The Culinary Insider - October 12, 2010 (Vol. VIII,
Childhood Nutrition Day October 16
Support the Chef &
Child Foundation and hold an event
or activity in your community for Childhood Nutrition Day to fight
childhood hunger, malnutrition and obesity. Together, we can we raise
awareness about the need for education on childhood hunger, proper
nutrition and obesity issues. Learn more about what you and your chapter
can do. E-mail your success stories to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A special thank you to all our donors, especially ACF
Chefs 200 Club Detroit Michigan and ACF Chefs de Cuisine Society of
Oregon for their recent donations.
Products Earn ACF Seal of Approval
The following were awarded the prestigious ACF Seal of Approval after
successfully undergoing extensive testing and evaluation from
application and physical properties to performance and guarantees, as
well as by meeting objective criteria. The ACF Seal of Approval provides
quality assurance to buyers and improves marketability.
Pasteurized Eggs’ Safest Choice™ Eggs
Stainless Steel Cookware Products by Browne-Halco
Well with Montel HealthMaster Blender and Pressure Cooker
Products, Inc.’s Jack LaLanne Juicers
CCF Nutrition Survey
You are invited to participate in an online survey conducted by Margaret D.
Condrasky, R.D., CCE, of Clemson University in partnership with the Chef &
Child Foundation. The purpose of this research is to learn more from
chefs regarding nutrition science understanding and interests for
application in U.S. restaurants. The information you share will be used
to develop and standardize nutrition outreach and education for chefs
across the country. The survey will take 5–10 minutes. Call
Condrasky at (864) 656-6554 if you have questions or concerns.
More Chefs Wear Happy Chef®
Chefs from around the world shop at Happy Chef. We have something for
every style & budget. Shop our extensive line of coats, pants, hats
& aprons. All products are made of quality fabric for increased
comfort & durability.
Custom Embroidered ACF Apparel Available. Shop Now!
2011 Award Applications Due Oct. 29
Award applications for 2011 are due Oct. 29 for U.S.A.’s
Chef of the Year™, sponsored by Unilever Foodsolutions; ACF
Pastry Chef of the Year, sponsored by Splenda®; ACF Chef
Educator of the Year; ACF
Chef Professionalism Award, sponsored by Minor’s®; ACF
Student Chef of the Year, sponsored by Custom Culinary, Inc.; and ACF
Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award. $5,000 will be
awarded to the national U.S.A.’s Chef of the Year. Pastry Chef of
the Year, Chef Educator of the Year and Student Chef of the Year winners
will receive $1,000. The national Chef Professionalism winner will
receive $2,500, and a $2,500 scholarship in his or her name will be
donated to an ACFEF-accredited postsecondary program of choice. Download
an application or call (904) 484-0214.
Preventable Foodborne Illnesses
What do eggs, jalapeños, tomatoes, green onions, beef, spinach
and peanut butter have in common? They have all caused food scares
because of contamination, resulting in incidents of foodborne illnesses.
There’s a growing need for food handlers to be aware of where
their food comes from and what they can do to ensure the safety of their
products to customers. Read more in Preventable
Foodborne Illnesses, October’s “Culinary Nutrition
News,” sponsored by French’s Foodservice and provided
through a partnership between ACFEF Chef &
Child Foundation and Clemson University.
TV Show Casting and ACF Appearances
Can you create a $10,000 meal out of a mystery basket? The Food
Network is seeking the next round of skilled chefs to compete on
“Chopped.” Dynamic, outgoing,
experienced male and female chefs of any ethnicity and cooking specialty
are encouraged to apply.
Watch the “Food Network Challenge: Flying Sugar”
Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. EST as Steven Weiss, president, ACF Quad State
Appalachian Valley, and Chad Durkin, ACF Philadelphia Chapter, compete
for $10,000 by creating a fantasy flying machine. Heather Hurlbert, ACF Greater Atlanta
Chapter, excels on Bravo’s “Top Chef: Just Desserts.” The show airs
Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST.
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The Countdown to the Culinary World Cup Begins
for ACF Culinary Team USA
Culinary Team USA is putting the final touches on its menus for the
Expogast-Villeroy & Boch Culinary World Cup
2010, Nov. 20–24, in Luxembourg. On Sept. 20, following its
practice session, the team prepared a presidential dinner hosted by Dr.
John Bowen, university president, Johnson & Wales University (JWU),
Providence, R.I. Guests, including chefs/owners, industry leaders and
community members, had a taste of the hot-food menu for competition. JWU
is the official host site for the team’s practice sessions,
providing kitchen space and supplies, as well as room and board.
ACF Certification Goes Green
Save time and money, and contribute to the green movement by
submitting your ACF certification application and documentation
electronically. E-mail email@example.com for more
Become a Member of the Honor Society
Do you know a hardworking and dedicated chef? The American
Academy of Chefs, ACF’s honor society, is accepting
applications for 2011 membership. Review the requirements.
There is a $35 application fee, and an Academy Fellow must request an
application from the Academy office by calling (904) 484-0202, or by
e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The
application deadline is Dec. 31.
Recipe Contest Deadline Nov. 1
Grape growers in California are challenging foodservice chefs to
create an original recipe(s) featuring California grapes as an
ingredient. First place is $1,500; second is $1,000; and third is $500.