The Culinary Insider – September
15, 2008 (Vol. VI, Issue 19)
ACF Awards Seal of Approval to Pennant Eat Well™ Puff Pastry
with Zero Trans Fat Per Serving
Pennant Eat Well™ Puff Pastry with zero trans fat per serving,
a product of Pennant Foods, earned ACF’s Seal of Approval
following extensive testing. As an industry leader for more than
twenty-five years, Pennant Foods has tapped into their expertise to
introduce the Pennant Eat Well™ Puff Pastry with zero grams trans
fat per serving. The Pennant Eat Well™ Puff Pastry still delivers
all the same mouth-watering flavor and reliable overall baking
performance, while addressing consumers’ desire for healthful
Currently, there are more than 180 ACF-approved products. For
information on ACF’s Seal of Approval visit ACF’s Web site
or call (800) 624-9458.
Stay with ACF Members at “culinary Olympics”
Stay with fellow ACF members and ACF Culinary Team USA supporters at
the Victor’s Residenz Hotel in Erfurt, Germany, during the
“culinary Olympics.” Located in the heart of the city, this
four-star hotel is just six miles from the competition arena and
centrally located to many of Erfurt’s tourist attractions. The
hotel offers spacious guest rooms, a restaurant featuring international
specialties and an upscale bar that offers relaxation after a busy day
of viewing competitions.
Room Rates: single $197; double $228
Due to the fluctuation of the EURO room costs may vary.
Reserve your room by contacting Debbie Kelder, CTA, ACF Travel
Services Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (602) 466-2294.
Charlie Trotter’s Presentation Available Online
View one of the most memorable experiences of the 2008 ACF National
Convention. General Session keynote presenter, renowned chef Charlie
Trotter, HHOF, expounded on the 2008 convention theme, “Achieving
Culinary Excellence.” Watch Trotter serve up an anecdotal account
of his philosophy on being a part of the “world of food and wine,
and service and hospitality.” View the presentation.
Nominations for ACF National Officers
National officer nominations for the ACF Board of
Directors are due by December 1, 2008. Per ACF bylaws, to serve as a
national officer, an ACF member must:
- Have held professional culinarian privileges for at least five
consecutive years and must maintain a professional culinarian status
while holding office.
- Have served for at least two years as an elected chapter officer, an
ACF standing or special committee chair, a state representative or
appointed area coordinator.*
- Have attended two ACF national conventions prior to his/her
- Be ACF-certified.
The President must also have served on the ACF Board of Directors
prior to election as president.
Elected officers will be installed at the 2009 ACF National
Convention in Orlando, Fla., and will serve a two-year term. Contact
Mark Kent, nominations and elections chair at email@example.com for more
Recipe Contests Open to Foodservice Professionals and Culinary
Boar Recipe Contest by North American Import &
Entry deadline: Sept. 15
Veal Recipe Contest by by Le
Québécois Québec Certified Grain-fed Veal
Prize: Four-day trip to Montreal for the winner and a guest
- Three nights at the Hotel de la Montagne
- Flights to Montreal from anywhere in the continental U.S.
Entry deadline: Oct. 1–31
You Eat with Your Eyes Now In-stock and Available to
ACF Members at a Discount
ACF’s inventory of You Eat with Your Eyes: The
Simplicity & Elegance of Presenting Food by Chef Edward Leonard,
CMC, AAC (LTD Publishing 2008) has been replenished after a
record sellout. Now in-stock, it is a unique and useful book that
illustrates the art and craft of effectively presenting food. Leonard
shares his passion for all things culinary and demonstrates how the
statement “you eat with your eyes” can come to life for
The book is available to members at a discounted rate of $25 plus
shipping through the ACF e-store, but you must login as a member to
receive the discount. Purchase Now
Precise and Durable Valor 3000 Stainless Steel Scale
The Ohaus Valor 3000 Xtreme is a combination of high precision and
durability with readabilities from 2g to 0.02g and capacities from 200g
to 13 lb, depending on model.
Encased in a stainless steel housing, the Valor 3000 Xtreme provides
10x capacity overload and shock protection built in. Every model can
display weights in kg, g, lb, decimal or 1/8 fractional ounces, lb:oz,
fluid ounces of water. All results are shown clearly in the bright,
backlit LCD display with clear indication of the weighing unit. The
Valor 3000 Xtreme is NSF Listed/Certified and USDA-AMS accepted, and
will support a HACCP system.
For dry applications, the Valor 3000 Xtreme has two models with
sub-gram readability - 200g × 0.01g and 2kg (4lb) × 0.1g. For
everyday use, the Valor 3000 Xtreme has two models in 3kg (6lb) ×
0.5g or 6kg (13lb) × 1g.
When a full cleaning is required, the Valor 3000 Xtreme series has
models rated to NEMA4X/IP65, allowing use in wet areas in 300g ×
0.1g, 3kg × 0.5g, and 6 kg × 1g readabilities.
For more information or to receive 10% off the list price and free
ground shipping within the continental US, call (800) 672-7722 ext. 7021
or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Offer code ACFE800, valid until
11/30/2008, subject to change without notice and offer available only
Serve Taste and Nutrition Year-Round with Uncle Ben’s®
Stuffing with Whole Grains
RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif. (Sept. 2008)—Take stuffing
way beyond the traditional holiday bird and wow patrons by menuing new
comfort-foods-with-a-twist year-round, for every daypart. Use as a
cravable alternative to pasta or potatoes, or use with add-in
ingredients-the options are limitless.
Made with wholegrain bread and vegetables, UNCLE BEN’S®
new Savory Herb Stuffing Mix with Whole Grains has a bolder taste and a
hint of lime and cilantro. Recognized by the Whole Grains
Council’s Whole Grain Stamp, each serving delivers 8g of whole
UNCLE BEN’S® Brand stuffing is also available in
Traditional White Bread and Classic Cornbread. For nutritious and
flavorful recipe ideas and information on UNCLE BEN’S® Brand
products, call 1-800-432-2331 or visit www.MARSfoodservices.com
Academy of Ice Carving & Design (AICD)