The Culinary Insider - August 16, 2010 (Vol. VIII,
2010 ACF National Convention a Success
2010 U.S.A.’s Chef of the Year Michael
Matarazzo and Steve Jilleba, CMC, CCE, AAC, of Unilever
ACF National Convention, hosted by ACF Orange Empire Chefs &
Professional Cooks Association, in Anaheim, Calif., Aug. 2–5, was
a success. The event offered an array of professional development,
networking, food functions, countless opportunities for camaraderie and
the Chef & Child Foundation’s first national service day.
A sincere thank-you to our sponsors and exhibitors, whose support was
instrumental to our success. Congratulations to the competition
winners, and all the competitors, award
recipients and honorees for their outstanding contributions and for
a job well done.
Experience the Power of Connection with our day-by-day
clips and photos.
Register Now for the 2011 Student Team
Student teams interested in competing are required to register
annually with the ACF national office. Intent to Compete forms are
due by Aug 30. Visit ACF’s
website for more information, or contact Claudia More at (904) 484-0231. The
assigned classical entrée is Poulet
Sauté a la Catalane, recipe #3195. Regional and national
championships are sponsored by R.L. Schreiber.
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Spice Up Your Life
For centuries, herbs and spices have been cultivated to enhance
culinary and baking endeavors, as well as to heal and protect against
many ailments. In fact, most of the herbs and spices we cook with
nowadays were originally cultivated for medicinal purposes. While many
still stand by the healing power of herbs and spices, what’s of
equal importance are their flavor-enriching powers.
Explore the complex, flavorful and virtually calorie-free world of
herbs and spices in the August issue of “Culinary
Nutrition News,” Spice Up Your Life, sponsored by French’s Foodservice and provided
through a partnership between ACFEF Chef
& Child Foundation and Clemson University.
Practical Exam Search Tool
A new feature has been added to the ACF website that allows practical
exam candidates to search by test
date, as well as by state.
A Modern Twist on ICE - Revolutionary Thermal
Diningware by Vidacasa
With the challenges and increasing demand for food freshness and
hygiene standards, using wet ice, dry ice or even electricity to keep
food cool seems not to be a safe or presentable way out. As the first of
its kind in temperature control, Vidacasa is a thermal controlled dining
ware collection that can keep food freshly cold at 32 °F–39
°F for up to 6 hours, without external power. More
StarChefs Offers ACF Scholarships to 5th Annual
International Chefs Congress
StarChefs.com invites ACF members to apply for five scholarships to
attend its fifth annual International Chefs Congress in New York, Sept.
20–22, themed Creativity: Art v. Craft. The event includes main
stage programs, a products fair, tastings and networking with 1,500
other culinary professionals. Special guests include Dan Barber, Michael
Ruhlman, Marcus Samuelsson, Alain Salhac and more.
To apply for one of the scholarships, write a 200-word essay
explaining whether you believe cooking is an art or a craft and why by
Aug. 29. Applications should include name, address, culinary
organization, and phone number, and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
with “ICC Scholarship Application” in the subject line.
Previous scholarship winners are not eligible.
ACF chefs who wish to attend can also receive a discounted rate of
$295 for a three-day pass by using the promo code ACFICC when ordering
tickets at www.starchefs.com/icc/tickets.
Share Our Strength’s Conference of
Are you a cause-driven culinary student? Interested in
joining the fight against childhood hunger? Apply to attend Share Our
Strength’s Conference of Leaders in Washington, D.C., this October
through J. A. Henckels’ Student Scholarship Program. The deadline
to apply is Sept. 1. Visit http://strength.org/cuttingedge for more