The American Culinary Federation: Pikes Peak Chapter, pulled out all the stops this year at their annual Culinary Passport event. Eager food enthusiasts lined up outside the Colorado Springs Skills Academy: Vocational Center, for an evening of international cuisine tastings. A slew of local ACF chefs from various Colorado businesses displayed their talents in the form of delicious bites that were inspired by various regions spanning the globe. 

Chef Brother Luck lookin’ cute.

Check out the video below to watch a recap of the event and prepare to get hungry! Artisan food crafted by talented chefs is always a hit, but the food tasted that much better when you learned the stories and felt the community that these ACF chefs offered the attendees. 

ACF Pikes Peak Chapter, Culinary Passport event.

Kitchens world-wide are being decimated by the lack of workers needed to keep their business afloat. The affects of labor shortages is forcing employers everywhere to address why it is so hard to find support their kitchens. Organizations like the ACF are continually addressing these issues and advocating for the education, development and the right to a fair living wage for chefs in the industry. Do what you can to help support the men and women who choose culinary and food service for a career. It’s in all of our best interest…

Chef Nate Rockwood and his Elk Chili

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