ACF Today, Vol. 1, No.
December 23, 2003
ACF national and regional officers
and national-office staff
wish you the happiest of holiday seasons
and a success-filled new year!
In this edition . . .
- Holiday hours of operation for the national office
- ACF announces 2004 Hermann G. Rusch Chef's Achievement Award
- ACF members receive discounted admission to Kosher World Conference
ACF Hours of Operation, Holiday 2003
To celebrate the 2003 holiday season, ACF's national office will be
closed on the following days:
- Thursday, Dec. 25
- Friday, Dec. 26
- Thursday, Jan. 1
- Friday, Jan. 2
On Wednesday, Dec. 24, the national office will operate from 8 a.m. to
noon Eastern Time. ACF's toll-free telephone answering service, (800)
624-9458, is available 24 hours a day during holiday closings. Also,
visit us online at www.acfchefs.org/
, where information
on ACF programs and events is only a mouse-click away!
ACF Announces Candidates for 2004 Hermann G. Rusch Chef's Achievement
ACF is proud to announce the candidates for the 2004 award that honors
chefs who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to both ACF
and the culinary profession throughout their careers. Such chefs,
through their involvement with and contributions to ACF and our craft,
have advanced the culinary profession and ensured the enrichment of
students, our members and those in our profession. Any one of these
candidates is worthy to carry on the proud tradition of the chef for
whom this award was named in 1993, Hermann G. Rusch, AAC (1907-1997).
Four recipients of the award - one representing each region of ACF -
will vie for the national award to be presented at ACF's 2004 National
Convention in Orlando, Fla., next July.
Now is the time to vote for the chef who will represent your region.
Any chapter in good standing that has not already voted on its candidate
of choice (each chapter has one vote) is encouraged to vote at its
January meeting and submit that vote in the self-addressed envelope that
was mailed to the chapter in mid-December. (Postage is required.)
Deadline for receipt of votes at ACF's national office is end of
business on Friday, Feb. 6, 2004. For more information, contact Tracy
Smith at (800) 624-9458, x114, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2004 Hermann G. Rusch Chef's Achievement Award
John Fisher, CEC, CCE, AAC
Federal Way, Wash.
Richard Morgan, CEC, AAC
Anthony Graffeo, CEC, AAC
Enzo Gronda, CEC, AAC
East Hartford, Conn.
Stanley "Doc" Jensen, CEC, CCE, AAC
Harry Hoffstadt, CEC, AAC
William "Bo" Kozak, III, CEC, AAC
Robert Lippert, CEC, CCE, AAC
Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
Johannes "Jan" Verdonkschot, CEC, AAC
John Piskor, CEC, AAC
John Wright, CEPC, CEC, CCE, AAC
Chefs Offered ACF-Approved Training for Non-Dairy, Non-Meat and
Diners demand high-quality options for a variety of lifestyles. If you
are interested in preparing foods for non-dairy, non-meat and certain
ethnic groups, you might benefit from kosher. Only 20% to 30% of kosher
foods are consumed by Jewish people - the rest is by sets within the
mainstream including vegetarians, the 20% of Americans who are lactose
intolerant, and Muslims.
Kosher World Conference & Expo, an international trade show for
expanding kosher markets, will have its inaugural event January 27-29,
2004, at the Los Angeles (Calif.) Convention Center.
Kosher World's conference track offers chefs ACF-approved
continuing-education sessions such as "Kosher 101," "Benefits and
applications of kosher," and "Preparation and delivery." The conference,
to be held the first two days of the expo, will focus on the needs,
innovations, standards, market challenges and strategies of the kosher
marketplace. Kosher World Conference & Expo will showcase not only
through exhibits, but awards programs, pavilions and a world-class
conference covering the possibilities in specialty food markets. Full
description at www.kosherworld.com/conference_program.html.
ACF members may register for continuing-education programming for
only $25 (regularly $80). For more information, visit
www.kosherworld.com/register/ and use the "coupon code" of ACF to get
the discount. You can also call (800) 895-3494 today!
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