The Culinary Insider - May 10, 2010 (Vol. VIII, Issue
Select Digital NCR and You Could Win a 2011 ACF
Convention Prize Package
To show appreciation for ACF members who choose digital NCR, ACF will
enter them in a drawing to win a 2011 ACF National Convention prize
package. One lucky winner will receive two full convention
registrations, airfare for two and a five-night stay (July 22–26)
at the Gaylord Texan, Dallas.
Members who have opted in to receive digital NCR by July 26 will
automatically be entered in the drawing. The drawing will take place
during General Session at the 2010 ACF National Convention. You do not
need to be present to win; however, if the winner is present at the time
of the drawing he or she will receive $200 cash. The 2011 ACF National
Convention takes place at the Gaylord Texan July 23–26. The prize
package is nontransferable. Select digital NCR.
Students and Apprentices, Win a Trip to ACF
Convention and Shadow Chef Ty
Deadline May 28
Culinary students and ACFEF apprentices, enter the Be Like
“Mike” contest for the chance to win a trip to the 2010 ACF
National Convention, August 2–5, in Anaheim, Calif., to shadow ACF
National President Michael Ty, CEC, AAC. Airfare, accommodations and
full registration will be provided for the winner.
Applicants must be a first-, second- or third-year full-time culinary
student enrolled in either a degree-granting, diploma or certificate
postsecondary culinary program, or an apprentice in an ACFEF
Submit an essay by the May 28 deadline describing why you aspire to
be a culinary leader and how shadowing Chef Ty during the 2010 ACF
National Convention will help you reach your goal. Five finalists will
be selected for a conference call interview with Chef Ty; one winner
will be named on June 21. See if you qualify, and enter.
Pass the Omega-3s, Please
Omega-3 fatty acids have recently begun to gain a significant amount
of attention due to nutrition/ health-driven media coverage. Chefs
should take comfort knowing that feeding consumers’ needs and
desires for more omega-3s is actually much easier than you may think.
Learn more by reading May’s issue of “Culinary
Nutrition News,” Pass the Omega-3s, Please, sponsored by French’s Foodservice and provided
through a partnership between ACFEF Chef
& Child Foundation and Clemson University.
Going to the NRA Show? Visit the Happy Chef®
Booth for Special Deals
Exclusive offers for NRA Show attendees, only
at booth #1441. Chef pants 2 for $25, Chef coats $8, Kitchen Shirts $5
and discounts on shoes & cutlery. FREE SHIPPING on orders over $75!
Don’t miss out, visit Happy Chef at booth #1441.
ACE Training Opportunities
Earn recognition and assist culinarians in your area with ACF
certification by taking advantage of one of five Approved Certification
Evaluator (ACE) training opportunities. Complete an ACE
application and register
to attend a two-day approved ACE training. Contact ACF certification for more
Smoking? Or Not?
Do you smoke, or have you quit? The National Culinary
Review wants to talk to smokers and to those who have quit for an
upcoming article. Please e-mail email@example.com.
CAFÉ’s 2010 Program for Foodservice
Trainers and Educators
Weekend events critical to your
June 18–20: Mastering French Cooking:
from Classics to Contemporary, L’Academie de Cuisine,
June 25–27: 6th-Annual Leadership
Conference, Baltimore International College
July 23–25: The Healthy Menu-Cooking
for Tomorrow, Kendall College School of Culinary Arts, Chicago
October 22–24: The Latin Event,
Johnson & Wales University, North Miami
Earn ACF continuing-education hours! Click CAFÉ Events at www.CafeMeetingPlace.com for more
ACF Culinary Team USA Update
Support ACF Culinary Team USA 2012
Thank you to ACF Black Hills Chapter of Professional Chefs for its
generous donation of $2,000 to sponsor ACF Culinary Team USA. Join ACF
Black Hills Chapter members and show your support. Your contribution
will help underwrite the cost of training sessions and learning what is
necessary to become world champions. Donate
Youth Team Applications Deadline May 31
Competing on ACF Culinary Youth Team USA 2012 is an
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Tryouts are at the 2010 ACF National
Convention, August 2–5, in Anaheim, Calif. The deadline to apply
is May 31.
Boost Your Business and End Childhood Hunger
Learn how your restaurant can boost business, engage
employees and help end childhood hunger in America. Share Our
Strength’s Great American Dine Out is holding its first webinar
May 13, 3:30–4:30 p.m. EDT. Executives from Corner Bakery
Café and Taco Bueno will be among those sharing their strategies
and answering questions. Register today.
Cooking Light Recipe Contest
Enter the 2010 Cooking Light Ultimate
Reader Recipe Contest by submitting a recipe lower in fat and calories
than a traditional recipe by the June 15 deadline. Each recipe must
include one or more of the following: al fresco® All Natural
Chicken Sausage, Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association,
Domino® and C&H® Sugar, Eggland’s Best Eggs,
McCormick® Perfect Pinch® Seasoning Blends, Newman’s Own
Pasta Sauce and Sargento® Reduced Sodium Natural Cheese. The
grand-prize is $20,000 cash and more. Contest information and rules.