ACF Today, Vol. II, No. 4
February 20, 2004
In this edition . . .
* Register now for the 2004 ACF Southeastern Regional
* ACF accepts entries in the 2004 National Pasta Championship
* ACF's membership drive this year offers great recruitment
* New category of membership enlists foodservice operations as
* Order discounted tickets to Disney World, SeaWorld and
Universal Studios during ACF's 2004 National Convention
* New chair of Bylaws and Resolutions Committee named
Discounted Registration Deadline for Southeastern Regional Conference
"A Southern Exposure: The Cuisine and Lifestyles of the South" is the
theme of the 2004 ACF Southeastern Regional Conference, April 28-May 2
at The Atlanta (Ga.) Hilton. Through March 15, registration is $325 for
active members ($375 after) and $200 for senior members ($225
The Southeastern Regional Conference provides registration options
for student members of ACF. The full conference package, at $275 through
March 15 ($300 after), includes the welcome reception, two breakfasts,
Chef Professionalism Awards luncheon, regional awards reception and
dinner, and farewell brunch.
An abbreviated registration package for students is $200 through
March 15 ($225 after), and includes the welcome reception, Chef
Professionalism Awards luncheon, continental breakfast and farewell
For more information, visit
www.worldofmbi.com/Atlantaregistration.htm or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Win up to $1,500 in the 2004 ACF National Pasta
Chefs are invited to submit original recipes in the ACF National
Pasta Championship sponsored by Pasta LaBella, which will award a total
purse of $3,000 in prize monies to four finalists at the ACF 2004
National Convention in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday, July 18. Each finalist
will receive a stipend of $1,000 to attend the convention. All recipe
entries become the property of The American Italian Pasta Company.
Deadline for entries is April 30, 2004 (postmarked). For more
information or an entry form, visit http://www.acfchefs.org or contact
Tracy Smith at (800) 624-9458, x114, or email@example.com.
ACF Launches Membership Drive for 2004
ACF's member-recruitment drive in 2004 is designed to enlist all
members of ACF in the cause to "spread the good word" of the American
Culinary Federation to the nation's 2 million professional cooks.
Launched by ACF President Edward G. Leonard, CMC, AAC, if ACF gains
2,500 new, active-category members by the 2004 ACF National Convention
in mid-July, each active member's 2005 dues will be reduced by $5. If
ACF gains 5,000 new active members, each active member's dues will be
reduced by $10.
As a member-recruitment incentive for every ACF member who enlists a
new, national-dues-paying active member, ACF will award to one lucky
winner an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2005 ACF National Convention in
San Antonio, Texas. Members receive one chance for the prize for each
new active member brought in. Drawing of the winner's name will be made
at the 2004 National Convention in Orlando.
Further, any ACF member who brings aboard at least three new active
members will receive a framed 8-inch-by-10-inch color picture of ACF's
new headquarters, that commemorates the federation's 75th anniversary
Deadline for signing on new active members and submitting new
members' national dues to ACF headquarters is July 9, 2004. For more
information, or to receive recruitment-support materials, contact
Beverly Stuart at (800) 624-9458, ext. 108, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Category of ACF Membership Encourages Properties to
ACF launches the "property" category of membership, which encourages
and facilitates companies and establishments with large culinary staffs
to enroll all their qualifying employees in ACF. Eligible companies for
property membership must have employees who meet qualification
requirements of other ACF membership categories.
Property members can be likened to national ACF chapters that,
historically, have served the needs of specialized foodservice
professionals; for example, a national ACF chapter for pastry cooks. In
the case of property members, the special characteristic of culinarians
enrolled in ACF under a single property's name is a common employer.
Benefits of property membership closely match those of all ACF
membership categories; term life insurance is among the few benefits not
available to employees of property members.
Under property membership, when an employee departs the company and
is replaced, the new employee is automatically enrolled in ACF and
receives benefits of membership.
Says ACF President Edward G. Leonard, CMC, AAC, property membership
allows major foodservice-industry players to get involved and form
beneficial partnerships with ACF, and paves the way for ACF to further
the message of the federation while promoting the image of the
professional culinarian more successfully to a greater number of sectors
within the marketplace.
For more information on property membership, or if you would like to
recommend a company for ACF to recruit, contact Beverly Stuart, director
of membership, at (800) 624-9458, ext. 108, email@example.com, or Michael
Baskette, CEC, CCE, AAC, director of operations, at (888) 817-5340, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discounted Tickets to Orlando Theme Parks Available to National
Two Web links offer attendees of ACF's 2004 National Convention in
Orlando, Fla., July 16-20, special discounts on entrance to the Walt
Disney World Resort, SeaWorld Adventure Park and Universal Studios
to reserve lodging at the Orlando World Center Marriott (special rate of
$149/night), and link to a special site to order discounted tickets. Or
log on to http://acf.ticketstours.com.
(ACF members are encouraged to book lodging at the Marriott to receive
the best deals.)
Complimentary shuttle transportation is available from the Marriott
to Universal Studios and SeaWorld; transportation for a nominal fee is
available to and from Walt Disney World. Several discount packages
include special incentives, such as multiple entrance opportunities with
one fee and no waiting in line for repeat rides on certain attractions.
Review all packages to choose the one that ideally suits you and/or your
Discounts are only available through June 30, 2004. Those who
purchase tickets through http://www.stayatmarriott.com/ACF
will have their tickets mailed to them on July 2.
ACF Appoints New Chair to Bylaws and Resolutions
Keith Gardiner, CEC, CCE, AAC, of the ACF Triad Chapter North
Carolina, is the new chair of ACF's Bylaws and Resolutions Committee. He
replaces Michele Gaw, CEC, AAC, who completed her term as chair at the
end of 2003. To inquire of the committee, contact:
Keith Gardiner, CEC, CCE, AAC
Guilford Technical Community College
601 High Point Road
P.O. Box 309
Jamestown, NC 27282
(336) 454-1126 or (336) 334-4822
(336) 819-2032 (fax)
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