ACF Today Vol. V, No. 16
June 18, 2007
Special edition . . .
- Believe in the Magic of Cooking and
Experience Opportunities of a Lifetime at the 2007 ACF National
Believe in the Magic of Cooking and Experience
of a Lifetime at the 2007 ACF National Convention
Early Registration Discount Extended
to Sunday, June 24
Meet Your Favorite Chefs & Have Them
Personalize Their Book or DVD
Norman Van Aken
Charles Carroll, CEC, AAC
Ray Duey, CEC
John Folse, CEC, AAC
Edward Leonard, CMC, AAC
John Kinsella, CMC, CCE, AAC
Martin Yan, HAAC, HHOF
Demonstrations from the
Creating Artistic Fruit & Vegetable Garnishes
Ray Duey, CEC, owner of Chef Garnish in Torrance, Calif.,
demonstrates his popular fruit and vegetable carving and reveals some
tricks of the trade.
New World Cuisine with Chef Norman Van Aken
The founding father of New World Cuisine, Norman Van Aken,
explains the intricacies of this visionary American culinary movement
best described as a healthful fusion of Latin, Caribbean, Asian, African
and American flavors. Chef Van Aken is chef-proprietor of NORMAN'S.
Leadership Lessons from a Chef: Finding Time to be Great, Part II,
sponsored by Custom Culinary, Inc.
Charles Carroll, CEC, AAC, shares his passion of culinary team
building, while offering insight into the training and retention of the
best possible kitchen staff. Chef Carroll is executive chef at River
Oaks Country Club.
The Chef's Guide to Umami, sponsored by Ajinomoto Food
Chef David Kasabian, umami authority and co-author of The
Fifth Taste: Cooking with Umami (Rizzoli, 2005) explains what umami
really is, which foods have it, and how to cook and combine umami
ingredients for maximum taste impact and eating satisfaction.
The Scoop on Avocados, sponsored by Hass Avocado Board
Get the scoop on maximizing the versatility, flavor and appeal of fresh
Hass avocados on white-tablecloth, casual and quick-service menus, as
well as tips for taking fresh avocados beyond conventional applications
to grilling, frying and baking with Michael Carmel, CEC, CCE,
culinary department head at Trident Technical College.
Culinary Demo: Beef Carcass Fabrication, sponsored by Buckhead Beef
John Foster, president of Buckhead Beef, demonstrates the cutting of
a beef carcass as it is broken into primals and sub-primals, as well as
discusses the importance in yield grade, quality and carcass merit.
Creating Chocolate Showpieces
The co-founders of The French Pastry School, Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer
and Chef Sebastien Canonne, M.O.F., reveal chocolate techniques
for showpieces and the art of chocolate candies making.
Chefs of Grey Poupon, sponsored by Kraft Foodservice
Join the 2007 Chefs of Grey Poupon as they demonstrate and sample their
signature Grey Poupon recipes. Presented by: Paul Carter,
executive chef, The Phoenician; Robert Okura, vice president and
corporate executive chef, The Cheesecake Factory; and Patricia
Williams, executive chef, District.
Québec Maple: A Natural, Nutritional Ingredient . . . from Tree
to Table, sponsored by Federation of Québec Maple Syrup
Participants will be challenged to identify real maple from table syrup;
differentiate between grades; discover maple's depth and complexity as a
natural and nutritional culinary ingredient; and "think outside the
maple box" for creative recipe applications with Daniel LaGarde,
CEC, executive chef of the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
Sushi American Style with Tracy Griffith
Chef Tracy Griffith, creative sushi chef of Rika Restaurant,
explains ways to overcome the common obstacles to preparing sushi from
how to get started with the basic ingredients and tools to step-by-step
illustrations of techniques.
Yan Can Cook
Dedicated to dispelling the mysteries of Asian cooking, Chef Martin
Yan, HAAC, HHOF furthers an understanding of these excellent
cuisines, and the cultures that created them, with spirited lessons, fun
Sugar Decor 2007
Learn the latest in sugar-sculpting techniques and designs, including
how to build a world-class showpiece, from Ewald Notter,
co-founder/instructor of the Notter School of Pastry Arts.
Of Tamales and Tradition... Recipes, Rituals and Delicious
Using her treasured family recipe, chef Jill Bosich, CEC, CCE,
AAC, leads this instructional, hands-on demonstration that is both
educational and entertaining on the step-by-step process of "from
scratch" tamale preparation through interactive participation, while
experiencing the social event that is such an important part of this
culinary and seasonal family ritual. Chef Bosich is executive
chef and energy programs advisor for Southern California Gas Company and
ACF Culinary Regional Team USA manager.
Louisiana's Story through Cuisine and Culture with John Folse, CEC,
John D. Folse, CEC, AAC, and Jay Kimball lead a journey
into the past where seven nations blended to form the foundation of
Louisiana's Cajun and Creole cuisines.
American Lamb in the Kitchen, sponsored by American Lamb Board
Edward Leonard, CMC, AAC, demonstrates diverse recipes using fresh
American Lamb as he reviews and discusses lamb cuts and shares tips on
how to incorporate underutilized and more affordable cuts of American
Lamb. Chef Leonard is executive chef at Westchester Country Club, ACF
Culinary Team USA Manager and ACF immediate past president.
Back to Basics: Take Traditional Cooking to the Next Level, sponsored
by Tyson Foods, Inc.
Learn about the evolution and nutritional benefits of braising, stewing,
roasting and steaming and understand how value-added products and
flavors are driving dining trends for today's consumer in all
foodservice segments from Uta Schepers, foodservice corporate
chef, Tyson Foods Inc.
Certified Maine Lobster - from Boat to Plate, sponsored by Maine
Learn everything you need to know about lobsters, from transporting and
storing to preparing, pricing and menuing innovative recipes from
Keith Coughenour, CEC, executive chef of The Duquesne Club, and
Wilfred Beriau, CEC, CCE, AAC, culinary arts department chair of
Southern Maine Community College.
Savoring the Best of World Flavors: The Foods of Singapore, Penang,
Istanbul, and Spain, sponsored by Unilever Foodsolutions
Join the Unilever Foodsolutions culinary team as it demonstrates dishes
from the new World of Flavors DVD, "Savoring the Best of World Flavors:
The Foods of Singapore, Penang, Istanbul, and Spain," produced in
association with The Culinary Institute of America. Presented by:
Steve Jilleba, CMC, CCE, AAC, corporate executive chef; David
Russell CEC, AAC, corporate chef; and Rudy Smith, CEC,
corporate chef, Unilever Foodsolutions.
Seminars and Workshops to Expand Your
Lifestyle Management: The Investing Chef - Focusing On Feeding Your
Financial Future, sponsored by Mind's Eye Resource Management,
Increase your knowledge about personal savings, investments and
financial planning, and learn the tools to build a financial road map to
accumulating assets, building wealth and planning for retirement with
Kathleen S. Bowen, CFP, CLU, ChFC, CWA, EWS, Mind's Eye Resource
Tradition and Innovation: A Journey into the Vast World of Soy
sponsored by The Soy Council
This seminar explores the multifaceted soybean and its many uses,
addressing traditional soy products, consumer-friendly soy foods and
trans-fat-free oils and fats.
Successful Preparation for the Practical Exam
This session will discuss in depth the ideology behind preparing for and
taking the ACF practical exams, including a pastry portion. The
following areas of practical assessment will be discussed: Food Safety
and Sanitation, Mise en Place, Skills and Craftsmanship, and Taste and
Presentation. Presented by Brad Barnes, CMC, CCA, AAC, chair,
ACF Certification Committee; and Derek Spendlove, CEPC, CCE, AAC,
chef educator, Sullivan University.
The CMC Exam Studied & Revealed
Brad Barnes, CMC, CCA, AAC, chair of the ACF Certification
Committee explores the exam's segments, scoring rubrics and logistics,
and explains how potential candidates can build a path toward
Certified Master Chefs Dinner, sponsored by Buckhead Beef Company and
Le Cordon Bleu Schools North America
ACF is pleased to announce the Second Annual Certified Master Chefs
Dinner. Featuring certified master chefs J. Kevin Walker, CMC; Ernst
Gruch, CMC, AAC; Steve Jilleba, CMC, CCE, AAC; John Kinsella, CMC, CCE,
AAC; Edward Leonard, CMC, AAC; and many more working alongside
junior ACF members to create tasting plates that will entice and excite
even the most discriminating palate.
President's Grand Ball, sponsored by Butterball Farms, Inc., Contessa
Premium Foods, Splenda®, Tyson Foods, Inc., and US
American Academy of Chefs Reception and Dinner, sponsored by Allen
Brothers, Inc., American Lamb Board, Barber Foods, Beam Wine Estates,
Buckhead Beef Company, Contessa Premium Foods, Custom Culinary Inc.,
Ecolab, Fortessa, Lactalis Foodservice, Lobster from Maine, NewChef
Fashion, Panache, Phillips Foods, Inc., PinSource, Rougie-USA, Steve
Connolly Seafood, Tito's Vodka
Educator Development Series, sponsored by
Canada Cutlery, Inc.
Nose Power=Brain Power
Find out how to use the olfactory system to enhance the learning
experience for students with a basic understanding of Brain Based
Learning and how this knowledge enables instructors to be more effective
in the classroom, from G. Michael Harris, CEC, CCE, AAC, chair of
Hospitality and Culinary Management, Daytona Beach Community
The Use of Scoring Rubrics for Assessment and Teaching
Attendees will learn three ways to create rubrics, what different types
are available, how to use them in the classroom/lab by integrating them
into courses, and how to use them for grading and assessment, presented
by Mary J. Allen, an instructor at California State University,
Berkeley, and an assessment consultant for Blackboard, Inc.
The Wellness Connection for the Culinary Professional-Putting
Nutrition Knowledge into Practice
The application of nutritional information in the design of recipes,
menus, kitchen operations, procedures and lifestyles is the greater goal
that will be explored by Micki Fratianne, RD, LD, CN a registered
dietitian with 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry and
owner of NUTRICON. Attending this eight-hour session satisfies ACF's
refresher course requirement for nutrition.
Food Safety and Sanitation: Knowledge Is our Greatest Weapon
Presenting the "A to Z Food Safety System", Abraham Wilson,
managing consultant for Hospitality Consultants of America, reviews FDA
food code updates; expanded HACCP content; simplified microbiology;
extensive foodborne illness information; and practical food-safety
principles to safely operate a foodservice facility Attending this
eight-hour session will satisfy ACF's refresher course requirement for
sanitation and food safety.
Energizing the Operation through Management and Leadership
Dr. Jerald Chesser, CEC, CCE, AAC, professor in the Collins
School of Hospitality Management at California State Polytechnic,
explores modern approaches of management, supervision and leadership
that can energize you and inspire others to achieve excellence.
Attending this eight-hour session will satisfy ACF's refresher course
requirement for management/supervision.
Student Mentoring and Culinary Forum, sponsored by Johnson &
ACF junior members are invited to join Edward Leonard, CMC, AAC,
and Joseph Leonardi for this instructional demonstration and
Q&A seminar/brunch covering proper cold-food-salon presentation
techniques. Anyone considering forming a student team for 2008 should
attend this insightful, strategic session on cold food. Chef Leonardi is
executive chef at Westchester Country Club, ACF Culinary Team USA
Manager and ACF Immediate Past President; and Joseph Leonardi is
department chair/assistant professor at Johnson & Wales University
College of Culinary Arts.
Kitchens sponsored by Le Cordon Bleu Schools, NA; Equipment
sponsored by Cleveland Range, LLC; and Ware Washing and Sanitation
sponsored by Ecolab, Inc.
U.S.A.'s Chef of the Year™ sponsored by Unilever Foodsolutions
ACF Pastry Chef of the Year sponsored by Splenda®
ACF Chef Educator of the Year
ACF Hermann G. Rusch Chef's Achievement Award
ACF Chef Professionalism Award sponsored by Nestlé FoodServices
ACF Student Culinarian of the Year sponsored by Custom Culinary, Inc.
ACF Student Team Regional Championship sponsored by R.L. Schreiber,
Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl
ACF Culinary Youth Team USA
Believe in the Magic of Cooking and Experience
of a Lifetime at the 2007 ACF National Convention
Registration Discount Extended to Sunday, June 24