The Culinary Insider - September 9, 2013 (Vol. XI, Issue 19)
Plan to Celebrate Childhood Nutrition Day During October
ACF chapters and chefs across the nation will celebrate Childhood Nutrition Day, Oct. 16, by hosting awareness events during the month of October in an effort to educate kids and families about proper nutrition. Last year, more than 1,000 chefs participated in a variety of activities, from fundraisers to school demos to city proclamations, which reached 10,000 families across the country. You can make a difference in your community by participating. Visit ACF’s website to register, find an event, and download activities and templates.
Join Recipeace and Promote World Peace Day Sept. 21
Sign up to serve peace at your establishment Sept. 21, World Peace Day, and help raise global awareness for the Peace One Day initiative by inviting others to settle their differences over a meal. Receive a free marketing kit for participating and find peace recipe ideas. Whether you run a university foodservice operation, a country club or a hospital cafeteria, you can encourage others to share a meal for peace. For more information and inspiration, visit www.recipeaceday.org.
ACF-Branded Executive Chef Coat
Display your affiliation with pride. Our ACF Piped Front Executive Chef Coat features the official logo of the American Culinary Federation with prominent right sleeve embroidery. Bronze buttons with matching piping and a back-collar American flag icon make this premium cotton coat unique. Available with additional personalization—customize yours today.
The Fall issue of Sizzle Magazine is Here
The fall 2013 issue of Sizzle magazine is out! Download the current issue or app for free and read it today. Featured articles include:
- Learn how to prepare dessert financiers two ways.
- Discover useful culinary resources that professional chefs rely on.
- See how nonalcoholic beverages mirror food trends.
- Observe all the job possibilities available in the senior-care venue.
- Learn how to make Duck Terrine with Pistachios and Dried Cherries in “By Degrees.”
- Explore the cuisine of the Philippines.
- Learn from the passion of New York chef Bill Telepan.
- Austin, Texas, offers many great restaurants.
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ACF Culinary Youth Team USA Accepting Applications
Are you a passionate and dedicated culinary student who thrives under the intense pressure of competition? Then take your skills to the next level and apply for a spot on ACF Culinary Youth Team USA 2016. Download the application. Applications are due no later than Nov. 30, and must be sent by certified mail, UPS or Federal Express to J. Kevin Walker, CMC, AAC, ACF Culinary Youth Team Manager, Vintage Club, 75001 Vintage Club Drive West, Indian Wells, CA 92210.
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Become an Honor Society Member
Do you know of a hardworking, dedicated and qualified chef? Encourage him or her to apply for fellowship in the American Academy of Chefs. Academy Fellows demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism within ACF, their communities and the foodservice industry. The academy’s primary mission is to promote the education of culinarians by mentoring and awarding scholarships to students seeking a future in the culinary industry. Learn more or contact your regional academy director.
Deadline Oct. 31, 2013, for 2014 ACF Award Applications
Award applications for 2014 are due Oct. 31, 2013, for U.S.A.’s Chef of the Year, sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions; ACF Pastry Chef of the Year, sponsored by Plugrá® European-Style Butter; ACF Chef Educator of the Year; Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award, sponsored by MINOR’s®; ACF Student Chef of the Year, sponsored by Custom Culinary, Inc.; and ACF Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award. The national winners of U.S.A.’s Chef of the Year, Pastry Chef of the Year and Chef Educator of the Year receive $5,000, and the national student Chef of the Year winner receives $1,000. The national Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award winner receives $2,500 and a $2,500 scholarship in his or her name will be donated to an American Culinary Federation Education Foundation accredited postsecondary program of his or her choice. Download an application or call (800) 624-9458, ext. 143, or (904) 484-0243 for information.