2008 ACF Event Series Logo News Coverage

2008 ACF Western Regional Conference

Hosted by: ACF Beehive Chefs Chapter, Inc.

Peter Hodgson, CEC, President
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Harry Brockwell
CEC, AAC
ACF Western Region
Vice President

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 Association.

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