The Culinary Insider - May 24, 2010 (Vol. VIII, Issue 11)

ACFEF Chef & Child Award Applications

ACF Chef & Child Awards

Do you or your chapter dedicate time and resources to educate children and families in understanding proper nutrition through community-based initiatives, and to be the voice of the culinary industry in its fight against childhood hunger, malnutrition and obesity? Every year, the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) Chef & Child Foundation honors and recognizes chapters and individuals who showcase the mission by presenting them with awards. The application deadline is June 15. More

ACF Certification Reinstatement

ACF Recertification Information

Deadline June 11
ACF certification reinstatement applications are due June 11. The program is available to ACF certified chefs whose certifications expired after January 1, 2003. E-mail for more information, or visit the recertification information page on the ACF Web site.


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Edamame: Ingredient of the Month


Did you know that edamame is the most economical source of protein in the world? With a buttery, nutty flavor and pleasantly crisp texture, edamame is as delicious as it is nutritious. While most commonly served as a snack in which the beans have been boiled and salted in the pod, chefs are beginning to use the beans in a variety of vegetable dishes, soups and desserts. Learn more about edamame in May’s Ingredient of the Month by ACFEF Chef & Child Foundation and Clemson University.

CAFÉ’s 2010 Program for Foodservice Trainers and Educators

CAFE Weekend events critical to your professional development!

June 18–20: Mastering French Cooking: from Classics to Contemporary, L’Academie de Cuisine, Gaithersburg, Md.

June 25–27: 6th-Annual Leadership Conference, Baltimore International College

July 23–25: The Healthy Menu-Cooking for Tomorrow, Kendall College School of Culinary Arts, Chicago

October 22–24: The Latin Event, Johnson & Wales University, North Miami

Earn ACF continuing-education hours! Click CAFÉ Events at for more information.

Win a 2011 ACF Convention Package by Selecting NCR Digital by July 26

Views of Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center

Members who opt in to receive digital NCR by July 26 will be entered in a drawing to win a 2011 ACF National Convention prize package of two full convention registrations, airfare for two and a five-night stay (July 22–26) at the Gaylord Texan, Dallas. The drawing will take place during General Session at the 2010 ACF National Convention, and if the winner is present he or she will receive $200 cash. You do not need to be present to win. The prize is nontransferable.

Kraft Works is the FREE Program for Foodservice Professionals

The driving force behind the Kraft Works program is our dedicated team of chefs and industry experts. They research the latest food trends, creating inspired recipes and providing ideas to help your business prosper. Join Kraft Works and receive emails packed with exclusive content; you’ll also get complete access to our website that offers articles, tips, trends and thousands of recipes. Join now!

ACF Chef Competes on “Chopped”

Chopped Mary Beth Lawton Johnson, CCC, CEPC, a member of ACF Palm Beach County Chefs Association, will compete on Food Network’s “Chopped” June 1 at 10 p.m. EST. Lawton Johnson applied for the show after hearing about the opportunity through ACF. She has worked as a yacht chef for more than 20 years and currently works on Yacht Rebecca out of Savannah, Ga.

Join ACF on Twitter

acfchefs on Twitter We will be tweeting upcoming events at our 2010 ACF National Convention using the hashtag #ACF10. If you tweet about anything having to do with convention, please end or include your tweet with #ACF10. By using the hashtag, #ACF10, all posts on convention will be compiled centrally for viewing. Sign up and follow ACF on Twitter.