ACF Today, Vol. II, No. 13
May 28, 2004


 In this edition . . .

* Plan to compete in the 2nd-Annual Chefs Knowledge Bowl by June 1
* Register now to get the last discount to attend the convention in Orlando
* President Leonard invites student culinarians to a special breakfast at the convention
* Deadline for deposit to join 2004 ACF Culinary Team USA in Germany through ACF is June 15
* See the vintage Trans Am being raffled and save $50 by purchasing a table for 10 at the CCF/Culinary Team USA fund-raiser at SeaWorld in Orlando
* Tour ACF's new headquarters following ACF's convention

2nd-Annual Chefs Knowledge Bowl to Be Held at Convention

Test your culinary knowledge by participating in the Second-Annual ACF Chefs Knowledge Bowl to be held at the 2004 ACF National Convention, Monday, July 19, in Orlando, Fla. Teams of four chefs will compete in this Knowledge Bowl just for chefs.
     The competition follows Baron H. Galand Knowledge Bowl Guidelines, available on ACF's Web site at The "Jeopardy style" game will award a trophy to the team that scores highest.
     To register a team, fax to Belinda Fieldhouse at (904) 825-4758. Each team must consist of four active-level ACF members. Completed applications must be returned by Tuesday, June 1.

Get the Last Convention-Registration Discount by June 15

June 15 is the last day to receive a discount to register for the 2004 ACF National Convention in Orlando, Fla., July 16-20 at the Orlando World Center Marriott. Until June 15, active members may register in full for $535; $620 after and at the door. Student members may register in full for $435; $530 after.
     To register, see the form in the most-recent National Culinary Review or visit

President of ACF to Host Special Breakfast with Students at Convention

Students are invited to meet with and share the culinary knowledge and passion of Chef Edward G. Leonard, CMC, AAC - president of ACF, vice president of the World Association of Cooks Societies and captain of ACF Culinary Team USA 2004 - at ACF's National Convention in Orlando.
     Leonard will host an informative gathering with culinary education and feedback as the focal points at a special breakfast on Monday, July 19, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Orlando World Center Marriott (venue to be announced). The breakfast incurs no additional fee for students who register fully for the convention.
     All student members are encouraged to attend this event created especially for the future chefs and cooks of the industry. This is a chance to have an exclusive audience with an ACF-certified master chef and true leader of the culinary world! For more information, e-mail ACF at or call (800) 624-9458.
     A separate forum, hosted by senior members of ACF and designed to assist students with their careers, is scheduled for Friday, July 16, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Contact ACF for more information.

ACF's Youth Team to Host Gala Dinner at National Convention

The Youth Team of ACF Culinary Team USA 2004 will create a special dinner with the help of Culinary Team USA National members during the 2004 ACF National Convention in Orlando, Fla.
     The five members of the Youth Team will prepare four courses on Friday, July 16, 7:30 p.m., at Gaylord Palms Resort near the Orlando World Center Marriott (host site of the convention). The event will serve as a fund-raiser to assist the Youth Team in preparation for and travel to the IKA International Culinary Art Competition in Erfurt, Germany, in October. Seating at the Orlando dinner is limited to the first 125 tickets sold at a minimum donation of $100 each.
     This opportunity is available on a first-come, first-served basis; tickets must be purchased in advance. Credit cards are accepted. For more information or to reserve seating, visit ACF's Web site at or e-mail

Event to Benefit Chef & Child and Culinary Team USA at ACF National Convention Will Give Away a 1975 Pontiac Trans Am

In honor of ACF's 75th Anniversary, a 1975 Pontiac Trans Am in mint condition will go to one fortunate winner in a raffle to benefit the ACF Chef & Child Foundation and ACF Culinary Team USA 2004, to take place at SeaWorld Adventure Park during the 2004 ACF National Convention in Orlando, Fla., on July 19. Ticket holders have the opportunity to win one of the vacation packages, as well as other prizes. You do not need to be present to win.
     To see a picture of the vintage Trans Am being raffled, visit
     Entrance to the park on this special evening, which will include a full buffet and entertainment, is $75 each ($40 for children under 12). Until June 30, tables of 10 adults may be purchased for $700 each. That's $50 off entrance for 10 people to the park.
     Tickets to attend the fund-raiser at SeaWorld must be purchased by June 30 through ACF. Call (800) 624-9458, or e-mail
     June 30 is also the deadline for chapters to submit their monies from sales of raffle tickets. Chapters are required to submit to ACF only the first $750 raised. Monies in excess of $750 stay with the chapter to fund its programs. After June 30, only individual raffle tickets will be sold, and only on-site in Orlando prior to the event.
     Chapters that wish to take advantage of this fund-raiser to support CCF and Culinary Team USA should contact Beverly Stuart at (800) 624-9458, x108, or e-mail

Visit ACF's New Headquarters in July Following Convention

Are you interested in visiting ACF's national office in St. Augustine, Fla.? A bus trip is tentatively planned following the board of governors meeting Wednesday, July 21. Buses would leave the Orlando World Center Marriott mid-afternoon and return that evening. To express interest, contact ACF's events-management department at (800) 624-9458 or e-mail A minimum sign-up of 50 is required for this visit to take place.

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