ACF Today, Vol. IV, No. 25
November 30, 2006
In this edition...
- ACF Culinary Team USA Brings Home Gold
- Regional Conference & National Convention Host Hotels Offer Big Savings for Early Reservations
- Judging Competitions Seminar Scheduled for 2007 ACF Regional Conferences
- Registration Deadline Approaching for 2007 Baron H. Galand Knowledge Bowls
- ACF Chef & Child Foundation Accepting Applications for Little Oscar Award
- Academy Fellows - Application Deadline Approaches
- Nominations Open until December 31 for American Academy of Chefs Elected Positions
- Attention Central Region American Academy of Chefs Members!
- Reserve your Regional Program Guide Ads Now!
ACF Culinary Team USA Brings Home Gold
Congratulations to ACF National Culinary Team USA, which brought home two gold medals from the 2006 Culinary World Cup Championship in Luxembourg. The team displayed talent, showmanship and hospitality, and continues to inspire culinarians around the world to further their education and become involved in global issues related to food.
"In one of the toughest World Cup competitions ever, ACF Culinary Team USA competed honorably and brought home gold," said ACF President John Kinsella, CMC, CCE, AAC. "I am very proud of the team and how they represented the American Culinary Federation and the United States."
Regional Conference & National Convention Host Hotels Offer Big Savings for Early Reservations
ACF has partnered with the host hotel in each regional conference city and the national convention city to offer discounted room rates for conference attendees. Reserve your room before the cut-off dates listed below to get the best rates in the area and to enjoy the advantages of being on-site for each conference and the national convention.
Northeastern Regional Conference, March 2-4, Pittsburgh, Pa.
The Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh
1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
The Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh is offering an ACF discounted room rate of $139 through February 7, 2007. The room rate is also good for two days before and after the conference dates. Book your reservation online through the ACF Web site Northeastern Regional Conference section, or by calling the hotel directly at (412) 281-3700.
Central Regional Conference, March 25-27, Milwaukee, Wis.
Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53203
The Hilton Milwaukee City Center is offering an ACF discounted room rate of $139 through March 10, 2007. The room rate is also available three days before and after the conference dates. Book your reservation online through the ACF Web site Central Regional Conference section, or by calling the hotel directly at (414) 271-7250.
Western Regional Conference, April 15-17, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
The Coeur d'Alene Resort
115 S. 2nd St., Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
The Coeur d'Alene Resort is offering conference attendees discounted room rate options, beginning at $109 per night for reservations made by March 22, 2007. The room rate is also available three days before and after the conference dates. Reservations can only be made by calling the hotel at (800) 688-5253.
The host chapter and the resort are also offering an early registration incentive. The first 100 conference registrants will be automatically entered into a drawing for two incredible prizes; a complimentary one-hour massage at the property's spa, and a complimentary round of golf for two at the five-star Coeur d'Alene resort golf course. Winners will be selected by the ACF national office and announced via the regional and host chapter Web sites.
Southeastern Regional Conference, April 29-May 1, Nashville, Tenn.
Sheraton Music City Hotel
777 McGavock Pike at Center City, Nashville, TN 37214-3175
The Sheraton Music City Hotel is offering an ACF discounted room rate of $139 through April 6, 2007. The room rate is also available three days before and after the conference dates. Book your reservation online through the ACF Web site Southeastern Regional Conference section, or by calling the hotel directly at (615) 885-2200.
National Convention & Tradeshow, July 21 - 24, Orlando, Fla.
Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center
8701 World Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32821
The Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center and the ACF have partnered to offer convention attendees an incredible discounted room rate of $149 per night. This discount is available for reservations made on or before June 24, 2007, and are good for three days prior to and three days after the convention dates. This presents a wonderful opportunity to make this a family vacation event. Book your reservation online through the ACF Web site National Convention section, or by calling the hotel directly at (800) 380-7931.
Judging Competitions Seminar Scheduled for 2007 ACF Regional Conferences
The seminar is required for ACF members who are interested in becoming an ACF-approved judge, as well as for current judges who need to maintain their status. During the seminar, attendees will receive training and information necessary to accurately judge, score and critique competitors.
ACF-approved judges seeking to maintain their status need to attend the first two hours of the seminar. New judge candidates must attend the full six hours and will be given a written test.
Pre-registration is required. Please contact Tracy Smith, ACF events manager at (800) 624-9458 or email@example.com to register.
Northeastern Region: Friday, March 2, 2007, 8 a.m.
Central Region: Sunday, March 25, 2007, 8 a.m.
Western Region: Sunday, April 25, 2007, 8 a.m.
Southeastern Region: Sunday, April 29, 2007, 8 a.m.
Registration Deadline Approaching for 2007 Baron H. Galand Knowledge Bowls
Are you ready to put your culinary knowledge to the test? If yes, register to compete in the 2007 Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl, named after former ACF president and long time advocate of junior members, Baron H. Galand, CEC, HOF.
The competition is open to teams from ACF chapters, ACF apprenticeship programs, and accredited/certified American Culinary Federation Foundation Accrediting Commission institutions. Registration applications are due no later than December 31, 2006.
Teams compete at their respective ACF regional conference Baron H. Galand Knowledge Bowl competition. The winners from each regional competition will advance to the ACF national competition at the 2007 ACF National Convention.
Registration applications must be accompanied by a $150 registration fee. Applications that are not postmarked by December 31, 2006, will not be considered. Click here for the Official Competition Rules and Guidelines, and application.
ACF Chef & Child Foundation Accepting Applications for Little Oscar Award
The ACF Chef & Child Foundation (CCF) Little Oscar award recognizes those ACF chapters that put forward an exceptional effort to advancing the mission of the ACF Chef & Child Foundation in its fight against childhood hunger and obesity. Applications may be downloaded from the ACF Web site by clicking here or by calling (800) 624-9458. The deadline for submitting applications is January 15, 2007. The national Little Oscar award winner will be selected from among the four regional winners at the ACF National Convention.
Academy Fellows - Application Deadline Approaches
If you, or someone you know, would like to be considered for induction into the American Academy of Chefs, please contact the Academy office at (800) 624-9458 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2006.
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, 2006. 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, 2006 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, 2006.
Attention Central Region American Academy of Chefs Members!
Mark Your Calendar! A "true" American Academy of Chefs (AAC) 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 Dinner Chair Denis Ellis, CEC, AAC, at email@example.com or (260) 486-2922, or Co-chair, Central Region Academy Director, John Kaufmann, CEC, AAC, at (847) 838-3719.
Interested in promoting your restaurant or company?
Do you want to congratulate a regional award nominee?
Would you like to recognize an outstanding member?
Great deals are now available on advertising space in the ACF Regional Conference Program Guides!
Advertising space in the ACF Regional Conference Program Guides is now available for company promotion and/or member recognition. The regional conference program guides are distributed at each ACF Regional Conference to all registered attendees. The guides contain information on sponsors, exhibitors, award nominees and conference schedules.
Now is your chance to recognize an ACF chapter member by purchasing advertising space in your regions conference program guide.
Conference Program Guide Advertising Rates
Full Page - $375
Half Page - $225
Quarter Page - $175
Business Card - $100
All ads are black and white. For more information including deadlines and ad dimensions, please contact Melissa Shrader at (800) 624-9458, ext. 129 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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