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    President's Letter

    We, the ACF Chicago Chefs Board, want to express our deepest support to our hospitality community and the public at large against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. We are in difficult, unchartered times, however, together we can continue to encourage and care for one another.⁠⁠ Your health and safety is our key priority and we thank you for all your efforts. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”- Helen Keller

    Until our officials authorize public gatherings, our Chapter will continue to abstain from in person events. Having said that, here are a few online opportunities you can participate in:


    COVID-19 Webinar


    Please join for a FREE WEBINAR, Tuesday 3/31 2-3pm CST

    How to get your restaurant through the COVID-19 crisis, Practical Business, Menu & Marketing Ideas for F&B Businesses

    Join us for an informative discussion loaded with ideas, tips and insights to help you to drive new sales, income and revenue now.

    Panelists: Cary Miller, VP, Food Industry News, Mano Behera, CEO, The Digital Restaurant and Barry Brooks, Chef Culinary Consultant


    To register, go to

    The Food Industry News team is humbly at your service.

    Wishing you the very best of health and prosperity,


    Cary Miller, Food Industry News 


    Continuing Education Opportunities

   ACF Online Learning Center

    Opportunities to enhance your skills advance your career and maintain your ACF certification. Take online classes, quizzes and practice written certification exams all in one place. Watch recorded sessions from ACF events if you were unable to attend.

  online learning solution from the world-renowned founders of The French Pastry School


    Support Resources

  on this site, they invite people involved in the industry (not just chefs) to share their stories and resources for dealing with the particular pressures of restaurant life, so that other people may feel less alone. The site also connects you with other resources such as: Chefs With Issues Facebook Community; Fair Kitchens; spearheaded by Unilever and I Got Your Back; A forum that offers insights, learnings and tips to support the physical and mental health and wellness of wine professionals around the world.


    Don Zajac
    President, ACF Chicago Chefs 

    "Unity is strength. . . when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved." --Mattie Stepanek Visit our website


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