ACF Today, Vol. III, No. 23
October 31, 2005
In this edition . . .
* Registration Open for World Association of Cooks Societies Congress
* 90th International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show Offers
Opportunity for Continuing-Education Hours
* ACF Assurance Programs Offers Opportunity for Recognition
* AAC Application Deadline Nearing
* Clearance Sale Online at ACF E-Store
* Center of the Plate Wants to Hear from You!
Register Now for the World Association of Cooks Societies Congress
Ready for one of the best culinary experiences in the world, while
surrounded by lush and breathtaking landscapes? If so, make plans to
attend the World Association of Cooks Societies (WACS) Congress 2006 in
Auckland, New Zealand, March 12-16, 2006.
WACS is a non-political professional organization dedicated to
maintaining and improving the culinary standards of global cuisines. The
biennial Congress is a hallmark tradition of WACS and has been organized
in more than 20 cities throughout the world during its 74-year
While attending the Congress, you can also take time to explore the
natural splendor of New Zealand through a tour led by a leading travel
specialist. Tour options include a walk on the Milford Track through the
heart of Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound, a stroll through some
of New Zealand's many golf courses and well-known fishing spots. You can
also hit the road and enjoy the flexibility and freedom of touring the
country yourself in the comfort of a rental vehicle. Tour information is
available online at www.nzalacarte.com or you may send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for
tailored travel options.
Take advantage of early bird fees by registering by Nov. 30. Get
ready to immerse yourself in the Pacific, and prepare yourself for a
'world of culinary excellence' in 2006. For more information, please
90th International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show Offers
Opportunity for Continuing-Education Hours
The 90th International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show®
(IH/M&RS), which runs from Saturday, Nov. 12, through Tuesday, Nov.
15, at New York City's 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, many of which are approved for continuing-education hours for
certification (see below). The show will also feature a power-packed
opening day of conferences for either the hospitality or foodservice
executive ($99 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 an 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 http://www.ihmrs.com/register/ and
enter the special promotional code, ACF05.
Programs Approved for Continuing-Education Hours (CEH)
IH/M&RS Trade Show 3.0 CEH
Food Arts Annual Trends Survey 1.0 CEH
Spa Cuisine Scales New Heights 2.0 CEH
The New Directions of Asian Flavors 1.0 CEH
The New Directions of Latin Flavors 1.5 CEH
Food View, A Presentation of Research Chefs Assoc. 1.5 CEH
Research, Development & Pursuit of Sustainability 1.0 CEH
Research, Development & Pursuit of Food Safety 1.5 CEH
The New Techno Marketing 1.0 CEH
A Two-Act Exercise in Evaluation 1.5 CEH
Education Gears Up with Programs in Research & Develop. 1.5 CEH
You can also check out www.ihmrs.com for complete IH/M&RS
details, including an exhibitor list and schedule of events.
ACF Assurance Program Offers Opportunity for Recognition
ACF's new Educational Assurance program offers the opportunity for
non-degree-granting culinary programs that do not fall under the scope
of the ACFF Accrediting Commission to become recognized by ACF.
Programs that qualify include short-term culinary programs offering less
than the required 1,000 hours for ACFF accreditation; specialized- or
single-subject training programs such as cake decorating or pulled-sugar
training programs; existing ACF accredited programs that offer
certificate and/or diploma programs; formalized demonstration classes;
and online educational programs. Military training programs, including
academic and apprenticeship training, may also qualify. For more
information about the program and how to apply, please contact ACF at
800-624-9458, ext. 101.
AAC Application Deadline Nearing
ACF members who wish to apply for election in 2006 into the American
Academy of Chefs, the honor society of ACF, should submit their
applications and all materials to the AAC National Office by Dec. 31,
Requirements mandatory for consideration in the honor society
- must be certified as an ACF master chef, master pastry chef,
executive chef, executive pastry chef and/or culinary educator for a
minimum of two years
- must be in the culinary profession a minimum of 15 years, 10 of
which must be at the executive chef or culinary educator level
- must be an ACF member in good standing for a minimum of 10
- must have attended four ACF regional conferences and/or national
conventions within any 10-year period
- must fulfill a minimum of 10 of 20 elective attainable goals
- all requirements/goals must be met the year prior to induction
For more information or to request an application, please contact
Laura Howell in the AAC National Office at 800-624-9458, ext. 102.
Check Out the Clearance Sale at the ACF E-Store!
Are you looking to update your wardrobe with some new ACF clothing or
other merchandise? If the answer is "yes," then go online to the ACF
E-Store. The E-store is offering great clearance merchandise at
extremely low prices in order to make room for new inventory. So, visit
the online E-store at www.acfchefs.org
Center of the Plate Wants to Hear from You!
Do you or your company do any food drives or fund-raisers around the
holidays? Or, are you involved in any local holiday community-service
activities? If so, let us know by e-mailing email@example.com. Your story
might just be featured in the next Center of the Plate.
PROCHEF CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
A Career Development Path for Foodservice
The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), the world's premier
culinary college, and the American Culinary Federation (ACF), the
nation's foremost organization of chefs, have joined forces to create
the ProChef Certification program for foodservice professionals.
ProChef Certification represents the only certification program for
chefs based on validating specific skills. Designed to verify and
acknowledge the achievements of culinary professionals throughout all
career stages, the CIA and ACF's industry-driven ProChef Certification
identifies the core competencies imperative for building an effective
and rewarding foodservice career, including Culinary Arts, Personnel
Management, and Financial Administration.
The CIA's widespread reputation for excellence in culinary education,
coupled with the ACF's national recognition, will give foodservice
professionals who achieve ProChef Certification the credentials needed
to enhance their position, increase their marketability and elevate
their appeal to both present and future employers.
Key Benefits for Prochef Certification Applicants:
- ProChef Certification ties the expertise of the CIA with the
established and recognized ACF certification program.
- One-on-one professional development advisement is provided to all
foodservice professionals in the ProChef Certification program.
- As participants progress through the ProChef Certification, they can
focus their development in the following discipline areas: Garde Manger,
Asian Cuisine, Mediterranean Cuisine, and Latin American Cuisine.
Take the first step on the path to success-enroll in the ProChef
Certification program today!
Visit www.ciaprochef.com or
call 800-888-7850 for more information
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