ACFSAZ AI Student Group


Soon we will start to hear more from our students again as they move their golds forward with the new board members reorganize.  Marketing is a priority and currently refreshing the branding for the students with a new name and hash tag.  The American Culinary Federation Student Association of Arizona, ACFSAZ and hash tag #ACFSAZ. [Read more..]

IMG_3736The AI students are going to Beckett’s Table September 28th and Chef Justin Beckett will talk with the students about his restaurants and food service career.  The cost of the menu designed for the evening be covered from a previous fundraising efforts and are currently planning a pie fundraiser to replenish their resources.  The pie fundraising event is scheduled for November 26th.

More details to follow on all of this from the students.  For now, needed to share some of the things the students are doing.

If you are a graduate of the Art Institute of Phoenix and interesting in getting involved the AI Student Association, please do.  We welcome all alumni to network and also support current students with knowledge sharing and fundraising efforts.  Help us keep the organization vibrant and rewarding.   Connect with us to learn more.


Hiring Sous Chefs Fox Restaurant Concepts


True Food Kitchen is accepting applications for Sous Chefs for our 10 existing locations and our NEW locations opening in 2015!

At True Food Kitchen, we celebrate simplicity. We practice sustainability. We believe that simple, fresh, pure ingredients create the most memorable and satisfying meals. And while our healthy menu is packed with nutritious, good-for-you vegetables, whole grain and proteins, we never sacrifice flavor. You may not notice the difference. But it’s there.

About Us. . . 

Fox Restaurant Concepts is a growing collection of original, thriving boutique restaurants in Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Nevada, Georgia, Virginia and Texas. Dining in one of our restaurants is an experience. We create gorgeous, contemporary settings, highly flavorful, fresh, innovative cuisine, and offer attentive, gracious service. We’re passionate about the restaurant industry, we’re dedicated to the craftsmanship of food and wine, and we strive to create memorable dining experiences.

“Nation’s Restaurant News has chosen True Food Kitchen as a 2013 Breakout Brand, one of today’s hottest emerging concepts!”

We seek curious and excited SOUS CHEFS who are willing to share their talent with us!


• Want honest food that tastes really good?

• Want to be a part of a growing health brand that helps people feel better through delicious food?

• Live a lifestyle that promotes simplicity, sustainability and health?


1. At least 2 years experience as a Sous Chef in a full service & high-volume location.

2. The ability to make people smile while running a business.

3. A desire to learn everything there is to know about food & dining.

JUST FOR YOU: Competitive Compensation, medical, dental, vision, 5-day work weeks, paid time off, dining discounts, 401k and endless opportunities!

Apply Here.

Sous Chef, Prep Cook, Cook Wanted Urban Vine

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CHEF MOD IS LOOKING FOR A FEW HIGHLY QUALIFIED PERSONALITIES to be a part of The MOD Restaurant Group LLC & his newest creation on 7th Street:


Opening MAY 8th
2201 N. 7th Street

You need to be able to bust SUDS and COOK as this is what we are all about. If you’re too good to do both keep walking. We are a team and all chip in and put ego aside. If you’re used to calling stewarding to come do your dirty work, again keep walking. Solid and steady workers with no drama. We are building a strong family of respectful players and are only looking for the same.


Cooks start out at $10 but can grow that if proven. NEED 1
Prep Cook starts out at $8 but can grow that if proven. NEED 1
Sous Chef is Hourly or Salary – must have skills to run kitchen, be creative, do prep lists, occasional food pick-up at local depots, farms & and have a positive attitude.

We are a newly formed culture that will emphasize local relationships and exceptional food & beverage. The MOD Restaurant Group LLC is currently a small Chef & Beverage driven company (family) that seeks people that want to grow with us. Gotta have the love with your walk & talk and ooze passion FOR food & beverage.

Our home on 7th is a unique 1910’s bungalow that we re-imagined with a few bucks, our own hands and the passion from a few local craftsmen who helped carve our meal to where it is today.

It’s a casual beverage hang out scented with a few quality bites and the love from two guys who had a vision.

Via a Facebook and Craig’s List, learn more here.

James Beard Foundation’s Taste America: A Night of Culinary Stars Dinner was Epic


Categories: Events

For the second year, the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America: “Local Flavor from Coast to Coast” tour made a stop in the Valley for a benefit dinner of epic proportions. TheA Night of Culinary Stars dinner, presented by Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa Signature, was held last Friday at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa and featured picture-perfect plates from seven of the top local chefs.  [Read more..]


2nd Annual Celebrity Chef Collaboration


SBLC(Phoenix, Ariz. – September 10, 2014 ) – There is still time to make plans to wine and dine for a good cause. The Phoenix-based American Medical College of Homeopathy hosts its 2nd Annual Celebrity Chef Collaboration on Saturday, September 20th. This year’s event takes place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the newly-opened Roseo Design Center in Scottsdale.

The glamorous evening will feature well-known Valley chefs demonstrating, and sharing, their own unique recipes in front a live audience, while ambassadors from the College present the medicinal and health benefits of the ingredients used.  [Read more..]

C-CAP Arizona Harvest Moon Dinner


423982-250Presenting Sponsor:  Cancer Treatment Centers of America

In partnership with Central Phoenix Women and Hayden Flour Mills to benefit C-CAP AZ

A unique dining experience under a full moon in central Phoenix. Located in the gardens of the PHX Renews property, guests will enjoy a cocktail hour followed by a 3 course dinner of local, seasonal cuisine prepared by some of Arizona’s up and coming chefs and C-CAP alumni with Arizona wine pairings.

Featured Chefs:
Jared Porter – Clever Koi
Matt Fenton – Tarbell’s
Therese Hills – My Sweet Blessings Bakery
With AZ wine pairing by My Wine Helper

Cocktail Hour (5:30-6:30) features C-CAP AZ teachers and students preparing appetizers mentored by local chefs. Cocktails sponsored by Arizona Cocktail Week featuring AZ Culinary Hall of Fame Mixologist, Micah Olson of Crudo & Bar Crudo.

Beau MacMillan, Executive Chef, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain
Mark Tarbell, Chef/Owner, Tarbell’s

Special Guests:
The Honorable Greg Stanton, Phoenix Mayor
Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals

Dress:  AZ Outdoor Casual

Tickets are non-refundable. $75 per ticket is tax-deductible.

Purchase Tickets Here. 

ACFAZ September 2014 Meeting


Elite Associates

2026 W. Lone Cactus Dr.

Phoenix, AZ 85027

P: (602) 395-9525


Elite Associates has been a well respected essential element in Foodservice for more than 10 years.  By adding valuable services to our principals and distributor customers and by getting products to market quickly and efficiently, Elite has grown to cover numerous markets in the Western United States.  Today, Elite is a valued trading partner in today’s supply chain.

That same value added service is also essential to our relationship with our end-user/operator customers. Our consultive, solution oriented approach to the operator reaches far beyond simple product sampling and “middle man” functions.  From the Elite Associates website

Brands we’ll see at the meeting.  

  • New Poblano Green Cholula Hot Sauce
  • 3 New Sensations from King and Prince (Crab/Shrimp/Scallop)
  • Armanino Pestos


Cholula Green Pepper Sauce 

Click here to learn more about Cholua Green Pepper Sauce in the slide presentation.


King and Prince New Sensations products.
King & Prince Seafood

Sensation Brochure

REBATE:  $5/CASE, UP TO $500!


De Cecco Learn more about De Cecco way at the meeting with a presentation by Jeff Root of De Cecco.

De Cecco USA 

De Cecco Presentation

Product Catalogue 

De Cecco Recipes



July 1, 2014 and September 30, 2014, Wayne Farms will donate $5 per case to the ACF Culinary Team USA, and pay those monies directly to the team.  Each quarter you will receive a new form to submit for payment for those 3 months, and should you not receive the form, please call 800-821-4161. Quarterly do-nations run through June 30, 2017. Proof of purchase, including distributor invoices or distributor supplied velocity reports are required. Handwritten invoices will not be accepted. Product name, description, sku, cases purchased, purchase price, and date of purchase must be on all invoices and reports.

Wayne Farms Chefs Craft All invoices and reports must be clearly dated during the promotion period with operator name and address plainly visible. Not redeemable in conjunction with other rebates or offers on the same product. Void if restricted, taxed, or forbidden by law. Offer good only in the USA. Incomplete or incorrect submissions may delay the processing of this request. Offer limited to foodservice operators. National accounts and foodservice accounts on contracted pricing on these products are excluded from this offer. Bids, chains, multi-unit accounts, suppliers, and distributors are excluded.


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