The Culinary Insider - October 25, 2010 (Vol. VIII,
Certified Master Chef® Exam Under Way
12 Chefs | 130 Hours |
chefs have convened at The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park,
N.Y., for the test of a lifetime—the American
Culinary Federation’s Certified Master Chef® exam,
sponsored by McCormick For Chefs. Follow ACF on Twitter as
we tweet throughout the day, and visit the ACF
website for daily updates. The first-ever Certified Master Chefs
Summit takes place Oct. 29 at the CIA.
Nutrition Survey to Develop Outreach
Participate in an online nutrition survey to develop and
standardize nutrition outreach and educate chefs. The survey, conducted by Margaret D. Condrasky,
R.D., CCE, of Clemson University in partnership with the Chef
& Child Foundation, will take 5–10 minutes. Call (864)
656-6554 if you have questions or concerns.
The Culinary Insider to Provide More Value: Redesign Coming in
We are excited to announce some big changes in
November for The Culinary Insider. in our ongoing efforts
to provide more value and industry news. Below are just some of the
changes to come.
- Federation and foundation news will be linkable headlines for easy
- An electronic poll that will generate immediate results will be
included, so you can see how your peers feel about relevant and
controversial industry topics.
- Industry trends and pertinent culinary information will be expanded
to include topics our members have expressed an interest in learning
- Find out what is on the mind of your fellow culinarians with our new
Chef Tweets section.
- Learn how the ACF national staff supports the growth and development
of ACF, and can best help you.
FREE $500 Happy Chef® Gift Card
Place any online order now through 12/31/10 and be entered to win a
$500 Happy Chef gift card. You will be automatically entered each time
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Tell Us What You Think Will be the Hot Trend on
Restaurant Menus in 2011
Take the 2011 What’s Hot survey by Oct. 29 and share your opinion
as a chef on what will be a hot trend, yesterday’s news or a
perennial favorite on restaurant menus in 2011. Participate, and you
could win a $500 American Express gift card. The survey is a
collaborative effort between the National Restaurant Association and the
American Culinary Federation.
Thirteen Meyer Natural Angus Products Earn ACF
Seal of Approval
The American Culinary Federation awarded 13
Natural Angus meat products its prestigious Seal of
Approval. Unlike other entities that offer tasting endorsements
only, products must undergo extensive testing and evaluation to
determine if they are eligible to receive the Seal of Approval. In
addition, the Meyer Natural Angus beef products were tested using a
variety of preparation methods, such as broiling, grilling,
sautéing, braising, stewing, roasting and pan-frying, as well as
used in a variety of beef recipes. More
ACF Chapter Logos Available
Your ACF chapter logo is now available behind the login
on your member profile of the ACF website for your business cards,
website and more. Please read the ACF Branded Chapter Logo Usage and ACF
Logo Policies and Procedures documents for correct usage. Our goal in
every instance of the logo’s use is to enhance ACF’s
awareness in the culinary industry and with the public.
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Support ACF Culinary Team USA
Only four weeks remain until ACF
Culinary Team USA competes against 24 other national teams at the Expogast-Villeroy & Boch Culinary World Cup
2010, Nov. 20–24, in Luxembourg. Team members are scheduled to
display their cold-food menu Nov. 21 and prepare their hot-food menu
Nov. 23. Show your support and wear your ACF
Culinary Team USA 2012 lapel pin. Individuals donating $25 or more
between Oct. 15 and Nov. 20 will receive a complimentary team lapel pin.
online or mail your donation to ACF Culinary Team USA, c/o American
Culinary Federation, 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32095.
Apply for the Faces of Diversity Award and the
Restaurant Neighbor Award
The National Restaurant Association is seeking
applications for the 2011 Faces of Diversity Award and 2011 Restaurant Neighbor Award. The Faces of
Diversity Award aims to raise awareness of the importance of diversity
and illustrates how diversity leads to business success. Apply by the Dec. 17, 2010, deadline. The
Restaurant Neighbor Award, given to restaurants that exemplify the
industry’s community support and philanthropic spirit, will honor
four national winners with $5,000 contributions to their charitable
projects. Apply by the Jan. 11, 2011, deadline.
A Quest for ACF Certification
The ACF Certification
Requirements Grid will help you determine which certification is
right for you to pursue. Find out which level best reflects your
educational background and work experience. If you have questions,