ACF Today, Vol. II, No. 5
March 5, 2004


 In this edition . . .

* ACF announces awards presented at 2004 Western Regional Conference
* Chapters may raise funds for chapter projects through Chef & Child Foundation raffle
* Educators encouraged to register early for remaining regional clinics
* Maple Leaf Farms partners with Sizzle in student recipe contest
* ACF's e-Store offers items (some discounted) perfect for warmer weather

Western Region Names Award Winners for 2004

ACF is proud to announce the recipients of Western Regional awards this year. They are:
Chef of the Year - Kenneth J. McNamee, Seattle
Pastry Chef of the Year - John Hui, CEPC, Las Vegas, Nev.
Chef Professionalism Award - Jesse Bartyzal, CEC, AAC, Medford, Ore.
Hermann G. Rusch Chef's Achievement award - Richard Morgan, CEC, AAC, Pasadena, Calif.
Student Culinarian of the Year - Mary Lokar, Seattle
Regional Chapter of the Year - ACF Kona-Kohala Chefs de Cuisine Inc.
ACF Chef & Child Foundation Little Oscar Regional Award - ACF Chefs de Cuisine Society of Oregon
Student Team Champions - Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, Calif.
Knowledge Bowl - Team Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colo.
ACF President's Medallions - Debora Aragon, CCC, CCE; Peter Hodgson, CEC; and Whitney Werner, CEC
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     Gold Plate - ACF Kona-Kohala Chefs de Cuisine Inc
     Silver Plate - ACF Beehive Chefs Chapter, Inc.
     Certificate of Achievement - ACF Southern Oregon Chapter

Chapters Offered Incentive to Sell ACFCCF Raffle Tickets

In honor of ACF's 75th anniversary this year, ACF Culinary Team USA 2004 will team up with the ACF Chef & Child Foundation at the 2004 ACF National Convention in Orlando, Fla., in July to award a 1975-model vintage automobile to one lucky raffle winner. This family-fun event, scheduled for Sunday evening, July 18, at an Orlando venue, will directly benefit efforts of ACFCCF and Culinary Team USA.

Chapters that sell tickets, at $5 each, are required to submit to ACF only the first $750 raised. Monies raised beyond $750 may stay with the chapter to fund its programs.

Several other raffle prizes are also offered. Drawing for all prizes will be July 18, 2004, in Orlando. Ticket purchasers need not be present to win. Winners are responsible for applicable taxes.

Chapter presidents are encouraged to order raffle tickets through Beverly Stuart, director of membership, at (800) 624-9458, ext. 108,

ACF Delivers Professional Development for Foodservice Educators at Regional Conferences

Following a successful launch at ACF's Western Regional Conference, ACF, partnering with the Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education (CAFE), will deliver eight-hour workshops for foodservice educators at each of the remaining 2004 ACF regional conferences. These workshops, sponsored by Canada Cutlery, are a full day of discussion and information about what's going on in your region concerning culinary-arts education as well as an interactive seminar on effective communication and coaching techniques to use in your classrooms. Led by Mary Petersen of CAFE and Dr. Fred Mayo (former director of education for The Culinary Institute of America), the remaining clinics will be held on the following dates:
* March 18, Newport, R.I.
* April 1, Chicago
* April 29, Atlanta

Registration, at $125, includes lunch and educational materials. For more information on programming, contact Mary Petersen at (410) 268-5542. To register, visit

Deadline for Student Recipe Contest with Maple Leaf Farms Is April 1

Maple Leaf Farms partners with Sizzle magazine to offer foodservice students and culinary apprentices a chance to win scholarship money by creating winning dishes that feature duck in any application. Any Maple Leaf Farms duck product may be featured, including fresh whole, fresh parts and further-processed (value-added, or convenience) products. Recipes must be original, serve at least four and be typed out completely with ingredients and steps of execution. Entries must include the student's name, the school or apprenticeship program in which the student is enrolled and personal contact information, as well as a brief paragraph on how the dish meets the needs of modern foodservice. Recipes will be evaluated on flavor, marketability and practicality in today's professional kitchen.

Grand prize is $1,000; second prize is $500; and third prize is $250. Deadline is April 1 (postmarked). Send recipe entries to: Maple Leaf Farms Student Recipe Contest, c/o Billee Bussard, American Culinary Federation, Inc., 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32095; fax to (904) 825-4758; or e-mail to

Gear up for Summer with ACF Logo Items

ACF offers several distinctive items bearing its national logo and geared for warmer weather, available exclusively through its e-Shop. Some items are discounted to move quickly.

ACF Auto Sunshade. Keep your car cool with this sunshade that folds to fit into an 11-in.-diameter storage bag. $18 each.

ACF Cooler/Lunch Tote. This sturdy tote of tough nylon features open pockets on the front, side and back, with an adjustable, removable shoulder strap. The 12-in.-x-9-in.-x-7-in. fully insulated inside compartment holds six canned beverages, plus many extras. Orig. $12, now $10 each.

ACF Sunglasses. Five styles of sunglasses are lightweight and comfortable with an adjustable neoprene strap. Lenses are scratch-resistant with 100% UV ray protection. In amber tint with blue strap, brown tint with black strap, gray lens with black strap, silver mirror with black strap, and blue mirror with black strap. $9 each.

In addition to summer items, ACF has discounted the following merchandise, which is in limited supply.

ACF License Plate. Made of durable .055 poly, the phrase, "PROUD MEMBER," and ACF's logo are screened onto flexible white poly. Fits all standard license-plate holders. Orig. $10, now $8 each.

ACF Garnishing Kit. A seven-piece garnishing set from Chef Revival features a peeler, zester, corer, oval melon baller, 1-in. melon baller, garnishing knife, and channel knife in a roll-up case. Orig. $40, now $30 each.

The price of each item includes shipping within the continental United States. Visit while supplies last.

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