ACF Today - Oct. 15, 2007 (Vol. V, Issue 25)
ACF 2008 Award Application Deadline Approaching
The 2008 ACF Award Applications have been mailed to each chapter
president, and are now available for download on the ACF Web site. The deadline to return completed applications is October
The application for 2008 U.S.A.'s Chef of the Year™, sponsored
by Unilever Foodsolutions, is only available online or by calling the
Events Management Department at (800) 624-9458. The
deadline to return completed applications is November 30.
ACF Awards Seal of Approval to Pacific Natural Foods Broths
ACF recently awarded its Seal of Approval to Pacific Natural Foods
Organic Concentrated Chicken Broth and Organic Concentrated Vegetable
Broth following extensive testing by a panel of ACF-certified chefs.
Testing criteria evaluated ease of use, versatility and adaptability of
product, consistency of physical properties, application of product to
service procedures, and above all, flavor.
Pacific Natural Foods Organic Concentrated Chicken Broth and Organic
Concentrated Vegetable Broth are specifically designed for the
foodservice industry. The USDA-certified organic broths taste like they
were made from scratch and are available in a 64 oz., resealable
shelf-stable aseptic package. Pacific Natural Foods' exclusive Certified
to the Source® program tracks all ingredients used to make its
natural and organic products ensuring that they are the highest quality
and only from guaranteed sources.
Launched in the 1940s, the ACF Seal of Approval program validates the
product claims of manufacturers, suppliers and growers that provide
real-world solutions to culinary professionals. For information on the
ACF Seal of Approval program, visit www.acfchefs.org or call (800)
2008 ACF Regional Conferences: Important Dates & Rates
The 2008 ACF Regional Conference Educator Development Series,
sponsored by Canada Cutlery Inc., will feature a one-day, eight-hour
course titled, "Laws and Legal Issues in the Food Service Industry."
This session will be led by Wiley W. Newbold, CEC, AAC, adjunct
professor in the West Virginia University College of Law Clinical Law
Program and Trial Advocacy Program. The cost is $125 per class and
The workshop will explore the legal issues related to the foodservice
industry, including human-resource management, employee relations and
direct legal impacts for the culinary industry. The course will also
examine federal, state and local laws, as well as risk management,
contract law and ethical considerations.
Newbold, a native of Denver, attended the University of Fribourg,
Switzerland, and graduated with a Certificat d'Études
Françaises in 1969. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from the
University of Colorado in 1970. In 1977, he was a graduate student at
West Virginia University when he was hired as an evening line cook at a
restaurant. The chef was Roland Schaffer, CEC, AAC.
Newbold received his J.D. degree from the West Virginia University
College of Law in 1998, and has been an adjunct professor at the College
of Law in the Clinical Law Program and Trial Advocacy Program. Before
becoming a lawyer, he worked, among other places, as executive chef of
the Sheraton Inn Clarksburg, and as the food and beverage director of
the New Sanno Hotel in Tokyo, Japan. He has been a consultant to
numerous food services worldwide, and currently resides in Morgantown,
Dates of the 2008 ACF Regional Conference Educator Development
Series, sponsored by Canada Cutlery Inc.:
||Thursday, Feb. 7
||8 a.m.-5 p.m.
||Friday, Feb. 29
||8 a.m.-5 p.m.
||Friday April 4
||8 a.m.-5 p.m.
||Friday, April 18
||8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Visit www.acfchefs.org for more 2008 Regional Conference
information and to register for this class!
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ACF Today, ACF's electronic newsletter,
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be found at www.ACFchefs.org.
Second Call for the 2008 NSF Food Safety Leadership Awards
Winners to be announced at the 2008 Food Safety Summit
in Washington, D.C.
NSF International has announced a second call for nominations for its
2008 Food Safety Leadership Awards (FSLA) Program. This awards program
recognizes key individuals and organizations who have demonstrated
outstanding leadership in foodservice safety.
Nominations will be accepted through Friday, Nov. 16, and information
is available at www.nsf.org/business/newsroom/fs_awards_nomination.asp
or by calling (734) 827-5627. Foodservice operators, manufacturers,
researchers and members of academia are encouraged to submit
The 2008 award recipients will be announced at the Food Safety
Summit, which will take place on Wednesday, March 19, 2008, during a
special luncheon at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center.
Only the Best Can Slice, Dice & Chop Their Way to the Title of
Best Teen Chef
There's no better place for high-school seniors who can stand the
heat of the kitchen to show off their culinary know-how than at The Art
Institutes Best Teen Chef Competition 2008. Now in its ninth year, the
Best Teen Chef Competition awards more than $250,000 in tuition
scholarships for degree programs at The Art Institutes to high-school
seniors in the U.S. and Canada.
Top prize winners can win a full-tuition scholarship toward an
associate degree to study culinary arts at any of the 30 participating
Art Institute locations. The first-place winner, in partnership with the
Food Network, will also be an "Intern for a Day" at the Food Network
Kitchens in New York, as well as receive a tour of the Food Network
Studios, dinner for two at a Food Network chef's restaurant and a
library of Food Network Kitchens cookbooks.
To be eligible to participate in the competition, students must fill
out an online entry form at www.artinstitutes.edu/btc by Feb. 8, 2008,
and the deadline for entries is Feb. 29, 2008. A local Best Teen Chef
Cook-off Competition will be held at The Art Institute of Atlanta on
April 12, 2008. The National Best Teen Chef Final Round Competition will
be held on Saturday, May 17, 2008, at The Art Institute of Las
For more information contact the Admissions Department at The Art
Institute of Atlanta at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 275-4242 or visit
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