The Culinary Insider – September
29, 2008 (Vol. VI, Issue 20)
Richard Rosendale Wins Silver Medal at Bocuse d’Or USA Cuisine
Richard Rosendale, CEC, and member of ACF National Chapter, won the
silver medal and Best Technique with Sous Vide Award in the prestigious
Bocuse d’Or USA Cuisine Contest, held at the 13th Annual
Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival in Lake Buena Vista,
Fla., Sept. 26–Sept. 27.
Award winners were announced at the Grand Gala Dinner and Awards
Ceremony, held at the World Showplace at Epcot, Sept. 27. More
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Call for 2009 ACF Awards Nominations
Do you know someone who deserves recognition for their dedication to
the culinary industry? ACF wants to honor their hard work and is now
accepting nominations for 2009 awards. The award applications have been
mailed to chapter presidents and are also available online. Review each
application for eligibility requirements and submit your nomination
The deadline to submit completed applications is Oct.
ACF Seal of Approval Awarded to Eggland’s Best Products
Eggland’s Best received the ACF Seal of Approval on seven of its
products. All seven of the Eggland’s Best products earned the
federation’s endorsement following extensive testing by a panel of
ACF-certified chefs. Find out which seven products earned the Seal.
Currently, there are more than 180 ACF-approved products. For
information on ACF’s Seal of Approval visit ACF’s Web site
or call (800) 624-9458.
Complete “What’s Hot” Survey and Enter to Win
ACF and National Restaurant Association (NRA) are teaming up for the
third annual “What’s Hot” survey to identify
restaurant food and beverage trends for 2009. The survey has quickly
become among the most eagerly awaited culinary forecasts and is widely
used by both foodservice operators and their suppliers to improve their
Your electronic survey should be arriving soon. As an ACF
professional chef, your input is invaluable to gauge which food and
beverage trends will be hot on restaurant menus next year and which ones
will be yesterday’s news. Everyone completing the survey can enter
a drawing for a $500 gift card.
“Hell’s Kitchen” is Now Casting
The Search has Begun for the Best Chefs
Fox’s sizzling, unscripted series “Hell’s
Kitchen” is back for more as Gordan Ramsay looks for the best of
the best to work beside him in the hottest kitchen on earth. The nation
wide casting call starts Oct. 1, and they are in search of
America’s culinary elite who not only have the skills, but the
stamina to cook alongside the infamous Gordan Ramsay.
Visit www.FOX.com/HellsKitchen for open call locations and general
ACE Training Opportunity - Practical Exam Offered
Sacramento, Calif. - Oct. 2–3
Attend the ACF Approved Certification Evaluator (ACE) Training Session,
Oct. 2, in Sacramento, Calif., to fulfill ACE requirements. This
training session covers the Practical Exam evaluation process and
includes exam apprenticeship, Oct. 3. Please complete the ACE Training
Registration Form if you are interested in attending. More
Certification candidates are also invited to attend this training
session to gain a better understanding of the certification Practical
Exam. Candidates may take the practical exam for ACF certification, Oct.
3. Learn more about the Practical Exam registration process.
Stay with ACF during the “culinary Olympics”
Only two rooms remain at the Victor’s Residenz Hotel during the
2008 "culinary Olympics" in Erfurt, Germany. Reserve your room today and
stay with fellow supporters of ACF Culinary Team USA by contacting
Debbie Kelder, CTA, ACF Travel Services Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Recipe Contests: Submit Your Winning Recipe
Veal Recipe Contest by Le
Québécois Québec Certified Grain-fed Veal
Prize: Four-day trip to Montreal for the winner and a guest
- Three nights at the Hotel de la Montagne
- Flights to Montreal from anywhere in the continental U.S.
Contest dates: Oct. 1–31
Vistive Chef Challenge
Prize: $10,000 to first place; $5,000 to second place; $2,500 to third
Entry deadline: Nov. 15
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Tyson Foodservice Introduces Ideas @ The Heart
of Value Volume 4—Small Wins
Tyson Food Service introduces Small Wins
Big, its fourth platform in the Ideas @ the
Heart of Value series. Today, consumers and operators can benefit
in a big way with small plates. When it comes to food, people are
discovering that smaller portions bring out the best in the foods they
eat, creating a more exciting dining experience. Small-plate popularity
is proving the old adage true that “less is more,” giving
consumers a big reason to indulge. Small Wins Big explores big ideas and
products to help you take advantage of the small-plates trend. Let your
operation make the idea of eating out fit into customers’ budgets
through smaller portions, and keep them coming back for more. With small
plates, everybody wins big.
To explore the fourth edition of Ideas @ the
Heart of Value, sign up for future volumes, and access all of the
menuing ideas, complete recipe information, menu descriptions, and
downloadable merchandising materials, visit
New England Culinary Institute (NECI)