Middle Tennessee Chapter
of the
American Culinary Federation


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CONGRATULATIONS to our very own Chef Elaine Parker for this outstanding award! Chef Elaine has done amazing things throughout her career and is being honored for some of her community accomplishments! We are very proud and happy for Chef Elaine!
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Message from the Chapter President.


It is with a very heavy heart that I need to share some chapter news with you. One of our dear long-time members passed away this past weekend – CHEF JACK SAULSGIVER. His recent struggles have taken him to be with the Lord. We have spoken with his wife, Gloria, and extended our sincere prayers and support.

Gloria has shared with us the memorial information with one request: She would love if anyone from our chapter that is available come to Chef Jack’s service listed below, to please attend in our chef uniforms out of respect for all his years of service.

First United Pentecostal Church
7514 Charlotte Pike

There will be a Cemetery TAPS at 3 PM

We are sad to have lost such a great chef from our chapter. We are honored that he is in a blessed place looking down on us as we all continue in our industry.

This is the second loss chefs have had as I am sure many of you have already heard about Chef Paul Bocuse’s passing in National news. Chef Warren White shared this portion of an article with us regarding Chef Bocuse:

Emblematic of that was a crock of truffle soup topped with a golden bubble of pastry he created in 1975 for then-French Presiden Giscard d'Estaing, which is served to this day. Another classic is fricassee of Bresse chicken - from France's Bresse region, which is famed for its poultry - served in cream with morilles, a spring mushroom.

And his favorite ingredient? Butter.

"(It's) magical product," he said during a visit to the Culinary Institues of America. "Nothing replaces butter."

Three other cooking must-haves, according to the chef, are fresh produce (his was fromhis own garden), good, trusted kitchen staff and happy diners.

Stay happy, stick to your roots, and value your relationships with our fellow chefs and aspiring chefs while creating your memories.

Sending prayers to both families of these fine chefs.

Chef Lisa Ramsey, MS, CEC, CEPC, AAC
Middle Tennessee Chapter President


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Music City Challenge

March 26th and 27th 2018

ACF Sanctioned Culinary Competition

hosted by The Middle Tennessee ACF Chapter


Art Institute Tennessee Nashville
Competitions are subject to the rules and guidelines establish in the Professional and Student ACF culinary competition manuals. (revised August 2013)

ACF Competition Manuals

Professional Competition Manual (6.06 MB)
Student Competition Manual (6.07 MB)
All fees must be received to reserve an entry. Slots are not guaranteed until entry fee is received Website Payments @ www.nashvillechefs.org will require a return confirmation to establish your slot. The website window may close without notice once competition slots are full. Any questions please call Chef Ramsey (615) 714-8083.
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Welcome, everyone!

We are the Middle Tennesse chapter of the American Culinary Federation. The MTCA provides opportunities for culinary professionals, students, food purveyors, business owners and those with a passion for food to share, educate, and connect through meetings, projects and other activities which promote the culinary arts in Middle Tennessee.

MTCA and AAC are proud to announce the introduction of scholarships for our student members.

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Middle TN Chapter
302 Clearlake CT
La Vergne, TN 37086

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