The Culinary Insider - August 17, 2009 (Vol. VII, Issue
ACFEF Apprenticeship Program Receives $481,200 Grant
The U.S. Department of Labor awarded the American Culinary Federation
Education Foundation (ACFEF) a grant in the amount of $481,200 August 5
for the ACFEF Apprenticeship Program to advance the growing needs of
apprenticeship in the 21st century. As the Department of Labor’s
only provider of apprenticeship training for the culinary industry, the
further development of the ACFEF Apprenticeship Program will be
instrumental in providing industry-sanctioned training for chefs in high
demand in areas that lead to a high-wage career path. Learn more.
Be a Part of ACF Culinary Team USA 2012
Apply today for ACF Culinary Team USA 2012 and experience
a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that will take your career to the next
ACF Culinary Team USA, the official representative team of the U.S.
in major national and international culinary competitions, is comprised
of a six-member national team and five-member youth team. Team USA
competes in competitions that include the Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung International
Culinary Exhibition, also known as the “culinary Olympics,”
the American Culinary Classic, and the Culinary World Cup.
ACF and U.S. Army Join Ranks
Sergeant First Class Clinton W. Francis III, a chef with the U.S.
Army, will be stationed at the ACF national office in St. Augustine,
Fla., for the next 12 months as the Industry in Training Representative.
He will be focusing on implementing the ACFEF apprenticeship program for
the U.S. Army with a trial group of 1,000 soldiers at Fort Lee, Va.
Clinton will also be working closely with ACFEF accreditation, and
coordinating ACF certification testing at Fort Lee.
ACE Training Seminars
Become an Approved Certification Evaluator (ACE) by attending a free
two-day ACE training seminar. The first day is classroom training
detailing the evaluation process. ACE candidates apprentice actual
practical exams on the second day. If you are interested in attending an
upcoming ACE Training seminar, complete the ACE Training Registration
Form and return it to the ACF national office. For more information
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 624-9458, ext. 150.
Sept. 11–13, 2009: Desmond Hotel & Conference Center,
Malvern, Pa. (ACF Northeast Regional Educational Forum)
Oct. 17–18, 2009: Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts,
Oct. 17–18, 2009: Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny,
Jan. 14–15, 2010: Johnson & Wales University, Miami, Fla.
Support Those Who Support ACF
More than 60 companies joined together at the 2009 ACF National
Convention to provide education and product donation. Their
participation was vital to our success, so please consider these
sponsors for your future needs, as they continue to support ACF.
Praise an ACF partner for its commitment to our organization by
e-mailing your accolades to email@example.com.
Numerous beneficial opportunities exist to underwrite the 2010 ACF
Event Series. If you would like to sponsor an upcoming ACF event, visit
the ACF Web site to learn about available opportunities.
Top Chef Returns with ACF Chef
Season six of Bravo’s award-wining series premieres Aug. 19
with Top Chef: Las Vegas. Included in the group of 17
chef’testants is ACF member Ron Duprat of the Fort Lauderdale ACF,
Inc. chapter. Duprat is executive chef at the Hollywood Beach Marriott,
Hollywood, Fla., and is known for his Haitian Creole influences with
French-Asian fusion cuisine.
Age Has Its Privileges
If you are an ACF certified chef age 62, or 55 and retired from the
industry, you could qualify for lifetime certification. Contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Cooking with America’s Championship Team
This book reflects the dedication, hard work and aspirations of ACF
Culinary Team USA at the 2008 Internationale
Kochkunst Ausstellung International Culinary Exhibition, commonly
referred to as the “culinary Olympics,” with award-winning
recipes. Order your copy from the ACF e-Store. ACF members, login to
receive your discount.
Examine calories, portion sizes, energy
density and volumetrics through Calorie Countdown, August’s
Culinary Nutrition News, available through a partnership between ACF
Chef & Child and Clemson University.
Make It Fabulous with Fillo Recipe Contest
Submit a recipe prepared with Athens Fillo Dough & Athens Mini
Fillo Shells. Weekly and monthly winners will be selected. Review the
contest rules and enter today.