The Culinary Insider - November 24, 2008 (Vol. VI,
Dear ACF members, partners and supporters:
This week we celebrate Thanksgiving, and there is much for which we
should be thankful. During this busy time, take a moment to reflect on
your good fortune and how lucky we are to be part of such an exciting
industry. Also, I ask that you please keep in mind our troops and their
I am thankful to be involved with such a great group of culinarians,
and wish all of you and your families a happy and safe Thanksgiving and
John Kinsella, CMC, CCE, WGMC, AAC
ACF National President
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What Do You Think?
Are national standards for menu labeling a good
A new bill, called the Labeling Education and Nutrition, or LEAN, Act of
2008, was unveiled at the National Restaurant Association’s 2008
Public Affairs Conference, Sept 23. The bill was created to replace
inconsistent state and local nutrition ordinances with a national
standard. If the bill is passed by the Senate, national standards would
establish uniform regulations that require all restaurant and grocery
chains with 20 or more outlets to display nutritional data for menu
items to customers before they reach the point of purchase.
Do you think it is a good idea to have standardized national
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Apprenticeship Programs Offering New Certification Options
Graduates Can Earn CSC or CWPC
Apprentices graduating from 4,000 and 6,000-hour apprenticeship programs
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