ACF Today, Vol. IV, No. 24
November 13, 2006
In this edition...
- Cramb Named American Culinary Federation Interim Managing
- Certification Logos Developed in Conjunction with American
Culinary Federation's Branding Campaign
- Plan Now to Attend the 2007 American Culinary Federation Regional
- ACF Chef & Child Foundation Accepting Applications for Little
- Nominations Open until December 31 for American Academy of Chefs
- Attention Central Region American Academy of Chefs
Cramb Named American Culinary Federation Interim Managing
Heidi Cramb, who joined ACF in April 2005 as membership director, has
been named ACF interim managing director. She will serve in the position
until a permanent managing director is named to succeed Dawn Jantsch,
CAE, APR, who leaves ACF to join the Specialty Coffee Association of
America, Long Beach, Calif., as executive director.
As membership director, Cramb successfully restructured the
membership department, developed and implemented effective strategic
marketing plans to increase membership and revenue while decreasing
expenditures, and directed the integration of a new database across all
ACF's selection committee began conducting an intensive search for a
permanent managing director in November.
Certification Logos Developed in Conjunction with American
Culinary Federation's Branding Campaign
ACF has launched an extensive branding campaign to define and
communicate a clear, compelling identity of the organization and its
subsidiaries in an increasingly competitive culinary industry. This
included developing branded logos of ACF's 14 certification levels. The
logos are easily identifiable, yet distinct, and allow culinarians to
display their level on their chef jackets.
Below is the logo design for levels ranging from Certified Culinarian
(CC) up to Certified Master Chef (CMC).
Plan Now to Attend the 2007 American Culinary Federation Regional
Whether you want to sharpen your skills at a workshop, earn
certification points by attending a lecture or demonstration, or make
invaluable business contacts with accomplished culinary professionals,
attending an ACF regional conference is a valuable educational
opportunity you do not want to miss. For more information, visit www.acfchefs.org/Content/Events/RegionalConferences/default.htm.
The 2007 Regional Conference Schedule is as follows:
Northeastern Region, March 2-4, Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh,
Central Region, March 25-27, Hilton Milwaukee City Center, Milwaukee,
Western Region, April 15-17, Coeur d'Alene Resort, Coeur d'Alene,
Southeastern Region, April 29-May 1, Sheraton Music City Hall,
Registration forms are available at www.acfchefs.org/download/downloads.cfm
REGISTER EARLY AND SAVE EVEN MORE!
ACF Chef & Child Foundation Accepting Applications for Little
The ACF Chef & Child Foundation (CCF) Little Oscar award
recognizes those ACF chapters that put forward an exceptional effort to
advancing the mission of the ACF Chef & Child Foundation in its
fight against childhood hunger and obesity. Applications may be
downloaded from the ACF Web site by
clicking here or by calling (800) 624-9458. The deadline for
submitting applications is Jan. 15, 2007. The national Little Oscar
award winner will be selected from among the four regional winners at
the ACF National Convention.
Nominations Open until December 31 for American Academy of Chefs
Nominations are open for the national chair and national vice chair
positions of the American Academy of Chefs (AAC). Nominations will
remain open until December 31. To nominate a candidate, you must be an
active Academy Fellow in good standing. Please submit your nomination in
writing to the AAC office at 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL
All nominations must be postmarked no later than December 31
to be valid. All candidates accepting nomination are required to respond
in writing. Acceptance letters should also be sent to the AAC office,
and must be postmarked no later than December 31.
Attention Central Region American Academy of Chefs
Mark Your Calendar! A "true" American Academy of Chefs (AAC) dinner
will be held on March 11, 2007 at the University of Notre Dame in Notre
Dame, Ind., with host, Don Miller, CEC, CCE, AAC. This will be an
extraordinary event. All AAC dinner guidelines will be meticulously
followed. Seating is limited to 100.
For more information, please contact the chair of the dinner, Denis
Ellis, CEC, AAC, at email@example.com or (260)
486-2922, or the co-chair, Central Region Academy Director, John
Kaufmann, CEC, AAC, at (847) 838-3719.
Crisco Professional® Pan Release Spray Awarded the ACF
Seal of Approval
A reputation for homemade goodness and consistent
performance-Crisco Professional® Pan Release Spray has been
awarded the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Seal of Approval. After
scrupulous testing by an ACF-certified team of chefs, Crisco
Professional® Pan Release Spray met the criteria set for
application, physical properties and performance to earn the prestigious
national recognition. Made with an exclusive, patented formula,
Crisco Professional® Pan Release Spray is developed to
produce less foam and offers more complete and consistent surface
coverage and better overall performance. To receive your free sample
register at www.criscoprofessional.com.
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products. From Roasted Vegetable Pilaf with Whole Grains to Whole Grain
Brown Rice, they're the ideal way to serve up food that patrons can feel
good about eating. All of UNCLE BEN'S® Whole Grain products have
received the Whole Grains Council's Whole Grain Stamp. For more
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