Sponsors


Emerald Sponsor

 

Through Nestle Professional Corporate Chef Jesse Cobb, Minor's made a generous monetary sponsorship of ACF Windy City Professional Culinarians in 2010. Their contribution is focused on promoting competition and certification within the chapter. Look for the application of Minor's products at our Annual Gala in February 2011!

 


In-kind Sponsorships

 

Southern Wine & Spirits delivered in-kind sponsorship items of vintage wine and valuable raffle items, as well as the invaluable support of Diane Kelley.

 

In 2010 US Foods sponsored our Annual Gala and our Second Annual Burger Throwdown.  For the Throwdown, US Foods provided all of the fresh 100% pure American beef burger patties everyone enjoyed.  For the Gala, they donated Niman Ranch beef tenderloins.  Special thanks to Rocco Paradiso, CCC, our long-time supporter!

 

 

Fred Linz of Meats by Linz made a significant contributions of Niman Ranch beef tenderloins for our 2010 Annual Gala. They were magnificent!

 

Kimberly Lachman from Holiday Foods is a generous ACF Windy City supporter. Holiday donates delicious varieties of hot and cold hors d'oeuvres for our events.

 

The Union League Club and General Manager Jonathan McCabe have supported the chapter since its inception. So many of our most memorable occasions have been held in the club's opulent event and meeting rooms. Thank you, Jonathan!

 

Fortune Fish Company provided several hundred beautiful jumbo shrimp for our Annual Gala. Special thanks to sales manager Jeff Lemke, CEC!

 

Get Fresh Produce sponsoredour Annual Gala with market fresh Idaho bakers and broccoli that was steamed to perfection. Special thanks to Mark Lepp, sales manager, for all the support!

 

Melissa Rullman of The Flangel Group delivered an assortment of charcuterie items for the antipasto platters for our Annual Gala. She also helped secure Niman Ranch tenderloins, as they broker both of those lines, and more...

 

Homer's, the homemade gourmet ice cream made in Wilmette, always pleases our guests. Thank you, Dean Poulos, for supporting us year after year!

 

Ruprecht Company sponsored our Annual Gala with steaks for our raffle. Sales manager Scott Bross has been a long-time chapter supporter, and we are grateful!

 

LabriolaBaking is a consistently generous sponsor of the chapter. They provide their artisan table breads for our events, and they hosted an educational chapter meeting in 2010. Special thanks to Anthony Nardini, Director of Sales!

 

Chefwear donates their durable and comfortable chef coats for our auctions and raffles, as well as outfits our Burger Throwdown competitors with signature jackets for competition. Special thanks to Carol Mueller for her generosity to the chapter!

 

Our friends at Tasty Catering provide equipment, tents, small wares and support staff for our Summer BBQ and Burger Throwdown.  Their generosity is overwhelming.  For top quality and exceptional service in catering, Chicago businesses trust Tasty Catering.  Whether you are looking for a pig roast, company picnic, breakfast or lunch catering, boxed lunches, holiday parties or elegant special events, Tasty Catering is your partner for corporate catering.

 

From the Gold Coast to the Magnificent Mile, Classic Party Rentals Chicago is the preferred supplier for events large and small in the Windy City. For more than 40 years, they have been the party rental partner for such high-profile events as the Presidential Democratic Debate, movie premiers, and events for the Chicago Bulls, Bears, Cubs and White Sox. Classic Party Rentals generously sponsors our events, especially our Annual Gala, through donations of china, silver, glassware and equipment.  Thank you, John Rudy and Rosemary Reed, and everyone at CPR!!

 

Established in 1991, Hormel Foods Foodservice has become a leader in the foodservice industry, thanks to their focus on innovation, variety and value. Even more important than their delicious products or huge variety of on-trend proteins, however, is their commitment to their distributors: At Hormel Foods Foodservice, their business is dedicated to growing yours.

 

The French Pastry School instructs over one thousand students and pastry professionals in hands-on classes each year and offers three main programs: L'Art de la Pâtisserie, a full-time 24-week pastry and baking certificate program; L'Art du Gâteau, The Professional Cake Baking and Decorating Program, a full-time 16-week certificate program; L'Art de la Boulangerie, an 8-week Artisanal Bread Baking Course; and Continuing Education courses.

 

Ronnoco's Foodservice Division specializes in addressing the needs of the finest restaurants, hotels, and private clubs in the Midwest. They create customized, value added coffee programs to help their customers increase their guest satisfaction, sales and profits through high quality coffees and related products. Ronnoco employs a team of highly trained coffee experts to craft the right program for your business and to partner with you ongoing.

 

Gibsons Steakhouse donated theopulent private dining facility at their landmark Rush Street location for our Annual Gala. Special thanks to owner Steve Lombardo and Corporate Executive Chef Randy Waidner, CEC!

 

Peter Testa, Debbie Johnson and the Testa Produce team are long-time supporters of the chapter, always generously responding to the chapter's needs. Testa offers the quality and price value of a broadline distributor, with outstanding quality and service. They supply all varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables (domestic and international), frozen, canned, and specialty products from our facility just west of the Loop.

 

Bill Schutz and his great team are generous sponsors, accommodating our Summer BBQ and Burger Throwdown at their facility every year.  For over 50 years, Consumers Packing Company has been providing customers with the very best USDA Prime and USDA Choice beef available in the marketplace. They go above and beyond to be the best, with a reputation of quality and service.

 

At Gonnella, the art of bread making has been their passion for well over a century. Using only the finest ingredients and Old World recipes handed down from generation to generation, thrir master bakers produce fresh baked breads that are unmatched in quality and consistency.  Thank you, David Gonnella, for supporting our chapter!!

 

Concept Food Brokers was founded in 1981 by Carl Fulkerson with a commitment to provide a high level of sales and service for their principals. They provide the best possible representation for their principals by being actively involved in the planning, marketing, sales and service functions affecting their busines.

 

Kronos manufactures and markets the highest quality premium gyros in the U.S. and is also a leading supplier of Pita Bread, Tzatziki Sauce, Fillo Classics and other Mediterranean specialty food items. They supply appetizers and entrées for any dining occasion.

 

Since 1958, Maple Leaf Farms of Milford, Indiana has been producing innovative, value-added duck products of unequalled quality. Consistent and flavorful eating experiences make our products the favorite of chefs, restaurateurs, retailers, and discerning consumers worldwide.

 

For generations, New England has held a reputation for superior seafood and is home to an abundance of well-known seafood species found on most dinner menus. With 40+ years of experience and direct access to the Boston waterfront, New Engalnd Seafood Company, Inc. brings their exceptional quality seafood products and successful business practices to your door.

 

Founded in France in 1933 by the Besnier family, Group Lactalis is the unifying force behind Europe's most celebrated family of fine cheese. Here, master cheese makers combine the traditions they inherited from early Norman dynasties with cutting-edge technology to craft cheese recognized the world over for consistent quality, texture and taste.

This tradition of excellence makes Lactalis the leader in Europe. Now we've extended that tradition to you in the United States through Lactalis Foodservice.

 

Since 1986, Van-Lang Foods has been dedicated to creating fine appetizers and hors d'oeuvres. Their products are prepared from recipes they have, with great care, developed together with chefs from around the world. Known for their wide variety of unique international flavor profiles, Van Lang Foods is proud of the long and prestigious list of those who have consistently chosen to serve Van Lang Foods to their guests.

 

Coca-Cola Foodservice strives to deliver increasingly more value to their customers through innovation and improved offerings.  ACF Windy City is proudly a Coca-Cola chapter!

 

Unilever Food Solutions helps chefs all over the world serve tasty, wholesome meals that keep guests coming back for more.  They create ingredients that save precious prep time in the kitchen, without compromising on flavour or flair, and constantly provide ideas and inspiration that keep your menu fresh and exciting.

 

Buedel meats – Buedel is a meat packing company with the highest standards, you can always rely on them for the consistent quality and taste experience that your customers expect from you.  You will enjoy the convenience of having one dedicated, reliable supplier who works with you to understand your unique needs and preferences for all your meat requirements – and then reliably fulfills them accurately and on time.

Owner/ Partner John Cecala is a Windy City Chefs Associate Member and strong supporter of the chapter. They frequently and generously donate products for all of our events.

John has begun to contribute to The Windy City Chefs Newsletter as a guest editorial writer.

 

 

 

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