The Culinary Insider - September 14, 2009 (Vol. VII,
Childhood Nutrition Day October 16
The Chef & Child Foundation (CCF) is in
need of ACF chapters, members and volunteers to host events and
activities for Childhood Nutrition Day on October 16. Childhood
Nutrition Day focuses on the need for education about childhood hunger,
proper nutrition and obesity issues. Support our children by
implementing an event in your community in the fight against childhood
hunger, malnutrition and obesity. Learn more and find out what you can
The mission of CCF is to educate children and families in
understanding proper nutrition through community-based initiatives led
by American Culinary Federation chef members, and to be the voice of the
culinary industry in its fight against childhood hunger, malnutrition
Plugrá European-Style Butter Receives ACF Seal of Approval
Products submitted for ACF’s Seal of Approval are rigorously
tested based on set criteria. Three varieties of the Plugrá
European-Style Butter—salted, unsalted and clarified—were
evaluated for consistency, performance, adaptability to various cooking
situations for format consistency, and accuracy of labels and marketing
materials. In addition, each Plugrá butter was tested in a variety
of applications, including soups, sauces, appetizers, entrées side
dishes and baked goods, and as a compound butter. The three Plugrá
European-Style Butters were all endorsed after passing the tests with
distinction. Learn more about Plugrá European-Style Butter and the
ACF Seal of Approval.
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.
Know Your Recertification Date
It is important that you know your recertification date so that you
can plan accordingly and avoid your certification expiring. Plan ahead
and keep your contact information current, including your mailing and
e-mail addresses. Review your recertification date and update your
contact information through your member profile on ACF’s Web
Share Our Strength’s Great American Dine Out
Sept. 20–26 is Share Our Strength’s Great
American Dine Out. You can help raise money to end childhood hunger in
America by dining at a participating restaurant or register your
restaurant to donate a portion of your sales for the week to Share Our
Job Hunting in Today’s Economy
From executive chef and pastry chef to educator, ACF is here to help
you in your job search. Visit our Career Center for available jobs in
the culinary industry. Search by location or type, or post your
CEO, Professional Culinary Institute, Inc., Campbell, Calif.
Executive Chef/chef de Cuisine, Chartwells Dining Service/Compass Group
USA, Spring Arbor, Mich.
Banquet lead cook and pastry lead cook, The Garden of the Gods Club,
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Chef instructor, Culinary Institute of Virginia, Norfolk, Va.
Garde Manger Chef, Hunter’s Run Country Club, Boynton Beach,
R&D pastry chef, The Cheesecake Factory Bakery Division, Calabasas
Line cook, Desmond Hotel, Malvern, Pa.
Be Part of the Team. Be a Part of the Heritage. Be Part of the
Experience the thrill of competing nationally
and internationally as a national team member of ACF Culinary Team USA
2012. Review the new savory and pastry requirements for the tryouts. The
application deadline is Nov. 20. Don’t miss out on this great
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ACF is offering a back-to-school special on one-year subscriptions to
The National Culinary Review (NCR) and
Sizzle until Oct. 16. Order today.
ACF Chefs on “The Chef’s Wife”
Four ACF chefs, cast at the 2008 ACF National Convention, are among
the weekly guests on “The Chef’s Wife,” a TV cooking
and talk show airing on WTVI in Charlotte, N.C. Find out which ACF
members were guests, view webisodes and find recipes.
Ron Duprat Advances in Top Chef
Last week chef’testant and ACF member Ron Duprat successfully
advanced to episode five of Top Chef: Las Vegas. He
prepared Escargot Provençal with Caramelized Shallots, Pernod and
Fresh Herb in the quickfire challenge. Paired with Robin Leventhal for
the elimination round, they were tasked to create a French dish and made
Frog Leg Meuniere with Lemon Confit, Mache and Arugula Salad with Fried
Your Most Tempting Peanut Recipes
Sponsored by the Peanut Advisory Board and representing
the Southeastern Peanut Farmers, Your Most Tempting Peanut Recipes
foodservice recipe contest is open to any foodservice trained chef,
educator or student 18 years of age or older. A cash prize of $2,500
will be awarded to the grand prize winner with one first prize of
$1,000. Entries must be received by December 31.