The Culinary Insider - February 13, 2012 (Vol. X, Issue
Michelle Obama Announces New Chefs Move to
Schools Website and Coalition Led by ACF and School Nutrition
First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled new
efforts to expand the Chefs Move to Schools program, which helps chefs
and schools team up to educate children about healthy food choices, Feb.
10 at the Kleberg/Rylie Recreation Center in Dallas. Joined by renowned
chef Tom Colicchio, six “Top Chef” chef’testants and
members of the Dallas Cowboys, Mrs. Obama unveiled a new Chefs Move to
Schools website, www.chefsmovetoschools.org. The site is a
one-stop shop for chefs and schools, allowing them to sign up for the
program; access training, recipes and resources; and learn how chefs and
schools across the country are partnering to create healthier school
The site was created thanks to a new coalition of leading culinary,
nutrition and school organizations that will oversee the Chefs Move to
Schools program. Leading the coalition are the American Culinary
Federation and School Nutrition Association. Also joining are Cornell
Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs (BEN), The
Culinary Trust, Harvard School of Public Health, International Corporate
Chefs Association, SupermarketGuru|The Lempert Report, National Food
Service Management Institute, Partnership for a Healthier America, Share
Our Strength and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. More
Executive Quality Chef Apparel for Less
Browse Happy Chef’s online catalog and choose
from dozens of affordable chef coats. We have the
largest selection of colors in both traditional and modern styles.
Personalize your coat with the ACF logo or your own custom embroidery.
See our full line of executive chef coats, starting at $19.95.
Eat Lunch Out for Lunch Break for Schools and
Support Chefs Move to Schools
Eat lunch out at a participating venue one day during the week of
February 27 to March 2 for Lunch Break for Schools. The fundraiser
organized by Hidden Valley and the ACF will support the Chef & Child
Foundation and the creation of nutrition-based educational resources for
chefs involved in Chefs Move to Schools.
All it takes is one lunch to support childhood nutrition education
and promote proper nutrition in schools. Join Suzanne Goin Feb. 27 at Tavern on
Brentwood, Los Angeles; Michael Kornick at MK Chicago,
Chicago, and Brenda Langton at Spoonriver, Minneapolis, Feb. 29; or find a
location in your area.
National Apprenticeship Training Program for
Cooks Now Available
ACF and American Technical Publishers are making it
easier for restaurants, companies, schools, military bases and
educational facilities to train young cooks to become sous chefs with
the release of the National Apprenticeship Training Program for
Cooks. The series—sold as 10 individual modules or a
book—covers the 10 ACFEF Apprenticeship Program stations and
outlines culinary techniques that have been validated by the culinary
industry and sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Labor and the ACF
Education Foundation Apprenticeship Committee. More
You Could Win $100,000 in 2012
EXCITING NEWS: In 2012, a chef could win
$100,000 in MyCulinaryCampus.com’s Pic-Til-You-Win contest during
ACF’s National Convention. It’s simple to qualify. For every
hour of coursework you take at MyCulinaryCampus.com, you receive a ticket in
SPECIAL OFFER: Take a 12-hour supervisory course and receive Chef
Joel Schaefer’s book, Serving People with Food Allergies:
Kitchen Management and Menu Creation, FREE (retails for $50).
COURSE NEWS: 8-hours of new courses on pastries and food allergies
are due out this spring. For more details, go to MyCulinaryCampus.com.
ACFEF Grants Programmatic Accreditation to 25
Twenty-five culinary programs in 14 educational
institutions across the United States received programmatic
accreditation from the American Culinary Federation Education
Foundation (ACFEF) Accrediting Commission at the Accrediting Commission
meeting held at Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs, Colo.,
Jan. 29. Initial accreditation was granted to 12 culinary programs and
13 accreditations were renewed, of which 10 were recognized as
exemplary, symbolizing the highest in educational standards. More
Why Most Diets Fail and How You Can Help
Millions of people go on a diet each year. Three in 10
Americans—25 percent of men and 32 percent of women—are
trying to lose weight, according to a Gallup poll published Nov. 28,
2011. A recent study of 31 long-term diet plans conducted by the
American Psychological Association found that up to two-thirds of
participants ended up heavier than when they started. Chefs, walk into
your dining room and look around…someone is bound to be dieting.
Read more in February’s “Culinary
Nutrition News” sponsored by French’s Foodservice and provided
through a partnership between ACFEF Chef
& Child Foundation and Clemson University.
In the Kitchen With Richard Rosendale, CMC
Richard Rosendale knows life can change in an instant. That was the
case for him Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, as the lights shone bright and
cameras flashed following the announcement that he would represent the
United States in the 2013 Bocuse d’Or World Cuisine Contest in
Lyon, France, in January 2013. Read our complete interview with
Rosendale in our “In the Kitchen With” web feature. More
Save the Date!
Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education
8th-Annual Leadership Conference
July 21–23, 2012
Hosted by The Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio
New presenters, themes and ideas for foodservice
instructors! Highlights include:
- Full day of Educational Best Practices
- Trends from industry leaders
- Included: all programming, reception, meals, InfoFair and ACF
- Luxury all-suite Riverfront hotel @ $129/night
Visit www.CafeMeetingPlace.com for registration,
hotel information, instructor scholarships and awards. Subscribe for
weekly programming updates.
Professional Chefs and Amateur Cooks
If you have the charm, charisma, culinary skills and are available
May and June, then Fresh One, Jamie Oliver’s production company,
wants to hear from you. Email a culinary video of yourself with your
name, photo (no older than six months), number, city you are living in,
witty message and COOKS ADVENTURE in the subject line to email@example.com.
Remember to mention you are an ACF member.
Are you a chef that hunts your own food and can prepare it to eat?
Are you energetic, personable and like to serve your cuisine to
celebrities while dazzling them with your culinary skills? If yes, then
Big Fish Casting wants to hear from you. They are currently developing a
show and are casting for a chef/hunter/host. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more
information and don’t forget to mention ACF.