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JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Sept. 7, 2023 — The American Culinary Federation (ACF) , the leading culinary association for professional and student chefs, announced the appointment of Christopher Tanner, CEC, CCE, AAC , as its new Executive Director. In his new role, Chef Tanner will oversee all departments at the ACF national office, including certification and accreditation, continuing education, competitions, events, strategic partnerships, and marketing and communications as well as work with the ACF’s elected National President and Board of Directors to continue to grow and strengthen the federation. "As a highly respected ACF Chef and Culinary Educator, Chef Chris Tanner brings a wealth of knowledge and unique perspectives to enhance our members experience with the ACF as well as growing membership,” said ACF National President Rene J. Marquis, CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC . “Having served as a research chef and as an educator for two decades, Chef Chris has a direct line of sight into the issues and challenges chefs are facing today communicates effectively with all chefs , and is uniquely qualified to help address those who are members and those who could be. His great history will help our industry grow the ACF to maintain the standard of professional excellence as we have for the last 94 years.” Most recently, Chef Tanner served as the Director of Culinary Development at Rubix Foods, where he was responsible for leading the company’s culinary research and development program. Prior to that, he held executive chef positions at various restaurants across the U.S. and has served in leadership roles with Campbell Soup Company and Griffith Foods. American Culinary Federation Appoints Christopher Tanner, CEC, CCE, AAC, as Executive Director Experienced R&D Chef Tanner will spearhead ACF’s future growth

I am overwhelmed with emotion and deeply excited to begin this new chapter in my career,” Chef Tanner said. “We have an amazing team at the national office and I plan to

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