ACF Today, Vol. III, No. 14
July 11, 2005
In this edition . . .
* ACF announces the four finalists for the ACF Nutritional Hot Food Challenge
* Presenting chefs announced for Student Culinary and Mentoring Forum
* Chef & Child Fundraiser tickets available at convention
* Tickets still available for the AAC Dinner at National Convention
* Student Team Competition Rules Remain Intact for 2006
* Jump start your career by using ACF Career Center online
* Reserve your President's Grand Ball seating now
* UPDATE to convention schedule - Spanish Certification Testing
* Delivery Date for August Center of the Plate and The National
Culinary Review revised
* NCR Seeks Chefs Using Combi Ovens
ACF announces the four finalists for the ACF Nutritional
Hot Food Challenge 2005
The four finalists for the ACF Nutritional Hot Food Challenge 2005 will compete
in a two-hour cook-off at ACF's 2005 National Convention at the Rivercenter Marriott
in San Antonio, Texas, on Sunday, July 31.
Frank Costantino, CEC, CCE, AAC
Tomato and Roasted Fennel Soup with Cumin-dusted, Pan-seared Wild Salmon
Stuffed Pork Tenderloin w/ Dried Fruits and Herbs
Blueberry Crisp with Strawberry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt, Ginger Phyllo Tuile
and Fresh Raspberry Citrus Salad
Collen Engle, CSC
Tomato "Cream" Soup with Grilled Red Onion and Grilled Shrimp
Spice Rubbed Port Tenderloin with Peach Relish
Cream Cheese Pannacotta w/Basil-Pepper Orange Jell-O
Sarah Finster, CC
Zesty Corn Soup with Scallop Ceviche
Roasted Balsamic Dijon Pork Tenderloin
Citrus Yogurt Bavarian in Orange Broth
Scott Smith, CEC, CCE
Mexican Vegetable Soup
Pork Tenderloin with Onion Relish
The 2005 ACF Nutritional Hot-Food Challenge is sponsored by Custom Culinary,
Inc., Kraft Foodservice, a division of Kraft Foods Global, Inc. and National Pork
Presenting chefs announced for Student Culinary and Mentoring
One of the most exciting new additions to the ACF National Convention is the
and Culinary Forum, hosted by President Edward G. Leonard, CMC. Celebrated
chefs Peter Timmins, CMC, executive chef at The Greenbrier; Lawrence McFadden,
CMC, vice president of Culinary/Corporate Chef, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company,
LLC; and Karl Guggenmos, AAC, director of culinary, Johnson and Wales, will present
along with Chef Leonard.
This is the opportunity for students to be mentored by some of the best chefs
in the culinary industry today. The inaugural program, aimed toward junior members,
will be held Saturday, July 30, 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at the Rivercenter
Marriott in San Antonio. All students are invited to attend the brunch and panel
discussion, sponsored by Johnson & Wales University, followed by several skills-building
More information is available at http://www.acfchefs.org/events/natcon05/mentoring.cfm
or call (800) 624-9458.
Chef & Child Fundraiser tickets available at convention
On Sunday, July 31, at the Marriott Riverwalk, ACF Chef & Child Foundation
will hold its annual fundraiser. The event, held from 7 p.m-11 p.m., will feature
three of "The World's Most Dangerous Dueling Piano Players," from local
hotspot Howl at the Moon. Tickets are $35.00 per person, which includes heavy
hors d'oeuvres, dessert bar and coffee. A cash bar will be available. The winner
of the PT Cruiser will be announced, prizes will be raffled off and the presentation
of the Little Oscar and True Spirit Awards will round out this amazing evening.
If you are looking for a fun and sociable event, attend the ACFCCF event at the
Tickets may be purchased on-site at the convention. Pre-sale tickets are no
longer available. For further information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets still available for the AAC Dinner in San Antonio
Academy Fellows who would like to attend the AAC Dinner in San Antonio on Sunday,
July 31, and have not yet purchased tickets, may still do so by contacting Laura
Howell at 800-624-9458, ext. 102, or email@example.com. Seating
preferences are welcomed and suggested, and every effort will be made to accommodate
all requests. So, don't delay - make reservations for the AAC's 50th anniversary dinner!
Student Team Competitions Rules Remain Intact for 2006
The culinary competition committee is appreciative of all the feedback received
regarding the proposed changes to ACF's student team competition guidelines. Your
input from the regional conferences provided valuable insight, and the committee
is working diligently to ensure the changes will uphold the high quality and standards
of student team competitions. Therefore, the existing rules will remain in effect
through 2006. However, teams are encouraged to submit a cold food display during
the 2006 regional conferences. Cold food submissions, while not required, will
be judged independently and are eligible for an ACF medal.
Student teams must register for the regional competitions for 2006 by August
30. Visit http://www.acfchefs.org/events/stcomp.html#apps
for more information.
Jump start your career by using ACF Career Center online
Visit ACF's Web site to learn how to manage your career development online.
Put your anonymous Career Profile up today and employers will begin pitching you
job opportunities. New opportunities from interested employers will be sent directly
to your email, if you wish. Chef instructors, executive chef, pastry chef and
operating chef partner are just a few of the recently posted jobs. Visit http://www.jobtarget.com/home/index.cfm?site_id=148
for more information on jump starting your career!
Reserve your President's Grand Ball seating now
If you have not reserved seating for the President's Grand Ball, you must have
your confirmation registration number to reserve your seat. For additional information
and to reserve your seating go to www.acfchefs.org/events/natcon05/seating.html.
UPDATE to convention schedule - Spanish Certification Testing
Please note the updated change to the convention schedule. Previously scheduled
for Monday, August 1, the Spanish Certification & Written Test has been moved
to Tuesday, August 2, from 8am-9:30am.
Delivery Date for August Center of the Plate and
The National Culinary Review revised
ACF's goal is to bring you the most comprehensive coverage of the ACF National
Convention in San Antonio. To that end, our August editions of COP and NCR will
be delayed until late August/early September so we may better inform our members
of the events at convention. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we will resume
our schedule with the September issue delivery, quickly on the heels of the August
NCR Seeks Chefs Using Combi Ovens
The National Culinary Review wants to hear from chefs who use combi
ovens. Please include the brand and type of foodservice operation where the oven
is used. Contact Brenda Carlos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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