VCA Upcoming Events

, November 14

VCA Meeting
3:00 PM
Waypoint Seafood & Grill

This months meeting is important as we will be announcing our new/returning leadership team for the chapter so we hope to see you there. Giving a demonstration and product overview is Chef Anthony Todaro from R.C. Fine Foods- manufacturers of superb soup and sauce bases.

Saturday, November 19
VCA Apprentices at the Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square
8:30 AM - 12 PM

Saturday, December 17
VCA Apprentices at the Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square
8:30 AM - 12 PM


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Virginia Chefs Appreciate their Associate and Allied Members
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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VCA Logo Available For Embroidery

For members interested in having the official VCA logo embroidered on jackets, aprons, hats,
t-shirts etc. we have had our logo digitally loaded at "A Logo For You" located 100 Stafford Court, Williamsburg, VA 23188. They can also be reached at 757-220-9259. This way you don't have to pay the set up fee, only the embroidery fee. Just tell them you're a VCA member.


Virginia Chefs Association - Certification

Differentiate Yourself

Certification Through the ACF

With thousands of chefs competing in the job market, it is essential to prove your culinary competency. Certification through the American Culinary Federation demonstrates skill, knowledge and professionalism to the food service industry.

Please visit the ACF website for more information.

ACF Certification Videos

ACF Certification
ACF Certification - Mentoring
ACF Master Chef Exam

VCA Certification Chair:

January, 2014

The VCA is proud to announce that Chef Renny Parziale, CEC, CCA, ACE is our new Certification Chair.

If you have any questions about certification you can contact Chef Parziale at

Our Proud Certified Members:

Certified Culinarian, CC®

Douglas Brooks, CC
Russell Cromartie, CC
Christine Feagin, CC
Sean Gonzales, CC
Raymond Guitierrez, CC
Michael Hammonds, CC
William Ogden, CC
Dianne Vanko, CC
Alexandria Reid, CC
Sabrina Ritchie, CC


Certified Sous Chef, CSC

Christopher Conway, CSC
Arnold Preib Jr., CSC

Certified Chef de Cuisine, CCC®

Daniel Carr, CCC

Executive Chef, CEC®

Tyler Betzhold, CEC
Travis Brust, CEC
Richard Carr, CEC
Nancy Geddes, CEC, CDM, CFPP
Winslow Goodier, CEC, AAC
Michael Hornsby, CEC
Ted Kristensen, CEC, AAC
Rhys Lewis Sr., CEC
Beat Meier, CEC
Stephen Nolin, CEC
Renyolds Parziale, CEC, CCA, ACE
Stephen Perkins Sr, CEC
Glenn Pruden, CEC, AAC
Anthony Rizzo, CEC
Manfred Roehr, CEC, AAC
Hans Schalder, CEC, AAC
Verner Whitecotton Sr., CEC
Kyle Woodruff, CEC

Certified Master Chef, CMC®

Personal Certified Chef, PCC

Personal Certified Executive Chef, PCEC

Certified Pastry Culinarian, CPC®

Certified Working Pastry Chef, CWPC®

Certified Executive Pastry Chef, CEPC®

James Goodman Sr., CEPC
Rolf Herion, CEPC, AAC (Lifetime)

Certified Master Pastry Chef, CMPC®

Certified Culinary Administrator, CCA

Renyolds Parziale, CEC, CCA, ACE

Certified Secondary Culinary Educator, CSCE®

Certified Culinary Educator, CCE®

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