CHEF NEWS

CHEF SHOWDOWN RAISES OVER $120,000 FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

CHEF SHOWDOWN RAISES OVER $120,000 FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

The Culinary & Hospitality Education Foundation of Southwest Florida (CHEF) Board President Taryn Cafiero announced that, “due to the amazing commitment of CHEF Board Members, generous community support and donations, the organization’s signature fundraising event...

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Judges Announced for CHEF Showdown

Judges Announced for CHEF Showdown

This epicurean extravaganza features a Culinary CHEF Showdown between CHEF’s 2020 honoree, Chef Asif Syed of 21 Spices by Chef Asif, challenging Aielli Restaurant Group Corporate Chef, Jason Goddard, to create a delicious appetizer from mystery basket ingredients in...

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CHEF Announces Live Auction Lots

CHEF Announces Live Auction Lots

CHEF, the Culinary & Hospitality Education Foundation of Southwest Florida announced live auction lots for its annual signature scholarship fundraising event, a Culinary CHEF Showdown, on January 6, 2020, at Grey Oaks Country Club in Naples. Proceeds will benefit...

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MILESTONES

2017

Showcased the talents of local culinary students by partnering with “Stay in May” in support of special themed events held annually at Venue Naples in partnership with the Collier County Public Schools and F.G.C.U.

2016

Provided funding for Lorenzo Walker’s culinary teams to go to State competition. Their student who won first place in culinary subsequently went on to the national competition in Kentucky.

2015

Provided funding for culinary teams from Estero High School and Lorenzo Walker Vocational Technical School to participate in the Florida State High School Culinary Competition in Orlando.

2007

Organized and worked together collaboratively on an Area Celebration of Culinary and Hospitality Arts Excellence with the Caxambas Chapter of the American Culinary Federation.

2007

Established agreements with the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, Johnson & Wales University in North Miami, and Florida Gulf Coast University authorizing them to receive, manage and administer contributions from us and award scholarships on our behalf.

2004

Provided china, flatware and glassware for the Culinary Arts Programs at the two new Collier County High Schools, Golden Gate High School and Palmetto Ridge High School. Also contributed cookbooks to these two schools.