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The American Culinary Federation Minneapolis Chefs Chapter is proud to present the Daniel Cleary Saint Paul Farmers Market Culinary Competition!

Please join us and grow through competition!

Cooking category is KG and full details for all competitions can be found at

Location: 290 5th St E, St Paul, MN 55101

September 24th and 25th

8:00 am start time both days

With 2 days available to compete you can compete both days to double your chances at a medal!

$150 for Professional members and $50 for student members per entry

For further details please contact Chef Natalie Thompson at:

Payment for competition can be made via PayPal with our chapter's account

Please place in the memo for payment "Farmers Market"


More information and online registration: Go to

ACF Minneapolis Chef's Chapter

ACF/MCC 2021 Maple Leaf Farms

Chef of the Year

Chef Pierre Rabbia

Congratulations to all of the 2021 ACF/MCC Scholarship winners!

Megan Vinar by Toby Landgraf

Natalie Thompson by Toby landgraf

Lydia Niemann by Toby Landgraf

ACF/MCC 2021 Performance Foods Group

Student Chef Of The Year

Natalie Thompson


Congratulations to all of the 2020 Award winners!

2021 Chef of the year

 Chef Pierre Rabbia

2021 Educator of the Year

   Chef Jeremiah Lanes

2021 CHEFY   (Member of the Year)

Chef Mary Levinski

2021 Little Oscar Award

Chef Donyelle Williams

2021 Chairman of the Board winner

Sue Zelickson

2021 Serve Award

Chef Angelo Montes

Special Recognition from the President

Chef William Niemer

Chef Patrick Conway

Performance Food Group

Bix Produce

Ranchers Legacy



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27 Sep 2022 5:30 PM • Core Foodservice 7115 Northland Terrace N suite 400, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
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Second Harvest, a national network of food banks, started Kids Cafe in 1993 and now feeds children in many of the major metropolitan areas all over the country. Perspectives located in St. Louis Park is host to Kids Café which is primarily funded through donations from Foundations, Corporations, local Chefs, and Restaurateurs including the ACFMCC

Kids Café is a nutrition and self-esteem program for high risk and homeless youth living in St. Louis Park. The program operates 5 days a week and serves over 55 elementary aged children each day. The program provides mentoring and education around nutrition, as well as teaching the children key team building, leadership and hygiene skills. Kids Café served approximately 11,700 meals in 2017.

The Kids Café restaurant style kitchen, is designed as a child-friendly space, was completed in September 1998. Perspectives targets the youth within the local area, including our Supportive Housing Program kids whose parents are struggling to make ends meet. Kids come to this daily after-school program throughout the entire year. The curriculum provides academic enrichment as well as the kitchen experience, utilizing volunteers as mentors to teach and support the children.

The Kids Café program serves children a well-balanced home-style evening meal. The program seeks to mentor basic socialization skills, responsibility, contribution, sharing, positive companionship, and healthy decision-making. The uniqueness about the program is that children work together to prepare the meal, set the table and then help clean up afterwards.

This exciting program has a full-time Chef that works with the children to guide and teach them as they prepare, serve, and clean up a nightly dinner. Chef Donyelle Williams  has been with the program for for just a little while, she herself is a graduate from the program. She is more than happy to answer any questions about the program from his professional experience. You can reach Chef Donyelle via email at or by phone (952)-926-2600 ext. 2518.

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