The Culinary Insider - April 27, 2009 (Vol. VII, Issue 9)

2009 ACF Southeast Regional Conference Royal Success

The 2009 ACF Southeast Regional Conference took place in Charlotte, N.C., the Queen’s City, April 18–20, and was a royal success. Congratulations to all the award honorees and competitors, and a sincere thank you to our sponsors, exhibitors and attendees for making this a most memorable event.

2009 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show

The 2009 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show® is the culinary world’s leading event for the hottest restaurant menu trends from food to drinks. Scores of food and beverage product innovations will be showcased throughout the exhibit floor in interactive culinary demonstrations and education sessions led by top chefs, restaurateurs, forecasters and trend-setters, May 16–19, McCormick Place, Chicago.

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.

Midwest Culinary Institute Hosts ACE Training and Practical Exam

Earn a designation that will make you stand out among your peers and may elevate your career. Attend ACE (Approved Certification Evaluators) Training, June 15, or take the Practical Exam, June 16, at Midwest Culinary Institute, Cincinnati. Complete the ACE Training registration form or the Practical Exam candidate registration form and either e-mail it to or fax it to (904) 825-4758.

Job Hunting in Today’s Economy

From executive chef, sous chef and pastry cook to club manager and educator, ACF is here to help you in your search. Visit our Career Center for the latest available job opportunities in the culinary industry. Search for jobs by location or type, or post your résumé.

Some of the current postings from the 382 available positions:

  • Executive chef of luxury hotel with earning potential of $100,000 to $150,000, Detroit
  • Chef de Cuisine for award winning Brasserie JO, Boston
  • Culinary-instructor at The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes, Draper, Utah
  • Production coordinator for nutrition services at Morris Hospital, Morris, Ill.

2009 Santé Awards

Join an elite group of professionals by applying for a Santé award or nominate a restaurant, chef, wine, beverage or service professional. Santé awards recognize excellence in four distinct categories: culinary, wine and spirits, hospitality and service professional. Winners will be invited to attend the Santé Restaurant Symposium at the Lake George Resort in the Adirondack mountains.

BCA Relaunches Web Site is the new and improved BCA Web site. Its goal is to bridge students and mentors, culinarians and commerce to advance diversity in the hospitality and culinary industries. Visit to learn more.

QVC Casting Call

Culinary experts, chefs and students in New York, Philadelphia or Washington D.C. are wanted by QVC for cooking demos and to sell culinary products. E-mail your résumé resume, photo and letter of interest to Sean De Simone at

2009 Tabasco® Brand Hottest Chef Contest

The winning recipe will be bold and flavorful, profitable for the operator and affordable for the consumer. Grand Prize: $10,000. Enter

Les Dames d’Escoffier International Legacy Award

Les Dames d’Escoffier International is awarding three internships for the Legacy Awards on June 15 in the categories of: food, beverage and hospitality. You can be one of the select to learn firsthand from accomplished Dames. Applications are due by May 15.

2009 ACF Election Nominees

View the 2009 ACF election nominees video platform speeches. Ballots mail May 1.