The Culinary Insider - June 8, 2009 (Vol. VII, Issue
ACF Board of Directors Election Results
Mark Kent, chair of the ACF Nominations &
Elections Committee, on June 16 will announce the winners in a special
edition of The Culinary Insider and they will be posted on
home page of ACF’s Web site.
Devin Alexander Presenting at ACF Convention
New York Times best-selling author Devin Alexander has
been added to the line-up of guest speakers at the 2009 ACF National
Convention, taking place in Orlando, Fla., July 11–14. Alexander
is the host of “Healthy Decadence with Devin Alexander” on
FitTV and most recently authored The Biggest Loser Family
Cookbook (Rodale, 2008). Don’t miss her nutrition-conscious
demo, “Healthy Decadence for Kids of All Ages,” Sunday, July
12, from 10–11:30 a.m.
Visit the ACF Web site for more information about all of the
programming at this year’s convention. Register before July 5 for
a $100 discount. Register
New Durable Retail Price Computing Scales
The OHAUS RA and RE Retail Price Computing Scales combine durability
with NTEP (legal-for-trade) certified weighing for retail use from 15 to
60 lbs. Both incorporate easy-to-clean designs, thick stainless steel
pans and cast aluminum weighing platforms, rated to 150% of capacity.
Weigh and price/lb information are displayed on dual LCDs. The RA offers
24 Price Lookup memories, the RE 100 PLUs (24 via the keyboard using
For more information, call Carl Pugliese at (800) 672-7722, ext.
Free CEC Written Exam
Candidates taking the new CEC written exam at
ACF National Convention, July 11–14, in Orlando, Fla., will
receive a $75 credit toward their certification fee. You can register
online or by calling (800) 624-9458, ext. 122. Take the new practice
exam in preparation, as it has the same question style and weighting as
the actual exam.
Culinary Nutrition News on Food Allergies
Do you know the difference between a food
allergy and a food intolerance? Allergen Awareness is the focus of the
June issue of Culinary Nutrition News, presented by ACF
Chef & Child Foundation and Clemson University.
The ACF Chef & Child Foundation and Clemson University have
partnered to offer monthly nutrition-focused articles to bridge the
nutrition gap for chefs by providing up-to-date research and nutrition
Harness the Power of the Media with Lou Ekus of AirTyme
What do Todd English, Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse, Marcus Samuelsson,
Michael Symons, & Norman Van Aiken all have in common? They all
learned to harness the power of the media and cook for the camera from
Lou Ekus of AirTyme Corporation.
To make these skills more widely available, AirTyme Corporation is
offering “How To Be Heard,” a two-part live internet
webinar. Learn the media skills that Lou has been teaching for the past
25 years. Topics to be covered include: preparing a press packet &
press release, getting media interested in you, & feeling confident
in every interview, tap into the power of the internet, learn the
differences between television and internet video formats. Make an
impact in communications of all kinds, control interviews, pick
effective demo recipes, cook & speak for the camera, and much
From the comfort of your computer, interact with Lou, ask questions,
and work with other attendees on exercises.
Each webinar consists of two 3 hour sessions.
Cost: Introductory rate of $150.00 (ACF members use code k6f4 for a 10%
Course dates either June 15th/June 16th or July 6/July 13th.
Visit www.airtyme.net for more information.
ACF in the News
Each month, ACF chefs, programs and happenings appear in newspapers,
trade publications and on TV. Visit ACF’s media room to see what
headlines our members are making.
Dates for ACE Training and Practical Exam
Register to become an Approved Certification Evaluator (ACE) trainer
today and help other culinarians. Each location offers a one-day seminar
and the practical exam. Now it’s easier than ever to find a
convenient location near you. Visit the ACF Web site for more
information on ACE Training or practical exams.
CMPC Guidelines Released
The new Certified Master Pastry Chef (CMPC)
guidelines have been released. The CMPC possesses the highest degree of
professional knowledge, skill and mastery of cooking techniques as they
apply to baking and pastry only after the candidate has passed this
intensive eight-day examination.
Cordon d’Or Culinary Academy Awards
The December issue of The National Culinary Review was
among the many ACF winners of the 2008 Cordon d’Or-Gold Ribbon
International Culinary Academy Awards, and ACF National president John
Kinsella, CMC, CCE, WGMC, AAC, was inducted into the Culinary Hall of
ACF Member Resource Center
The ACF Member Resource Center will be located in the ACF Store at
national convention. See the latest ACF and AAC merchandise, purchase
your books for the meet the authors and book signings, or network with
The resource center is your guide to ACF and will provide chapter
assistance, supplies available for chapter officers to include
brochures, applications and chapter handouts. A membership
representative will be also be available to assist you. Please call the
Membership department at (800) 624-9458, ext. 107, or e-mail
email@example.com to make an appointment to learn how to ACF can
best help you and your chapter.