VCA Upcoming Events

Monday, October 20
3:00 PM
Membership Meeting
Culinary Institute of Virginia
Newport News, VA

Program: Our CIV hosts will discuss the program and curriculum as well as the externship program. We will follow up with a tour of the new campus.

Saturday, October 25
VCA Apprentices will be at the Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchant's Square.

Saturday, November 22
VCA Apprentices will be at the Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchant's Square.

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VCA Apprenticeship Program

The American Culinary Federation apprenticeship training program has been designed to provide future culinarians entering the workplace with comprehensive training in the practical and theoretical aspects of work required in a highly skilled profession.

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Executive Chef Kyle Woodruff of Waypoint Seafood & Grill in Williamsburg, Virginia demonstrates how to cook a Rockfish Dish with Edwards Sausage. Click on image at left to watch.

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CBS 6 - Virginia This Morning

August 7, 2014

Chef Travis Brust, Executive Chef at Williamsburg Inn cooked up a zesty Fresh Tomato & Micro Basil-Chèvre Flatbread.

To help wash down that tasty dish, Chef Travis also mixed up a Gin Smash cocktail.

A letter from the Nomination Committee

2014 is a nearing the end; and an exciting Year it has been for the ACF-VCA and its Members. The Chapter meetings have been of the highest quality caliber, membership has seen some growth, the annual Chef of the Year dinner was held. The Chapters web-site keeps expanding and is loaded with good Chapter information, History and members activity in our community. The 40th Chapter anniversary celebration took place during which Senator Normet presented the Chapter with the Virginia Governors proclamation and a Virginia State Senate joint resolution….there were exciting educational Field trips lots of good networking, relationship building and plenty of good fellowship and camaraderie.

There is only one component missing to close out a very exciting and successful Year:

“The election of a new governing Board of Directors”

We have received a handful of nominations for all the positions to be elected (President, Vice President, Secretary and the office of the Treasurer)

Our chapter by-laws allow our officers to run and be elected to multiple terms in all positions, if these individuals desire to run for a second or third two year term.

Nominations are open till Midnight September 15th. Nominated Candidates shall be informed by the Nomination Committee and should be ready to present their Platform at the October 20th meeting at the CIV Campus in Newport News.

Your vote is pivotal and important to the vitality and long-term success of the Chapter.

Please take a few moments evaluate the current office position and send in your vote. ( , ).

The Nomination committee will send out the electronic Ballots after the October meeting. The new Board will be announced at the December meeting.

Thank you;

Respectfully, Rolf Herion, CEPC, AAC and Hans J. Schadler CEC, AAC

VA Governor McAuliffe Recognizes VCA's 40th Anniversary

WHEREAS, the first chapter of the American Culinary Federation Virginia Chefs Association was founded in Richmond in May 1974; and VA Seal

WHEREAS, the Virginia Chefs Association continues to uphold the culinary vision and traditions established by its founding chefs - Werner Muench, Harmut Braun and Lloyd Garrard; and

WHEREAS, more than 110 chapter members - professional chefs, apprentices, students, associates and culinary enthusiasts - participate in educational programs, fundraisers, social events, and public awareness campaigns, dedicated to the culinary arts; and

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth acknowledges the 40th Anniversary of the establishment of the American Culinary Federation Virginia Chefs Association, and its efforts to further culinary professionalism, leadership, education, and community outreach in Virginia;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize May 2014 as the 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VIRGINIA CHEFS ASSOCIATION, and celebrate its mission of encouraging the development and advancement of the culinary arts in Virginia.

July, 2014

President’s Message

I trust that all our chefs, associates and friends are enjoying the summer.

Your Chapter remains busy. You have all received an email blast regarding upcoming chapter leadership elections. It is important that you participate in this process to ensure continuity of our chapter. Consider volunteering to lead. Consider contributing by becoming a member of the Nominating Committee. We will continue to communicate this message to the membership right up to September when nominations begin. Chef Nancy Geddes

For those that joined us earlier this month, we celebrated National Berry Month with a worthwhile trip to Agriberry Farm in Hanover. It was another CEH opportunity and owners Chuck and Anne Geyer taught us how they made their dream come true. Not only did we learn a lot about farming berries (and other fruits), but we were able to go into the fields and pick to our heart’s content! The honeybees didn’t mind us at all and the Geyers’ berries were fabulous.

Next month is National Coffee Month and we will be learning about this valuable commodity at Waypoint Seafood and Grill with our associates Royal Cup Coffee. Again, another opportunity to earn those important continuing education hours!!

Next time you see Glenn Pruden, congratulate him on achieving admission into the American Academy of Chefs. This achievement is so noteworthy and we are very happy for Glenn! He will be inducted into the Academy at the National Conference this month.

I have enjoyed spending time at the Saturday morning Farmers’ Markets in Yorktown and Williamsburg with the apprentices. They have carved out a profitable niche for themselves and we can be proud how they represent their Chapter and Colonial Williamsburg.

Looking forward to seeing you soon,

Nancy L. Geddes, C.E.C., C.D.M., C.F.P.P.
Chapter President

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