Selection Process for the ChefConnects:
Each past Chef Pro winner in good standing, as defined by the ACF Bylaws within your region, will have one vote. Ballots will be sent to the past Chef Pro winners electronically from the national office on or before the last working day of November and must be returned to the national office by the posted deadline.
Notification of advancement: January 2021
The regional winners will be announced at the corresponding regional conference during the regional ChefConnect awards ceremony. Attendance is required at the candidates regional ChefConnect to receive the award.
ChefConnect- Pittsburgh, PA: March 6-8, 2021
(Northeast & Southeast Region candidates)
ChefConnect- St. Louis, MO: March 27-29, 2021
(Central Region candidates)
ChefConnect- Nashville, TN : TBD
(Southeast Region candidates)
ChefConnect- Tucson, AZ: April 17-19, 2021
(Western Region candidates)
Selection Process for the National Convention:
The four regional winners will vie for the national award. Each ACF member in good standing will have one vote. Ballots will be sent to the ACF membership electronically from the national office by the last working day of May and must be returned by the posted deadline for mid-June.
The ballots will be counted and the results kept confidential until the national convention. In the case of a tie, the national president's ballot will be counted to break the tie.
The national winner will be announced at the national convention. Attendance is required.
NOTE: Schedule conflicts will not be accommodated and incomplete applications will not be reviewed.