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Eleven Chefs Prepare for Certified Master Chef® Exam

Eleven chefs from across the nation are preparing to take the ultimate culinary test—the American Culinary Federation’s Certified Master Chef (CMC) exam. The eight-day exam will be held Oct. 26-Nov.2, at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Los Angeles, Pasadena, California.

  • Timothy Bucci, CEC®, CCE®, CHE, culinary arts instructor, Joliet Junior College, Joliet, Illinois
  • David Daniot, CEC®, executive chef, Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan
  • Kevin Doherty, CEC®, CCA®, regional executive chef, Delaware North Companies Sportservice at TD Garden, Boston
  • Joseph Leonardi, CEC®, executive chef, Somerset Club, Boston
  • Jonathan Moosmiller, CEC®, executive chef, Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Kevin Quinn, CEC®, lead chef instructor, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Austin, Austin, Texas
  • Timothy Recher, CEC®, executive chef/assistant general manager, The Army Navy Country Club, Arlington, Virginia
  • Daryl Shular, CEC®, director of education/executive chef, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Atlanta, Tucker, Georgia
  • Kevin Storm, CEC®, CCA®, AAC®, executive chef, Bellerive Country Club, St. Louis
  • Randy Torres, CEC®, AAC®, chef instructor, Oregon Coast Culinary Institute, Coos Bay, Oregon
  • Percy Whatley, CEC®, regional executive chef, Delaware North Companies Parks and Resorts at The Ahwahnee® Hotel, Yosemite National Park, California

This credential is considered the highest and most demanding achievement level of ACF certification and successful candidates will join an elite group of only 67 chefs in the United States. Learn more about the exam and the candidates at www.acfchefs.org/CMC.

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2015 American Culinary Classic – REGISTER TODAY!

Culinary teams, it is the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) pleasure to invite you to participate in the 2015 American Culinary Classic. This competition is open to international culinary teams, limited to 12, as well as regional, city, college, company, military teams and individuals from the United States. This event will take place during the 2015 ACF National Convention, July 30-Aug 3, 2015, at the Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, Florida. Register today!

ACF Certification Scholarship Program Applications Due Oct. 31

Recertifying chefs experiencing financial difficulties may qualify for a scholarship. Review the certification scholarship application to see if you qualify. Applications are due Oct. 31, 2014, and scholarship awards will be made by Feb. 15, 2015.

Check Out the Recipe of the Week in ACF's Recipe Collection

ACF's recipe collection allows you to input, rate, share, search and save recipes. National Chocolate Cupcake Day is Oct. 18! Make these healthier Chocolate-kissed Cupcakes that use black beans instead of flour. Enter your own recipes at www.acfchefs.org/recipes.

Take the 2014 ACF Refresher Webinar “Crafting the Critique”

Approved Certification Evaluator (ACE) refresher sessions are available via a web-based seminar. The 2014 course is approximately 90 minutes and no preregistration is necessary. Find a date that works for your schedule.

“Pass It On” is the theme of Worldchefs’ International Chefs Day 2014

International Chefs Day 2014 is Oct. 20. This year’s theme is “Pass It On.” The theme is a call to chefs around the world to share their knowledge with others and to remember what an important role they play as mentors. Learn more and pass on your story.

Join ACF on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

Join ACF on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to find out about exciting opportunities, industry updates and more. Share your news, thoughts and views with more than 51,500 professional chefs, foodservice executives and culinarians.

What’s Your ACF Story?

For 85 years, chefs, students and foodservice professionals have benefitted from membership and involvement in ACF. Read several members’ stories and share your story.