The Culinary Insider - January 4, 2010 (Vol. VIII,
2010 ACF Regional Conference Registration
Your ACF Membership is More Valuable Than Ever
ACF Members in good standing can take advantage of significant
regional conference registration discounts.
EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINES
Western Conference: Jan. 21
Northeast Conference: Feb. 18
Central Conference: March 1
Southeast Conference: April 8
Best Deal: Rooms and Registration Rewards
Stay three nights at the conference hotel and purchase a full
registration by the early registration deadline.
$300: Culinarian, Professional Culinarian, Allied & Associate
$260: Senior, Junior & Student members—Save $165
Early Registration Rewards
Save more and buy a full registration by the early registration
$375: Culinarian, Professional Culinarian, Allied & Associate
$325: Senior, Junior & Student members—Save $100
Receive a substantial discount off regular and on-site full
$475: Culinarian, Professional Culinarian, Allied & Associate
$425: Senior, Junior & Student members
Gain A Fresh Perspective at the IRFSNY
During this uncertain economic climate, it is not business as
usual for foodservice professionals. Make the time to get educated on
how to stay profitable by attending the International Restaurant &
Foodservice Show of New York, Feb. 28–March 2. ACF members receive
$5 off your registration with the code WL4.
Holiday Sales Continue…Find Out How You Can
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Certification Update: NOCA Changes Name
The National Organization for Competency Assurance
(NOCA), has officially changed its name to the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE).
ICE is the parent organization of the National Commission on Certifying
Agencies (NCCA), the organization which ACF is working with to accredit
our certification programs. NOCA offers more resources, helps additional
industries and is expanding into new areas. In anticipation of the
growth to come, NOCA had outgrown its name. NCCA is still the certifying
body for the ACF certification programs, but you will now hear ICE as
opposed to NOCA.
ACF Chefs Give Back
In 2008, 61.8 million Americans contributed 8 billion hours of
volunteer service. Among those volunteers were hundreds of ACF chefs,
cooks and students. Read about some of your fellow members and ACF
chapters who volunteered throughout the past year in our latest Web site
ACF Certification Commission Survey Results
The ACF Certification Commission facilitated an online marketing
survey in June 2009 to obtain feedback on our current certification
programs to assist in developing and refining programming. View the
ACF on Blog Talk Radio Show
Treasurer Jim Taylor, CEC, AAC, MBA, taught listeners to make
Chicken Breasts with Port Wine Mushroom Sauce and Apple Strudel on the
blog talk radio show called “The Cocoa
Express,” an interactive and live Internet talk-radio show, on
Dec. 19. Hosted by Aurelia Lyles, “The Cocoa
Express” is live every other Saturday afternoon at 12:30 p.m.
EST. While Taylor instructed listeners how to make the dishes, listeners
were able to ask questions live on air. More
One-Pot Win A Lot Competition
Sponsored by Riviana Foods, Inc.
ACF and Riviana Foods, Inc. are partnering again to host competitions at
the ACF regional conferences and national convention. The rules are
simple: 10 ingredients, including a Riviana rice variety, one pot and 15
minutes to cook. Regional champions receive $250 and advance to the
national competition at national convention to compete for $1,000.
or call (800) 624-9458 for an application and information.
California Wild Rice Rocks My World Recipe
Enter an original recipe including at least 1/3 cup
uncooked wild rice and no more than 8 ingredients in one of three
categories by the deadline of February 28. The grand prize $1,500. More