The Culinary Insider - February 28, 2011 (Vol. IX,
2011 ACF Southeast Regional Conference in Atlanta
a Stellar Success
The 2011 ACF Southeast Regional Conference, hosted by ACF Greater
Atlanta Chapter Inc., brought more than 450 chefs, cooks and foodservice
professionals to Atlanta, one of the shining culinary cities of the
South and home to approximately 500 Zagat-rated restaurants. Attendees
Experienced the Power of Connection through the many seminars and demos
featuring the latest trends and techniques, meal events, networking
functions, trade show and intense competitions. More
A sincere thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors, whose support was
instrumental to our success, and congratulations to the award
for their outstanding contributions and a job well done.
Ingredient of the Month: Lentils
Meaning “lens” in Latin, lentils are high in protein and
fiber and low in fat, which makes them a healthy substitute for meat.
Their high nutrient content and extreme versatility in the kitchen make
them effortless, inexpensive and healthy additions to side dishes
(puréed, whole and combined with vegetables), soups, salads and
stews. Learn more and find out how to make lentil apple muffins by
reading March’s Ingredient
of the Month, presented by ACFEF Chef
& Child Foundation and Clemson University.
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The New Dietary Guidelines for Americans
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Disease Prevention
and Health Promotion, is sponsoring a webinar on March 8, 2–3 p.m.
EST, titled Healthy Eating Advice: The New Dietary Guidelines for
Americans. Kathryn McMurry, MS, will review the significance and the key
recommendations of the new guidelines in her address, Healthy Eating
101: What are the New U.S. Dietary Guidelines? Rachel Hayes, MPH, RD, in
Making the Dietary Guidelines Actionable for Americans will address how
to incorporate the new guidelines into the lives of Americans.
Join Dine Out for No Kid Hungry
Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid
Hungry (formerly Great American Dine Out) is a national event that
brings together thousands of restaurants and millions of consumers to
help make sure no child in America grows up hungry. From September
18–24, participating restaurants will raise funds
through a variety of ways to support No Kid Hungry, Share Our
Strength’s national campaign to end childhood hunger in America by
2015. Register your restaurant today and make a
difference in a child’s life.
The Center for the Advancement of Foodservice
2011 Professional-Development Events
- Teaching Strategies/Best Practices
- Leadership Through New Ideas
- Sustainability Conference
- International Desserts
- Catering Operations/Curriculum
Instructor scholarships available!
For more information on 2011 CAFÉ events, to read this
month’s “Gold Medal Classroom” or to sign up for
regular updates on CAFÉ programs, news and opportunities for
foodservice educators and culinary trainers, visit www.CafeMeetingPlace.com.
Your Signature Paella Recipe Could Win
ACF members enter an original “signature” recipe for
paella made with Minute Rice, white or brown. The four ACF region
winners will compete at ACF national convention for $1,000. Apply by
March 11 for the ACF Central Regional Conference and March 18 for the
ACF Western Regional Conference.
ACF National Elections Voting Eligibility
ACF members will vote electronically in May for the
2011–2013 Board of Directors national officers. To guarantee your
eligibility to vote your dues must be paid and your contact information
and e-mail current. Update your member profile on the ACF
website or call ACF at (800) 624-9458. Contact ACF Nominations &
Elections Committee Chair Mark Kent, CEC, with questions at (330)
972-2349 or e-mail him.