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American Culinary Federation Caxambas Chapter of Southwest Florida

Upcoming events

    • Sunday, July 28, 2024
    • 7:30 AM
    • Imperial Golf Club
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    Imperial Golf Club

    sunday, july 28, 2024

    registration & breakfast 7:30-8:30am

    announcements 8:45am

    We are excited to announce the 34th Annual Jim Lynch Memorial Scholarship Golf Classic, hosted at Imperial Golf Club in Naples on July 28th. Funds raised from this event have significantly contributed to the funding of Culinary Arts programs in Collier and Lee County schools and providing scholarships and grants to deserving Culinary Arts students to support their post-secondary education.

    We invite you to participate in this year’s event and consider supporting us through Tee Sponsorships, Prize Donations, and Silent Auction contributions. Your generosity is crucial to the success of our event and the continuation of our educational initiatives.

    Examples of Donations: Golf foursomes, Dinner packages, Fishing/boating/excursion gift certificates, Golfing Merchandise/Apparel, Primal meat cuts, Restaurant Gadgets, Beverage assortments/packages, Cigars, Resort weekend getaways, Spa gift certificates, Assorted gift cards and baskets, etc.

    To donate, please contact me directly at: 
    ddurante@acfnapleschefs.org. We will coordinate the receipt of your contributions. We look forward to another successful event made possible by your support!

    Click here to download a paper version of the registration form

    • Monday, August 05, 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • The Club at Mediterra
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    WINE DINNER AT MEDITERRA

    MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2024 | 6-9PM

    We are excited to host our first wine dinner of the season at the Club at Mediterra! This exclusive event is limited to 100 attendees. The cost is $85 per member, and $110 per non-member guest. Please note that you must pay in full to reserve your spot. It will be considered pending until paid.

    • Monday, August 19, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Spring Run Golf Club
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    august 2024 general meeting

    Spring Run Golf Club | 6-9pm

    9501 Spring Run Blvd, Bonita Springs, FL 34135

    General meetings are complimentary for members and $25 per non-member guest. More info coming soon!

    • Monday, September 09, 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • Royal Poinciana
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    We are excited to host our second wine dinner of the season at Royal Poinciana Golf Club! This exclusive event is limited to 60 attendees. The cost is $85 per member, and $110 per non-member guest. Please note that you must pay in full to reserve your spot. It will be considered pending until paid.

    • Monday, September 16, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cheney Brothers Punta Gorda
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    september 2024 general meeting

    Cheney Brothers | 6-9pm

    1 Cheney Wy, Punta Gorda, FL 33982

    General meetings are complimentary for members and $25 per non-member guest. More info coming soon!

    • Monday, October 07, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Naples Grande Beach Resort
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    2024 ACF Caxambas Chefs Culinary & Vendor Showcase: 
    SWFL's Largest Culinary & Food Service Show!

    Monday, October 7, 2024 |  10am-4pm

    Naples Grande Beach Resort

    This one day event features the latest in food, culinary technology and techniques, and is open to all restauranteurs, chefs, culinary professionals/students, and service professionals.

    CLICK HERE FOR OUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Vendor Showcase FAQ 2023.pdf



    • Monday, October 21, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Lorenzo Walker Technical College
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    • Monday, October 28, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Hideaway Beach Club
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    • Monday, November 04, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Farmer Mike's
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    More info coming soon!


    • Monday, December 16, 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • Bonita Bay Club
    • 155
    Register


    More details coming soon!

Past events

Monday, July 22, 2024 July General Meeting: The Forest Country Club
Monday, July 15, 2024 ACF National Convention in Pheonix: July 15th Chef's Reception
Monday, June 17, 2024 June General Meeting: DeRomo's Restaurant
Monday, May 13, 2024 May General Meeting: The Classics Country Club
Monday, January 29, 2024 Open House at Floral Artistry Studios in Estero
Monday, December 11, 2023 Annual Holiday & Awards Dinner 2023
Monday, November 06, 2023 Meet & Greet at Farmer Mike's
Monday, October 23, 2023 October General Meeting & Student Competition: Lorenzo Walker Technical College
Monday, September 25, 2023 Wine Dinner: Collier's Reserve Country Club
Monday, September 25, 2023 2023 Vendor Showcase: Exhibitor Registration
Monday, September 18, 2023 September General Meeting: Cheney Brothers Warehouse
Sunday, August 20, 2023 ACF Family and Friends Beach Day
Monday, August 14, 2023 August General Meeting: Bear's Paw Country Club
Monday, July 31, 2023 Wine Dinner: Royal Poinciana
Sunday, July 16, 2023 ACF National Convention in New Orleans
Monday, July 10, 2023 July General Meeting: Estero Country Club
Monday, June 05, 2023 June General Meeting: The Club at the Dunes
Sunday, June 04, 2023 33rd Annual Jim Lynch Memorial Scholarship Golf Classic
Monday, May 22, 2023 May General Meeting: The Forest Country Club
Monday, April 17, 2023 Meet & Greet at the Swamp Axe Co.
Monday, January 16, 2023 Open House at Mikkelsen's Pastry Shop
Monday, December 12, 2022 2022 Vendor Showcase: Exhibitor Registration
Monday, December 05, 2022 Annual Holiday & Awards Dinner 2022
Monday, November 14, 2022 November General Meeting: Lorenzo Walker Technical College
Monday, October 24, 2022 October General Meeting: Farmer Mike's
Monday, September 19, 2022 Wine Dinner: Old Collier Golf Club
Monday, September 12, 2022 September General Meeting: Olde Hickory Golf & Country Club
Sunday, August 28, 2022 ACF Family and Friends Beach Day Picnic
Monday, August 15, 2022 August General Meeting: Vasari Country Club
Monday, July 25, 2022 ACF National Convention in Las Vegas
Monday, July 18, 2022 July General Meeting: Quail West Country Club
Monday, July 11, 2022 Member Wine Dinner: Heritage Bay
Monday, June 27, 2022 June General Meeting: Royal Poinciana
Sunday, June 05, 2022 32nd Annual Jim Lynch Memorial Scholarship Golf Classic
Monday, May 23, 2022 May General Meeting: Palmira Golf Club
Monday, May 02, 2022 Chapter Social Event at The BBQ Shop Naples
Monday, January 17, 2022 Open House at Mikkelsen's Pastry Shop
Monday, December 06, 2021 Annual Holiday & Awards Dinner 2021
Monday, November 15, 2021 ACF November General Meeting at Estero High School
Monday, October 18, 2021 ACF October General Meeting at Farmer Mike's Produce
Monday, October 04, 2021 Vendor Showcase- Exhibitor Registration
Monday, October 04, 2021 Vendor Showcase- Guest Registration
Monday, September 20, 2021 ACF September General Meeting at Quail West Golf & Country Club
Sunday, September 12, 2021 31st Annual Jim Lynch Memorial Scholarship Golf Classic
Sunday, August 29, 2021 ACF August General Meeting at Shadow Wood Country Club
Sunday, August 22, 2021 ACF Family Beach Day & Picnic
Tuesday, August 03, 2021 Taverna Opa Dinner in Orlando
Monday, July 12, 2021 ACF July General Meeting at Pelican Marsh Golf Club
Monday, June 14, 2021 ACF June General Meeting at Doc's House
Monday, May 17, 2021 ACF May General Meeting at Cheney Brothers Inc.
Monday, April 26, 2021 ACF Season Kick-Off at Industry Beer & BBQ
Monday, January 11, 2021 Open House at Mikkelsen's Pastry Shop
Monday, November 16, 2020 November 16, 2020: An ACF Evening on the Farm
Monday, January 13, 2020 Mikkelsen's Pastry Shop: January Social Event
Monday, December 02, 2019 ACF Annual Holiday & Awards Dinner 2019
Monday, November 11, 2019 November 11, 2019: General Meeting
Monday, October 21, 2019 October 21, 2019: General Meeting
Monday, October 14, 2019 2019 ACF Caxambas Chefs Culinary & Vendor Showcase
Saturday, September 28, 2019 ACF Caxambas Chapter Vendor Appreciation Dinner 2019
Monday, September 16, 2019 September 16, 2019: General Meeting
Monday, September 09, 2019 September 9, 2019: Member Wine Dinner
Sunday, August 18, 2019 August 18, 2019: ACF Family Day at the Beach
Monday, August 12, 2019 August 12, 2019: General Meeting
Tuesday, August 06, 2019 August 6, 2019: Top Golf Orlando
Monday, July 15, 2019 July 15, 2019: General Meeting
Monday, June 10, 2019 June 10, 2019: General Meeting
Sunday, June 02, 2019 30th Annual Jim Lynch Memorial Scholarship Golf Classic
Monday, May 13, 2019 May 13, 2019: General Meeting
Monday, April 22, 2019 LowBrow Pizza & Beer Social Event
Monday, January 14, 2019 ACF Caxambas Chefs Open House Event
Monday, December 03, 2018 Annual Holiday & Awards Dinner
Monday, November 12, 2018 November General Meeting
Monday, October 22, 2018 October General Meeting
Monday, October 08, 2018 2018 ACF Caxambas Chefs Culinary & Vendor Showcase
Monday, September 17, 2018 September General Meeting
Monday, August 13, 2018 August General Meeting
Monday, August 06, 2018 Chef's Wine Dinner
Monday, July 09, 2018 July General Meeting
Thursday, June 21, 2018 AUI Fine Foods: Pastry Demonstration
Monday, June 11, 2018 June General Meeting
Sunday, June 03, 2018 29th Annual Jim Lynch Memorial Scholarship Golf Classic
Monday, May 14, 2018 May General Meeting
Monday, April 23, 2018 “Beer & Porker BBQ” Kick Off Party

Contact Us: 

Chapter President

Dave Durante CEC, WCEC, CCA

(305)304-9424

ddurante@acfnapleschefs.org

Mailing Address:

PO Box 855
Naples, FL 34106

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