The Culinary Insider - March 30, 2009 (Vol. VII, Issue
Voting Eligibility for Property Members for ACF Board of Directors
Property members must belong to an ACF local chapter or the ACF
National Chapter to be eligible to vote in the national election in
accordance with ACF bylaws. If you are a property member and have
questions about your eligibility, please contact the ACF Membership
Department at (800) 624-9458.
The Board of Directors oversees the direction of ACF and its
subsidiaries by working with the national office staff and ACF chapters
to ensure the organization’s growth. Get to know your 2009
nominees. The new Board of Directors will be installed at the 2009 ACF
National Convention in Orlando, Fla., July 11–14.
New Scholarship Funds Available
The American Academy of Chefs, the honor society of the
American Culinary Federation, is proud to offer a new scholarship for
college students. Through a generous donation from The Charlie Trotter
Culinary Education Foundation, eight $5,000 scholarships are now
available. Applications are due by May 1 and can obtained by calling the
ACF Education Department at (800) 624-9458.
Scholarship resources on the ACF Web site will assist you in your
scholarship search. More
Certified Master Chef Exam Assessment
Culinary Federation Certification Commission is hosting a certified
master chef (CMC) exam assessment session for approved CMC exam
candidates interested in practicing and evaluating their skills in
preparation for the next CMC exam. The session takes place May
31–June 2 at Midwest Culinary Institute, Cincinnati.
Candidates interested in attending should send a letter of intent
along with the registration fee of $600 to the ACF Certification
Department at 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32095. If you have
any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (800)
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 Career Center Update
It’s important to your career in today’s Web-based world
to be virtually visible. Your online résumé is the ticket to great job
offers. It’s easier than ever to post your résumé in the
ACF career center. You can upload a PDF or Word document, and search
capabilities have been optimized. Don’t have a résumé?
Create a job-seeker account to take advantage of our online
résumé-building tool. All résumés are anonymous.
ServSafe Training at Southeast Regional
The ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification exam will be
offered at the Southeast Regional Conference. This eight-hour sanitation
refresher is scheduled for April 17 and will cover key topics pertinent
to your operation’s culinary success. Register today!
A benefit of being an ACF member is that you
have automatic dual membership in the World Association of Chefs
Societies (WACS). Learn how you can earn global prestige by becoming a
WACS certified chef (WCC).
Southeast Registration Discount Last Call
April 13 is the last day to take advantage of
registration discounts for the 2009 ACF Southeast Regional
Conference. Register online and save $75 off
the full registration rate. Don’t miss out on the savings;
Asparagus Recipe Challenge
This contest is only open to amateur cooks and culinary-school students.
Professional chefs are not eligible.
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