The Culinary Insider - November 10, 2008 (Vol. VI, Issue 23)

Find Out What You’re Worth

Salary Calculator Available on ACF’s Web site
Did you know that culinarians with a certified executive chef (CEC) or certified executive pastry chef (CEPC) designation and higher on average earn more in a year?

Several factors have been determined as influential components in determining a chef’s salary. To find out how these factors could increase your annual salary, use ACF’s new salary calculator. Here you can select various career situations and the calculator will predict your potential annual salary. More

Knowledge Bowl Gets a New Look

Sponsored by Pearson Education
Competitors for the 2009 Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl competition will see a new look for the culinary quiz competition. For a preview of the new, 2009 format, visit ACF’s Web site. Teams can practice for the competition by using this interactive, online game.

The registration deadline for the 2009 competition is Dec. 31. Don’t miss your chance to compete, register now.

Providing You With MORE

It’s time to make your plans to join us in Boston, Feb. 7–9, for the Northeast Regional Conference and in Schaumburg, Ill. Feb. 21–23, for the Central Regional Conference.

Join your fellow chefs and foodservice executives for three days of stimulating programming, including: Going Green to Save Green, sponsored by Nuance Solutions; Global Flavors & Your Menu, sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions; Pork Quality 101, sponsored by The National Pork Board and Chapter Leader - Tips for Top Toques.

General Session
Dr. Henry B. Wainer
, president and owner of Sid Wainer & Son Specialty Produce and Specialty Foods, is scheduled as the key note speaker for the Northeast Regional Conference. Central conference attendees will see the return of Cooking Today with David Russell, CEC, AAC.

View Northeast Schedule | View Central Schedule

Save Money When You Register Early

2009 ACF Regional Conference Discount Deadlines:
Northeast Registration: Jan. 7 | Hotel: Jan. 14
Central Registration: Jan. 22 | Hotel: Feb. 6
Western Registration: Mar. 14 | Hotel: Mar. 3
Southeast Registration: Mar. 18 | Hotel: Mar. 27

Registration Packages
2009 conference attendees have several registration options. To view them, visit our FAQ page, or register online now.

Candidate Information on ACF’s Web site

Candidates running for ACF national office can now find election guidelines, job descriptions and logo use policies by logging into ACF’s Web site with your member number. If interested in nominating a candidate for office, the nomination must be in writing and sent to the National Office by Dec. 1, 2008.

Contact Us
If you have any questions, contact Nominations and Elections Chairman Mark Kent at

Certification Verification Tool Online

ACF has recently launched an online tool to make verifying ACF certifications easy. As an employer, you can now confirm a potential employee’s certification by using this online search engine. Simply enter a chef’s name and the search results will provide their certification, city and state. More

Looking For A Job?

Visit ACF’s online Career Center for the latest available job opportunities in the culinary industry. Search for jobs by location or type, or post your résumé for employers.

Current Postings:
Sous Chef
- Somerset Club, Boston
Pastry Chef/Line Cooks - La Gorce Country Club, Miami Beach
Director of Education - Culinary Institute of Virginia - Norfolk, Va.
Culinary Instructors - The Art Institutes International - Kansas City, Kans.

View more jobs.

Recipe Contests: Submit Your Winning Recipe

Comfort Food Recipe Contest
Prize: $250 Gift Certificate
Entry deadline: Nov. 17

The Third Annual Manischewitz® Cook-Off Competition
Prize: More than $25,000 in prizes
Entry deadline: Dec. 31

Philly Express Holiday Sweepstakes
Prize: $5,000 Culinary Innovation Session
Entry deadline: Dec. 31

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Precise and Durable Valor 3000 Stainless Steel Scale

The Ohaus Valor 3000 Xtreme is a combination of high precision and durability with readabilities from 2g to 0.02g and capacities from 200g to 13 lb, depending on model.

Encased in a stainless steel housing, the Valor 3000 Xtreme provides 10x capacity overload and shock protection built in. Every model can display weights in kg, g, lb, decimal or 1/8 fractional ounces, lb:oz, fluid ounces of water. All results are shown clearly in the bright, backlit LCD display with clear indication of the weighing unit. The Valor 3000 Xtreme is NSF Listed/Certified and USDA-AMS accepted, and will support a HACCP system.

For dry applications, the Valor 3000 Xtreme has two models with sub-gram readability - 200g × 0.01g and 2kg (4lb) × 0.1g. For everyday use, the Valor 3000 Xtreme has two models in 3kg (6lb) × 0.5g or 6kg (13lb) × 1g.

When a full cleaning is required, the Valor 3000 Xtreme series has models rated to NEMA4X/IP65, allowing use in wet areas in 300g × 0.1g, 3kg × 0.5g, and 6 kg × 1g readabilities.

For more information or to receive 10% off the list price and free ground shipping within the continental US, call (800) 672-7722 ext. 7021 or email Offer code ACFE800, valid until 11/30/2008, subject to change without notice and offer available only from Ohaus.

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