Middle Tennessee Chapter
of the
American Culinary Federation


What we are doing with the community.

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A couple of students from Chef Roman Conway’s Hunters Lane High School culinary class assisted Chef Meagan Stewart at Metz with a 300 person plated event! They did an awesome job! Way to go aspiring chefs!

CONGRATULATIONS to our very own Chef Elaine Parker for this outstanding award! Chef Elaine has done amazing things throughout her career and is being honored for some of her community accomplishments! We are very proud and happy for Chef Elaine!
Click the link below to go to the Observer article.


Monday December 10 at 5:30 pm

Chefs Gathering at the

Music City Center

Matt Bodnar of Fresh Hospitality will be our speaker. His company is part of 20 different concepts with over 80 locations so far. He was very excited to be our speaker. The social hour will start at 5:30 and go to 6:30. The quick business portion will go on after that. I have told Matt he would have 20 minutes to speak and then a Q & A period after that.

A short bio for Matt Bodnar.

Matt Bodnar, named to Forbes “30 Under 30”, called a “Rising Restaurateur Star” by the National Restaurant Association and a “Strategy Pro” by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine, is a partner at early stage investment firm Fresh Hospitality. Bodnar joined Fresh in 2011 after several years at Goldman Sachs. He sourced and lead the firm’s investment in I Love Juice Bar, vertical farming startup Square Roots, Vui’s Kitchen, Grilled Cheeserie, and several more deals. Bodnar is a board member and works closely with a number of portfolio companies including Tazikis, I Love Juice Bar, Martins BBQ, Octane Coffee, and Fresh Technology. Bodnar is also the co-founder of Fresh Capital, which focuses on commercial real estate investing and development.

201 Fifth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203


2018 is in the books. Stay tuned for updates on results.

Music City Challenge

Dates for 2019 Pending - Please check back for updates

ACF Sanctioned Culinary Competition

hosted by The Middle Tennessee ACF Chapter


Location Pending.

Competitions are subject to the rules and guidelines establish in the Professional and Student ACF culinary competition manuals. (revised August 2013)

ACF Competition Manuals

Professional Competition Manual (6.06 MB)
Student Competition Manual (6.07 MB)
All fees must be received to reserve an entry. Slots are not guaranteed until entry fee is received
Click here to open and download the Music City Challenge Flyer (Until next competition date is set)


Effective January 1, 2018:

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Welcome, everyone!

We are the Middle Tennesse chapter of the American Culinary Federation. The MTCA provides opportunities for culinary professionals, students, food purveyors, business owners and those with a passion for food to share, educate, and connect through meetings, projects and other activities which promote the culinary arts in Middle Tennessee.

MTCA and AAC are proud to announce the introduction of scholarships for our student members.

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Mailing Address:
Middle TN Chapter
302 Clearlake CT
La Vergne, TN 37086

Email us: contact@nashvillechefs.org

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