ACF Today, Vol. IV, No. 20
September 18, 2006
In this edition...
- Applications Available For ACF Culinary Youth Team USA
- Increase Your Educational Network by Hosting an American Culinary
Federation Train-the-Trainer Program Today
- Congratulations to New American Culinary Federation Approved
Culinary Competition Judges
- Is Your Chapter Ready for Childhood Hunger Day?
- Want to Propel Your Culinary Career to New Heights?
- Nominations are Open for American Academy of Chefs Elected
- Good Food Begins with U.™ Fall Rewards Program
Applications Available For ACF Culinary Youth Team USA
Applications for the American Culinary Federation's (ACF) Youth
Culinary Team USA are now available online at www.acfchefs.org under ACF
Culinary Youth Team USA Guidelines, or by calling the Events Management
Department at ACF's national office at (800) 624-9458.
The deadline for applications is November 1, and tryouts take place in
January and February 2007. Tryout locations will be determined once the
applications have been received. The tryout finals determining the new
ACF Culinary Youth Team USA will take place at ACF's 2007 National
Convention in Orlando, Fla., in July.
Successful culinarians selected for the team will represent the U.S.A.
in both the national and international arenas. This includes an
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete at the Internationale
Kochkunst Ausstellung (IKA), commonly known as the "International
Increase Your Educational Network by Hosting an American Culinary
Federation Train-the-Trainer Program Today
The American Culinary Federation (ACF) is continually expanding its
network to provide opportunities for culinarian involvement in the
development and expansion of the profession. In so doing, the ACF
Train-the-Trainer program was developed for qualifying culinary
institutions across the country to serve as testing/training hubs for
ACF encourages you to become involved by hosting a Train-the-Trainer
workshop and practical test in your area. This will not only allow top
ACF-approved practical exam evaluators to conduct training right in your
facility, but will increase the number of evaluators, and allow
individuals interested in becoming certified additional time and
location options to test/train for the practical exam.
Below is a list of available dates and locations already scheduled. To
add your site, please call the ACF Certification Department at (800)
624-9458, ext. 130. The site must be easily accessible by air and car,
and must meet certain requirements that include having a lecture hall or
facility with a capacity of 50 attendees and preferably an LCD
projector, and a minimum of eight testing stations.
For those not hosting a workshop, ACF encourages you to attend a
workshop to become an evaluator or to take the practical exam for
certification. If you are interested, please contact the coordinator
Houston Country Club
Friedrich Gitschner, CMC, AAC
University of Missouri - Columbia
Leslie G. Jett, CEC
Ivy Technical Community College
Jeffrey Bricker, CEC
Anne Arundell Community College
Glen Burnie, Md.
Frederick A. Parmenter, CEC, CCE
Columbus State Community College
James Taylor, MBA, CEC, AAC
Congratulations to New American Culinary Federation Approved Culinary
Congratulations to the following five ACF members who have been named
ACF- Approved Culinary Judges.
Kenneth Arnone, CMC; instructor, The Culinary Institute of
America, Hyde Park, N.Y.; Mid Hudson Culinary Association
Timothy Bucci, CEC, CCE, CHE; chef instructor, Joliet Junior
College, Joliet, Ill.; ACF Louis Joliet Chapter
Travis Dale, CEC; executive chef, The Point Lake and Golf Club,
Mooresville, N.C.; ACF Inc, Charlotte Chapter
James McCallister, CEC, AAC; executive chef, Milliken &
Company, Spartanburg, S.C.; ACF Upstate South Carolina Chapter
Victor Sommo, CSC; owner, Sommo Restaurant, Delhi, N.Y.; ACF New
York Southern Tier Chefs Association
In order to become a judge, ACF members must first meet certain
prerequisites and attend the "Becoming an ACF-Approved Judge" seminar.
For more information and to learn the requirements, call the Events
Management Department at ACF's national office at (800) 624-9458.
Is Your Chapter Ready for Childhood Hunger Day?
In 1995, The American Culinary Federation Chef & Child Foundation,
Inc. (ACFCCF) reached out across America with the first Childhood Hunger
Day national awareness campaign. Every year since, October 16 has been
the day ACFCCF highlights the importance of proper nutrition for
America's children and recognizes chefs who work to solve the problems
of childhood hunger and malnutrition.
To celebrate Childhood Hunger Day, each chapter in New Jersey does their
own event and works together to make the New Jersey State Childhood
Hunger Day Forum a huge success. Partnerships with the United States
Department of Agriculture help target at-risk kids, and create
opportunities to reach out and make a difference in the community.
CORRECTION: This year, the New Jersey State Childhood Hunger Day
Forum will be held at the food bank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties in
Neptune, N.J. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 9 a.m.
If you would like to get more information on how you can create a
similar Childhood Hunger Day event in your community, please contact
Thomas Yanisko, CEC, AAC, at firstname.lastname@example.org or download the
ACF Childhood Hunger Day handbook from the CCF section of
Want to Propel Your Culinary Career to New Heights?
Buy Culinary Fundamentals and Baking Fundamentals
and visit chefcertification.com today!
An indispensable book for every culinary student, ACF's Culinary
Fundamentals is a comprehensive, technique-based cooking-principles
text. Included is a DVD with more than three hours of original video
highlighting 26 benchmark recipes.
Baking Fundamentals explores the basics of baking and pastry
using real-life examples, learning activities, and four founding
principles?ratios, sequence, time and temperature?and how these factors
impact all quality-baked products.
Visit www.acfchefs.org or
call (800) 624-9458 to buy your books.
CHEFCERTIFICATION.COM is your online source for ACF certification
courses. It provides user-friendly courses for ACF initial or renewal
certification that can be taken whenever and wherever and on your time
Nominations Open for American Academy of Chefs Elected
Nominations are open for the national chair and national vice chair
positions of the American Academy of Chefs (AAC). Nominations will
remain open until December 31. To nominate a candidate, you must be an
active Academy Fellow in good standing. Please submit your nomination in
writing to the AAC office at 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL
All nominations must be postmarked no later than December 31 to
be valid. All candidates accepting nomination are required to respond in
writing. Acceptance letters should also be sent to the AAC office, and
must be postmarked no later than December 31.
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