ACF Today, Vol. IV, No. 11
May 30, 2006
In this edition . . .
- ACF Culinary Team USA National and Regional Team Members Announced
- Aidan Murphy Earns ACF Master Chef Certification
- Wharton Small Business Development Center to Host Series at ACF National
- Federation of Dining Room Professionals Receives ACFF Educational Assurance
- Earn ACF Bucks by Enrolling New Members
- ACF Sincerely Thanks the Sponsors of the 56th ACF National Convention
ACF Culinary Team USA National and Regional Team Members Announced
After a grueling tryout process, the new members of ACF Culinary Team USA were
announced at the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show®
in Chicago. Four members were named to ACF Culinary Team USA National Team, the
official representative team of the United States in major international culinary
competitions. Ten finalists were chosen for two ACF Culinary Team USA Regional
Teams, often considered a training ground for future national team members. ACF
congratulates the team members and wishes them much success as they prepare to
represent the United States on the world culinary scene.
ACF Culinary Team USA National Team:
Edward G. Leonard, CMC, AAC - ACF Culinary Team USA Team Manager
Richard Rosendale, CC - ACF Culinary Team USA Team Captain
Joachim Buchner, CMC - Chevy Chase Club, Chevy Chase, MD
Jamie Keating, CCC - Milliken and Company, LaGrange, GA
Daniel Scannell, CMC - Cherry Hills Country Club, Cherry Hills Village,
Patricia Nash - Westchester Country Club, Rye, NY
ACF Culinary Team USA Regional Teams:
Christopher Desens, CEC - Racquet Club Ladue, St. Louis
Scott Fetty - Pennsylvania Culinary Institute, Pittsburgh
Drew B. Garms - The Greenbrier Resort, White Sulphur Springs, WV
Jennifer A. Kopp, CPC - Chevy Chase Club, Chevy Chase, MD
Joseph M. Leonardi - Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI
Michael Matarazzo - The Greenbrier Resort, White Sulphur Springs, WV
Craig Peterson - Hallbrook Country Club, Leawood, KS
Timothy Prefontaine, CSC - River Oaks Country Club, Houston
Mellisa K. Root - River Oaks Country Club, Houston
Daryl L. Shular, CCC - The Art Institute of Atlanta, Roswell, GA
Sponsors of ACF Culinary Team USA are Kraft Foods Global, Inc., Tyson Foods
Inc., Uncle Ben's, Unilever Foodsolutions, Chef Revival, Chef's Hat, Club Managers
Association of America, Fortessa and Westchester Country Club.
Aidan Murphy Earns ACF Master Chef Certification
After eight days of demonstrating a mastery of cooking techniques, Aidan Murphy,
CMC, the executive chef of Old Warson Country Club in Ballwin, Mo., has become
one of the elite few to earn the Certified Master Chef (CMC) designation. Murphy
received the title after a successfully completing the program. He was judged
by five fellow CMC's that included Brad Barnes, CMC, CCA, AAC; Victor Gielisse,
CMC, CHE, AAC; Rudy Speckamp, CMC; Ron DeSantis, CMC, AAC; and Olivier Andreini,
Murphy completed a series of exams that were administered in eight major segments:
healthy cooking, buffet catering, classical cuisine, freestyle cooking, global
cuisine, baking and pastry, continental cuisine/northern Europe and market basket.
ACF congratulates chef Murphy on his outstanding achievement. For more information
on the Certified Master Chef program, please call the ACF Education Department
at (800) 624-9458.
Wharton Small Business Development Center to host Series at ACF National
The Wharton Small Business Development Center, a division of the University
of Pennsylvania, will host a two-part series on small business development and
entrepreneurial strategies for the twenty-first century on July 16 beginning at
8 a.m. during the ACF national convention in Philadelphia. Renowned business developer
Jason Olim will be the key presenter for the seminars.
Olim is a graduate of Brown University and has a degree in computer science.
He worked for two years at Soft-Switch, designing software systems for multinational
corporations. He later dreamed up CDNOW in February of 1994, and became a highly
recognized Internet entrepreneur. He has earned Entrepreneur of the Year awards
from various organizations, including the Small Business Association, Arthur Andersen
and the Greater Philadelphia Venture Group. Don't miss out, register today for
the ACF National Convention in Philadelphia.
Federation of Dining Room Professionals Receives ACFF Educational Assurance
The Federation of Dining Room Professionals (FDRP), headquartered in Fernandina
Beach, Fla., received the Educational Assurance Award from the American Culinary
Federation Foundation (ACFF) Educational Assurance Program. The program is designed
to recognize non-degree granting culinary educational programs that offer quality
FDRP received the award after being thoroughly tested under the ACFF Educational
Assurance Program standards. The standards include an in-depth review of the applying
program along with a site visit. In addition, participants who complete an approved
ACFF Educational Assurance Program are awarded educational credit toward ACF certification.
The FDRP offers educational materials and self-study programs that prepare
and certify individuals in the techniques of proper service. The Federation offers
a Service Certification Program that consists of multiple and progressive levels
of certification. For more information on the ACFF Educational Assurance Program,
Earn ACF Bucks by Enrolling New Members
Do you know chefs who could benefit from an ACF membership? From now until
the end of July, provide ACF with a membership lead and earn ACF Bucks good toward
any purchase in the ACF online store. Earn $10 for every individual active level
member enrolled and $25 for every property membership. Active members are culinarians
with at least three years of full-time employment in the culinary profession and
property memberships are properties that make a commitment to ACF and hold multiple
Help the ACF increase membership in your area. Call or email the ACF membership
department with any potential leads and place your name as a sponsor on the bottom
of their membership application. All purchases using ACF Bucks will receive free
shipping. Visit the ACF online store at http://www.acfchefs.org/eshop/index.cfm
to see the latest ACF merchandise, books and sale items. If you have any questions,
please contact Heidi Cramb, ACF membership director at email@example.com or
Kristy Begley, ACF membership manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACF Sincerely Thanks the Sponsors of the 56th ACF National Convention!
Custom Culinary, Inc.
R.L. Schreiber, Inc.
Le Cordon Bleu Schools North America
Tyson Foods, Inc.
Chef Macrina Fine Cooking Spirits
Johnson & Wales University
McCormick & Company, Inc.
The Art Institutes
American Lamb Board
Boggiatto Garden Hearts
Butterball Farms, Inc.
Chef's Hat, Inc.
GFF, Inc./Girard's Dressings
Mexican Shrimp Council
The Cheesecake Factory Bakery Incorporated
Canada Cutlery, Inc.
Schulstad Royal Danish Pastry
Mind's Eye Resource Management, LLC
NEWCHEF Fashion, Inc.
United Egg Producers
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