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Welcome to Far North Queensland Branch

For any enquires please contact Brian Down on 0407 966841 or Dorothy Richmond on 07 4042 2686. Our email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and our Post Office Box is PO 926 North Cairns QLD 4870

We hold our monthly Committee meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of each month starting at 5pm at the TAFE. All members are welcome to attend (date & time are subject to change).


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ACF Chef's Conference

spoonsThe Australian Culinary Federation invites you all to join us for the inaugural ACF Chef’s Conference
This momentous event will run for 2 days & will bring together the largest gathering of chefs & culinary friends of the food industry
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AGM Cairns

All members are invited to attend the AGM to be held prior to our next lunch at Bellocale starting at 11am.0n the 26th Nov, Only full members can be elected to executive positions but social members can apply to sit on the social committee.

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ACF Committee

Sushi Workshop

chefs-workshopThe sushi workshop was a foundraiser and was a great success

Thanks to members from the Australian Japanese group in Cairns who volunteered their time and expertise, the ACF North Queensland was able to offer a sushi making workshop to members and their friends on Thursday September 4th!


National Apprentice Competition 2014

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The NAC is a culmination of many apprentice competitions being held throughout the year in each state and territory and includes training chefs in each year of apprenticeship and a culinary students section.The best apprentice from each apprentice year and culinary student section from each state and territory are brought together to compete and decide the overall winners.
Held in Adelaide 20th -24th October 2014