Texas Chefs Association




Who We Are

Texas Chefs Association is a chapter of the American Culinary Federation. Texas Chefs Association is comprised of 13 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


Upcoming Events


2015 TCA CONVENTION – JULY 9-12, 2015

MARCH 2015
02 Early Registration ends for ACF Central/Western Regional Conference.  Visit ACF for more info.
02 Brazos Valley Chapter Meeting, 4 pm at La Riviera, 3700 Texas 6 Business #300, Bryan, TX 77802.
03 Dallas Chapter Meeting, 3 pm at The Crescent Club, 400 Crescent Court, Dallas, TX 75201, 214.871.3200.  The Chapter will be dedicating this meeting to Ewald Scholz. For more info. click pdf.  Please watch video 

East Texas Chapter Meeting. 4 pm.  Contact Director Chef Rick Neal for more info., chefrickneal@yahoo.com, 903.530.6922.
05 Golden Triangle Chapter Meeting.  For more info contact Director, Traci Gates at gtchefs@gmail.com
Austin Chapter Meeting.  For more info contact Director, Tony Castillo at 830.596.2356.
09 Corpus Christi Chapter Meeting.  For more info contact Director, Michael Stephans at 361.826.4752.
09 Fort Worth Chapter Meeting.  For more info contact Director, Chris Belanger at 817.739.3050
Rio Grande Valley Chapter Meeting, 3pm at Doctors Hospital, Chef Luis Espinoza in Edinburg hosting meeting.
10 San Antonio Chapter Meeting.  For more info contact Director, Phillip Salinas at 409.457.8415.
16 Permian Basin Chapter Meeting.  For more info contact Director, Shawn Cooley at 432.685.1111 ext 3080
17 Houston Chapter Meeting at 2:30 pm at Forest Club, 9950 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX.  Host, Adam Heath CEC, 713.686.3728.  Local Chapter Nominations, social and ideas.  

APRIL 2015
ACF Competition at Ben E. Keith Show in Houston registration deadline.  See April 15th for more info.
Dallas Chapter Meeting, 3 pm at Mi Cocina, 7750 N. MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75063, 469.621.0451.  Meeting hosted by Chef Fernando Martinez.  Meeting will feature all Associate Members.  
ACF Central/Western Regional Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Visit ACF website for more info.
ACF Competition at Ben E. Keith Show at NRG Park Center, Houston, TX.  For competition application, click here.  
Golden Triangle Chapter Champagne and Ribs, Beaumont, Texas.
18 52nd Houston Chefs Ball 
at Bayou Club of Houston, 8550 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77024.  6 pm cocktails, 7:15 pm dinner, $150 per guest.  Call Lester Binnick for tickets at 832.428.3209.  Dave Halston & The Little Big Band-The music of Frank Sinatra.  World Trade Center Theme & Silent Auction benefiting Shriners Burn Center
26 Brazos Valley Chapter Dinner Event at La Riviera.  Please contact Director, Alfonso Gonzalez at agonz316@yahoo.com for more info.

MAY 2015
Rio Grande Valley Chapter, Audubon Event in Weslaco at 7 pm.  Volunteers needed, contact santiago.delacruz@ourclub.com.  

JUNE 2015
ACFNational Conference early registration ends.  Visit ACF website for more info.
TRA Marketplace at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas, TX.  For more info visit TRA.

JULY 2015
09-12 Texas Chefs Association Convention, McAllen, Texas.  More info coming soon.
30-Aug 3
 ACF National Convention, Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando Florida.  For more info go to ACF website.