The Culinary Insider - January 19, 2009 (Vol. VII,
Salary Calculator on ACF’s Web site
Find Out What You’re Worth
Did you know that culinarians with a certified executive chef or
certified executive pastry chef designation and higher on average earn
more in a year?
Several factors have been determined as influential components in
determining a chef’s salary. To find out how these factors could
increase your annual salary, use ACF’s salary calculator. Here you
can select various career situations and the calculator will predict
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ACF Culinary Team USA Seeks Manager
ACF Culinary Team USA
is looking for a qualified culinarian to fill the position of manager of
Team USA for the 2010 to 2013 period. Those interested in applying for
the position are asked to submit a letter of interest no later than Feb.
All applications will be reviewed by ACF National President John
Kinsella, CMC, CCE, WGMC, AAC, and former Team USA Manager Edward
Leonard, CMC, AAC. Eligible candidates for the position will be asked to
submit a curriculum vita, and these will be forwarded to a selection
committee that comprises former Team USA managers, sponsors and
competitors. Three candidates will be selected for final review by
Kinsella and the committee, and one of those will be named ACF Culinary
Team USA manager.
Letters of interest should be mailed to: American Culinary
Federation, attn. John Kinsella, CMC, CCE, WGMC, AAC, 180 Center Place
Way, St. Augustine, FL 32095.
CAFE’s Summer Program for Professional Foodservice Trainers
CAFE offers 5
weekend events in 2009 delivering topics and trends critical to your
successful professional development.
- CAFE’s 5th-Annual Leadership Conference, J&W University,
- Front-of-House Operations, CIA, Hyde Park, N.Y.
- Food and Breads of the World, Florida Culinary Institute
- Global Cuisines, Kendall College, Chicago
- Edible Art, Professional Culinary Institute, San Jose, Calif.
Earn ACF continuing-education hours! Click Events at
www.CafeMeetingPlace.com for more information.
Looking for a New Career Opportunity?
Visit ACF’s online Career Center for the latest available job
opportunities in the culinary industry. Search for jobs by location or
type, or post your résumé for employers to find you.
Some of the current postings of available
- Executive Chef: Chicago Restaurant
Partners, McCormick Place, Chicago
- Corporate Executive Chef: Harry’s
Fresh Foods, Portland, Ore.
- Chef: Morrison Management Specialists,
- Executive Sous Chef: Metropolitan Club of
Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C.
- Food & Beverage Manager: Jackson
Rancheria Casino & Hotel, Jackson, Calif.
- Culinary Arts Director: Miami Dade
College, Miami, Fla.
- Private Chef: private family, Charleston,
Comerford Remains White House Chef
While many chefs and food writers have speculated during the past
months who the Obama administration might appoint as executive
chef—from Rick Bayless, chef/owner, Topolobampo and Frontera
Grill, Chicago, to Art Smith, former personal chef for Oprah Winfrey,
Cristeta Comerford, will remain on the job.
What do you think about this presidential chef choice? Post your
comments on WeAreChefs.com. Not a member? You can join for free.
What’s Hot in 2009
The What’s Hot survey, conducted by the National Restaurant
Association in partnership with ACF, reveals that nutrition and
philosophy-driven food choices will be the hottest trends on restaurant
menus this year. Local produce, bite-size desserts, organics, healthful
kids’ meals and new cuts of meat top the list of nearly 210
culinary items according to the more than 1,600 ACF chefs who
ACFFAC Recognizes Exemplary Programs
Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton, Wis., and Westmoreland County
Community College, Youngwood, Pa., were recognized by the American
Culinary Federation Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFFAC) as
exemplary programs on Jan. 11.
To qualify as an exemplary program upon renewal of ACFFAC
accreditation, a program must have had been in full compliance the last
two site visitation reports and have met the ACFFAC standards in the
eight required areas.
Recipe Contest: Rio Star Grapefruit Recipe Challenge
Prize: One grand prize of $1,000 and three first place prizes of
Entry deadline: Feb. 15
QSR Magazine’s Culinary School Challenge
Prize: $500 scholarship and trip to the National Restaurant
Association Hotel-Motel Show
Entry deadline: Feb. 16
Enter: QSR magazine