ACF Indianapolis Newsletter

Stronger Together

A Letter from the President

Good afternoon from the Indianapolis Chapter of the American Culinary Federation. I am reaching out to you as many other organizations and companies certainly have in this extraordinary time.

All of this is quite overwhelming and a huge adjustment for all. Many in our industry are without jobs and some are working more than ever before. I myself have gone through a huge adjustment to teaching via e-learning and figuring out how to homeschool my daughter. Unfortunately, I am in the group of people who are immunocompromised and it's been very challenging to isolate.

This is the time to come together as a chapter and support one another however possible. Let's make sure our community partners and industry friends are coping as well as can be. Check in on one another, and reassure that we are here for mental or spiritual help.

ACF is a standard in culinary excellence, and let us demonstrate that to our colleagues and communities. Make videos on cooking and efficiently utilizing products. Plant a garden, get your children involved. ACF has opened an entire catalogue of online learning resources open to members for FREE. This is a great time to work on CEH’s or do those refresher courses needed for certification. If you're wanting to certify, our chapter has members that would be happy to mentor you though the process.

The board and I will do the best to keep you up to date. If you need financial assistance please go to From there you will find a link to apply for financial assistance.

Take care, keep safe, and help each other where possible while keeping safe distance.

Be Well,

Chef Susanne Grier

ACF Indianapolis Chapter President


Chef Sam Brown and Wheeler Mission Need You

Chef Same Brown asked me to put a blast out that Wheeler Mission is in need of MENS clothing. Clean out your closet and help the clients at Wheeler Mission.

Want to Give Back?

Gleaners Food Banks needs help. Please contact them how you can volunteer and help

Are you needed financial assistance? Want to donate and help other chefs?

ACF Online Learning Center

Need some continuing education hours? Check out the ACF online learning center. Right now they are offering several free classes on-line. Take advantage of this opportunity.

We are offering a learning bundle with free access to several courses and conference recordings on the ACF Online Learning Center through June, 2020.

Included in this “#ACFUnited” bundle, tuition waived through June 2020, are the following:

-Introduction to Foodservice – 30 Hour
This course is a 30-hour, self-paced introduction to the fundamentals of the food service industry. It will provide a framework from which to build a career within the industry and will establish a foundation for future ACF coursework.

-Safety and Sanitation – 30 Hour
This course is a 30-hour, self-paced introduction to safety and sanitation. You will gain a basic understanding of safety and sanitation principles as they relate to the food and culinary industry.

-Beekeeping for the Executive Chef
Discover the benefits of beekeeping for chefs in this introductory course.

-Select ACF Conference Sessions
Bring ACF conferences right to your computer. Watch recordings of selected sessions from each of our conferences at your convenience to gain valuable industry knowledge and earn CEHs.

-Select Ingredient of the Month Quizzes
These quizzes were generated from the Ingredient of the Month full articles as denoted by the date heading.

-Select NCR Quizzes
These quizzes were generated from articles and stories found in issues of ACF’s The National Culinary Review as denoted by the date heading.

Go to…/…/ACF_Online_Learning_Center.aspx and log in or sign up for free to access the Online Learning Center.

Piazza Produce.....has what you need

Don't want to deal with the grocery? Support our industry partner and get what you need.
Big picture

Need a Work Out?

Eric the Trainer is an ACF favorite at conferences. He is offering free daily classes. Check out @acfchefs on Facebook for more information.

Stay Connected On Social Media

Make sure to follow us on all of our social medial

Facebook: acfindy

Instagram: ACF_Indy

Twitter: ACF_Indy