ACF Today, Vol. IV, No. 2
January 23, 2006
In this edition . . .
- ACF Chef & Child Foundation Little Oscar Award Deadline Extended
- Deadline for Hermann G. Rusch Chef's Achievement Award Ballots Approaching
- Deadline for Discounted Registration Rate for Southeast Regional Conference
is Jan. 31, 2006
- Educators Clinics Available at ACF Regional Conferences
- NCR Seeks Chefs Who Exercise
ACF Chef & Child Foundation Applications Due for Little Oscar Award
The deadline for submitting ACF Chef & Child Foundation (CCF) Little Oscar
Award applications has been extended to Jan. 31, 2006, for the Central, Northeast
and Southeast regions. The ACFCCF Little Oscar Award recognizes those ACF chapters
that put forth an exceptional effort to advancing the mission of the ACF Chef
& Child Foundation in its fight against childhood hunger and malnutrition.
Applications may be downloaded from the ACF Web site at www.acfchefs.org/ccf/awards/liloscar.html.
The national Little Oscar Award winner will be selected from among the four regional
winners at the ACF national convention.
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.
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.
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.
NCR Seeks Chefs Who Exercise
The National Culinary Review would like to hear from chefs who have
strategies for staying fit and increasing their stamina in the kitchen. We're
interested in formal (gym, trainer, etc.) and informal (yard work, walks, hiking,
etc.) workout routines. We'd also like to hear from chefs who have begun to exercise
and benefited from being more active. Please contact Ellen Birkett Morris at email@example.com.
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