ACF Today, Vol. IV, No. 23
October 30, 2006
In this edition...
- Plan Now to Attend the 2007 American Culinary Federation Regional Conferences
- ACF Regional and National Award Applications Due October 31.
- Deadline for ACF Culinary Youth Team USA Applications is November 1.
- Application Deadline for the 2007-2008 Johnson & Wales University Scholarship is November 1.
- Attention Central Regional American Academy of Chefs Members!
- Nominations Open until December 31 for American Academy of Chefs Elected Positions
- Free Crisco Professional® Pan Release Sample!
Plan Now to Attend the 2007 American Culinary Federation Regional Conferences
Whether you want to sharpen your skills at a workshop, earn certification points by attending a lecture or demonstration, or make invaluable business contacts with accomplished culinary professionals, attending an ACF regional conference is a valuable educational opportunity you do not want to miss. For more information, visit www.acfchefs.org/Content/Events/RegionalConferences/default.htm.
The 2007 Regional Conference Schedule is as follows:
Northeastern Region, March 2-4, Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Central Region, March 25-27, Hilton Milwaukee City Center, Milwaukee, Wis.
Western Region, April 15-7, Coeur d'Alene Resort, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Southeastern Region, April 29-May 1, Sheraton Music City Hall, Nashville, Tenn.
Members save $100 off the regular registration rate!
Register early and save even more!
Registration forms are now available at www.acfchefs.org/download/downloads.cfm.
Spotlight on the Central Regional Conference
ACF Central Regional Conference
March 25-27, 2007
Hilton Milwaukee City Center
hosted by: ACF Chefs of Milwaukee, Inc.
The theme of the Central Regional Conference tradeshow is, A Taste of Wisconsin Food, and will pay tribute to the city of Milwaukee's rich German heritage by taking the form of a traditional Biergarten complete with food, beer and entertainment.
The American Academy of Chefs dinner will be hosted by Jeff Slough at the North Hills Country Club on March 25. The cost is $125 per person, and seating is limited to 65 attendees.
For complete menu information and reservation details, visit http://www.acfchefs.org/Content/Events/RegionalConferences/Central/aac.htm.
The ACF Chefs of Milwaukee Chapter is proud to announce their service projects during this year's conference. Volunteer chefs will provide their time and talent to prepare a wonderful meal for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House.
In addition, the chapter is organizing a cooperative service project with the Chef & Child Foundation to prepare a meal for the Center for Blind and Visually Impaired Children. Contact the host chapter directly for more information.
Regional Vice President David Russell, CEC, AAC, returns with his popular General Session show, "Cooking Today". He's lining up his guests now, so stay tuned. This is a must-see event!
Also included in the lineup of educational opportunities is a practical test examiner's training session and the popular, Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Taking the Practical Exam, offered by National Certification Chair Brad Barnes, CMC, CCA, AAC.
Make your plans now to celebrate food, fun and friends in the great city of Milwaukee! Details are being ironed out so visit www.acfchefs.org for the most current information.
ACF Regional and National Award Applications Due October 31
Each year ACF honors chefs and students through its annual regional and national award program. These awards are the highest honor ACF can bestow on an individual.
If you would like to nominate a culinarian who embodies the best of the culinary industry, please complete and submit applications by October 31 to ACF at 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, Fla., 32095.
Award applications are available at http://www.acfchefs.org/download/downloads.cfm or by calling the ACF at (800) 624-9458.
Deadline for ACF Culinary Youth Team USA Applications is November 1.
Applications for the ACF Culinary Youth Team USA are due to the ACF national office by November 1. Applications and selection guidelines are now available online at www.acfchefs.org/Content/ACFPrograms/CulinaryTeamUSA/guidelines.htm.
ACF Culinary Youth Team USA will represent the United States at the Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung (IKA), also referred to as the international "culinary Olympics," held in Erfurt, Germany in 2008.
Tryouts will take place in January and February 2007 at locations to be determined once all applications have been received. The finals will be held at the 2007 ACF National Convention in Orlando, Fla. in July 2007. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you don't want to miss. Sign up today!
Application Deadline for the 2007-2008 Johnson & Wales University Scholarship is November 1.
Johnson & Wales University, headquartered in Providence, R.I., has given $20,000 to the American Culinary Federation Foundation (ACFF) to be used toward American Culinary Federation and American Academy of Chefs scholarships.
The scholarships offered through the ACFF are $2,500 per year, and are to be used toward a bachelor's degree in culinary arts or baking and pastry arts at any one of Johnson & Wales University's four campuses located in Charlotte, Denver, North Miami and Providence.
An eligible candidate must be an incoming freshman to Johnson & Wales; choose a culinary arts or baking and pastry arts major; have an overall grade point average of 3.0; enroll as a full-time, undergraduate student for the 2007-2008 academic year; and attend classes in the day division. Applications are available online at www.acfchefs.org, and must be postmarked no later than November 1, 2006.
The scholarship is awarded as partial program tuition and is renewable for four years. The recipient is responsible for all remaining tuition and expenses including travel, living, books, tools, equipment, fees and uniforms.
Attention Central Regional American Academy of Chefs Members!
Mark Your Calendar! A 'true' Academy dinner will be held on March 11, 2007 at the University Of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Ind., with host, Don Miller, CEC, CCE, AAC. This will be an extraordinary event. All AAC dinner guidelines will be meticulously followed. Seating is limited to 100.
For more information, please contact the chair of the dinner, Denis Ellis, CEC, AAC, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (260) 486-2922, or the co-chair, Central Regional Academy Director, John Kaufmann, CEC, AAC, at (847) 838-3719.
Nominations Open until December 31 for American Academy of Chefs Elected Positions
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 32095.
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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