The Culinary Insider - March 29, 2010 (Vol. VIII, Issue
ACF Central Regional Conference
ACF Central Regional Conference, hosted by ACF Greater Indianapolis
Chapter, took place in the auto-racing capital of the world,
Indianapolis, March 26–28. Terms known widely by locals and race
fans alike took on a new meaning during the conference, such as an apron
no longer meant a paved portion of a racetrack separating the racing
surface from the infield.
From start to finish, the conference was nonstop for the more than
400 attendees. Central Region Vice President David Russell, CEC, AAC,
offered his usual combination of humor and ACF business during season 5
of “Cooking Today” at General Session, and motivational
speaker Charles Marshall wove the Taste Success conference theme into
his inspirational message, “Shattering the Glass Slipper.”
Guest chef Duke LoCicero of Café Giovanni in New Orleans’
historic French Quarter shared his insight on the recovery of the Big
Easy, where the 2011 Central Regional Conference will be held.
A sincere thank you to our sponsors
whose support was instrumental to our success, and to the AAC for
donating $1,000 to the ACF Central Region Student Team winner to assist
with national convention travel expenses. Congratulations to all the
award recipients and competitors.
Chef of the Year, Sponsored by Unilever
J. Kevin Storm, CEC, CCA, AAC, executive chef, Bellerive Country
Club, St. Louis; Chefs de Cuisine Association of St. Louis Inc.
Pastry Chef of the Year, Sponsored by
Nguyet Nguyen, pastry cook, The Westin Crown Center Hotel, Kansas
City, Mo.; ACF Greater Kansas City Chefs Association
Chef Educator of the Year
Timothy Meyers, CCC, CCE, chef-instructor, College of DuPage, Glen
Ellyn, Ill.; ACF Windy City Professional Culinarians Inc.
Student Chef of the Year, Sponsored by Custom
Brett Jacobs, apprentice, Elcona Country Club, Bristol, Ind.; ACF
South Bend Chefs and Cooks Association
Chef Professionalism Award, Sponsored by
John Reed, CEC, CCA, owner, Customized Culinary Solutions, Skokie,
Ill.; ACF Windy City Professional Culinarians Inc.
Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award
Gregory Wozniak, CEC, AAC, retired, Milwaukee; ACF Chefs of Milwaukee
Student Team Regional Championship, Sponsored
by R.L. Schreiber, Inc.
ACF Louis Joliet Chapter, Joliet Junior College: James Bingham;
Matthew Cappellini, CC; Lindsey Cizewski; Molly Meehan; Lauren Mulvey;
and coaches Kyle Richardson, CEC, CCE, AAC; and Timothy Bucci, CEC, CCE,
Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl, Sponsored by American Technical Publishers
Kendall College, ACF Windy City Professional Culinarians Inc.:
Allison L. Chikos; Erika Giffin; Sarah Roberts; Jacqueline Wallner;
Edward E. Whitney; and coach Dina Altieri, CEC, CCE
ACF Central Region Chapter of the Year
ACF Greater Kansas City Chefs Association
ACF Central Region Chapter Achievement Awards
- ACF Chicago Chefs of Cuisine Inc.
- ACF Greater Kansas City Chefs Association
- ACF Louis Joliet Chapter
- ACF Minneapolis Chefs Chapter
- ACF of Iowa
- ACF South Bend Chefs and Cooks Association
ACF Central Region President’s Medallions
- Charles Duit, CEC, AAC, food service director, Buckner Retirement
Services–Calder Woods, Beaumont, Texas; Texas Chefs
- Jim Lund, CEC, ACE, executive chef, Rational USA, Montrose, Minn.;
ACF Minneapolis Chefs Chapter
- Paul Santaularia, CEC, CCE, culinary-arts instructor, Northland
Career Center, Platte City, Mo.; ACF Greater Kansas City Chefs
- Charles “Eddie” Wilson, executive chef, Clabber Girl
Corporation, Terre Haute, Ind.; ACF Greater Indianapolis Chapter
Cutting Edge Awards
- Kelly Cook, CEC, AAC, director, Texas Chefs Association, Dallas
chapter, Hurst, Texas; Texas Chefs Association
- Luis Fernando Mojica, student, Elgin Community College, Elgin, Ill.;
ACF Windy City Professional Culinarians Inc.
- Rajeev Patgaonkar, CEC, AAC, executive sous chef, Kellogg Hotel
& Conference Center, East Lansing, Mich.; ACF Capital Professional
Chefs & Cooks Association of Greater Lansing
- Lindy Robinson, dean, business division, Johnson County Community
College, Overland Park, Kan.; ACF Greater Kansas City Chefs
Rene Roncari Senior Chef Humanitarian Award
Bernard Urban, CEC, AAC, chef-ambassador, Ben E. Keith Co., Conroe,
Texas; Texas Chefs Association
One-Pot Win A Lot, Sponsored by
Robert Stricklin, CEC, AAC, executive chef, College of the Ozarks,
Point Lookout, Mo.; ACF Springfield/Branson Chefs Association
Make-It-Mini Dessert Trio, Sponsored by MARS
Jennifer Kelm, apprentice, Lake Quivira Country Club, Shawnee
Mission, Kan.; ACF Greater Kansas City Chefs Association
Ferdinand Metz, CMC, WGMC, AAC, HOF, Receives
Prestigious NRAEF Award
The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation awarded
renowned chef and longtime ACF member and former president Ferdinand
Metz, CMC, WGMC, AAC, HOF, with the Michael E. Hurst Lifetime of
Achievement in Education Award for his indelible contribution to
restaurant and foodservice education as an educator. The award honors
the devotion to educating and enhancing the lives of young people that
characterized Michael E. Hurst, a respected and successful operator and
firm advocate of industry education. More
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ACF Culinary Team USA
THE JOURNEY HAS
The selection for the national ACF
Culinary Team USA 2012 is in the final stages, with the hot-food
tryouts taking place at Elgin Community College, Elgin, Ill., April 10.
Don’t forget May 31 is the deadline to apply for ACF Culinary
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