ACF Today, Vol. II, No. 18
July 9, 2004


 In this edition . . .

* Officers and staff to attend 2004 ACF National Convention next week
* Delta will give away free tickets for air travel at convention
* ACF Building Fund reaches important donation milestone
* ACF Today returns to biweekly distribution
* Submit outstanding monies for CCF/Culinary Team USA raffle
* Sizzle magazine seeks a recent graduate

National Officers and Staff Attending National Convention

Several national-office staff will be in Orlando beginning next week, in preparation for the 2004 ACF National Convention, July 16-20. Staff members who remain at headquarters are at your service. As always, if you cannot reach the individual you seek, you may leave a voice-mail message anytime through the electronic switchboard. (While every effort will be made to return messages promptly, we ask for your patience in hearing back from us until after the convention.) Also, for information on ACF programs and events, don't forget to visit ACF's Web site at

All national officers and most national-committee chairs will attend the convention in Orlando from July 15 to at least July 20. If you need to reach a committee chairperson or national officer during that time, consult your most-recent issue of Center of the Plate, and leave a voice-mail or e-mail message for that individual to return following the convention.

Delta Air Lines to Award Two Free Air-Travel Tickets in Orlando

At the 2004 ACF National Convention in Orlando, Delta Airlines will award two complimentary domestic-coach tickets in a special drawing on Monday, July 19, at 12 noon at ACF's booth during the Trade Show. Stop by booth 1204 to register for a chance to win. Winners will be notified by Delta if not present at the time of drawing.

ACF Building Fund Tops $100,000

To date, the ACF Building Fund has received $101,155.95 in donations from generous ACF chapters and individuals. The federation thanks all for their support. Make your donations now by visiting the ACF website at

Top-donor chapters are:

ACF Greater Miami Chapter Epicurean Club, $10,000

ACF Professional Chefs Association of South Jersey, $10,000

ACF Columbus Chapter, $5,000

ACF Flint/Saginaw Valley Chapter, $5,000

ACF Michigan Chefs de Cuisine Association, $5,000

ACF Monterey Bay Chapter, $5,000

ACF Today Returns to Biweekly

Now that the annual convention is about to commence, ACF Today returns to biweekly distribution for the foreseeable future. We are, however, planning to update our e-newsletter with timely and relevant information not covered in ACF's published magazines. ACF officers and staff thank readers for their comments concerning content in ACF Today, and we hope you'll continue to enjoy receiving it as it grows in 3rd and 4th quarters of 2004.

Submit CCF/Culinary Team USA Raffle Monies

Chapters that have not submitted monies raised from the CCF/Culinary Team USA fund-raiser are encouraged to do so as soon as possible, or else ticket holders might not be eligible to win the 1975-model Pontiac Trans Am or several other prizes that will be awarded on Sunday, July 18, at SeaWorld in Orlando. Please submit monies up to $750 and ticket stubs to Beverly Stuart, American Culinary Federation, 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32095. For more information, call (800) 624-9458, x108, or e-mail

Sizzle Magazine Seeks a Young Rising Star

Sizzle editors are looking for a recent culinary-program or apprentice graduate who is on a fast track to success in the kitchen. Previously, we featured Laura Bellus-Kaltenecker, 2003's ACF Student Culinarian of the Year, and Richard Rosendale, a young chef de cuisine at the Tavern Room at The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Did you recently graduate and move up quickly in the professional kitchen? Do you know someone who has? Please e-mail Katie Ayoub at

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