The Culinary Insider - August 31, 2009 (Vol. VII, Issue 19)

Bill Gallagher Junior Chefs Forum

Register by Oct. 31 for Free Accommodations
Junior chefs register by Oct. 31 to attend the 2010 Bill Gallagher Junior Chefs Forum, Jan. 24–28 in Santiago, Chile, and receive free accommodations. Run in conjunction with the 2010 WACS Congress, the Junior Chefs Forum will focus on modern industry trends, kitchen practices and more. It will also provide attendees with hands-on experience, a diverse mix of networking opportunities and an interactive cooking competition. Learn more and register.

Healthful Cooking Techniques

Serving nutritious food is not just a matter of choosing the right foods to prepare. Cooking foods in ways that will retain and enhance their healthful benefits is also of utmost importance. You can turn your most popular dishes into a triple success of taste, appeal and nutritional quality with a few careful decisions about ingredients and cooking strategies. Learn more with September’s issue of Culinary Nutrition News, presented by the ACF Chef & Child Foundation and Clemson University.

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.

Chef Host Needed for Web Cooking Series

A major food brand is seeking a host for a Web-based cooking series. Applicants must be able to demonstrate culinary skills and articulate the “how to” cooking process on camera. Bilingual is a plus and culinary skills are a must. Act now, as the deadline is this week. More

One Goal, One Passion, One Team

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 level! ACF Culinary Team USA is the official representative team of the U.S. in major national and international culinary competitions. Apply today to try out and you could be representing ACF and the U.S.A. at the “culinary Olympics” in Germany, the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg and more.

New ACF Chapter Locator

The new Choose a Chapter allows current and prospective members to find and join the local chapter that is geographically closest to them. You can either enter your city or ZIP code in the search box and displays the closest chapters, or zoom in on the map and manually identify the nearest chapter along with chapter information. Contact if you need more information.

Megan Ketover, CPC, No Longer a “Food Network Challenge” Rookie

Megan Ketover, CPC, 2009 ACF Northeast Region Pastry Chef of the Year, did an excellent job representing ACF and her hometown of Cincinnati on “Food Network Challenge: Cereal Bridges 2,” which aired Aug. 30. ACF spoke with her about her career, her first Food Network competition and her passion for pastry. More

ACF Membership Partial Payment Plan

Did you know that if you are a renewing ACF member, you could pay your annual dues in four equal credit card or debit card installments? Find out more information by contacting ACF membership at or by calling (800) 624-9458.

The ROI of Certification

Certification is an investment in yourself and the potential return is invaluable. If you are considering ACF certification, review ACF’s initial certification cost estimates to see how reasonable the investment is for a five-year certification. Contact if you have questions about the certification process.

ACF Magazines More than 50% Off

Available Until Oct. 16 Only
ACF is offering a back-to-school special on one-year subscriptions to The National Culinary Review (NCR) and Sizzle until Oct. NCR is only $19.99 and Sizzle is $9.95. Get both for only $24.99. Take advantage of the savings and order today.

Experience the Power of Connection through the 2010 ACF Events Series

Become a 2010 ACF Events Series regional conference or national convention sponsor or exhibitor and experience the power of connection. Sponsorship provides your company with unbeatable marketing and brand recognition. ACF offers a variety of sponsorship levels and exhibitor booth options to fit your company’s unique marketing goals.

SPLENDA® Dessert Fame Recipe Contest

SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener is giving culinary professionals and students the chance to make dessert history with the Splenda Dessert Fame Recipe Contest. Enter by the Sept. 30 deadline. Contact Diamond Crystal Brands, Inc. for more information at (800) 654-5115 or visit

In a refreshing twist for recipe contests, Splenda is entertaining you with The Hall of Dessert Shame. You can also upload pictures to create your own historical monuments or view examples of other SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener desserts.

Award-Winning Recipes

Filled with award-winning recipes and tales from ACF Culinary Team USA at the 2008 “culinary Olympics,” Cooking with America’s Championship Team is a must have. Order your copy from the ACF e-Store. ACF members, login to receive your discount.