Dear ACF Midlands Members;

Greetings to all and my hope is that your fall season is going well.

It seems to me that with all this technology, making things easier, that we all are just getting busier each

day. Please remember to take some time to unplug and enjoy the moment and those who are most

important to you.

One way you can do this is join me for our fall Oktoberfest meeting on Monday October 3 rd at Conquest

brewery near the stadium. This is our annual beer and food paring meeting with 8 tastings of

Conquest’s finest and 4 different cheeses and 4 food parings. This is also bring a friend night

membership drive. For each member who brings a prospective member you will each take home a free

Growler. If you do not have a potential member to invite, bring a guest anyway this is a fun and relaxing

meeting for you to just enjoy some quality time, you can Growl at each other later. Please see the flier

and put us on your calendar, phone, or apple watch.

In July Charlie Young and I represented our chapter in Phoenix Arizona at the National convention, we

had a strong showing with 6 members from the Midlands. A shout out to Midlands member Brian Hay

CEC who was one of the presenters. Next year’s convention will be in Orlando Florida, if you have never

been please make plans to attend it is well worth the trip and within driving distance.

Thank you to US Foods who hosted our 16 th Annual US Foods ACF Midlands Golf Classic in September,

we had over 120 golfers and beautiful sunshine until the last hole. The rain that dumped onto the course

did nothing to dampen the spirits of everyone who had a great day of networking and sportsmanship.

This continues to be our largest fundraiser so please reach out to them in appreciation.

There are some upcoming events for you to be involved in in any capacity that fits your schedule, please

reach out to any board member and share your interest. If we each do a little a lot can be accomplished

for the good of the community.


John Lindower

Acting Board President

ACF Midlands

Ingredient of the Month

African Piquante’ Peppers approx 35 calories per 1/3 cup serving, low cholesterol, low fat, excellent source of calcium, low sodium, low saturated fat. A Superfruit ranking low on the Scoville scale, a red fruit that looks like a combination of a small pepper and tomato. Piquante’ peppers are primarily grown in the Tzaneen area of South Africa’s Limpopo province. Great for making appetizers, soups and side dishes.

ACF-Midlands Mission Statement

Our organization is committed to education, certification, and supporting the community that frequents the establishments in which we work. We focus to serve each member, strive to foster partnerships within our profession and create a fraternal bond of respect and integrity among all.

October 3rd meeting Conquest Brewery

November 7th meeting TBD

November 20 Saluda Shoals Chairman's lighting

December 4th Sunday Holiday Party

January 29 President's Award Dinner