The Culinary Insider - February 2, 2009 (Vol. VII,
ACF Central Regional Conference Discount Deadlines Quickly
The 2009 ACF Central Regional Conference is quickly approaching.
Register by Feb. 16 and save $75 off the regular, full registration rate.
Book your room at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention
Center before Feb. 6 to take advantage of the
discounted rate of $114 per night.
The Central Regional Conference offers an outstanding line-up of
educational programs and continuing-education opportunities. Featured
presenters include Charlie Trotter, HHOF; Edward Leonard, CMC, AAC;
Fritz Sonnenschmidt, CMC AAC, HOF; and Steve Jilleba, CMC, CCE, AAC; as
well as pastry demonstrations by Christian Faure, MOF, of Le Cordon Bleu
Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute and Jerome Landrieu of Barry Callebaut.
The 2009 ACF Central Regional Conference offers MORE of what
you’re looking for. View the complete conference schedule.
Looking for CEH Opportunities?
New ACF Web site feature
Now search for professional-development and continuing-education
opportunities by region. This ACF Web site improvement is in an effort
to help you attend courses of interest to enhance your skills and that
apply toward your ACF recertification requirement.
CAFE’s Summer Program for Professional Foodservice Trainers
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,
- 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
www.CafeMeetingPlace.com for more information.
ACF Culinary Team USA Cookbook
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
2009 AAC Candidates for Induction
Chefs from across the country have been tentatively accepted for
induction into the American Academy of Chefs (AAC), ACF’s honor
society. Formal induction will take place at the AAC Fellows meeting at
the ACF National Convention at the Orlando World Center Marriott,
Orlando, Fla., July 11–14.
Pastry & Baking Publications Online
The magazines, Pastry & Baking North America and
Pastry & Baking Asia Pacific, are dedicated to the
education, instruction and the celebration of dessert professionals.
Each issue is packed with recipes, demonstrations, news and the latest
techniques presented by world-renowned contributors, while the editorial
focus addresses professional development.
Back issues are now available online for your viewing. They are an
excellent resource for culinary professionals tasked with any aspect of
the sweet side of the menu.
Riviana and ACF present One-Pot Win-a-Lot Competition
What: One-Pot Win-a-Lot Cooking Competition
When: July 12–13
Where: 2009 ACF National Convention, Orlando Marriott World Center,
Why: Show off your creativity and resourcefulness in front of your
peers, and win a cash prize of $1000
How: One pot, 10 ingredients and 15 minutes
MORE details, including contest rules, recipe submission
guidelines and finalist selection process will be detailed in the next
edition of The Culinary Insider.
Recipe Contest: Rio Star Grapefruit Recipe Challenge
Prize: One grand prize of $1,000 and three first-place prizes of
Entry deadline: Feb. 15
QSR Magazine’s Culinary School Challenge
Prize: $500 scholarship and trip to the National Restaurant
Association Hotel-Motel Show
Entry deadline: Feb. 16
Enter: QSR magazine