ACF Today, Vol. III, No. 6
March 28, 2005
In this edition . . .
* DEADLINE MARCH 31: Register for ACF's Northeastern
Regional Conference for best discount
Deadline for Registration Discount at Northeastern Regional
Conference Is March 31
* DEADLINE APRIL 1: Register for ACF's Central Regional
Conference for best discount; lodging deadline extended to April 11
* "Excellent" Educators Clinics scheduled for
Northeastern and Central Regional Conferences
* Reserve seating now for the 34th American Academy of Chefs
* Chef & Child Foundation wants to give YOU a car
* Register for ACF's National Convention by May 20 for best
discount; now register online
* ACF calls for entries in 2nd-Annual Nutritional Hot-Food
* Sizzle magazine seeks those who have studied cooking
"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
or see the January issue of The National Culinary Review or the
or March editions of Center of the Plate.
Refresher courses in nutrition and supervisory management are offered
additional fee, as is a workshop on ice carving. Visit
to sign up for one of these courses.
Register for Central Regional Conference at a Discount through
April 1; Reserve Lodging through April 11
Until Friday this week, save $25 on registration for the 2005 ACF
Regional Conference at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Mt.
April 20-24. Active members can purchase full registration for only
and student members only $225, and associate members, $375. After April
will increase to $350, $250 and $400, respectively. For a downloadable
form, visit http://www.worldofmbi.com/Michiganconferenceregistration.htm
to the published form in The National Culinary Review and
The deadline to reserve lodging at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
extended to Monday, April 11. Phone reservations are NOT accepted. To
for the special ACF conference rate of $129/night for April 20 and 21
for April 22 and 23 (this property does not charge lodging taxes),
lodging-registration form that appeared in February's National
and March's and April's Center of the Plate, or, to make on-line
visit http://www.soaringeaglecasino.com. Scroll down the first page to
and follow the on-screen instructions. Enter the ACF Central Regional
Group Code: # 804793. Lodging at the special conference rate is
available on a
first-come, first-served basis.
ACF Offers "Excellent" Educators Clinics, sponsored by
Canada Cutlery, Inc., at Regional Conferences
Rated "excellent" at 2005 regional conferences to date,
the remaining 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
contacting ACF at (800) 624-9458. Attendees may also register on-site,
The registration fee of $125.00 (separate from conference registration)
to both regions and includes lunch.
American Academy of Chefs Celebrates Golden Anniversary with 34th
The American Academy of Chefs' annual Induction Dinner will be held
July 31, at the Rivercenter Marriott in San Antonio during ACF's
This year's dinner, prepared by executive chef Donald M. Hoffman, CSC,
culinary team, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Academy.
$145 per person, are granted on a first-come, first-served basis to
only. For more information or to reserve seating, contact Laura Howell
624-9458, x102, email@example.com.
Chef & Child Foundation to Raffle New Car in San Antonio
ACF's Chef & Child Foundation announces its 2005 fund-drive
raffle in which the top prize is a brand-new car! Like last year in
Orlando, in which a lucky winner drove home in a vintage automobile,
this year one raffle-ticket holder will be announced as the winner of a
2005 model auto on Sunday, July 31, at the Marriott Rivercenter in San
Antonio, Texas, site of the 2005 ACF National Convention. Winners do not
need to be present to win.
ACFCCF will award a host of other prizes during the evening. ACF
chapters are encouraged to order their tickets now to solicit donations
of $5 each through July 1. Of all monies raised, chapters need send only
the first $1,250 to ACF's national headquarters, and may keep additional
monies to fund chapter programs.
To order tickets to gather donations to the Chef & Child
to order raffle tickets for personal donation, contact ACF at (800)
Register for ACF's National Convention by May 20 for Best
Now you can register for ACF's 2005 National Convention online! With
the theme of "Brand Your Future," this year's convention is
scheduled for July 30-Aug. 3 at the Rivercenter Marriott in San Antonio.
The best discounts on full registration for all ACF members (as high as
50% off for senior members) are available through May 20.
Register now! Visit
simply complete the online form. Or, see The National Culinary Review
for a published
ACF Announces 2nd-Annual Nutritional Hot-Food Challenge
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
Or, for more information, call (800) 624-9458 or e-mail
Did You Study Cooking Overseas or Across the Border?
Sizzle magazine seeks interview subjects who have studied
U.S. shores, either as their primary training, for a stage or externship
of training in this country, or simply as a class or coursework to
horizons after receiving formal training here. What did you learn there
didn't learn in this country? Would you go again? Which country is the
terms of gaining valuable experience? What advice do you have for
to embark? Sizzle would like to know, for an upcoming feature. To
your perspective, contact Katie Ayoub at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
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