ACF Today, Vol. II, No. 9
April 23, 2004
In this edition . . .
* April 30 deadline for several awards and National Convention events draws near
* Join ACF Culinary Team USA 2004 in Germany with an exclusive tour package
* Win a 1975 Pontiac Trans Am in CCF/Culinary Team USA raffle
* ACF Youth Team to hold gala fund-raising dinner at national convention
* Reserve seating now for the American Academy of Chefs' 33rd-Annual Dinner and 2004 Induction Ceremony
* Deadline to advertise in the American Academy of Chefs Dinner Journal at ACF National Convention is May 28.
* The National Culinary Review seeks information on chefs' salaries for an upcoming feature
* The National Culinary Review asks if you're an expert witness in foodservice-related court cases
Deadline for Educator of the Year, Hot-Food Nutritional Challenge and Other Awards/Events Is April 30
The deadline to submit applications and nomination forms for the following awards and competitions tied to the 2004 ACF National Convention is Friday, April 30.
* ACF Achievement of Culinary Excellence
Awards. Visit www.acfchefs.org/events/awards/excellence.html for an application.
* ACF National Educator of the Year.
Visit www.acfchefs.org/events/educoty.html for a nomination form.
* ACF Nutritional Hot-Food Challenge.
Sponsored by Custom Foods and J. R. Simplot. Visit www.acfchefs.org/events/natcon04/competitions.cfm
for an entry form.
* ACF National Pasta Championship. Sponsored
by Pasta LaBella. Visit www.acfchefs.org/events/natcon04/competitions.cfm for
an entry form.
Support ACF Culinary Team USA 2004 in Germany in October
Join ACF in Erfurt, Germany, October 14-22, 2004, to support ACF Culinary Team USA as it competes for the gold in the most-prestigious culinary competition in the world - the Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung International Culinary Art Competition - while enjoying substantial savings on airfare, transportation and lodging.
Included in package . . .
* Airfare from New York/JFK on Delta Air Lines to Frankfurt
* Round-trip transportation from Frankfurt to Erfurt
* 7 nights at the Victor's Residenz Hotel Erfurt
* Breakfast daily
* Transportation from the hotel to exhibition hall
* Pass to competition (includes transportation pass to Erfurt-area sites of interest)
* Half-day city tour of Erfurt and Weimer
* Team USA knit polo shirt
Total: $1575 per person, double occupancy (Subject to change without notice due to fluctuation of the Euro/exchange rate)
* Special add-on airfares from home town are additional
* A deposit of $700 per person is due May 15, 2004. Final payment is due August 1, 2004
For more details, contact Debbie Kelder, travel-services
manager at (800) 624-9458, x107, or e-mail email@example.com.
ACF's Youth Team to Host Gala Dinner at National Convention
The Youth Team of ACF Culinary Team USA 2004, just having returned from the 31st WACS Congress in Ireland where it won a gold medal in hot-food competition against 15 other youth teams from around the world, will create a special dinner with the help of Culinary Team USA National members during the 2004 ACF National Convention in Orlando, Fla.
The five members of the Youth Team - Scott Campbell (captain), Chad Durkin, Kim Lex, Krystal Weaver and Louis Yocco - are all registered apprentices through ACF. They will prepare four courses on Friday, July 16, 7:30 p.m., at Gaylord Palms Resort near the Orlando World Center Marriott (host site of the convention). The event will serve as a fund-raiser to assist the Youth Team in preparation for and travel to the IKA International Culinary Art Competition in Erfurt, Germany, in October. Seating at the Orlando dinner is limited to the first 125 tickets sold at $100 each.
This opportunity is available on a first-come,
first-served basis; tickets must be purchased in advance. Credit cards are accepted.
For more information or to reserve seating, visit ACF's Web site at www.acfchefs.org
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event to Benefit Chef & Child and Culinary Team USA at ACF National Convention Will Give Away a 1975 Pontiac Trans Am
In honor of ACF's 75th Anniversary, a 1975 Pontiac Trans Am in mint condition will go to one fortunate winner in a raffle to benefit the ACF Chef & Child Foundation and ACF Culinary Team USA 2004, to take place at SeaWorld Adventure Park during the 2004 ACF National Convention in Orlando, Fla., on July 19. Ticket holders have the opportunity to win one of the vacation packages, as well as other prizes. You do not need to be present to win.
Chapters that sell raffle tickets, at $5 each, are required to submit to ACF only the first $750 raised. Monies in excess of $750 stay with the chapter to fund its programs. Deadline for chapters to submit monies to ACF's national office is June 30. After that date, only individual tickets will be sold, and only on-site at the convention in Orlando prior to the drawing on July 19. If you are not attending the convention, purchase raffle tickets from your chapter until June 30.
Chapters that wish to take advantage of this
fund-raiser to support CCF and Culinary Team USA should contact Beverly Stuart
at (800) 624-9458, x108, or e-mail email@example.com.
Reserve Now for the American Academy of Chefs' 33rd-Annual Dinner and 2004 Induction Ceremony
Academy of Chefs members are encouraged to reserve seating now for the 33rd Annual Dinner and Induction Ceremony at the 2004 ACF National Convention in Orlando, Fla., as space is limited.
WHEN: Saturday, July 17, 2004, 6:30-11 p.m.
WHERE: Caribe Royale Resort and Hotel, Orlando, Fla. (Transportation will be provided from the convention host hotel, the Orlando World Center Marriott)
PRICE: $135.00 per person
Dress is black-tie. Formal invitations have
been mailed to American Academy of Chefs members. For more information or to reserve
seating, contact Barbera Stockton at (800) 624-9458, x102, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advertise in the 2004 American Academy of Chefs Dinner Journal by May 28
Deadline to advertise in the 2004 AAC Dinner Journal is May 28. If you lack
an advertising form, contact Barbera Stockton at (800) 624-9458, x102, or e-mail
email@example.com. Completed ads (produced in Photoshop) may be sent to Barbera
by e-mail or copied to CD or disk and mailed to the American Academy of Chefs,
American Culinary Federation, Inc., 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32095.
The National Culinary Review Asks, "Are You Making Enough Money?"
The National Culinary Review seeks chefs who are willing to speak candidly
about financial compensation, on the basis of anonymity if necessary. Consider
career expectations versus reality, work hours and work weeks. Is there a disconnect
between the hourly wage of a new line cook and the cost of his or her culinary
training? If pending legislation in Congress eliminates overtime pay for certain
positions such as sous chef, will that affect you? If you had the time to take
a vacation, could you and/or your family afford one? Have you finally "hit the
jackpot" with your salary, and if so, how long did it take you to get there? NCR
wants to compare what chefs earn to the education they paid for and the effort
put into their jobs. To be considered for an interview, e-mail journalist Katie
Ayoub at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Not all interested parties will be included in
the upcoming feature, but Katie would like to hear from you, anyway.)
The National Culinary Review Asks, "Do You Serve as an Expert Witness?"
The National Culinary Review seeks chefs who regularly serve as expert
witnesses in foodservice-related or other court cases, for a future feature article
on the topic. What makes a chef witness an expert? Journalist Brenda Carlos would
like to know. E-mail her at email@example.com.
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