2008 ACF Southeast Regional Conference
Hosted by: ACF Virginia Chefs Association
Winslow R. Goodier, CEC, AAC, President
ACF Southeast Region
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