The Culinary Insider – October 13, 2008 (Vol. VI,
Good Luck to ACF Culinary Team USA and Competing Members
sends our support with ACF Culinary Team USA and all of our competing
members as they leave for Germany to compete at the IKA “culinary
Olympics.” For four days they will compete against more than 50
other nations for the title of World Champions. Good luck in your quest
for gold! More
Be sure to check ACF’s home page, www.acfchefs.org, starting
the afternoon of Oct. 20 for competition updates and highlights.
Preorder Your 2008 ACF Culinary Team USA Cookbook Today
Released every four years, this highly anticipated cookbook
is now available for preorder. Featuring recipes from ACF Culinary Team
USA, this unique cookbook will include entries used during the 2008 IKA
“culinary Olympics” in Erfurt, Germany.
This cookbook is a must-have for all culinarians wishing to further
their recipe collection and it is also a great gift for food
enthusiasts. To preorder your copy, visit ACF’s e-store.
ACF members, don’t forget to login to receive your 15% member
Showcase Your Talent
Participation in ACF approved competitions can earn you top
recognition while opening the door to new career opportunities. It will
also earn you continuing-education hours for ACF certification and is a
great way to hone your skills. Find a culinary competition in your area
by visiting our competition calendar.
Add Credibility to Your Competition
Register your culinary competition with ACF. More
Deadline for ACF Student Chef of the Year Applications is Oct.
Completed applications, including required supporting
documentation, for the ACF Student Chef of the Year, sponsored by Custom
Culinary, Inc., must be received by ACF no later than Oct. 31. The ACF
Student Chef of the Year Award recognizes a student who possesses a high
degree of professionalism, culinary skills and passion for the culinary
Read about the exciting changes to the competition and download your
2009 ACF Events Series
Online Registration Now Open
Online registration is now available for the 2009 ACF Regional
Conferences. Register now to receive your early registration discounts.
If you have any questions regarding the 2009 events, please contact
ACF’s Event Management department at (800) 624-9458. Discover MORE
at the 2009 Regional Conferences.
Register Online Now
Demonstrate Your Culinary Excellence
Become Certified Today
If you’re thinking of becoming certified, it’s now easier
than ever. Review the certification requirement grid for an overview of
the different levels of certification. Applications for each
certification level have been revised and requirement details have been
expanded. Learn more about certification and the different levels
available by visiting our Web site. With thousands of chefs competing in
the job market, it is essential to prove your culinary competency.
ACF Seeks New Thanksgiving Day Recipes
you have a creative way to infuse the traditional Thanksgiving Day
dinner with a new technique? Make your voice heard and let us share your
ideas with the nation. Submit your suggestions on new ways to use
turkey, cranberries, pumpkin and other traditional ingredients and ACF
will share them with the public this season.
Please send recipes and suggestions to Leah Spellman, public
relations specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 27. Please title
the email “Thanksgiving Day Suggestions.”
Recipe Contests: Submit Your Winning Recipe
Vistive Chef Challenge
Prize: $10,000 to first place; $5,000 to second place; $2,500 to third
Entry deadline: Nov. 15
Idaho Potato Happy Hour Recipe Contest
Prize: More than $35,000 in cash and prizes
Entry deadline: Dec. 31
Congratulations to Steven Godard
Steven Godard, of Racine, Wis., won a copy of Edward
Leonard’s, CMC, AAC, new book, You Eat with Your Eyes
for his participation in The Culinary Insider Readership
Survey. Congratulations and enjoy your new book!
To purchase a copy of Chef Leonard’s newest book, visit
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