The Culinary Insider - July 19, 2010 (Vol. VIII, Issue
2011 ACF National Convention Prize
Deadline July 26, 2010
ACF members who choose the
digital edition of The National Culinary Review (NCR) by July 26
will automatically be entered in a drawing to win a 2011 ACF National
Convention prize package. One winner will receive two full
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. You do not need to be present to win; however, if
the winner is present at the time of the drawing, he or she will receive
$200 cash. The prize package is nontransferable.
Barley’s Healthful and Tasty Benefits
Barley is a cereal grain with a nut-like flavor and a chewy,
pasta-like consistency. Most barley grown in the Western world is used
either for animal feed or to produce malt for beer and whiskey
production. Nowadays, barley’s use is more frequently as an
ingredient to add healthful fiber, chewy texture and nutty flavor to
soups, stews, casseroles, salads, pilafs and fillings. Read more in
of the Month, provided by ACFEF Chef
& Child Foundation and Clemson University.
Custom embroidered ACF chef coats, aprons
& special deals only available to ACF National Convention attendees.
Visit booth #308 for $5 chef hats, $10 chef coats
& pants. Don’t miss out on these amazing offers!
Complimentary Term Life Insurance Benefit of ACF
The American Culinary Federation provides Professional Culinarians,
Culinarians, Student Culinarians, Senior Professional Culinarians, and
Allied and Associate members who are not part of a Property or Military
term life insurance from The Guardian Life Insurance Company of
America, New York, N.Y. Eligible members must be in good standing and
have completed and submitted a beneficiary form to ACF naming a
New ACF Certified Sous Chef™ Exam
Exam Goes Into Effect
American Culinary Federation (ACF) Certification Candidates taking the
ACF Certified Sous Chef™ (CSC™) written exam at the ACF
National Convention Aug. 3 will earn a $75 credit toward their
certification fee. After Aug. 3, all CSC™ candidates will take the
new exam at a Comira test site. In preparation, take the practice exam
online, with the same type of questions and weighting as the actual
exam, through the ACFEF
eCulinary Professional Development Institute.
The Solution to Serve Chilled Food without
Serving temperature is the key to food freshness. Vidacasa is a
thermal control dining ware collection that can keep food freshly cold
at 32 °F–39 °F for up to 6 hours; requiring no wet ice,
dry ice or even electricity. As the first of its kind in temperature
control, the cooling power of Vidacasa helps to keep bacteria inactive
and lets you enjoy a healthy and pleasant dining experience. Experience
the cooling power now!
Join ACF Culinary Team USA
Culinary National Team USA invites you to attend their team practice
sessions at Johnson & Wales University campuses across the U.S. They
are also practicing at ACF National Convention Aug. 1–2, with the
finished platters displayed Aug. 3 at the ACF Gathering Spot during the
Meet and mingle with the team Aug. 2 at the Get Your Groove On
Reception at convention. Hear from ACF National President Michael Ty,
CEC, AAC, and ACF Culinary Team USA Manager Steve Jilleba, CMC, CCE,
AAC, and meet the members. Break out your bellbottoms and platform shoes
and get ready to show your moves when Grooveline takes the stage for a
high-energy, funkadelic dance-party.
ACF Culinary Youth Team USA tryouts also take place at convention,
with hot food Aug. 2 and cold food on display Aug. 4 at the ACF
Gathering Spot. The winner will be announced Aug. 4 at brunch.
Join the team and be a part of the heritage and the journey.
CCF Congratulates 2010 Award Winners
The Chef &
Child Foundation (CCF) is proud to announce the recipients of the
2010 CCF awards. Join us Aug. 4 during General Session at the ACF
National Convention as we honor them and recognize their
Little Oscar Award
Western Region: ACF Chefs & Culinarians of San Diego
Central Region: ACF South Bend Chefs & Cooks Association
Northeast Region: ACF Long Island Chapter
Southeast Region: ACF Kentucky Chapter
True Spirit Award: Nancy Russman, culinary-arts program coordinator,
Jefferson Community & Technical College, Louisville, Ky., ACF
Michael Ty Endowment Fund Award: Thomas Trevethan, CEPC, pastry chef,
Paris Las Vegas, Las Vegas, ACF Chefs Las Vegas
ACF National Convention on Twitter
Will you be at the 2010 ACF National Convention? If yes, join us
as we give minute-by-minute updates via Twitter. Tweet about interesting
seminars and demos, the trade show, social functions or anything
convention related. Don’t forget you can post photos and videos.
Be sure to use the hash tag #ACF10 at the end of each of your tweets. If
you are not attending convention, follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/acfchefs and you will feel
like you are there.
Foodservice Chef Recipe Contest
Grape growers in California are challenging foodservice chefs to
create an original recipe(s) featuring California grapes as an
ingredient by the Nov. 1 deadline. First place is $1,500; second is
$1,000; and third is $500. Enter