We are a nonprofit community of Chefs, pastry chefs, bakers, cooks, students, vendors, farmers, fishers, foragers & culinary enthusiasts. Our mission is to further the Culinary Arts in Southwest Florida through community outreach, education, and professionalism. Our chapter, the 5th largest in the country, currently has over 270 members and continues to grow!
ACF is the largest and most prestigious professional chefs organization in North America. ACF has more than 17,500 proud members who belong to over 150 chapters across the United States and is recognized as the leader in professional development for the culinary community.
A special thank you to the following platinum sponsors that support the ACF Caxambas Chapter of Southwest Florida
Landert Bread is a Premium European Bread & Pastry brand based in Naples. They serve and deliver to first class restaurants and hotels, golf & country clubs and specialized food stores in South Florida. And of course all those who admire superior quality of European Bread & Pastry. Selected, natural ingredients, innovative recipes and tantalizing aromas – this is what makes a product superior. Their manufacturers guarantee premium quality bakery products that, with their intense, natural and unique taste and textures, will seduce even the most demanding palates. They only use natural and unadulterated raw material in their high-quality bakery products. In addition, their producers use cereals, flour, butter and eggs that are produced in an environmentally and animal friendly way. For more information, visit their website at http://www.landert.us/.
Farmer Mike's U-Pick is based in Bonita Springs. Farmer Mike has been growing fruits and vegetables for over 35 years. They work diligently to provide the freshest produce available in Southwest Florida. Farmer Mike’s U-Pick began as a small roadside stand on Rosemary Dr. in Bonita Springs, but it was soon clear that SW Florida was hungry for Farmer Mike and Farmer Jim’s fresh homegrown fruits and vegetables! The location of the U-Pick soon moved to its current location of 26031 Morton Ave. off of E. Terry St. and as local patronage grew, so have their farms. Farmer Mike and his son Mike Jr. are operating the farm together as 3rd and 4th generation farmers. Farming is in their blood as the previous two generations yielded apple orchard and dairy cow farmers. For more information, visit their website at https://www.farmermikesupick.com/.