2008 ACF Event Series Logo 2008 ACF Southeast Regional Conference

Hosted by: ACF Virginia Chefs Association

Winslow R. Goodier, CEC, AAC, President
wrgoodie@henrico.k12.va.us | www.vachefs.org

Photo of Elizabeth Baase
Elizabeth Baase
CEC, AAC
ACF Southeast Region
Vice President

Our colonial themed conference turned out to be a great success as we celebrated a “Culinary Revolution.” Surrounded by history, Williamsburg set the perfect scene to explore our culinary past while sharpening our skills for the future.

The Vice President’s Gala was a special highlight of the weekend as we turned the gala into a groaning board feast! Along with the abundance of food, our dinner was accompanied by strolling balladeers, and fife and drum corps.

I send my congratulations to all the 2008 Southeast Regional Conference award winners. Good luck in your pursuit of the National title, we’re rooting for you!

Programming for this year’s conference was both informative and entertaining. A “Culinary Revolution” at general session included a seminar on “18th Century Influence” presented the Historic Foodways Department of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. This enlightening program was followed by “Future Ready,” a presentation by Chef Robert Corliss of Food IQ.

Attendees also enjoyed Presidential Pastry by former White House Executive Pasty Chef Roland Mesnier as he recreated one of his artful presentations. Mesnier described his career in the White House and what it was like creating desserts for some of the most powerful and influential guest lists imaginable.

If you forgot to bring your camera, don’t worry. We have posted all the conference pictures online. View the 2008 Conference Photos.

Finally, thank you to all who helped make the 2008 ACF Southeast Regional Conference a success, especially:

Next year’s conference will be held in Charlotte, N.C. and registration for the 2009 ACF Southeast Regional Conference has already begun. Secure your spot by registering today.

See you next year,
Elizabeth Baase, CEC, AAC
ACF Southeast Region Vice President