The Culinary Insider - May 11, 2009 (Vol. VII, Issue
ACF’s National President Invites You to Join Him at National
What do you get when you bring 2,500 chefs together for four days?
More than 100 top-notch educational seminars and culinary demos, cooking
competitions featuring the ACF Regional champions as they vie for their
respective national titles, networking opportunities, a trade show
featuring the latest products and services, and fabulous dining.
Join me and your colleagues for the 2009 ACF National Convention at
the Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, Fla., July 11–14.
Online registration is available, so take advantage of the early
registration discounts and room rates. See you in Orlando.
John Kinsella, CMC, CCE, WGMC, AAC
ACF National President
New Durable Retail Price Computing Scales
The OHAUS RA and RE Retail Price Computing Scales combine durability
with NTEP (legal-for-trade) certified weighing for retail use from 15 to
60 lbs. Both incorporate easy-to-clean designs, thick stainless steel
pans and cast aluminum weighing platforms, rated to 150% of capacity.
Weigh and price/lb information are displayed on dual LCDs. The RA offers
24 Price Lookup memories, the RE 100 PLUs (24 via the keyboard using
For more information, call Carl Pugliese at (800) 672-7722, ext.
Culinary Nutrition Articles Available
The Chef & Child Foundation and Clemson
University have partnered to offer a series of free monthly nutrition
articles. The inaugural issue, which features vegetarian-friendly menu
development, is now available. New articles will be released the first
Monday of every month on the ACF Web site.
Visit ACF’s Booth at the NRA Show
ACF is exhibiting at booth 2186 at the 2009
National Restaurant Association, Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show at
Chicago’s McCormick Place, May 16–19. All ACF members,
vendors and partners are encouraged to stop by and find out the latest
news. Identify yourself as an ACF member and you will receive a token of
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 Certification Adds Value at Any Age
inspiring story of Alvin Friedman, CC, who, at 81, earned his certified
culinarian designation. “It’s Never too Late to Become
Certified” documents Friedman’s culinary path and the
service he is now skillfully able to offer his community.
Certification through the American Culinary Federation demonstrates
skill, knowledge and professionalism to the foodservice industry.
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ACF Student Team Regional Winners to Prepare Four-Course Meal at
Sponsored by R.L. Schreiber, Inc.
The 2009 ACF Student Team Competition regional winners vying for the
national title will prepare a four-course meal on July 13 during the ACF
National Convention at the Orlando Marriott World Center. Sponsored by
R.L. Schreiber, Inc., tickets are $25 and can be purchased online.
Seating is limited.
2009 ACF Student Team Competition Regional
- Central Region: ACF Michigan Chefs de Cuisine Association;
Schoolcraft College, Livonia, Mich.
- Northeast Region: ACF Pittsburgh Chapter; Pittsburgh
- Southeast Region: ACF Western North Carolina Culinary Association;
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Asheville, N.C.
- Western Region: Chefs de Cuisine Association of Hawaii Honolulu;
Kapi’olani Community College, Honolulu
International Chefs Congress Scholarships
Starchefs.com is offering
five scholarships exclusively to ACF members to attend the 2009
International Chefs Congress show (ICC), September 20–22, New
York. For details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by July 30 with
the subject line: Scholarship Information Request.
Starchefs.com is also offering a discounted rate of $225 for a 3-day
pass to all ACF members. Use the promotion code ACFICC when ordering
your tickets to receive the discount.