The Culinary Insider - October 12, 2009 (Vol. VII,
Prepare for H1N1 Flu
know that businesses and employers play a key role in protecting
employees’ health and safety, as well as in limiting the negative
impact of flu outbreaks on the individual, the community and the
Now is the time to prepare for the H1N1, personally and
professionally, if you have not already. FLU.gov, a combined effort of
the White House, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Homeland
Security and U.S. Department of Education, was established to help you.
The site contains information from prevention to preparedness for
individuals, families and businesses of all sizes. You will find fact
sheets, planning guides, checklists, communication tools and more.
Updates are posted weekly.
Durable and Precise OHAUS FD Scales
For durable and precise weighing, the OHAUS FD combines a large, bright
display with an internal battery that lasts 120 hours between charges.
With capacities from 6lb to 30lb, and precision up to 0.1g, these scales
can be configured in lb, oz, lb:oz, kg and g. Includes modes for
checkweighing and for baker’s percentages. NSF listed, supports
HACCP systems. For more information or to find out how to buy, call
(800) 672-7722, ext. 7021.
A Quest for Certification
Did you know that ACF has a tool to help you determine which
certification is right for you? The Certification Requirements Grid will
direct you to the certification level that best reflects your
educational background and work experience. Please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org with any of your certification questions.
Help Us Help You
Support the Chef & Child Foundation (CCF) by participating in a
brief questionnaire by Oct. 19, prepared by CCF and Clemson University.
We are interested in hearing your level of interest in learning more
about current culinary nutrition topics and your perception on offering
healthy menu items, so we can better support you. Participation in the
survey is voluntary and anonymous. If you have any questions or would
like additional information, please contact Margaret Condrasky at
email@example.com, or the University’s Office of Research
Compliance at (864) 656-6460. Thank you for your support.
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AAC Accepting Applications for 2010
The American Academy of Chefs (AAC) is
accepting applications for 2010 induction. Are you an AAC Fellow who
knows of an ideal ACF member? Are you an ACF member interested in
becoming an Academy Fellow? Review the requirements. There is a $35 fee
to receive an application and you must have an Academy Fellow request it
from the AAC national office by calling (800) 624-9458, or e-mailing
firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is Dec. 31.
Congratulations Certified ACF Chefs
A list of recently ACF certified and
recertified chefs is now available on the ACF Web site and can be
searched by specific ACF chapter. You can also access this information
by visiting your chapter’s Web site page. Visit your chapter
listing often and celebrate your new certificants.
Top Chef Season 7 is Now Casting
Every season the bar gets higher and every season it means
more to be the one on top. Do you have what it takes to be the next Top
Chef? Visit http://www.bravotv.com/casting for casting information.
Hell’s Kitchen Holding Casting Calls
FOX’s “Hell’s Kitchen” is back as Gordon
Ramsay looks for the best to work beside him in the hottest kitchen on
earth. Applicants must be passionate, skilled at their craft and aim to
become the next winner of “Hell’s Kitchen.” Find out
locations and more, and apply.
Be a Part of the Team. Be a Part of the Heritage. Be a Part the
Are you ready to push your skills to the limit? Do you want to work
with the best industry chefs? Don’t miss out on this exciting
opportunity to be a part of ACF Culinary Team USA. Apply for the youth
or national team and go on a journey that will change your career.
Slice of Life Recipe Contest
Deadline Oct. 31
Submit your favorite Roman Meal bread recipe, providing it meets the
requirements, by the Oct. 31 deadline. The grand prize is a $1,000 Visa
gift card and a year’s supply of Roman Meal bread. Six first
runner-up prizes and honorable mentions will be awarded. More.
2010 One-Pot Win A Lot Competition
Sponsored by Riviana Foods, Inc.
ACF and Riviana Foods, Inc. are partnering again to host a
cooking competition at each of the 2010 ACF Regional Conferences and the
National Convention. The rules are simple: 10 ingredients, including a
Riviana rice variety, one pot and 15 minutes to cook.
Each regional champion receives a $250 cash prize and advances to the
national competition at the ACF national convention to compete for a
$1,000 prize. E-mail Melissa Shrader at email@example.com, or call
(800) 624-9458 for an application and competition information.