ACF Today, Vol. III, No. 1
January 13, 2005
Happy new year from the
American Culinary Federation's
elected officers and staff!
In this edition . . .
* Deadline for discounted registration to ACF's 2005 Western
Regional Conference is Saturday, Jan. 15
* Deadline for earliest discounted registration to ACF's 2005
Southeastern Regional Conference is Saturday, Jan. 15
* Submit your chapter for the Chef & Child Foundation's "Little
Oscar" awards by Jan. 15
* Contribute to Asian tsunami relief through the ACF Foundation
* ACF announces candidates for national office for 2005-2009
* Vote for the Hermann G. Rusch Chef's Achievement Award by Feb.
Register for the Western Regional Conference by
Jan. 15 for Best Discount
"Strike It Rich in Sacramento" is the theme of the 2005 ACF Western
Regional Conference, Feb. 17-20 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Sacramento,
Calif., hosted by the California Capital Chefs Association. Through
Saturday, Jan. 15, full registration is only $235 for active and
associate members, $150 for student and senior members. After Jan. 15,
registration increases to $300 and $175, respectively. Simply download
the registration form from
www.acfchefs.org/events/Regional/2005/Western.html. Fax the completed
form to Jon Greenwalt, CEC, AAC, conference chair, at (916) 434-2644 by
Jan. 15 to receive the best discount!
Reserve a room at the DoubleTree Hotel
by Sunday, Jan. 16, to receive the special conference lodging rate of
$109 per night (plus taxes) for a queen room, single/double occupancy
($124 for a king room, plus taxes). To reserve lodging, visit
www.doubletree.com or call (800) 222-TREE (8733). Rates are not
guaranteed after Jan. 16.
Register for the Southeastern Regional
Conference by Jan. 15 for Best Discount
The deadline for the best registration discount for the 2005 ACF
Southeastern Regional Conference, with a theme of "Riding the Rails to
'The Star City,'" has been extended to Saturday, Jan. 15. The
conference, hosted by the ACF Southwestern Virginia Chapter, will be
held March 10-13 at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center. Through
Jan. 15, full registration is only $275 for active members, $175 for
student and senior members, $350 for associate and allied members, and
$375 for non-members. After Jan. 15, registration increases to $325,
$200, $400 and $425, respectively, then increases again after March 1.
Simply download the registration form at
Submit the completed form by fax to (540) 231-3306, or mail with payment
to Treasurer, Virginia Tech-CE, 702 University City, Blvd, Mail Code
0272, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Apply for the 2005 CCF Little Oscar Award by
Chapters of the ACF Chef & Child Foundation are invited to apply
for the 2005 Little Oscar Award, which recognizes exemplary work of ACF
members in their communities. Regional winners will be announced at the
2005 Regional Conferences in the winter and spring; one of four regional
winners will be named the national Little Oscar Award winner at ACF's
2005 National Convention in San Antonio, July 30-Aug. 3. To apply for
the 2005 award, visit
www.acfchefs.org/download/documents/awards/liloscar.pdf. Deadline to
apply is Jan. 15, 2005. For more information, contact ACF at (800)
624-9458 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACF Members Help Tsunami Relief
ACF members, along with other World Association of Cooks Societies
(WACS) members, have been asking what they can do to help ease the
unspeakable suffering in Southeast Asia in the wake of the devastating
tsunami last month.
"This is a terrible tragedy," says
Edward G. Leonard, CMC, AAC, vice president of WACS and president of the
ACF. "Even if each one of our members sends only one dollar, it would
give us the ability to provide assistance where it is most needed at
this tragic time."
Ferdinand Metz, CMC, AAC, president of
WACS, is coordinating efforts on behalf of that organization, which the
United States, through the ACF, leads through 2007.
"The ACF is honored to assist WACS in
this effort," says Leonard.
ACF has sent a $1,000 corporate
contribution and is requesting that all contributions from members and
chapters be sent to the ACF Chef & Child Foundation. Funds raised
will be forwarded to WACS for its relief effort. All contributions will
count as charitable contributions thanks to the ACF Chef & Child
Foundation's 501(C)3 status. You may request a letter recognizing your
donation to the ACF Chef & Child Foundation by contacting ACF's
national office at (800) 624-9458.
"We're asking every country to
participate," says Metz. "We ask that chefs throughout the world engage
in one fund-raising activity that can be launched expediently and
successfully. We need to do that right away." Earlier this month, WACS
donated 5,000 euros to the region, with more planned. For more
information on fund-raising efforts by WACS, visit www.acfchefs.org and click on the
ACF Announces Candidates for National
The following individuals have accepted nomination to the board of
directors of the American Culinary Federation for the term 2005-2009
beginning at the conclusion of the 2005 ACF National Convention in San
Antonio on Aug. 3.
James Taylor, CEC, AAC
John Zehnder, CEC, AAC
John Kinsella, CMC, CCE, AAC
Klaus Friedenreich, CMC, AAC
Walter Bronowitz, CCC, CCE, AAC
Dennie M. Streeter, CEC, CCE
William Tillinghast, CEC, AAC
Joe Aiello, CEC, AAC
Louis Perrotte, CEC, AAC
Vice President, Central Region
Tom Berg, CEC, AAC
Kelly Cook, CEC
David Russell, CEC, AAC
Vice President, Northeastern Region
Mark Wright, CEC, AAC
Vice President, Southeastern Region
Elizabeth Baase, CEC
Michael Bologna, CEC, CCE, AAC
Keith Gardiner, CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC
Vice President, Western Region
Harry Brockwell, CEC, AAC
Patti Curfman, CEC, AAC
Joe Eidem, CEC, AAC
Elizabeth Mikesell, CEC, AAC
The following candidates have accepted nominations to lead the
American Academy of Chefs for the 2005-2007 term beginning at the
conclusion of the 2005 ACF National Convention in San Antonio on Aug.
John Minniti, CCE, AAC
Tom Macrina, CEC, AAC
Ballots shall be distributed via U.S. mail by May 1 to all voting
members of ACF and must be returned postmarked by June 1. Only Academy
of Chefs fellows vote for candidates for Academy leadership.
Submit Ballots for the 2005 Chef's Achievement
Award by Feb. 11
Ballots were mailed from ACF headquarters to all chapters for the
2005 Hermann G. Rusch Chef's Achievement Award. award. All chapters in
good standing receive one vote. Completed ballots are due to ACF no
later than Feb. 11. For more information, contact ACF at (800) 624-9458
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