The Culinary Insider

Through The Culinary Insider e-newsletter, the federation provides members with regular news alerts and timely information on products and services offered by the American Culinary Federation and its partners.

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The Culinary Insider, Vol. XVI, Issue 14 - July 9, 2018

  • Young Chefs News
    • Congratulations to the winners of the SkillsUSA National Culinary Competition!
    • American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) awarded financial scholarships
    • Congratulations to Elijah Pulley, ACF's Young Chef of the Month for June/July 2018
  • Events & Member News
    • Cook. Craft. Create. ACF National Convention & Show
    • Limited tickets remain for President's Grand Ball, AAC Dinner and CMC Dine-Around
    • Explore opportunities at the Career Fair
    • July/August issue of National Culinary Review is now available
  • Certification News
    • 2019 CMC& Exam Date Announced!
    • Check out the new and improved CMC Handbook
  • Highlights from the ACF Blog
    • Essential, unversal kitchen skills
    • Culinary skills summer camp
    • Raising a glass to American Presidents

The Culinary Insider, Vol. XVI, Issue 13 - June 25, 2018

  • Countless Mix-and-Match Options: Constellation™ dinnerware from Libbey® †
  • Certification News
    • The 2019 CMC® Exam has been scheduled
    • Check Out the New and Improved CMC® Handbook
  • Events & Member News
    • Cook. Craft. Create. ACF National Convention & Show
    • Display your hard work and ACF pride with a beautiful plaque
    • Save up to 80% at Office Depot and OfficeMax
    • Update your Contact Information Online
    • The Inaugural ACF CMC® Dine Around July 18 @ Cook. Craft. Create.
  • Highlights from the ACF Blog
    • The President's Plate - The History of White House Cuisine
    • ACF Chapter formation lessons learned
    • An Information Age approach to Menu Preferences

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The Culinary Insider, Vol. XVI, Issue 12 - June 11, 2018

  • Upcoming Events & Member News
    • Cook. Craft. Create. ACF National Convention & Show
    • Pre-order 2018 Convention t-shirt and pin
    • Check out the ACF Career Center at jobs.acfchefs.org
    • Visit the Career Fair at Cook. Craft. Create.
    • Enter the Young Chefs Beef Cook-Off
    • Get protected by LegalShield and IDShield
    • Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl - 2017 Practice Edition
    • Update your Contact Information Online
  • Highlights from the ACF Blog
    • Fermantation to preseve food and add flavor
    • Six Cool Workshops and Talks at Cook. Craft. Create.
    • Classic technique

The Culinary Insider, Vol. XVI, Issue 11 - May 28, 2018

  • Certification News
    • Certification Refresher Courses at Cook. Craft. Create.
    • Revamped CCA Certification level
    • Updated Practical Exam Forms
  • Upcoming Events & Member News
    • Cook. Craft. Create. Speaker and Demo Lineup
    • Use TicketsatWork to save on New Orleans Attractions
    • Experts Wanted - Writers and Sources needed for ACF Publications
    • Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl - 2017 Practice Edition
    • Update your Contact Information Online
  • Young Chefs News
    • Congratulations to Daniel Hess for becoming May’s Young Chef of the Month
    • Lorain County JVS culinary students at Ohio SkillsUSA and FCCLA competitions
    • Western Regions Beef Council is hosting a Young Chefs Cook-Off
    • The basics of cooking from Cuyahoga Community College culinary students
  • Highlights from the ACF Blog
    • Who will be ACF's Student Chef of the Year?
    • White Chocolate Bonbons With Aged Gruyere Ganache

The Culinary Insider, Vol. XVI, Issue 10 - May 14, 2018

  • Set the State with Libbey® †
  • 14th Annual CAFÉ Leadership Conference is June 14-16 †
  • Upcoming Events & Member News
    • Cook. Craft. Create. ACF National Convention & Show, July 15-19
    • Career Fair July 17-18 at Cook. Craft. Create.
    • Gallapher Association Solutions Business Insurance
    • Experts Wanted - Writers and Sources needed for ACF Publications
    • Visit the ACF Booth at the National Restaurant Association Show May 19-22
    • May's Ingredient of the Month is Peas!
  • Certification News
    • Revamped CCA Certification Level effective June 1
    • 30-hour Beverage Management Requirement in CEC/CEPC Certification
  • Young Chefs News
    • Calling all secondary students and instructors for the Knowledge Bowl Competition
  • Highlights from the ACF Blog
    • Why do chefs wear toques
    • "A recipe has no soul..."
    • Check out these four "can't miss" restaurants in New Orleans during Cook. Craft. Create.

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The Culinary Insider, Vol. XVI, Issue 9 - April 30, 2018

  • Beef. It's What's For Dinner Young Chefs Cook-off †
  • 14th Annual CAFÉ Leadership Conference is June 14-16 †
  • Member News
    • Cook. Craft. Create. ACF National Convention & Show, July 15-19
    • Join (or rejoin) your local chapter today and get a Free ACF Chef Coat!
    • Show off your ACF Pride with Membership Patches
    • Experts Wanted - Writers and Sources needed for ACF Publications
    • New Benefit - METLIFE Dental Plans
    • Last Change - Submit your proposal to present at a 2019 ACF event
  • Certification News
    • Train & Refresh
    • CCA Certification Changes
    • Jamaican Chefs Test for ACF Certifications
  • Young Chefs News
    • Get it While It's Hot
    • ACF Young Chef of the Month
    • What Do You Know
  • Highlights from the ACF Blog
    • "CMC is a lifestyle, not a cooking test." -Chef Lawrence McFadden, CMC
    • Sous vide - a New Frontier in Food Service

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The Culinary Insider, Vol. XVI, Issue 8 - April 16, 2018

  • Constellation™ dinnerware - 24/7 Protection for Your Reputation †
  • Young Chefs News
    • ACF Culinary Youth Team USA 2020 Announced!
    • Need Some Cash? - ACFEF scholarship applications are due April 30
  • Ingredient of the Month - Strawberries
  • ACF Member News
    • Cook. Craft. Create. ACF National Convention & Show, July 15-19
    • Find the Best New Recruits at ACF's Career Fair at Cook. Craft. Create.
    • Women Speak: Curating the Future of Food †
    • Share Your Expertise - Submit a Proposal to Present a Seminar or Demo
    • Opportunity - A Seat at the Table
    • Protect Yourself - Discounts on LegalShield and IDShield
  • Highlights from the ACF Blog
    • ACF's Apprenticeship Program
    • Sweat the Small Stuff
    • Spoons have evolved across time

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The Culinary Insider, Vol. XVI, Issue 7 - April 2, 2018

  • The Coat For Every Top Chef †
  • The ACF Private Insurance Exchange is Now Available!
  • ChefConnect: Newport Beach Award Winners - Western Region
    • Todd Leonard, CEC - Chef of the Year
    • Diana Fallis, CEPC - Pastry Chef of the Year
    • Leonard Bailey, CEC - Chef Educator of the Year
    • Peter Hodgson, CEC, AAC- Chef Professionalism Award
    • Utahna Warren - Student Chef of the Year
    • Bill Sy, CEC, AAC, HOF - Hermann G. Rusch Chef's Achievement Award
    • Orange Coast College - Student Team Winners
    • Utah Valley University Culinary Arts Institute - Knowledge Bowl Winners
  • ChefConnect: Newport Beach Award Winners - Central Region
    • Robert Coran - Chef of the Year
    • Mark Slessor - Pastry Chef of the Year
    • Wook Kang, CEC - Chef Educator of the Year
    • Kevin Brennan - Chef Professionalism Award
    • Andrew Dos Santos - Student Chef of the Year
    • Alex Darvishi, CEC - Hermann G. Rusch Chef's Achievement Award
    • Fox Valley Technical College - Student Team Winners
    • Culinary Institute of Michigan at Baker College - Knowledge Bowl Winners
  • ACF Member News
    • Call for Presenters
    • Committee Chair Vacancies
    • Get Healthy! - Whole Life Challenge
    • Career Fair
    • Curating the Future of Food †
    • ACF Young Chef of the Month - Lydia Ross, CEC
  • Support Culinary Team USA 2020: Whole Life Challenge/Culinary Team USA 2020 Fundraiser
  • ACF Chefs In The News
    • Military Chefs Compete for Top Honors
    • ACF offers educational opportunities

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The Culinary Insider, Vol. XVI, Issue 6 - March 19, 2018

  • Northeast and Southeast Baron H. Garland Knowledge Bowl Champions
    • Congratulations to the students from Westmoreland County Community College
    • Congratulations, as well, to the students from the ACF Southwestern Virginia Chapter
  • Northeast and Southeast Student Team Champions
    • Congratulations to the students from the ACF Long Island Chapter
    • Congratulations, as well, to the students from the Raleigh-Durham Area Chefs Association
  • ACF is proud to welcome a new strategic partner: Women Chefs & Restaurateurs (WCF)!
  • ACF Member News
    • ACF Plaques
    • HotelEngine
    • ACF Culinary Team USA 2020 Holds Fundraiser
  • Support Culinary Team USA 2020: Whole Life Challenge/Culinary Team USA 2020 Fundraiser
  • Certification News
    • Allowance of Immersion Circulators
    • Check out the ACF Certification Facebook Group
  • Trends, Techniques and Tastes
    • March Ingredient of the Month is Rutabaga!
    • Enter the March Ingredient of the Month Social Media Contest
  • Upcoming Deadlines
    • Share Your Expertise by Presenting at ACF Events!
    • Apply for the 2019 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Culinary Arts

The Culinary Insider, Vol. XVI, Issue 5 - March 5, 2018

  • Registration for ChefConnect: Newport Beach is EXTENDED
  • Culinary Salon Winners - Northeast
    • Ben Simpkins, CEC, CCA - Chef of the Year
    • William Racin, CEPC - Pastry Chef of the Year
    • Lisa Tomecek, CEPC - Chef Educator of the Year
    • John Selick, CEC, CCA - Chef Professionalism Award
    • Julio Chavez - Student Chef of the Year
    • Wolfgang Geckeler, CEC, AAC, HOF - Hermann G. Rusch Chef's Achievement Award
  • Culinary Salon Winners - Southeast
    • Christopher Bugher, CEC - Chef of the Year
    • Joseph Cumm, CEPC - Pastry Chef of the Year
    • Peter Vossenberg, CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC - Chef Educator of the Year
    • Joe Alfano, CEC, AAC - Chef Professionalism Award
    • Tien Tran - Student Chef of the Year
    • Bernd Mueller, CEC, AAC - Hermann G. Rusch Chef's Achievement Award
  • ACF Member News
    • ACF Chapters are accomplishing BIG THINGS!
    • The 2018 Happy Chef® Catalog is Finally Here †
    • Congratulations Richard Robinson - ACF Young Chef of the Month
  • Certification News
    • Final 2018 Approved Mentor Training at ChefConnect: Newport Beach
    • Simplify your Recertification Process - Take 16 to Recertify
    • Did you know ACF has a Certification Hotline?

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The Culinary Insider, Vol. XVI, Issue 4 - February 19, 2018

  • Certification
    • Last Chance to Apply for Approved Mentor Training at ChefConnect: Charlotte
    • Simplify your Recertification Process - Take 16 to Recertify
    • Upgrade your Certification
  • Advance Registration Sold Out For ChefConnect: Charlotte
    • ChefConnect: Charlotte - On-site Registration Only. Limited Spaces
    • ChefConnect: Newport Beach - Advance Registration Ends March 2
  • ACF Member News
    • Attending an upcoming ChefConnect?
    • Plan a year full of fun with TicketsatWork!
    • Ingredient of the Month: Cinnamon
  • ACF Chefs in the News
    • Sean Sherman, Founder of The Sioux Chef
    • Alison Hodges Inspires Young Chefs
    • Rain or Shine, Breakfast is Served
  • Trends & Techniques
    • We Are Chefs: Jeff Michaud

The Culinary Insider, Vol. XVI, Issue 3 - February 5, 2018

  • Innovative Presentation: Fresher Experiences. Trend-Right Designs.
  • Discount Ends Feb 9 For ChefConnect: Charlotte
    • ChefConnect: Charlotte - Advance Registration Ends Friday
    • ChefConnect: Newport Beach - California Hotel Deadline Feb 18
  • Northeast Culinary Salon Winners
    • Northeast Region Chef of the Year Ben Simpkins, CEC, CCA
    • Northeast Region Pastry Chef of the Year William Racin, CEPC
    • Northeast Region Student Chef of the Year Julio Chavez
    • Northeast Region Student Team Culinary Institute of New York at Monroe College
  • Certification News
    • Space Is Limited - Apply for Approved Mentor Training
    • ACF Certification Concierge Programs
  • ACF Member Newss
    • ACF Offers Member Benefits For Your Business
    • New Directions for NCR
    • Be the Next ACF Young Chef of the Month
  • ACF Discounts on Industry Events
    • National Restaurant Association Show
    • Health Meets Food: The Culinary Medicine Conference

The Culinary Insider, Vol. XVI, Issue 2 - January 22, 2018

  • This Week's Important Deadlines
    • ChefConnect Hotel Booking & Discount Registration Deadlines Fast Approaching
    • Deadlines for ACF Committee Candidates
  • Certification News
    • Space Is Limited - Apply for Approved Mentor Training
    • Upgrade Your Certification
    • Want to know more? Call the ACF Certification Hotline at 888-817-5344
  • ACF Member Newss
    • Career Fairs at ACF Events
    • Knowledge Bowl Practice USB – 2017 Edition
    • Apply Today to Become the Next “ACF Young Chef of the Month”
  • Ingredient of the Month: Mushrooms - January Social Media Contest
  • ACF Chefs in the News
    • ACF Culinary Youth Team USA
    • Spotlight on ACF Chef Corey Siegel
  • Trends, Techniques and Tastes
    • A Chef's Resolutions for 2018
    • Pepper Tagliatelle Pasta with Lobster & Vanilla Cream Sauce

The Culinary Insider, Vol. XVI, Issue 1 - January 8, 2018

  • Membership News and Updates
    • Apply Today to Become the Next “ACF Young Chef of the Month”
    • Certification Plaques
    • Members Advantage Program
  • Learning Tracks at 2018 Events
    • Young Chefs Learning Tracks
    • Hotel and Travel Discounts for ACF Events
  • Certification News
    • CEC/CEPC Update
    • Certification Commission Nominations
  • Ingredient of the Month: Mushrooms - January Social Media Contest
  • ACF Chefs in the News
    • Food Is Love
    • Food Trends in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Trends, Techniques and Tastes
    • Matzo Balls that Float
    • Talk about transparency!
    • Subject Matter Experts Wanted
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