ACF Today, Vol. IV, No. 26
December 12, 2006
In this edition...
- ACF Culinary Team USA Places Fifth Overall at Culinary World Cup
- ACF Publications Win Three Gold Ribbon Awards
- Attention American Academy of Chefs Members!
- 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
- CAFE Announces 2007 Educator Workshops and Leadership Conference
- The only risotto you can heat and serve in less than 2 minutes-UNCLE BEN'S® Classic Risotto
- Free Crisco Professional® Pan Release Sample!
ACF Culinary Team USA Places Fifth Overall at Culinary World Cup
ACF Culinary Team USA placed fifth overall and won two gold medals, one in hot-food competition and one in cold-food competition at the EXPOGAST 2006 Culinary World Cup international culinary competition in Luxembourg from November 18-22.
Amidst 25 national teams, 10 military teams, scores of regional and private teams, and 400 individuals competing in an attempt to show the rest of the world whose cuisine is the best, ACF Culinary Team USA excelled in Expogast's 2006 Culinary World Cup's four-day intense culinary competition.
"Every four years the competition's culinary standards are raised and new precedents are set," said Edward Leonard, CMC, AAC, ACF Culinary Team USA manager and executive chef, Westchester Country Club, Rye, N. Y. "The team exceeded those standards by winning two gold medals, and continues to be recognized and respected as a culinary leader on the international level. It is also important to note that the team won its third consecutive gold medal in international competition in the hot kitchen category."
ACF Publications Win Three Gold Ribbon Awards
ACF won three 2006 Cordon d' Or-Gold Ribbon International Annual Cookbooks & Culinary Arts Awards from the Academy of the Culinary Arts in the categories of Illustrated Cookbook, Culinary Magazine and Culinary Article.
The Cordon d' Or-Gold Ribbon International Annual Cookbooks & Culinary Arts Awards, publicly announced in November by the Academy of the Culinary Arts, were awarded to the ACF for Cooking with America's Championship Team (Feeding Frenzy Inc., 2005) in the Illustrated Cookbook classification, Sizzle: The American Culinary Federation Quarterly for Students of Cooking in the Culinary Magazine category, and the Culinary Article titled "Something Offal," written by Katie Ayoub, that appeared in the June 2006 issue of The National Culinary Review.
An awards presentation will take place January 11, 2007 in St. Petersburg, Fla. at which time each recipient will be presented with a prestigious globe award. Judges will also choose an overall winner during the ceremony and present them with a cash prize.
Attention American Academy of Chefs Members!
Don't miss your chance to attend the AAC dinners at the Northeastern and Central Region Conferences.
American Academy of Chefs Dinner
Northeastern Regional Conference
The Duquesne Club - Thursday, March 1, 2007
6:30 - 11 p.m.
The ACF Pittsburgh Chapter will host the 2007 Northeastern Regional American Academy of Chefs dinner at the prestigious Duquesne Club at www.duquesne.org. Keith Coughenor, CEC will present an unforgettable meal sure to entice every palate.
Founded in 1873, the Duquesne Club is widely considered one of the finest city clubs in the country. Its members cherish the club because of the personal attention and exceptional service they receive in its historic landmark structure.
This dinner is open to Academy members and their spouses. The cost is $175 and seating is limited to 65 attendees, so make your reservations now. Buses will depart the Westin Convention Center at 6 p.m. and return at 11:30 p.m.
For more information or to download the registration form, visit the ACF's Web site at www.acfchefs.org/Content/Events/RegionalConferences/Northeastern/aac.htm or call the ACF Events Management Department at (800) 624-9458.
American Academy of Chefs Dinner
Central Regional Conference
North Hills Country Club - Sunday, March 25, 2007
6:30 - 11 p.m.
The ACF Chefs of Milwaukee will host the 2007 Central Regional American Academy of Chefs Dinner at the North Hills Country Club on Sunday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m. Jeff Slough will present a fabulous nine-course meal. This dinner is open to all ACF members and their spouses and is $125 per person. Buses will depart the Hilton Milwaukee City Center at 6 p.m. Make your reservations now as seating is limited to 65 attendees. This is an event you won't want to miss. For more information and to download registration form, visit the ACF's Web site at www.acfchefs.org/Content/Events/RegionalConferences/Central/aac.htm or contact Greg Wozniak at email@example.com.
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. 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. Visit the ACF's Web site at www.acfchefs.org/Content/Education/KnowledgeBowl.htm for the Official Competition Rules, 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.
The deadline for submitting applications is January 15, 2007 and applications may be downloaded from the ACF's Web site at www.acfchefs.org/Content/ACFPrograms/ChefandChild/Awards/Awards.htm or by calling (800) 624-9458. 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. 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.
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.
CAFE Announces 2007 Educator Workshops and Leadership Conference
The Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education (CAFE) offers professional-development workshops designed for foodservice instructors at all levels.
Go to "Events" at www.CafeMeetingPlace.com.
July 12-15 - Florida Culinary Institute, West Palm Beach
July 27-29 - Kendall College, Chicago
Aug. 2-5 - Las Vegas, Community College of Southern Nevada
Includes: Pâtés and Forcemeats, Breads and Bread-Making, American Regional Cuisines and International Cuisines/Wines
Specifically for college-program directors and lead instructors:
THIRD-ANNUAL CAFE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
"Today's Issues, Tomorrow's Classroom"
June 22-24, 2007
Scottsdale Culinary Institute
ACF continuing-education hours and Purdue University CEUs awarded.
Visit www.CafeMeetingPlace.com today for dates, educational agendas, registration and hotel information!
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