Ben E. Keith Co.

Become a Culinary Visions Program Partner. Learn more


    Mark Schneider CEC, CCE, ACE, AAC

          2013-2015  TCA PRESIDENT

         Chef Connect - April 2014

We invite you to log onto We are Chefs at

                                                                  Join us on
Facebook! Texas Chef Association

Update your email address with Texas Chefs Association by emailing state office at

Texas Chefs Association 2014 Convention

 This year's 2014 Texas Chefs Association Convention, "From Hearts of the Farmers to the Passions of the Texas Chefs" will be hosted by the Heart of Texas Chapter in Waco, Texas. Please click here for
Convention Schedule. 
**Please note schedule is subject to change.**
You won't want to miss the Friday night Ice Breaker, Homestead Heritage Blue Grass Hoe Down; Seminars to include: Friday Seminars-History of Texas Food, ACF Certification, Farm to Table, Finding the Local Foods, Robin Jeep, Go Texan Brand & Me, Balcones Distillery, Waco Farmers Market.  Saturday Seminars-Master to Student, World Hunger Relief, Whole Hog Butchery, In House Bread Production, A Year in the Life of a Texas Competitor, 250 Mile Wine Tasting, Flat Fish Fabrication, Cake Decorating, Homestead Heritage: Working the Land, Density Rich Foods, Trimming to Sausage, and The Art of Vegetable and Fruit Carving.  Also on the agenda will be the TCA Knowledge Bowl Competition, TCA "Build the Best Burger" and ACF "W" Farmers Market One Pot Competions, Awards Breakfast, President's Reception & Dinner and Sunday morning General Session.
The site for the convention will be the Hilton of Waco and Texas State Technical College.  Transportation will be provided between Hilton and Friday Ice Breaker and Hilton and TSTC Saturday events. 
A local shuttle is also provided by the Hilton for immediate area attractions, Waco Regional Airport, with the addition of scheduled pick up and drop off for the Hawaiian Falls Water Park.  Local family attractions include Homestead Heritage, Cameron Park Zoo, Texas Sports Hall of Fame, Dr. Pepper Museum, La Bella Visage Day Spa, Shops at Sironia, Texas Ranger Hall of Fame, Mayborn Children's Museum, Cottonwood Golf Course, Waco Art Center, Cameron Park, Disk Golf Course, Mountain Bike Trails, Shops of Downtown Waco and Richland Mall so be sure to bring the family!

Convention & Competition Registration

Convention & Competition Registration is now open and space is limited, so be sure and register early.   If you prefer to register for for convention with an application please click here for registration form. 
Full Registration                            Member                                  Non-Member

Advanced Full Registration             $175                 $225    
(Closes after June 26th)

Student Registration                      $125                 $150 

Late & Onsite Registration             $200                                        $250

Competition Registration

ACF "W" Farmers Market One Pot              $50   

TCA "Build the Best Burger"                       $25   

TCA Student Knowledge Bowl    Team: _________________

Competition space is limited and will be taken on a first come
first registered basis.  Contact Show Chair Len Pawelek, CEC
for details, rules, and prize money at:

A La Cart Registration

Friday Seminars                               $50                                                  
Friday Ice Breaker                            $75  

Saturday Awards Breakfast             $35  

Saturday Seminars                                      $75    
Saturday Fellowship Lunch                          $25    

Saturday President's Reception & Dinner     $75   

Sunday Breakfast                                         $25                                                                                     

Convention Hotel - Hilton of Waco

The Hilton of Waco
113 S. University Dr.
Waco, Texas 76701
(254) 754-8484

**Be sure to mention Texas Chefs Assn. Block
when making reservations to get convention rate.

KING                                   $119 + Tax

DOUBLE QUEEN                  $124 + Tax


The Hilton of Waco Amenities:

Waco Regional Airport Pick Up/Drop Off
Business Center
High Speed Internet
Fitness Facilities
News Stand
Safety Deposit Box
Shuttle Arrangements to and from Hawaiian Falls Water Park
Shuttle to Downtown/Baylor Attractions
Luggage Hold
Laundry/Valet Service
Free Parking
Cribs/High Chairs/Playpen
Pet Friendly



ŠAll rights reserved. Texas Chefs Association

Designed & Hosted by Vantage Media Marketing inc.