ACF Today, Vol. II, No. 22
September 17, 2004
In this edition . . .
* National office is fully operational following Frances
* ACF will exhibit at the upcoming FRA Show
* Deadline for several 2005 ACF awards is Oct. 29!
* Northeastern Region invites all to its Educational Forum
* Special offer to ACF members attending the International Hotel
* NCR seeks certified chefs who are also registered
ACF Headquarters Survives Hurricane
The national office of ACF, which closed for several days last week
due to lack of electricity and telephone service in the wake of
Hurricane Frances, is fully operational to serve its members. Managing
director Dawn Jantsch extends her thanks to all who expressed concern
and support of staff members whose homes were without electricity and
other utilities in the aftermath of the storm.
ACF's Internet server was not able to accept e-mails while power was
out. If you e-mailed ACF during the timeframe of Sept. 3 to 10 and did
not receive a response, most likely the intended party did not receive
it. Please resend your e-mail so that we may get back to you, or feel
free to call us at (800) 624-9458.
ACF to Exhibit at Florida Restaurant Show
The Florida Restaurant Show has been rescheduled for October 22-24,
2004, due to the severe weather affecting the state. ACF will exhibit at
the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando at booth #1981. Please
stop by and visit us if you are attending the show. For more
information, visit www.floridarestaurantshow.com.
Deadline for Many 2005 National Awards Is Oct. 29
The deadline is fast approaching to nominate someone or be nominated
for most of ACF's top national awards in 2005, among them, Chef of the
Year, Pastry Chef of the Year, Chef Professionalism, Student Culinarian
of the Year and Hermann G. Rusch Chef's Achievement. Even the Educator
of the Year Award, which traditionally maintained a later deadline, will
close earlier to accommodate a new competition that will determine the
award-winner at ACF's 2005 National Convention in San Antonio, July
30-August 3. Deadline to receive completed forms for all the above
awards is October 29.
The heat is on to nominate the best candidates before the deadline!
All applications and awards criteria are conveniently located for review
and download at www.acfchefs.org/events/evt.html.
Criteria and a nomination form for the 2005 Achievement of Excellence
Awards, with a deadline of February 28, 2005, are also online.
For additional information on any of ACF's national awards, contact
Tracy Smith at (800) 624-9458, x114, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northeast Regional Educational Forum Scheduled Nov.
James Taylor, CEC, AAC, Northeastern Region vice president, invites
and encourages all ACF members to attend the 2004 Northeast Regional
WHEN: Saturday morning, Nov. 6, 2004, through Sunday
afternoon, Nov. 7
WHERE: Desmond Hotel & Conference Center
One Liberty Boulevard
Malvern, PA 19355
(610) 296-9800 or (800) 575-1776
(Visit www.desmondgv.com for
REGISTRATION: $120, includes all meals, breaks and educational
LODGING: $89/night single or double occupancy, guaranteed
until Oct. 15. Call (800) 575-1776 and mention the American Culinary
Federation to receive this special rate.
Checks should be made payable to ACF Philadelphia and mailed
Educational Forum 2004
204 Whistling Swan Lane
Downingtown, PA 19355-4507
Plan Now for the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant
The best things in life are free! So here's a free ticket to one of
New York's premier hospitality events.
The 89th International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show®
(IH/M&RS) - running Saturday, November 13, through Tuesday, November
16, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center - will feature 1,700
exhibitors with thousands of products and services for hotels,
restaurants and other hospitality outlets.
In addition to the exhibits, the show offers more than 40 educational
seminars - including a power-packed opening day of conferences for
either the hospitality or foodservice executive (additional fee) - as
well as dozens of exciting culinary demonstrations and competitions, and
countless networking opportunities. Don't miss all that it offers to
make your business a success!
Through a marketing agreement between ACF and the IH/M&RS, we are
pleased to offer you one complimentary admission - valued at $50 - for
the show. Just visit www.ihmrs.com/register/ and enter the
special promotional code: ACF04.
You can also check out www.ihmrs.com for complete IH/M&RS
details, including an exhibitor list and schedule of events. And,
register online for additional badges for the show. But hurry! The
advance registration fee ($25 per person) expires on October 1. For
information, contact George Little Management's Customer Service
Department at (914) 421-3206.
The National Culinary Review Asks, Are You an
The National Culinary Review is developing a feature article
on working chefs who are also registered dietitians through the American
Dietetic Association. If you are certified at any level, from cook to
educator to master chef (or are working toward ACF certification), and
if you hold an active RD designation from ADA, we would like to hear
from you. Please respond to Brent T. Frei at email@example.com or fax to (847)
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