ACF Today, Vol. II, No. 20
August 6, 2004


 In this edition . . .

* Deadline to register student teams is August 30
* Additional awards presented at ACF's national convention
* ACF seeks info on junior chapters for student network through Sizzle
* Limited spaces remain for IKA, Erfurt, Germany, through ACF
* Sign up now for two training classes in Switzerland in September
* Remember ACF's new address!
* NCR asks about your physical-fitness regimen
* Journalist seeks chefs with diabetes for article

August 30 Is Deadline to Register Student Teams

All teams interested in vying for the right to represent their states must submit the Intent to Compete form with the national office by August 30, 2004. Only state winners will advance to the regional competition level. (Regional winners advance to the Student Team National Championship at ACF's national convention in San Antonio.) The completed form is required, and any team not registered will be deemed ineligible.

Additionally, team members and the team manager/coach must be identified and confirmed as current members of ACF at least 30 days before their state competition. Again, if any team member or coach is not a current, paid member of ACF, the entire team will be considered ineligible.

The Intent to Compete form (Adobe Acrobat) can be found online at

Additional Honors at This Year's National Convention

Not included in the July 23 edition of "ACF Today" were the following recipients of awards and recognitions at the 2004 National Convention in Orlando, Fla. Congratulations to all!

ACF Industry Partnership Award
Unilever Foodsolutions

Chef & Child Foundation Little Oscar
ACF Chefs de Cuisine Society of Oregon

Chef & Child Foundation True Spirit Award
Jack Braun, CEC, AAC (posthumous)

First-Place Winners in the Annual Cold-Food Salon
Category A, Victor Sommo, CC, silver medal, $500
Category B, Sean Sennet, CC, gold medal, $500
Category C, Carol Murdock, silver medal, $500
Category D, Paul Montalto, gold medal, $500

Submit Junior-Chapter Info to National Headquarters

ACF would like to promote ACF junior chapters and their officers in future issues of our student publication, Sizzle, as a means of building a nationwide junior-member network in which students can learn from and share with each other. If you have a junior chapter affiliated with your chapter, we'd like to know about it.

Please forward contact information for your junior chapter, including street address, phone number(s) and e-mail address(es), to the Member Services Center at ACF, 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32095. Or, phone in your info to (800) 624-9458, or e-mail to Identify the terms of office for your junior-chapter officers, please, and when elections normally occur.

If you do not already have a junior chapter and would like to form one, merely ask for a Junior Chapter Kit, and we'll happily mail one to you!

Join Culinary Team USA in Germany in October

ACF has a few spaces left for those who wish to see ACF Culinary Team USA 2004 "go for the gold" in Erfurt, Germany, at the 2004 Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung (IKA). Don't miss out on this spectacular event. For details, call Debbie Kelder, travel-services manager, at (800) 624-9458 x107, e-mail

Expand Your Culinary Horizons in Switzerland

The first two groups have returned from week-long educational excursions in Switzerland through DCT International Hotel and Business Management School (the only European program accredited by ACF), and their reviews are rave! Everyone had a culinary experience to remember for a lifetime.

     Two trips remain, September 18 and 25, for which placement is still available. Don't miss out on this exceptional opportunity. Contact Debbie Kelder, travel-services manager, at (800) 624-9458 x107, e-mail for more information.

When Mailing to the National Office, Remember the New Address!

ACF is located in a new facility in St. Augustine, Fla., and no longer receives mail at the old 10 San Bartola Drive address or P.O. Box 3466. Since February 2004, our new (and only) address is:

American Culinary Federation, Inc.
180 Center Place Way
St. Augustine, FL 32095

Telephone and fax numbers and department and staff e-mail addresses remain the same. Thank you!

The National Culinary Review Asks, "How Fit Are You?"

The National Culinary Review is working on an article about health and fitness and the chef. If you have developed a physical-fitness regimen that is working for you, or if you have recently lost weight and are eating more healthfully, please contact Brenda Carlos at or give her a call at (402) 614-5546 and share your story.

Journalist Seeks Chefs Who Are Diabetic

Suzanne Hall, one of The National Culinary Review's contributing editors, is producing a feature article for a consumer publication for which she seeks input from chefs who suffer from diabetes. If you're interested in communicating with the author, e-mail Suzanne directly at

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