CHEF AUTUMN PATTI,
Program Director & Asst. Professor
Culinary Arts, Baking & Pastry Arts Programs HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College
CHEF JOHN REIS
CHEF ANNA SMITH
SUPERVISING CHEF AT JDK CATERING GROUP
CHEF CHER HARRIS, CEPC
Corporate Pastry Chef
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts
HACC Culinary Arts student
CHARIMAN OF THE BOARD
CHEF BRIAN PEFFLEY, CEPC CCE AAC
Lebanon County Career & Technical School
We are a very active, educational, and welcoming organization. In the early 1990s, the Harrisburg Chapter was formed by a group of forward-thinking and food-loving individuals with a simple mission in mind.
Since the formation of ACF Harrisburg Chapter PA-181, we have seen a continuous growth of our very open and fun-loving group of individuals, from Executive Chefs, Educators, Young Culinarians, Charitable Organizations, and Food Enthusiasts called “Foodies.”
In this web site, we hope you read our newsletters, see our pictures, and browse our site for all it has to offer you.
Please contact us if you have any questions of interest about the American Culinary Federation or our local ACF Harrisburg Chapter.
It is our goal to make a positive difference for culinarians through
education, apprenticeship, and certification, while creating a fraternal
bond of respect and integrity among culinarians everywhere.
As a proud member of the American Culinary Federation, I pledge to share my professional knowledge and skill with all culinarians. I will place honor, fairness, cooperation and consideration first when dealing with my colleagues. I will keep all comments professional and respectful when dealing with my colleagues. I will protect all members from the use of unfair means, unnecessary risks and unethical behavior when used against them for another’s personal gain. I will support the success, growth, and future of my colleagues and this great federation.
Adopted at Board of Governors, August 3, 2010
This award recognizes educators who demonstrate excellence in the classroom, along with passion, commitment, and creativity in all aspects of the ProStart program.
Chef Peffley has been a pastry arts instructor at Lebanon County CTC for more than 25 years, and was an early adopter of the ProStart curriculum in his classroom. His students receive the full culinary experience through their involvement in community events, industry competitions, and running a lunchtime eatery. In addition, Chef Peffley was instrumental in bringing an accredited postsecondary apprenticeship program to Lebanon County, which operates in conjunction with Hershey Entertainment and Resorts.
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