The Culinary Insider - October 26, 2009 (Vol. VII,
ACF Awards and Competitions
Applications Deadline Nov. 9
ACF is seeking the best of the best for our prestigious culinary
competitions and awards. National winners are recognized by their peers
as having extraordinary skill, and receive cash prizes. Chef, pastry
chef and chef educator of the year national winners receive $5,000,
$1,000 is awarded to the student chef of the year, and the chef
professional winner, in addition to collecting $2,500, also selects an
ACF-accredited school to receive $2,500.
U.S.A.’s Chef of the Year™, sponsored by Unilever
ACF Pastry Chef of the Year, sponsored by Splenda®
ACF Chef Educator of the Year
ACF Chef Professionalism, sponsored by Nestlé
ACF Student Chef of the Year, sponsored by Custom Culinary, Inc.
ACF Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award
Apply today or nominate your peers. Applicants, in most cases, do not
have to be ACF members. Learn more or contact ACF Events Management at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 624-9458, ext. 114.
2010 Regional Conference Registration
Your ACF Membership is More Valuable Than
Members in good standing can take advantage of significant
regional conference registration discounts. Remember, unreimbursed
employee business expenses are tax deductible.
Good Deal: Member
ACF members receive a substantial discount off the cost of a regular and
on-site full registration.
- $475 for Culinarian, Professional Culinarian, Allied and Associate
- $425 for Senior, Junior and Student members
The regular and on-site rate for nonmembers is $575.
Better Deal: Early
Purchase a full registration before the early registration deadline and
you save more.
- $375 for Culinarian, Professional Culinarian, Allied and Associate
members = a savings of $100
- $325 for Senior, Junior and Student members = a savings of $100
Best Deal: Rooms and
Stay a minimum of three nights at the official conference hotel and your
savings increase when you purchase a full registration before the early
registration deadline. These are our lowest rates ever.
- $300 for Culinarian, Professional Culinarian, Allied and Associate
members = a savings of $175
- $260 for Senior, Junior and Student members = a savings of $165
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Now Scheduling 2010 ACE Training
Are you interested in hosting an Approved
Certification Evaluator (ACE) training at your location in 2010? The
practical exam host site requirements include coordinating and
sponsoring the meeting space, audio visual needs, and breakfast and
lunch for participants. ACF provides the regional ACE trainer. Request
Find ACF Certification with Ease
Based on your feedback, ACF certification information can now be more
readily found on the home page of the ACF Web site. Certify is now
located on the menu and Get Certified is a quick link.
NCR Quiz Breaking News
The continuing-education quiz, which is available online through the
ACF Foundation eCulinary Professional Development Institute, can be
downloaded from the ACF Web site beginning in January 2010 for those who
wish to review the questions before taking the quiz. The quiz will no
longer appear in The National Culinary Review.
Café’s 2010 Program for Professional Foodservice Trainers
CAFÉ offers 4 weekend events delivering topics and trends critical
to your successful professional development.
March 5–7: Front-of-House Operations
National Symposium, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Las
June 18–20: Mastering French Cooking:
from Classics to Contemporary, L’Academie de Cuisine,
June 25–27: 6th-Annual Leadership
Conference, Baltimore International College
July 23–25: The Healthy Menu-Cooking for
Tomorrow, Kendall College School of Culinary Arts, Chicago
Earn ACF continuing-education hours! Click CAFÉ Events at
www.CafeMeetingPlace.com for more information.
Join ACF Culinary Team USA
Take pride in American cuisine and showcase your talents
in the global culinary arena. Apply and represent the United States in
international culinary competitions. Join us on an exhilarating journey
to bring home the gold.
Five Named ACF-Approved Culinary Judges
Congratulations to the following ACF members for achieving their goal
of becoming an ACF-approved culinary competition judge.
Olivier Andreini, CMC; executive chef, Merion Cricket Club, Haverford,
Pa.; ACF National Chapter
John Fisher, CEC, CCE, AAC; chef-instructor, Renton Technical College,
Renton, Wash.; ACF Washington State Chefs Association
George O’Palenick, CEC, CCE, AAC; associate professor, Johnson
& Wales University, Providence, R.I.; ACF Rhode Island Chapter
Brian Sode, CEC, AAC; executive chef, The Bear’s Club; Jupiter,
Fla.; ACF National Chapter
Sgt. Maj. Mark Warren, CEC, AAC; U.S. Army Europe Chief Food Operations,
overseas; Old Dominion ACF Chapter
Appointment as an ACF-approved culinary judge confirms that an
individual has attained the highest level of trust, professionalism,
respect and ethical confidence from his/her peers. Judges have also
proven themselves in competition and demonstrated their ability to
fairly evaluate others in culinary competition. Learn more.
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.
In the Kitchen with Top Chef: Las Vegas Competitor Ron
When “Top Chef: Las Vegas“ premiered Aug. 19, 2.6 million
Americans tuned in, and ACF member Ron Duprat was one of 17 lucky
chef’testants. After six weeks of quickfire challenges and
elimination rounds, Duprat, executive chef at the Hollywood Beach
Marriott in Hollywood, Fla., was sent home. We caught up with him to
talk about his career, his passions and his plans for the future. Read
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information you need on H1N1 prevention.