The Culinary Insider - August 3, 2009 (Vol. VII, Issue
The Calorie Countdown
The August issue of Culinary Nutrition News, The Calorie Countdown,
is now available on the ACF Chef & Child Web site. The article
examines calories, portion sizes, energy density, volumetrics and
calories per bite.
This and previous articles are available for free download through a
partnership between Clemson University and ACF Chef & Child.
Cooking with America’s Championship Team
Sizzling Recipes from Chef Edward G. Leonard,
CMC, and the American Championship Culinary Team
This book reflects the dedication, hopes, hard work and aspirations
of ACF Culinary Team USA at the 2008 Internationale
Kochkunst Ausstellung International Culinary Art Competition,
commonly referred to as the “culinary Olympics.” It is the
culmination of a journey with award-winning recipes and stories. You
will find it inspiring as you experience some of the accomplishments and
disappointments of the teams in their quest for the gold. Order your
copy today from the ACF e-Store. ACF members, login to receive your
Durable and Precise OHAUS FD Scales
For durable and precise weighing, the OHAUS FD combines a large, bright
display with an internal battery that lasts 120 hours between charges.
With capacities from 6lb to 30lb, and precision up to 0.1g, these scales
can be configured in lb, oz, lb:oz, kg and g. Includes modes for
checkweighing and for baker’s percentages. NSF listed, supports
HACCP systems. For more information or to find out how to buy, call
(800) 672-7722, ext. 7021.
ACF Membership Stimulus Plan
Any professional or culinarian member who
brings in two new professional or culinarian members will receive a
one-year national membership extension on receipt of their local chapter
membership dues. Both the sponsoring member and the new members will
receive this one-year free national membership extension benefit.
Login to the ACF Web site and review the program guidelines and
additional information under the Members Only section.
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 from California and
Oregon to Louisiana and North Carolina. 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. You can
establish a job alert, create a job-seeker account or post your
ACF National Convention Delivered MORE
A sincere thank you to the ACF sponsors and exhibitors, AAC sponsors,
and attendees for making the 2009 ACF National Convention memorable.
Congratulations to the competition winners, the competitors and all the
ACF and AAC honorees.
The photos from convention are now online for your viewing and
purchasing. You can also view the regional conference photos.
Become an ACF/Comira Exam Site
One of the primary advantages of ACF’s new testing company,
Comira, is that in addition to their sites, you can become an ACF/Comira
sponsor test site and offer greater convenience and testing options to
written-exam candidates. If you have any questions, contact ACF at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 624-9458, ext. 150.
Shows Offer Fresh Perspective
Gain a fresh perspective and learn creative solutions for today's
economy and attend the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo Aug.
30–Sept. 1, San Diego, or the Florida Restaurant & Lodging
Show, Sept. 11–13, Orlando, Fla. In Orlando, visit ACF at booth
ACF members receive a $5 discount on admission and continuing
education hours for the educational sessions they attend. Register for
your discount at Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo and Florida
Restaurant & Lodging Show.
Latin Food Summit
Presented by the ACF Central Missouri Chapter and the University
Club, Columbia, Mo., the second annual ACF Missouri Statewide Conference
Latin Food Summit takes place Sept. 13–14. The summit featuring
the cuisine of Latin America includes educational seminars, culinary
demos by renowned chefs, a six-course dinner by Brazilian Chef Adauto
Rodrigues and numerous workshops. Call (573) 884-0101 or email
email@example.com for information or to register.
The Next Food Network Star Casting Call
Apply and you might be The Next Food Network
August 10: Los Angeles, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
August 17: San Diego, noon–5 p.m.
August 24: Atlanta, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.