The Culinary Insider - February 16, 2009 (Vol. VII,
ACF Northeast Conference Successful
Boston was the location of the 2009 ACF Northeast Regional Conference
hosted by the ACF Epicurean Club of Boston. Bringing more than 600
chefs, cooks and foodservice professionals to the city, this
year’s conference was memorable with MORE networking, MORE
educational programming and MORE professional development opportunities.
Congratulations to the honorees for their outstanding contributions
and goodwill, and all the award competitors and winners, as they did a
great job. Please join ACF in wishing much luck to our regional winners,
as they prepare to face-off against their regional counterparts for the
national title at our national convention in Orlando, Fla., July
A sincere thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors, whose support was
instrumental to our success.
New Member Advantage Program Partner
ACF is pleased to announce our new Member Advantage Program partner,
Federation of Dining Room Professionals (FDRP). FDRP offers several
hospitality personnel certification programs. ACF members will recieve a
10 percent discount on FDRP apprentice and associate level programs, and
a 20 percent discount on professional and master certification programs.
Login to the ACF Web site to receive your discount or call FDRP at (904)
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.
When Is Your ACF Recertification Date?
ACF certification is valuable to your career and professional
development. In an effort to assist you in recertification, ACF is
distributing hard copy and e-mail notices to alert you of your
recertification date. Be sure to know the recertification
To receive these recertification reminders, keep your mailing and
e-mail addresses current by updating your member profile.
We Are Chefs
Join We Are Chefs today and increase your visibility in the culinary
industry and ACF. We Are Chefs is an interactive networking site
designed specifically for professional chefs and culinary students.
Chefs are invited to join the free site where members can network,
create a personal page, post blogs and pictures, join groups, share
recipes and much more.
Casting for Food Network’s Chopped
Food Network is currently casting for season two of
Chopped and is looking for professional chefs, who want to
test their culinary skills against those of their peers. Four
competitors will race against the clock; their food judged on taste,
creativity, and presentation by the experts. Three are eliminated along
the way, and only one remains the ultimate winner. Apply today.
One-Pot Win-a-Lot Competition
ACF and Rivana Foods, Inc. will host a cooking competition at the ACF
National Convention, July 11–14. Competitiors will have one dutch
pot, ten ingredients (including a Riviana rice variety) and fifteen
minutes to prepare a dish. The first place winner will receive a $1,000
Submit an application and your recipe in a standard four serving
format by June 1. Four competitors will be selected.
For an application and full competition details, contact
Top Chef and Quaker® Oats Viewer Quickfire
Grand Prize: 3-days/2-nights trip for two
to host city of Bravo’s 7th season of Top Chef to
participate in an episode of Top Chef and taste
Entry Deadline: Feb. 27
Enter: Bravo Presents
Food Network’s Ultimate Recipe Showdown Season
Entry Deadline: Feb. 28
Enter: Food Network