ACF Today, Vol. III, No. 12
June 13, 2005
In this edition . . .
* Newly Elected Officers Announced
* Student Mentoring and Culinary Forum at National Convention
* Skills for Culinarians Day sponsored by Nestlé
* 2005 Hermann G. Rusch Chef's Achievement Award ballots due July
* Register now for tours of San Antonio at National
* 2005 Convention Exhibitor Listings Now Available
* National Culinary Review Seeks Chefs over 50
* Sizzle magazine seeks students' questions for
'Ask the Chef'
* Certification Certificates Available in August
* Advertise in the Convention Program Guide - DEADLINE JUNE
Newly Elected National Officers Announced
ACF is pleased to announce the newly elected national officers. The
new Academy chairs will be sworn in at their annual meeting on July 30,
2005, and the newly elected ACF officers will be sworn in at the Awards
and Recognition Brunch at the national convention on Tuesday, August 2,
2005. Officers will assume their responsibilities beginning Wednesday,
August 3, 2005.
American Culinary Federation
ACF National President Elect - John Kinsella, CMC, CCE, AAC
ACF National Secretary Elect - Walter Bronowitz, CCC, CCE, AAC
ACF National Treasurer Elect - Joe Aiello, CEC, AAC
ACF Central Region Vice President Elect - David Russell, CEC, AAC
ACF Northeastern Region Vice President Elect - Mark Wright, CEC, AAC
ACF Southeastern Region Vice President Elect - Elizabeth Baase, CEC
ACF Western Region Vice President Elect - Harry Brockwell, CEC, AAC
As current ACF President, Edward G. Leonard, CMC, AAC, will remain on
the board and become Immediate Past President once the new officers are
installed on August 3.
American Academy of Chefs
Academy Chair Elect - John Minniti, CCE, AAC
Academy Vice Chair Elect - Thomas Macrina, CEC, AAC
The August editions of The National Culinary Review and
Center of the Plate will have more detailed information regarding
the officers and their vision for ACF.
Student Mentoring and Culinary Forum at National
One of the most exciting new additions to the ACF National Convention
will be the Student Mentoring and Culinary Forum, hosted by President
Edward G. Leonard, CMC. As one of ACF's most celebrated chefs, this is
the opportunity for students to be mentored by some of the best chefs in
the culinary industry today.
The inaugural program, aimed toward junior members, will be held
Saturday, July 30, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at the Rivercenter Marriott in
San Antonio. All students are invited to attend the brunch and panel
discussion, sponsored by Johnson & Wales University, followed by
several skills-building demos.
The event cost is included in the full convention registration for
junior members. If not a convention attendee, the cost to junior ACF
members is $25, and to nonmembers, $45.
For more information, go to www.acfchefs.org or call (800)
624-9458. Please pre-register by JUNE 30 (please note date change
Skills for Culinarians Day sponsored by Nestlé
Three Nestlé FoodServices chefs - William C. Franklin, CMC,
Phillip E. Wurzel, CEC and Ron Coneybeer, CEC - will present programs on
August 2 at the ACF National Convention in San Antonio as part of Skills
for Culinarians Day. Multiple demonstrations will be presented that day,
so we look forward to seeing you there!
Mid-Atlantic with a Touch of Low Country
William C. Franklin, CMC
Colorful Foods of the Caribbean Cuisine in the U.S.
Phillip E. Wurzel, CEC
Ron Coneybeer, CEC
Visit www.acfchefs.org for
2005 Hermann G. Rusch Chef's Achievement Award ballots due July
2005 Hermann G. Rusch Chef's Achievement Award ballots have been
mailed to chapters. Four candidates have been nominated by their
respective regions for the award, which honors chefs who have advanced
the culinary profession and ensured the enrichment of students, members
and those in our profession. Please encourage all members to discuss the
nominees at a chapter meeting and then vote for the candidate of their
choice. Ballots are due to the ACF National Office by July 1.
Register now for tours of San Antonio at National
While in San Antonio for the ACF National Convention, take some time
to see the area's beautiful sights! Tours are coordinated by the Texas
Chefs Association, host chapter for the 2005 ACF National Convention.
Attendees and guests are welcome to participate!
SATURDAY, JULY 30
TOUR 1: REALLY WILD TOUR
Saturday's tour is a walk on the wild side - at the San Antonio
Zoo! The zoo is one of the premiere zoos in the country with more
than 3,500 animals of 750 species.
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Price Per Person: $42.00
SUNDAY, JULY 31
TOUR 2: SPANISH MISSION TRAIL
One of the country's few national parks within an urban setting, the
missions tell the early story of San Antonio and European expansion in
the New World.
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (includes snack and beverages)
Price Per Person: $40.00
MONDAY, AUGUST 1
TOUR 3: SPLISH SPLASH SCHLITTERBAHN
Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort, located in the beautiful Hill Country
town of New Braunfels, is America's #1 waterpark according to The Travel
Channel. Lunch is not included.
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Price Per Person: $69.00
TUESDAY, AUGUST 2
TOUR 4: GRUENE, TEXAS
Gruene, Texas, is a turn-of-the-century cotton farming community located
on the banks of the Guadalupe River. This quaint little town is an
assortment of restaurants, antique stores, specialty shops, and even its
own wine tasting venue.
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Price Per Person: $50.00
Visit www.acfchefs.org/events/natcon05/tour.html for more
2005 Convention Exhibitor Listings Now Available
From apparel to equipment and appetizers to utensils, ACF's National
Convention Trade Show offers an array of resources for the professional
culinarian. Make the most of your trip and plan now to visit the trade
show in San Antonio this summer. A complete list of exhibiting companies
can be found online at
See you in San Antonio!
National Culinary Review Seeks Chefs over 50
The National Culinary Review wants to hear from chefs who are
over 50 years of age and have encountered challenges when seeking a new
position or changing careers. Please e-mail Kay Orde at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sizzle magazine seeks students' questions for 'Ask the
A new column launched in the Spring 2005 edition of Sizzle
magazine, called "Ask the Chef," poses students' questions on any
culinary or career topic to Fritz Sonnenschmidt, CMC, AAC, who spent
more than 30 years at The Culinary Institute of America as an instructor
and dean before retiring in 2002.
Sizzle seeks questions for its FALL 2005 edition, which
releases in early August. Examples of questions might be: "What is the
future of charcuterie in the United States?" and "How many years should
I devote to my first job after graduation?" If you're a student and have
a question for the chef, e-mail it to the editor, Katie Ayoub, and the
answer from Chef Sonnenschmidt might appear in Sizzle. Be sure to
list your school or apprenticeship program, where you're located, and
the degree or certificate you're pursuing.
Certification Certificates available in August
The wait is almost over! We will have our newly designed
certification certificates in August, which will reflect our new
branding initiative. We apologize for the delay, and are scheduled to
send out any past certificates in mid-August.
Advertise in the Convention Program Guide
Deadline June 23 for space reservation
The 2005 National Convention Program Guide, a keepsake publication
containing the program schedule that distributes to every attendee at
ACF's national convention in San Antonio, offers advertising space to
ACF chapters and members at discounted rates.
Reserve your ad from 1/4 page to full page (color only) in the 2005
ACF National Convention Program Guide by June 23, with materials
submitted by June 30. ACF chapters and members receive 20% off published
rates. For a space-reservation form or more info, contact Brent T. Frei
at (847) 882-5499, email@example.com.
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