Our President’s Message

Dear fellow Members, Colleagues and Friends.

May, 2019.

Looking back over the last few months has been an eye opening experience, seeing everything our Chapter has accomplished. When you’re in the moment moving forward doing what you have been planning for months and see it all come together is a wonderful feeling

I would like to express my sincere thanks to all who helped us with the successful Chef Connect Conference and the Community Outreach Program.

Having a Knowledge Bowl Team, who won a Gold Medal, a Culinary Hot Foods Team who represented our Chapter was outstanding, the Captains Table and most recently all who participated in the Night of 100,000 meals for the benefit of the South Jersey Community Food Bank. We now look towards Chefs at the Shore which we are in the planning stages of, keep an eye out for updates for this event.

It is a great honor and privilege for me to announce that Chef Luigi Baretto will be inducted into the American Academy of Chefs Hall of Fame during the National Convention in Orlando on August 4, 2019. Congratulations Chef Luigi on this most prestigious Induction as it is most certainly well deserved!

For the fourth year in a row our Chapter will be spearheading the National Community Outreach Program during the Convention. It is a privilege to give back whenever and wherever possible and we as a Chapter are blessed to be able to do so.

Please reach out to me with any questions, thoughts or concerns. I continue to be humbled and honored to serve as the President of our Chapter and look forward to what lies ahead, our future is very bright.

Kenneth B. Trout CEC, CCA, AAC
President, Professional Chefs Association of South Jersey

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 a few planned and upcoming events this coming year. As you can see from Chef Ken's message, the first one will the Chef Connect Conference on February, to be held at Caesars Casino Hotel in AC, from February 24-26.

The next one will be two days after that Conference as we support the South Jersey Food Bank with our"Captains Table" during the AC Boat Show.

Also, please set aside time for our upcoming Professional Chef's Association Scholarship Ball, scheduled on March 31st @ Hard Rock Casino Hotel.
More Information about it will be coming your way soon.

Chefs at the Shore" Fundraiser will be held on on June 20th, 2019. 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, CCA, 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 2019.
Thank you everyone for your ongoing support and we hope to see you all at our upcoming meetings and events.