The Culinary Insider - January 5, 2009 (Vol. VII, Issue 1)

Personal and Situational Leadership Training

Explore your values and leadership style, increase your self-awareness and understand how your behavior impacts the people you lead at this Personal and Situational Leadership Training session. Taught by Pam Jaeger, owner of Coaching Solutions, this course meets the refresher requirements for ACF certification and will be held at the Westin Boston Waterfront, Feb. 6, as part of the ACF Northeast Regional Conference. Read more and register.

Boston, Chicago, Seattle, Charlotte Your Regional Conference Destinations

The 2009 ACF Events Series covers an array of culinary topics from coast to coast, with educational and informative demos and seminars covering the latest trends taught by the industry’s most respected culinarians. Join us at the ACF Central Regional Conference where Charlie Trotter will explore the art of wine.

Early registration discounts are available for a limited time. Learn MORE about the 2009 ACF Regional Conferences today.

Northeast Regional Conference   Central Regional Conference
Western Regional Conference   Southeast Regional Conference

CAFE’s Summer Program for Professional Foodservice Trainers and Educators

CAFE offers 5 weekend events in 2009 delivering topics and trends critical to your successful professional development.


  • CAFE’s 5th-Annual Leadership Conference, J&W University, Denver
  • Front-of-House Operations, CIA, Hyde Park, N.Y.


  • Food and Breads of the World, Florida Culinary Institute
  • Global Cuisines, Kendall College, Chicago


  • Edible Art, Professional Culinary Institute, San Jose, Calif.

Earn ACF continuing-education hours! Click Events at for more information.

ACF Wants to Hear From You

Have you changed jobs, your email or moved?
ACF would like to know, so that we can better serve you. Login to ACF’s Web site to update your member profile and don’t forget to complete the demographic survey found at “More Info.”

Forgot your login information? Use your member ID as your username and your chapter ID for your password. Both are located on your ACF member card.

QSR Magazine’s Culinary School Challenge

Create a no- or low-sodium condiment suitable for bulk foodservice applications in accordance with the Food and Drug Administration’s definition of either sodium-free or low-sodium.

The creator of the winning recipe will receive a $500 scholarship and an opportunity to network with foodservice executives at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago in May. The top five recipes will be featured in the May issue of QSR Magazine.

Participants must be currently enrolled in an ACF-accredited culinary program. Visit QSR magazine to enter by the deadline of Feb. 16.

Advertise With ACF

Gain access to more than 22,000 culinary professionals by advertising with the ACF. As the largest professional chefs organization in North America, ACF is the gateway to key decisions makers and consumers in the culinary industry. 2009 ACF Media Kit