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ChefConnect: Atlanta Education

Molecular Gastronomy & Technology in The Classroom

Discover how to affordably incorporate this technology into existing curriculum with David Campbell, CCC, CCE, chef instructor, SUNY at Cobleskill and 2013 ACF Northeast Region Educator of the Year.

The Flavors of Kimchi

Experience the art of Korean fermentation in a demonstration by Wook Kang, CEC, assistant professor/culinary instructor, Kendall College.

Eat The Enemy: Cooking With Invasive Lionfish

Learn how to substitute this invasive species in recipes that use grouper and snapper from Gary Klinefelter, CEC, executive chef, Diplomat Prime at Diplomat Resort & Spa.

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In The News

Ethics and Internal Audit Committee Nominations

Nominations are being accepted for elected committee positions on the internal audit and ethics committees. Each committee has five open positions—one representative from each region and one national chairperson. All current ACF members have the opportunity to serve on these committees. If you would like to run for one of these positions, please complete the PDF nomination forms and return to the ACF national office by mail, fax or email. All nomination forms for the Northeast and Southeast Regions must be returned or postmarked no later than March 6, 2016. Nomination forms for the Central and Western Regions must be returned or postmarked by March 27, 2016. Voting will take place during ChefConnect: Atlanta and ChefConnect: Hawaii, respectively, and elected committee members will serve for two years. Thank you for supporting these very important ACF committees!

ChefConnect: Atlanta

Hyatt Regency Atlanta, March 13–15, 2016. Northeast and Southeast members kick off the 2016 Signature Series in the Peach State, where ACF will be welcomed with the warmest of Southern charm. With one of the fastest growing food cultures in the country, Atlanta is home to cutting-edge, award-winning chefs and restaurants with firmly planted Southern roots as well as international and ethnic offerings. Join us for education and networking in Georgia’s capital city.

ChefConnect: Hawaii

Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, April 3–5, 2016. Central and Western Region members head to Hawaii Island for the Spirit of Aloha. Comprised of five distinct volcanoes, The Big Island is an unrivaled expression of the power of nature. Native Hawaiian cuisine started with the first Polynesians who arrived with fruit and plants to cultivate the new land. Today, modern regional cuisine beautifully reflects the fusion of global influences and local products. Join us for a culinary exploration of local and regional cuisine along with industry trends, education and networking.

Cook. Craft. Create. Convention & Show

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, July 15–19, 2016. Phoenix’s bold nature shines through with unique cultural eats, breathtaking sunsets against rugged mountains and a gateway to the Grand Canyon. Visit Arizona’s urban heart for educational and engagement opportunities that will build off the ChefConnect: series and provide a revitalizing experience for members, foodservice professionals, students and competitors. Whether you are a seasoned chef or a student new to the kitchen, Cook. Craft. Create. offers something for everyone. Mark your calendars and get ready for this amazing convention in Phoenix!