2008 ACF Western Regional Conference
Peter Hodgson, CEC, President
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ACF Western Region
The 2008 Western Regional Conference put the spotlight on freedom and
paid tribute to our country’s military and the Culinarians from
within their ranks. The tradeshow was the forum for a first-of-its-kind
Freedom Chefs Challenge which featured two-man teams from the Army,
Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard branches competing
head-to-head in an impressive culinary competition.
The celebration of freedom continued during General Session with a
video presentation of the 33rd annual U.S. Army Culinary Arts
Competition from Ft. Lee, VA and a keynote address by David J.
Longstaff, CW4, Mission Support Element of Fort Carson, Colorado.
Notable educational programming included the Top Toque East West
Culinary expo featuring Chefs Bill Sy and Walter Leible; Beyond Bonbons
with Neils Knudsen; Creative Garnishes by Ray Duey, and the nuances of
becoming a Professional Personal Chef with Candy Wallace, Executive
Director and Founder of the American Personal and Private Chef
Congratulations to all the 2008
Western Regional Conference award winners. I wish you luck in the
pursuit of the National title, we’re rooting for you!
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 Western Regional Conference a success, especially:
Next year’s conference will be held in Seattle, and
registration for the 2009 ACF Western Regional Conference has already
begun. Secure your spot by registering today.
See you next year,
Harry Brockwell, CEC, AAC
ACF Western Region Vice President