2013 ACFCCA President
I have been involved with the ACF since 1984. To be elected as 2013 ACF Colorado Chefs Association President is a great honor. I consider myself a strong and compassionate leader. I especially enjoy working with culinary students and young adults. I believe that one person can affect the future but with the resources of many we can continue to take the ACFCCA to the next level. The willingness of our ACFCCA members to pool their time and talent is why our association is so successful!
This is our mission: To provide educational opportunities to Colorado residents pursuing a career in the culinary profession through leadership, financial assistance and guidance, thereby enhancing the quality of the Colorado Culinary Arts. We must keep our mission in sight at all times. We must continue to give our heart, soul and passion to the mission if we are to continue to be the best we can be.
I challenge all in the Colorado culinary community to keep raising the bar of culinary excellence. Why belong if you are not going to give the association everything you have to give. Don’t just be a member, be an active member. I look forward to serving as ACFCCA President and continuing a great tradition through a framework established by our past Presidents.
Christopher DeJohn, Executive Chef, Centerplate - email@example.com
2013 ACFCCA Education Fund President
I am honored to serve as 2013 ACF Colorado Chefs Education Fund President. I have great confidence in our ability as an association to move to the next level as the leader of the Colorado culinary community. Through open and honest discussions and hearty collaboration we will find ways to make our association grow stronger and to prosper.
We must always work to bring more culinarians into our association. That continued growth is the foundation of what we do moving forward. When asked, “Why belong?” We belong because we want to increase the professional growth of the Colorado culinary community through education.
As we move forward this year, let us remember to seek people to mentor into future board positions. It is our job as today’s leaders to develop the ACF Colorado leaders of the future. We must seek other members to take ownership in the growth of our association. An association who repeatedly maintains the same leadership through the years is doomed to eventually fade into mediocrity.
We are proud that ACF Colorado does not have any secret handshakes or good ‘ol boys clubs. We have chosen to be inclusive and seek those who have common goals-to share professional knowledge and skills with all culinarians. This goal has served ACF Colorado well. We are all concerned with the success of each other; we work well together and celebrate all things culinary. We must continue to take pride that we are a professional group of chefs, culinary students, associates and educators, that respect the opinions and ideas of others.
I look forward to working with you all as we continue to build a stronger association.
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Sir Winston Churchill
Respectfully, Jason K. Morse, CEC ACF Colorado Chefs Association – Education Board President Executive Chef, 5280 Culinary, LLC firstname.lastname@example.org