ACF Today, Vol. V, No. 1
January 08, 2007
In this edition...
- Northeastern and Central Regional Conference News
- Culinary Institutions Receive ACFF Educational Assurance
- LAST CHANCE for ACF NE Regional Conference Program Guide
- DEADLINE APPROACHING! ACF Chef & Child Foundation Accepting
Applications for Little Oscar Award
- Attention Chef Franchisees or Franchisors!
- CAFÉ Announces 2007 Educator Workshops and Leadership
- Crisco Professional® Pan Release Spray Awarded the ACF Seal
Northeastern and Central Regional Conference News
The 2007 Northeastern Regional Conference
March 2-4, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Host Chapter: ACF Pittsburgh
Register NOW & Save $$...Early registration deadline is February 1,
The Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh is offering an ACF discounted
room rate of $129 through February 7, 2007. The room rate is also
good for two days before and after the conference dates. Book your
reservation online or by calling the hotel directly at (412)
Celebrating 30 Years of Apprenticeship - Chef Metz to deliver Keynote
in Pittsburgh - 2007 marks the 30th anniversary of the first
graduating class of the American Culinary Federation Apprenticeship
Program. To mark this special occasion, Ferdinand E. Metz, CMC, AAC,
HOF, who was instrumental in establishing the Chefs' Apprenticeship
program, as well as the Chefs' Certification and the Master Chefs'
Certification Programs, will deliver the keynote address during the
conference General Session. Metz will reflect on the early days before
the ACF Apprenticeship Program, why it was necessary, how it changed the
face of the culinary industry and where he sees the program in the
2007 Central Regional Conference
March 25-27, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Host Chapter: ACF Chefs of Milwaukee
Register NOW and Save $$$...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
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
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
LAST CHANCE for ACF NE Regional Conference Program
Interested in promoting your restaurant or
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
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
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.
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
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
CAFÉ Announces 2007 Educator Workshops and Leadership
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.
- June 1-3, "Pâtés and Forcemeats," L'Academie de Cuisine,
- July 12-15 - "Breads: from Basic to Artisanal," Florida Culinary
Institute, West Palm Beach
- July 27-29 - "American Regional Cuisine," Kendall College,
- Aug. 2-5 - "International Cuisines & Wines," Las Vegas,
Community College of Southern Nevada (must be at least 21 to
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
ACF continuing-education hours and Purdue University CEUs awarded at all
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
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
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