2008 Press Releases

December 9, 2008

Healthy Kids’ Meals, Local Produce, Mini Desserts Among Hottest Menu Trends for 2009, According to National Restaurant Association Research

Artisan Spirits, Culinary Cocktails and Organic Wine Among Hottest Menu Trends for 2009, National Restaurant Association Research Finds

December 4, 2008

ACF Awards Seal of Approval to Stella® Toppers® Fresh Mozzarella Cheese

December 1, 2008

ACF Seal of Approval Awarded to Four Clabber Girl Products

November 19, 2008

Need Expert Cooking Advice for the Holidays? With More Than 22,000 Members, an ACF Chef Near You Can Help

November 10, 2008

ACF Pittsburgh Chapter Donates $10,000 to ACF Culinary Team USA

November 5, 2008

Asian Food Summit in Columbia, Mo., Brings Internationally Known Chefs and Local Restaurants Together for a Tasty Community Event

Take the Stress out of Holiday Cooking with Carving Advice from a Certified Master Chef

November 3, 2008

ACF Culinary Team USA Delivers a Stellar Performance Against the World's Best at the “culinary Olympics” in Germany

ACF Culinary Regional Team USA Wins Prestigious International IKA Regional World Championship Title

October 24, 2008

United States Army Culinary Arts Team Named Second Overall in the World at “culinary Olympics”

October 23, 2008

ACF Culinary National Team USA Continues America’s 50-Year Legacy at “culinary Olympics” in Germany

Young St. Louis Cooks Rank Fourth in World Overall at “culinary Olympics”

October 22, 2008

ACF Chefs Continue to Prove American Cuisine is Worthy of World Recognition as They Excel in Individual Competitions at “culinary Olympics”

United States Army Culinary Arts Team Earns Gold in Cold Food During their Second Day of Competition at “culinary Olympics”

ACF Culinary Youth Team USA Wins Silver in Hot Food During Final Day at “culinary Olympics”

ACF Culinary National Team USA Wins Gold in Hot Food During its Final Day of Competition at “culinary Olympics” in Germany

ACF Culinary Regional Team USA Wins Gold Medal at “culinary Olympics”

October 21, 2008

United States Army Culinary Arts Team Earns Gold at “culinary Olympics”

ACF Members Add to the United States’ Total Medal Count at “culinary Olympics” in Germany As They Score Big in Individual Competitions

October 20, 2008

ACF Culinary Team USA Teams Win Gold and Silver Medals During First Day of Competition at “culinary Olympics” in Germany

ACF Culinary Youth Team USA Wins Gold in Cold-Food Competition During First Day of Competition at “culinary Olympics” in Germany

October 8, 2008

The American Academy of Chefs Presents the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award to Jon Greenwalt, CEC, AAC, HOF, During its Annual Dinner

October 7, 2008

ACF Member Dean Thomas, CEC, CCE, Among Four Finalists In Wild Boar Recipe National Contest

September 29, 2008

American Culinary Federation Chef Richard Rosendale, CEC, Wins Silver Medal and Special Award at Bocuse d“Or USA Cuisine Contest

ACF National President John Kinsella, CMC, CCE, WGMC, AAC, Receives Recognition for Outstanding Leadership in the Culinary Industry

September 25, 2008

Keriann Von Raesfeld Returns From Best Young Commis Rôtisseur International Competition in Paris

September 16, 2008

ACF Chefs Among the Seventy Military Chefs to Compete at the National Military Culinary Competition in Washington, D.C.

ACF Seal of Approval Awarded to Seven Eggland’s Best Products

September 15, 2008

American Culinary Federation Announces 2009 Event Series

September 9, 2008

McFarling Foods Celebrates 60th Anniversary and Hosts ACF-Sanctioned Competition at 2008 Food Show

September 5, 2008

ACF Awards Seal of Approval to Pennant Eat Well™ Puff Pastry with Zero Trans Fat Per Serving

August 18, 2008

American Chefs Go For the Gold in “culinary Olympics”

Chicago Culinary Museum and Chefs Hall of Fame Names Rick Bayless the 2008 Inductee

American Culinary Federation Chefs Compete in the Bocuse d’Or USA Cuisine Contest in September

Loan Co Named to AAC Culinary Regional Team USA

American Culinary Federation Chefs Feed U.S. Olympic Athletes and Gold Medalists During the Days Before Beijing

August 11, 2008

Memorial Scholarship Fund Honors the Late Chef Johnnie Jones and Continues His Legacy at the Clara White Mission

Don’t Labor Over Holiday Recipes—Try These Five

August 7, 2008

American Culinary Federation Takes on the World Wide Web

July 18, 2008

Award Winners Announced at the 2008 Annual American Culinary Federation National Convention

July 17, 2008

Chefs de Cuisine Association of St. Louis Inc. Wins Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl at 2008 ACF National Convention

Special Presidential Awards Conferred at 2008 American Culinary Federation National Convention

Russell Scott III, CMC, Named U.S.A.’s Chef of the Year™ at 2008 ACF National Convention in Las Vegas

R. Andrew Chlebana II, CEPC, Named National Pastry Chef of the Year at 2008 ACF National Convention in Las Vegas

Wilfred Beriau, CEC, CCE, AAC, Named National Chef Educator of the Year at 2008 ACF National Convention in Las Vegas

JohnMichael Lynch Wins ACF National Student Culinarian of the Year Competition at 2008 ACF National Convention

ACF Professional Chefs Association of Houston Wins National Student Team Championship at 2008 ACF National Convention

July 16, 2008

The Charlie Trotter Culinary Education Foundation Announces Annual $25,000 Donation to the American Culinary Federation

Anthony Lauri, CEC, AAC, Named Winner of National 2008 Phillips Foods Recipe Contest

Charles Carroll, CEC, AAC, Receives Chef Professionalism Award at 2008 ACF National Convention in Las Vegas

July 15, 2008

ACF Chef & Child Foundation Awards Two Chefs and One Chapter at the 2008 Annual ACF National Convention

Roland Schaeffer, CEC, AAC, HOF, Receives Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award at 2008 ACF National Convention

President’s Medallions Announced at 2008 ACF National Convention in Las Vegas

July 14, 2008

American Academy of Chefs Announces 2008 Award Winners

Charlie Trotter Recognized as Culinary Hall of Fame Celebrated Chef by the American Academy of Chefs

Manfred Bast, CMPC, CEC, AAC, Inducted into American Academy of Chefs Culinary Hall of Fame

Steve Jilleba, CMC, CCE, AAC, Receives Prestigious Chair’s Medal Award from the American Academy of Chefs

Noble Masi, CEPC, AAC, HOF, Receives Prestigious Joseph Amendola Award by the American Academy of Chefs

Hans Schadler, CEC, AAC, Receives Prestigious Chef Good Taste Award from the American Academy of Chefs

Charles Carroll, CEC, AAC, Receives Prestigious Sharing Culinary Traditions Award from the American Academy of Chefs

Stephen Miller, CMC, Receives Prestigious Lt. John D. McLaughlin Award from the American Academy of Chefs

July 8, 2008

ACF Announces 2008 Achievement of Excellence Award Winners

The Summit at Midwest Culinary Institute Receives Four-Star Rating from the Cincinnati Enquirer

June 30, 2008

Viva Las Vegas Icebreaker Reception at 2008 ACF National Convention in Las Vegas Features Legends in Concert Show

June 18, 2008

Students Compete for the ACF Student Culinarian of the Year National Title at the 2008 ACF National Convention

Student Teams Compete in the Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl National Competition at the 2008 ACF National Convention

Student Teams Compete in the ACF Student Team National Championship at the 2008 ACF National Convention

Chefs from ACF’s Four Regions Compete for the ACF Pastry Chef of the Year National Title at the 2008 ACF National Convention

Chefs from ACF’s Four Regions Compete for the ACF Chef Educator of the Year National Title at the 2008 ACF National Convention

Chefs from ACF’s Four Regions Compete for the U.S.A.’s Chef of the Year™ National Title at the 2008 ACF National Convention

June 17, 2008

Nationally Recognized Chefs Featured at 58th Annual ACF National Convention in Las Vegas

June 9, 2008

Seven American Culinary Federation Educators Honored with 2008 ProStart Educator Excellence Awards

June 4, 2008

Jacqueline Hamilton, CEC, Joins Matt Lauer on the “Today” Show to Discuss Cooking for U.S. Olympic Athletes

June 2, 2008

ACF Offers Recipes for Father’s Day

May 29, 2008

The 58th Annual ACF National Convention in Las Vegas to Draw 2,000 Chefs and Culinarians to Train, Learn and Compete

May 21, 2008

Jude Tauzin Named One of Five Chefs to Watch By Louisiana Cookin’ Magazine

May 20, 2008

Certified Master Chef Aidan Murphy Places Third Overall at International WACS Global Chefs Challenge and Wins Food-and-Wine Pairing

Keriann Von Raesfeld Wins Hans Bueschkens World Junior Chefs’ Challenge

May 19, 2008

Ray Duey, CEC, on Winning Food Network Challenge Team

ACF Members Aidan Murphy, CMC, AAC, and Keriann Von Raesfeld Win Big at World Association of Chefs Societies International Culinary Competitions

May 16, 2008

American Culinary Federation Receives Humanitarian of the Year from World Association of Chefs Societies in Dubai

Aidan Murphy, CMC, AAC, Places Third Overall and First in Wine and Food Pairing at WACS International Culinary Competition

Keriann Von Raesfeld Wins International Culinary Competition

May 12, 2008

Chefs Hold 59th Annual National Convention in Las Vegas, July 14-17

“Top Chef” Finalist and American Culinary Federation Member Lands Weekly Television Cooking Segment

Randy Torres Named to AAC Culinary Regional Team USA

April 24, 2008

Award Winners Announced at 2008 ACF Western Regional Conference

U.S. Army Chefs Win Freedom Chefs Challenge at 2008 ACF Western Regional Conference

April 22, 2008

ACF Kona-Kohala Chefs de Cuisine, Inc. Receives 2008 American Culinary Federation Chef & Child Committee Little Oscar Award

Western Culinary Institute’s Culinary Program Recognized as Exemplary by ACFFAC at 2008 ACF Western Regional Conference

April 9, 2008

Award Winners Announced at 2008 ACF Northeast Regional Conference

April 8, 2008

Norman Hart, CEC, CCE, AAC, Named 2008 ACF Toque to Toque Champion

Five Culinary Programs Recognized as Exemplary at 2008 ACF Northeast Regional Conference

April 3, 2008

Freedom Chefs Challenge, A Tribute to Military Culinarians, Takes Place at 2008 ACF Western Regional Conference in Salt Lake City

April 2, 2008

John Kinsella, CMC, CCE, AAC, Inducted into Les Amis d’Escoffier Society of Chicago Disciples of Escoffier

ACF Chefs Hold Annual 2008 Northeast Regional Conference in Cincinnati

April 1, 2008

Richard Rosendale Receives Certified Executive Chef Certification from the American Culinary Federation

John Kinsella, CMC, CCE, AAC, Receives Champion Award from Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau

March 31, 2008

ACF Western Regional Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah to Draw 400 Chefs and Culinarians to Train and Learn

March 27, 2008

American Culinary Federation Members to Tour Maker’s Mark Distillery During Northeast Regional Conference in Cincinnati

March 26, 2008

Mellisa K. Root Named to ACF Culinary National Team USA

March 21, 2008

Chefs Face Off in Toque to Toque Challenge at 2008 ACF Northeast Regional Conference in Cincinnati

March 20, 2008

American Culinary Federation Supports Need for Government Investigation of Potential Health Hazards of Diacetyl

March 19, 2008

ACF Northeast Regional Conference in Cincinnati To Draw 500 Chefs and Culinarians to Train and Learn

March 4, 2008

Award Winners Announced at 2008 ACF Southeast Regional Conference

March 3, 2008

Culinary Programs Recognized as Exemplary at 2008 ACF Southeast Regional Conference

February 29, 2008

Chefs Award ACF Seal of Approval to PET® Evaporated Milk and Eagle® Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk

February 20, 2008

ACF Southeast Regional Conference in Williamsburg, Va. To Draw 300 Chefs and Culinarians to Train and Learn

February 19, 2008

ACF Chefs Hold Annual 2008 Western Regional Conference in Salt Lake City

ACF Offers Recipes for the Spring Holiday Season

February 15, 2008

Barbecue is Hot Cuisine Even in the Coldest of Temperatures

Culinary Programs Recognized as Exemplary by ACFF at 2008 ACF Central Regional Conference

February 11, 2008

Award Winners Announced at 2008 ACF Central Regional Conference

February 1, 2008

ACF Central Regional Conference in Kansas City, Mo. Draws 400 Culinarians to Train and Learn

January 22, 2008

Kansas City Gears Up for Smokin’ BBQ Contest

January 9, 2008

Karl Guggenmos Named ACF Certification Commission Chair