ACF Today, Vol. III, No. 5
March 14, 2005
In this edition . . .
* Announcing 2005 award winners from the Southeastern
* "Excellent" Educators Clinics scheduled for remaining regional
* Register for ACF's Northeastern Regional Conference by March 31
for best discount
* Reserve lodging at ACF's Central Regional Conference by
March 30; get best discounts on conference registration through April
* ACF calls for entries in 2nd-Annual Nutrition Challenge
* Win cash prizes at the annual cold-food salon at ACF's national
* Book travel for the 2005 ACF National Convention and remaining
Southeastern Region Names ACF Award Winners for 2005
ACF is proud to announce the recipients of Southeastern Regional
awards this year, presented in Roanoke, Va., this past weekend. They
Chef of the Year - Hiroshi Noguchi, CEC, AAC, Orlando
Pastry Chef of the Year - Charles Rosselli, Stuart, Fla.
Chef Professionalism Award - Anthony L. Lauri, CEC, AAC, Miami
Educator of the Year - Keith E. Gardiner, CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC,
Hermann G. Rusch Chef's Achievement award - Art Moyel, CEC, AAC,
Student Culinarian of the Year - Nick Sullivan, CC, CPC,
Chapter of the Year - ACF Central Florida Chapter
ACF Chef & Child Foundation Little Oscar Award - ACF Pee Dee
Student Team Champions - Sullivan University, Louisville, Ky.
Knowledge Bowl - Florida Culinary Institute, West Palm Beach
ACF President's Medallions - Jeff Bacon, CEC, CCA; Desmond
D'Souza, CEC; Christopher Donato, CEC; Billie Raper; Shelia Tillman
Are You Really ACF?
* ACF Central Florida Chapter
* ACF Greater Atlanta Chapter, Inc.
* ACF Tampa Bay Culinary Association, Inc.
* ACF Triad Chapter NC
* ACF Midlands Chapter
* ACF Palm Beach County Chefs Association
Southeastern Regional Tip of the Toque Awards - Maria Howard,
L.J. Rush, CEC
ACF Offers "Excellent" Educators Clinics at Regional
Rated "excellent" at ACF's Western Regional Conference in February,
the remaining regional conferences this year - in the Northeastern and
Central regions - will also offer this programming.
Presented by the Center for Advancement of Foodservice Education
(CAFÉ), these two-part workshops will be led by Dr. Fred Mayo, CHE,
Mayo Consulting Services, who has spent the last 15 years working with
culinary faculty members to improve their teaching strategies.
The morning workshop will explore new approaches to motivating
students, involving them in learning, and helping them take
responsibility for their learning. In the afternoon session, learn how
to honor and nurture yourself as a chef and educator as you extend your
natural enthusiasm into the realm of exuberance. Learn ways to help
yourself and your students wake up to new possibilities, create new
energy and take risks.
Dates of Clinics
Northeastern Region: Thursday, April 7
Central Region: Thursday, April 21
You may register for the Educators Clinic online at www.acfchefs.org or by contacting
ACF at (800) 624-9458. Attendees may also register on-site, space
permitting. The registration fee of $125.00 applies to all regions and
Deadline for Best Registration Discount at Northeastern Regional
Conference is March 31
"Columbus Celebrates Culinary Diversity" is the theme of the 2005 ACF
Northeastern Regional Conference, April 7-10 at the Columbus Marriott
North in Columbus, Ohio.
Active-member registration is only $325 through March 31 ($350 after
and at the door). Student registration is $200 through March 31 ($225
after). Senior-member registration is $210 ($225 after), associate and
allied registrations are $400 ($425 after), and nonmembers may register
for $425 through March 31 ($450 after).
A registration form can be downloaded at
www.acfcolumbus.org/register.pdf, or see the January issue of The
National Culinary Review or the February or March editions of
Center of the Plate.
Refresher courses in nutrition and supervisory management are offered
for an additional fee, as is a workshop on ice carving. Visit
www.acfcolumbus.org/ne_prereg.pdf to sign up for one of these
Reserve Lodging at Central Regional Conference through March 30;
Register for the Conference through April 1
The deadline to reserve lodging at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., site of the 2005 ACF Central Regional
Conference, April 20-24, is Wednesday, March 30. Phone reservations are
NOT accepted. To register for the special ACF conference rate of
$129/night for April 20 and 21 and $139/night for April 22 and 23 (this
property does not charge lodging taxes), complete the
lodging-registration form that appeared in February's National
Culinary Review and February and March's Center of the Plate,
or, to make on-line room reservations, visit www.soaringeaglecasino.com.
Scroll down the first page to Room Reservations and follow the on-screen
instructions. Enter the ACF Central Regional Conference Group Code:
Also, save $25 on registration for the conference itself through
April 1. Active members can purchase full registration for only $325,
seniors and student members only $225, and associate members, $375.
After April 1, registration will increase to $350, $250 and $400,
respectively. For a downloadable registration form, visit
www.worldofmbi.com/Michiganconferenceregistration.htm or refer to the
published form in The National Culinary Review and Center of
ACF Announces 2nd-Annual Nutritional Hot-Food
The 2005 ACF Nutritional Hot-Food Challenge will be held at ACF's
National Convention in San Antonio, Texas, on July 31. First prize in
the cook-off is $2,500.
Launched last year at ACF's national convention in Orlando, this
year's competition seeks entries consisting of recipes for three courses
- soup, entrée and dessert - that serve four people and meet
criteria based on the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recently
released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
All recipe entries, which must be evaluated by nutrition software and
incorporate the use of pork tenderloin, will be reviewed by ACF's
Culinary Competition Committee and Kyle Shadix, CCC, a registered
dietitian at The Art Institute of New York City. Of all entries
received, four finalists will compete in a two-hour cook-off at the
Rivercenter Marriott in San Antonio.
The 2005 ACF Nutritional Hot-Food Challenge is sponsored by Custom
Culinary, Inc., Oak Brook, Ill., and Kraft Foodservice, a division of
Kraft Foods Global, Inc., Glenview, Ill. First prize in the cook-off is
$2,500, with second, third and fourth prizes of $1,500, $1,000 and $500,
respectively. First-, second- and third-place winners will receive a
trophy; all finalists are eligible for ACF medals. Deadline for entry is
May 27, 2005.
Complete guidelines and criteria are located at www.acfchefs.org. Or, for more
information, call (800) 624-9458 or e-mail email@example.com.
Cold Food in the Spotlight at 2005 ACF National
Those whose competitive juices are triggered by the chance to show
their cold-food skills can do so for the third year in a row at ACF's
national convention in San Antonio this summer. The annual cold-food
salon has proved to be immensely satisfying for those competing, and it
draws many admirers to the salon's displays. Don't miss the judges'
critiquing session, which benefits competitors and onlookers alike.
The salon will be held Sunday, July 31, and Monday, Aug. 1, during
the trade show in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. It is open to
professionals and students, and applications are due by June 15, 2005.
Entry fee is $50 for ACF members and $75 for nonmembers. First-place
winners in each of the five categories receive $500, and all entries are
eligible for ACF competition medals.
For categories and to apply, visit www.acfchefs.org/events/natcon05/culinarysalon.cfm.
Call (800) 624-9458 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more
Traveling to the ACF National Convention? We Can Help!
For travel reservations and information to and from the 2005 ACF
National Convention in San Antonio this summer, or the Northeastern and
Central Regional Conferences next month, contact ACF's dedicated travel
department at Carlson Wagonlit Travel formally TQ3Navigant between 8:30
a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.
ACF offers discounts on airline travel and auto rental. Call Lockie
Robbins at (800) 221-3915, x105, or Sandra Gardner at (800)
Book through ACF to get to Columbus, Ohio, Mt. Pleasant, Mich., and
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