support.

Dear members and Friends

We are very happy to announce, that we are working on our next "Chefs at the Shore" Fundraiser on June 21st, 2018. Please check out the Events Page with all of the details to what's going on as well as to join the many restaurants already signed up for it.

We are also working very hard to make this the best Chapter in the ACF, and we have already been recognized by receiving the NE Regional Chapter of the year award.
We have many more great functions on our events calendar and you will find out about it in the very near future.
Please feel free to contact any of the members for any questions or perhaps in need of help.

Sincerely yours,
Chef Kenneth Trout, CEC, AAC
President of the Professional Chefs Association of South Jersey (PCASJ)
A chapter of the ACF

On behalf of the Board of Officers and Trustees, we wish everyone a very busy and successful Somer Season.
Thank you everyone for your ongoing support and we hope to see you all at our upcoming meetings and events.