The Culinary Insider - July 6, 2010 (Vol. VIII, Issue
Experience the Power of Connection at 2010 ACF
Online Registration Closes July 11
Hotel Discount Expires July 9
Experience four days of educational seminars and culinary demonstrations
featuring the latest trends and techniques, hands-on workshops,
competitions, networking opportunities, a two-day trade show, Chef &
Child Foundation Community Service Day, and fun activities such as
Disney night at the ACF National Convention, Aug. 2–5, at the
Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, Calif. View the schedule and see why
it’s the perfect opportunity to Taste Success. Register
Join the AAC at ACF National Convention
the American Academy of Chefs (AAC) as it hosts the following at ACF
Annual Academy Induction Reception and Dinner, Aug. 3: Enjoy an
amazing seven-course meal at the Anaheim Marriott as we celebrate the
induction of our new Fellows and award honorees. Tickets are $140.
Annual Chef’s Classic Golf Tournament, Aug. 2: Tee it up at
AAC’s shotgun scramble at the Anaheim Hills Golf Course. The cost
is $50 for ACF members and $150 for nonmembers. Order
Outing to Los Angeles, Aug. 2: Come on down to the Price is Right or
enjoy shopping at the Farmers Market and Grove Mall. Tickets are $20.
Lunch, Aug. 4: The spouses lunch is always an event to remember,
with this year’s taking place at the Anaheim Hilton. Tickets are
Order your tickets online or call (904) 484-0202. Seating is limited
and tickets are selling fast! More
Probiotics: The Friendly Bacteria
Friendly bacteria are vital to proper development of the immune
system, protection against disease and digestion, and absorption of food
and nutrients. With the increasing popularity of foods and supplements
known as probiotics, these sociable bacteria are gaining attention.
Learn more by reading July’s issue of “Culinary
Nutrition News,” Probiotics: The Friendly Bacteria, sponsored by
French’s Foodservice and provided
through a partnership between ACFEF Chef
& Child Foundation and Clemson University.
Custom embroidered ACF chef coats, aprons
& special deals only available to ACF National Convention attendees.
Visit booth #308 for $5 chef hats, $10 chef coats
& pants. Don’t miss out on these amazing offers!
Straight Talk for Chefs
As chefs, nothing is more important to us than the food we source.
However, unlike areas such as energy and water conservation and waste
reduction, there are no easy answers about food to guide us. Chris
Koetke, dean of culinary arts, Kendall College School of Culinary Arts,
speaks with Dr. Fred Kirschenmann, a fellow with the Leopold Center at
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, in this month’s Sustainability
Corner to help clarify some of the issues. More
ACF Board of Directors Nominations
Nominations of candidates interested in running for positions on the
ACF National Board of Directors for the 2011–2013 term will be
accepted from the floor at the Board of Governors meeting on Tuesday,
Aug. 3, during the 2010 ACF National Convention at the Anaheim Marriott,
Anaheim, Calif. Nominees will have until December 1 to submit, in
writing, their intent to run, along with supporting documentation, to
Mark Kent, CEC, chair of the ACF Nominations & Elections Committee.
Guidelines and criteria will be posted on the ACF website by
ACF Certification Budgeting A Must
Developing a budget is a necessary step in making your ACF
certification process go smoothly. Understanding and planning for the
cost of certification is almost as important as obtaining your
certification. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have
questions about the certification process.
The Solution to Serve Fresh Food for Long
As the first of its kind in temperature control, Vidacasa is a
thermal control dining ware collection that can keep food freshly cold
at 32 °F–39 °F for up to 6 hours; requiring no wet ice,
dry ice or electricity. Now available in various shapes and sizes,
suitable for every light cuisine and cold recipe served in restaurants,
hotels and catering venues. Experience the cooling power now!
ACF South Bend Chefs and Cooks Association Issue
Thank you ACF South Bend Chefs and Cooks Association for your
generous donation of $10,000 to support ACF
Culinary Team USA in its journey. The chapter made a three-year
commitment to support Team by donating $4,000 in 2010, and $3,000 in
2011 and 2012. It is challenging ACF chapters to match or beat its
donation. Support your Team, as it represents you and American cuisine
in the international arena. Donate
National Restaurant Industy Needs You
The National Restaurant Association is looking
for examples of ways restaurateurs provide nutritious menu options to
consumers and help families provide healthful food options to children.
It will use the examples to showcase the restaurant industry’s
commitment to healthy living in a strategic communications effort.
Please share what your restaurant is doing by e-mailing your examples to
ACF-Sanctioned Culinary Competitions
Competitions play a vital role in culinary arts as they continually
raise the standards of culinary excellence. There is no better way for a
culinarian to hone his or her craft than by putting skills and knowledge
to the test in a competitive format. Participate in an ACF-approved
competition and earn continuing
Better Homes and Gardens Easy Appetizer
Submit a recipe by the July 15 deadline for an
appetizer that can be prepared in 45 minutes or less with no more than
eight ingredients, not including salt, pepper, etc. The grand prize is