ACF Today, Vol. V, No. 1
January 08, 2007


In this edition...

  • Northeastern and Central Regional Conference News
  • Culinary Institutions Receive ACFF Educational Assurance Award
  • LAST CHANCE for ACF NE Regional Conference Program Guide Ads
  • DEADLINE APPROACHING! ACF Chef & Child Foundation Accepting Applications for Little Oscar Award
  • Attention Chef Franchisees or Franchisors!
  • CAFÉ Announces 2007 Educator Workshops and Leadership Conference
  • Crisco Professional® Pan Release Spray Awarded the ACF Seal of Approval

Northeastern and Central Regional Conference News


The 2007 Northeastern Regional Conference
March 2-4, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Host Chapter: ACF Pittsburgh
Register NOW & Save $$...Early registration deadline is February 1, 2007.


The Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh is offering an ACF discounted room rate of $129 through February 7, 2007. The room rate is also good for two days before and after the conference dates. Book your reservation online or by calling the hotel directly at (412) 281-3700.


Celebrating 30 Years of Apprenticeship - Chef Metz to deliver Keynote in Pittsburgh - 2007 marks the 30th anniversary of the first graduating class of the American Culinary Federation Apprenticeship Program. To mark this special occasion, Ferdinand E. Metz, CMC, AAC, HOF, who was instrumental in establishing the Chefs' Apprenticeship program, as well as the Chefs' Certification and the Master Chefs' Certification Programs, will deliver the keynote address during the conference General Session. Metz will reflect on the early days before the ACF Apprenticeship Program, why it was necessary, how it changed the face of the culinary industry and where he sees the program in the future.


2007 Central Regional Conference
March 25-27, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Host Chapter: ACF Chefs of Milwaukee
Register NOW and Save $$$...Early registration deadline is February 25. Don't delay. Register today!


The Hilton Milwaukee City Center is offering an ACF discounted room rate of $139 through March 10. The room rate is also available three days before and after the conference dates. Book your reservation online or by calling the hotel directly at (414) 271-7250.


Cooking With Beer - This year's event will celebrate A Taste of Wisconsin. The Food Show will pay tribute to Milwaukee's rich German heritage complete with a traditional Biergarten. Leinenkugel, a favorite regional brewery, will have a strong presence in the tradeshow and at the General Session. Dick Leinenkugel, vice president of Sales and Marketing of The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company will join David Russell, CEC, AAC, for some lively discussion and a cooking demonstration during his "Cooking Today" segment. The details are still "brewing" so stay tuned.


Culinary Institutions Receive ACFF Educational Assurance Award


Chez Boucher Professional Cooking School in Greenland, N.H., and the Culinary Institute Alain and Marie Lenôtre, Houston, Texas have earned the American Culinary Federation Foundation (ACFF) Educational Assurance endorsement for planning and delivering quality culinary art educational programs.


Owned and operated by Ron Boucher, CEC, AAC, Chez Boucher Professional Cooking School has been teaching students the fine art of cooking since 2003 offering both public and professional classes in culinary and pastry arts. Visit the school at www.chezboucher.com.


Since 1998, the Culinary Institute Alain and Marie Lenôtre has offered traditional and fast-track classes for aspiring culinarians providing a high-level of quality in faculty, curriculum and facility design and utilization. The Institute occupies a 20,000 square feet facility well suited to meeting the needs of the program's objectives. Visit the school at www.ciaml.com.


The ACFF Educational Assurance program recognizes quality culinary and hospitality specialized programs offering unique learning opportunities for students of a diverse population. ACFF education and industry evaluators review the planning, delivery and execution of candidate programs to ensure they meet ACFF standards for quality education and/or training, and can guarantee continuous development for the future.


For more information on the ACFF Educational Assurance Program, contact ACF Director of Educational Development Michael Baskette, CEC, CCE, AAC, at (800) 624-9458, extension 101, or visit www.acfchefs.org under education.



LAST CHANCE for ACF NE Regional Conference Program Guide Ads

Interested in promoting your restaurant or company?
Do you want to congratulate a regional award nominee?
Would you like to recognize an outstanding member?


Advertising space in the ACF Regional Conference Program Guides is still available for company promotion and/or member recognition. The regional conference program guides are distributed at each ACF Regional Conference to all registered attendees. The guides contain information on sponsors, exhibitors, award nominees and conference schedules.


January 15th is the last day to accept NE Regional Program Guide ads.
Now is your chance to recognize an ACF chapter member by purchasing advertising space in your regions conference program guide.


Conference Program Guide Advertising Rates
Full Page - $375
Half Page - $225
Quarter Page - $175
Business Card - $100


All ads are black and white. For more information including ad dimensions, please contact Melissa Shrader at (800) 624-9458, ext. 129 or mshrader@acfchefs.net.


DEADLINE APPROACHING!


ACF Chef & Child Foundation Accepting Applications for Little Oscar Award


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.


The deadline for submitting applications is January 15, and applications may be downloaded from the ACF's Web site at www.acfchefs.org/Content/ACFPrograms/ChefandChild/Awards/Awards.htm or by calling (800) 624-9458. The national Little Oscar award winner will be selected from among the four regional winners at the ACF National Convention.


Attention Chef Franchisees or Franchisors!

The NCR is looking for chefs who are franchisees or franchisors for an upcoming article. If you would like to contact the writer, Suzanne Hall, please e-mail her at Hall1958@aol.com. We cannot guarantee that you will be included in the article, but we appreciate your interest.


CAFE


CAFÉ Announces 2007 Educator Workshops and Leadership Conference


The Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education (CAFÉ) offers professional-development workshops designed for foodservice instructors at all levels.


Go to "Events" at www.CafeMeetingPlace.com.

2007 SCHEDULE

  • June 1-3, "Pâtés and Forcemeats," L'Academie de Cuisine, Gaithersburg, Md.
  • July 12-15 - "Breads: from Basic to Artisanal," Florida Culinary Institute, West Palm Beach
  • July 27-29 - "American Regional Cuisine," Kendall College, Chicago
  • Aug. 2-5 - "International Cuisines & Wines," Las Vegas, Community College of Southern Nevada (must be at least 21 to attend)

Also ...
Specifically for college-program directors and lead instructors:


THIRD-ANNUAL CAFÉ LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
"Today's Issues, Tomorrow's Classroom"
June 22-24, 2007
Scottsdale Culinary Institute
Scottsdale, Ariz.


ACF continuing-education hours and Purdue University CEUs awarded at all CAFÉ events


Visit www.CafeMeetingPlace.com or call (410) 268-5542 today for dates,
educational agendas, registration and hotel information!



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. For more information click here: www.criscoprofessional.com.

Crisco Professional® Pan Release Spray



 

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