Texas Chefs Association




Who We Are

Texas Chefs Association is a chapter of the American Culinary Federation. Texas Chefs Association is comprised of 14 dynamic chapters operating in cities across Texas. Our association provides members with timely seminars, networking tools, and professional advancement opportunities to help them further their goals within the food service industry.

Our Mission Statement

“It is our mission to promote the culinary profession and make a positive impact for culinarians through education and certification; while creating a fraternal bond of respect and integrity among culinarians in Texas.”

Meet our Board

Chef Connect-A Journal of the Texas Chefs Association

2014 Texas Chefs Association Awards

Golden Triangle Chapter

Traci Gates (Golden Triangle Chapter) 2014 State Chef of the Year


Idalee Cathcart CEPC, 2014 State Pastry Chef of the Year

Len Pawelek CEC, 2014 State Educator of the Year Chapter Educators of the Year: Charles Duit CEC,ACE,AAC, Jennifer Gorell, April Barney and Ewart Jones PhD CEC AAC

Eduardo De La Cruz Jr., 2014 State Student Culinarian of the Year


Bernard Urban CEC, AAC, HOF 2014 Award of Distinction



Golden Triangle Chapter 2014 Isaac Pina Award

2014 ACF National Awards, Texas Chefs Members

USA’s Chef of the Year
Timothy Prefontaine CEC
Cutting Edge Award
Michael Scott CEC, AAC    


Upcoming Events

JULY 2014
Christmas in JulyShow your support now - Dallas Chapter 29th Annual Treats of Christmas.

28 57/57 Fundraiser/Sharon Van Meter’s Birthday, Dallas Chapter, 3015 Trinity Groves

Dallas Chapter Meeting, 3 pm at 3015 Trinity Groves, 3015 Gulden Lane, Dallas, TX 75212.
02 Ft. Worth Chapter ProStart Kick Off, 5-7 pm at Northside High School, 2211 McKinley Ave., Ft. Worth, TX 76164. ACF “Chef of the Year” Chef Tim Prefontaine will be in attendance.  
Golden Triangle Chapter Meeting, 3:30 pm at Lamar University.  Chef Charles Duit and the Culinary Lab will host the meeting. 
Houston Chapter Meeting, 3 pm at Phoenicia Specialty Foods Market Bar.  $5 donation appreciated for wine & beer.  Tour of facility will be provided.  Complimentary parking is available in the One Park Place garage; entrance to garage on McKinney St. between Austin and La Branch.  Take elevator downstairs, goes right into the main store and follow signs into Market Bar at other end of bldg.  Please respond if you can attend to yesles@aol.com, or text 832.428.3209.  
San Antonio Chapter Meeting, 4 pm at Sysco New Braunfels, TX .  Ron Smith Culinary Director from FreshPoint Produce and Don Carr Chef from Sysco will be doing some education topics as we see their new kitchen.
Dallas Chapter Meeting at State Fair of Texas, more details to come.
27 Farm to Chef Austin Student Culinary Competition, 7-11 pm, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Austin, Texas.  For more details click here.  

05 Rio Grande Valley Chefs Picnic.  For more info email santiago.delacruz@ourclub.com.
14 Golden Triangle Chapter 2014 Chef’s Delight.  For more info please email gtchefs@gmail.com.  
17-18 Mushroom Festival-Brazos Valley Chapter, Madisonville, TX.  For more info contact Alfonso Gonzalez at agon316@yahoo.com

Golden Triangle Chef’s Ball, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX.
09 Dallas Chapter Chili Confrontation, 11 am-3 pm, Four Corners Brewery, 423 Singleton Blvd, Dallas, TX 75212 at Trinity Groves.  For more info click here.  To compete in Chili Confrontation email Dawn@thymeManager.com.

Dallas Chapter Treats of Christmas at North Park Mall.  

Houston Chapter Chef’s Ball, 6 pm.  For more info email yesles@aol.com.