The Culinary Insider - October 12, 2010 (Vol. VIII, Issue 22)

Childhood Nutrition Day October 16

Chapter Activity 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

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

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.
National Pasteurized Eggs’ Safest Choice™ Eggs
Thermalloy® Stainless Steel Cookware Products by Browne-Halco
Living Well with Montel HealthMaster Blender and Pressure Cooker
Tristar Products, Inc.’s Jack LaLanne Juicers

CCF Nutrition Survey

ACF Member Survey 2010

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®

Happy Chef Uniforms

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

Culinary Nutrition News

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

ACF Culinary Team USA

ACF 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 for more information.

Become a Member of the Honor Society

American Academy of Chefs 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 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. Enter