ACF is the culinary leader in offering educational resources, training, apprenticeship and programmatic accreditation designed to enhance professional growth for all current and future chefs and pastry chefs. In addition, ACF operates the most comprehensive certification program for chefs in the United States.
ACF Flint - Saginaw Valley Chapter
Membership Meetings are the third Monday of the month January, February, March, April, May, June, September, and October, second Monday of November.
No membership meetings July, August or December.
Chapter Chef of the Year
John D. Lucchesi CEC, MBA
Every year our chapter recognizes an outstanding culinarian. This person has demonstrated the highest standard of culinary skills, advanced the cuisine of our Region and given back to the profession through the development of students and apprentices.
The Chapter officers are committed to leading the area cooks, chefs, and pastry chefs in advancing the cuisine of our region.
Elected Chapter Officers for the 2022-2023 term of office are:
President - Mark Handy CEC, AAC, MBA
Vice President - Robert Zehnder CEC, CCE
Secretary - John Luccheis CEC, MBA
Treasurer - Denise Fahrenbruch CCC
Chairman of the Board - Rob Waskoviak CEC
*Each officer is elected to a two year term with the Immediate Past President serving as
Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Join us at our next chapter meeting, culinary event, or culinary competition.
Membership Meetings are the third Monday of January, February, March, April, May, June, September, and October except the November meeting that will be the first Monday.
Auto Fest Big Block Party Thank-you to our BBQ Sponsors
BBQ Fund Raiser Gordon Food Service
Friday, September 9, 2022 Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn
In the parking lot of St. Julian Winery Zehnder's Restaurant
Frankenmuth , MI 48734
Thank-you to our worker volunteers!
Dietrich Bronner Laurie Miller Susan Allen
Larry Wee Lata Von Brockdorf Julie Garza-Sakalis
Denise Fahrenbruch CCC Connie Crawford Rita Ntobo
Phil Fahrenbruch CEC Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn
Bob Zehnder CEC, CCE Tuscola Technology Center
Lance Buchinger CSC Zehnders Restaurant
ACF Practical Exam (canceled, soon to be res-cheduled for spring of 2023)
September 30, 2022
Mott Culinary Arts Institute
550 Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48502
October 2022 Meeting Tuscola Technology Center October 17, 2022
7:00 PM 1401Cleaver Road, Caro, MI 48723
November 2022 Meeting Saginaw Country Club November 7, 2022
7:00 PM 4465 Gratiot Road, Saginaw, MI 48638
January 2023 Awards Banquet MCC Culinary Arts Institute January 16, 2023
7:00 PM 550 Saginaw Street, Flint, MI 48502