ACF Today, Vol. IV, No. 1
January 9, 2006
In this edition . . .
- Space Limited for ACF Certification Practical Exam at Western Regional
- 2006 Chef Award Nominees-Part Two
- Educators Clinics Available at ACF Regional Conferences
- Deadline for Hermann G. Rusch Chef's Achievement Award Ballots Approaching
- ACF is a New Monthly Contributor to Culinary Edge Magazine
- Deadline for Discounted Registration Rate for Southeast Regional Conference
is Jan. 31, 2006
- Four ACF Members Approved as Culinary Judges
Space Limited for ACF Certification Practical Exam at Western Regional
ACF members who are interested in taking the ACF certification practical exam
at the 2006 Western Regional Conference should register by Jan. 13, 2006, as space
is limited. If you are interested in the taking the exam, or for further information,
contact the Education Department at the ACF national office at 800-624-9458.
2006 Chef Award Nominees-Part Two
ACF congratulates the below individuals who have been nominated for the 2006
ACF Chef of the Year, Pastry Chef of the Year and Student Culinarian of the Year
awards. The award recipients will be announced during the 2006 ACF National Convention
in Philadelphia in July.
Chef of the Year
Aidan Murphy, CEC
Steven Pilat, CEC
Steve Venne, CEC
Randall Waidner, CEC
Tab Daulton, CEC
Kevin C. Doherty, CEC, CCA
Gianfranco Franzese, CEC
Thomas Griffiths, CMC
Michael Morgan, CEC, AAC
Stafford DeCambra, CEC, CCE, AAC
Fred Lucardie, CEC, AAC
James T. Thomas, CEC
Martin Gilligan, CEC
Shawn Hanlin, CEC
Pastry Chef of the Year
Joseph Decker, CMPC
Herschel "Mickey" Harden
Student Culinarian of the Year
Brandan Macklin, CC
Educators Clinics Available at ACF Regional Conferences
The ACF Culinary Educators Clinic is presented by well-known author and educator
Dr. Nancy Berkoff, CCE, AAC, chef instructor at the Los Angeles Trade and Technical
College in Long Beach, Calif. The first session, "Planning the (Educational)
Menu," will concentrate on writing as a communications tool and constructing
an effective syllabus. The second session, "Tableside Instruction,"
will explore critical subjects such as culinary teaching styles, a teaching mystery
basket and more. Participants should bring any materials they would like to share
and discuss, such as textbooks or class outlines.
This full-day event, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., awards eight hours of continuing-education
credit, which can be used for faculty development and ACF certification. The cost
is $125, which includes a voucher for lunch. Make checks payable to ACF and send
completed registration forms and fees to: ACF, Education Dept., 180 Center Place
Way, St. Augustine, FL, 32095, or fax to 904-825-4758. Contact the ACF Education
Department at 800-624-9458 for more details.
*Refund policy: Cancellations must be in writing and postmarked
30 days before each conference starting date for a full refund less a $25 processing
fee. No refunds will be available after those dates.
Deadline for Hermann G. Rusch Chef's Achievement Award Ballots Approaching
A reminder to all chapters that the deadline for submitting the 2006 Hermann
G. Rusch Chef's Achievement Award ballots is Jan. 27, 2006. Applications should
be mailed to: ACF, Awards Coordinator, 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL
32095. If you have any questions, contact the ACF Events Department at 800-624-9458.
ACF to Contribute Monthly to Culinary Edge Magazine
ACF has been asked by Performance Food Group-AFI Foodservice to contribute
a monthly column to their publication, Culinary Edge magazine, for 2006.
The company offers a complete selection of more than 8,000 foodservice products
from national brands, specialty purveyors and PFG value-added brands, and its
publication targets more than 2,000 chefs in the New York and New Jersey areas.
The Winter 2006 edition is now available, and features an article on ACF Culinary
Team USA. If you are interested in receiving a copy, please visit www.afifoods.com
for more information.
Deadline for Discounted Registration Rate for Southeast Regional Conference
is Jan. 31, 2006
ACF members who plan to attend the 2006 Southeast Regional Conference in Savannah,
Ga., should register by Jan. 31, 2006, for a discounted registration rate.
The conference, which is being hosted by ACF Savannah Area Cooks and Chefs
Association, will be held at the Hyatt Regency Savannah in Savannah, Ga., Feb.
26-Mar. 1, 2006. For additional information, visit www.acfchefs.org
and click on the Events link, then the Regional Conferences sublink.
Four ACF Members Approved as Culinary Judges
Congratulations to Greg Skibinski, CEC; David Turcotte, CEC; Robert Meitzer,
CEC; and Doug Fisher, CEC, CCE. All four ACF members recently earned status as
ACF-approved culinary judges.
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