The Culinary Insider - March 2, 2009 (Vol. VII, Issue 5)

ACF Central Conference, Sensational

The ACF Central Regional Conference was a success with more than 400 attendees maximizing the benefits of professional-development seminars, CEH opportunities and competitions. A sincere thank you to the host chapter, ACF Chicago Chefs of Cuisine Inc., our sponsors and exhibitors. Pictures can be found online March 3 by close of business.

Successful Management for Our Times

Sponsored by Canada Cutlery, Inc.

Explore your values and leadership styles at this eight-hour culinary educator seminar, entitled Successful Management for Our Times. The focus is on management, supervision and leadership for our current culinary climate.

Taught by Dr. Nancy Berkoff, RD, CCE, AAC, this course fulfills eight hours of the educational requirement for CCE certification in the Educational Psychology area and the management requirement for ACF certification. The course, held at the Doubletree Hotel Seattle Airport, April 3, is part of the ACF Western Regional Conference. Seminar cost is $125, lunch included. Session participants will receive a complimentary copy of the NRAEF Human Resources Management and Supervision Competency Guide. Read more and register.

CAFE’s Summer Program for Professional Foodservice Trainers and Educators

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, Denver
  • 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 for more information.

BCA 19th Annual Cultural Awareness Salute Black Tie Gala

BCA Continues Tradition of Celebrating Diversity
The BCA is holding its 16th Annual Cultural Awareness Salute Black Tie Gala at the New York Marriott Marquis, New York. The event, entitled, Culinary, Hospitality and Diversity Excellence, provides a glimpse of the future with a four-course meal with Latin, Creole, Asian and Native American cuisine prepared by culinary students and a wine pairing. More

The evening starts at 6 p.m. with a VIP Reception, followed by a general reception, silent action, dinner, dancing and entertainment. Tickets prices vary and can be purchased online or by calling (646) 548-2949 or (646) 548-1886.

New Online Sanitation Provider

ACF has a new option for online sanitation training through the Training Achievement Program Series (TAP Series). The TAP Series online format offers high quality, award-winning and self-paced training courses from the convenience of your home or office. Discounts are provided for ACF members and certification applicants.

Managing Recertification is Easy

A new feature has been added to the ACF Web site to support our members with recertification. Log onto Members Only today to review your recertification date. The recertification application and requirements are also available online.

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The 2009 Sante Restaurant Symposium, April 26–29 at The Sagamore in Bolton Landing, New York, is the only full-service, professional-level event designed specifically for fine restaurants. This year’s Symposium features seminars designed to show you how to pull ahead even as the economy falters. You can’t afford to miss it.

Coming in March/April

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