So, with another summer coming to an end, where does it go? For some it will be the end of another season, and for others it will be the beginning of school, work and back to business as usual.
Our 2017 Annual “Chefs at the Shore “ at the Atlantic City Gardner’s Basin Aquarium was again a great success with 45 restaurants represented. 750 guests came to this wonderful outdoor event for some excellent food tastings and fun. “A Big Thank You” to all.
We would like to remember our dear and departed colleague, Franco Buto, and also Chef Luigi’s wife, Maria Baretto. Please keep their families in your thoughts and prayers, as they are also our family.
The “SOUPER Chefs” have completed 2 years their 75,000th bowl of Heart Healthy soup at the AC Rescue Mission. For four days the AC Convention Center kitchen, (a shout out to Chef George Fisher for his continued support) was alive with many truly dedicated members. They completed a successful photo shoot of 40 soups for the upcoming cookbook that is being created. All of the proceeds are going to the Atlantic City Rescue Mission. It looks like the SOUPER Chefs Cookbook will be available for sale around the beginning of December, just in time for the Holidays.
On the ACF National level, (during the Cook, Craft and Create Convention this summer in Orlando, Florida), the new president of the ACF, Chef Stafford DeCambra, was installed. We would like to also welcome our new Northeast Vice president, Chef Chris Neary. Please join me in congratulating them as we look forward to working with them during their terms in office.
On another note, we have an exciting Golf outing planned at the Great Bay County Club in Somers Point, NJ, so come on out and bring your Foursomes for a day of fun and also great prizes followed by an excellent buffet created by their culinary staff.
Chef David Goldstein will again welcome you on the turn with some snacks and refreshments.
Our Chapter will once again start the monthly meetings after our summer recess, and we have exciting educational seminars planned. With that in mind, our first chapter meeting will be held the following day, on September 12th, also at the Great Bay Country Club, so we hope to again see you all there.
We also have begun with the planning stages for our annual Presidents Charity Scholarship Ball in 2018.
There is much to look forward to as we begin this New Year. Our Chapter is growing, but we must however continue to mentor the students and encourage them to join us.
Our community service is commendable and is far reaching to those in need not only on our local community level, but has also reached the state and national level as well.
I encourage everyone to join us at our meetings, share your ideas, bring a friend and join in the many activities that we offer. We continue to be a vital, strong and relevant Chapter one I am proud to belong to.
Kenneth B. Trout CEC, AAC
ACF PCASJ (Professional Chefs Association of South Jersey
Dear members and Friends
We are very happy to announce, that at our new Board of Directors has been selected and are proud to serve you. They are also anxious to take us to new heights with many of the upcoming functions being planned in the near future.
Please feel free to contact any of the members for any questions or perhaps in need of help.
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 Happy Easter and Passover Holidays.
Thank you everyone for your ongoing support and we hope to see you all at our upcoming meeting.