The Culinary Insider - July 18, 2011 (Vol. IX, Issue 16)

Chefpertise Guide Features More than 180 ACF Certified Chefs


ACF is proud to unveil the Chefpertise Guide, a searchable online database featuring ACF certified chef experts available for media interviews and community events. The more than 180 chefs featured represent 36 states and several countries. They specialize in a range of culinary topics, from Italian cuisine to healthy cooking. Chefs who hold the Certified Chef de Cuisine® designation or higher are invited to apply. More

Get the Latest ACF Convention News

Chefs from around the country head to the Lone Star State July 22–26 for the 2011 ACF National Convention in Dallas. Starting Sunday, we’ll post daily updates on our website, so stay tuned for exciting convention news. Get minute-by-minute updates by following ACF on Facebook and Twitter. Join the Twitter conversation and use the hashtag #ACF11. Extends ACF Scholarship Deadline to August 15 invites ACF members to apply for a scholarship to attend its 6th Annual International Chefs Congress, The Sixth Sense: Intuition, Emotion, and Experiential Evolution in Dining, which takes place October 2–4 in New York. To apply, write a short essay (200 words) describing when you created an emotionally charged dining experience and how it invoked the “Sixth Sense.” Email your essay, name, address, culinary organization and phone number with “ICC Scholarship Application” in the subject line by August 15. Previous winners are not eligible.

There is also a 10% discount on three-day passes to all ACF members who use the promo code “ACF11” when ordering tickets at

ACF Chef Coats - $34.95

American Culinary Federation Purchase an officially licensed ACF Chef Coat by Happy Chef to display your membership with pride. Available in Classic White or Matte Black, this full-length, double-breasted coat features rounded cuffs, bronze piping & buttons, as well as a prominently embroidered ACF logo.

Filtercorp’s SuperSorb® CarbonPad Earns ACF Seal of Approval

SuperSorb CarbonPads Filtercorp’s SuperSorb® CarbonPad has been awarded the ACF Seal of Approval. ACF’s rigorous testing criteria was applied to the product, which was tested in two high-volume-frying restaurant chains. The foods tested using Filtercorp’s SuperSorb® CarbonPad had superior quality from being fried in clean, filtered oil. Both test sites stated that using the product extended the life of their fryer oil. More

Food Network Casting for “Chopped”

>Chopped The Food Network is currently casting for the series “Chopped,” a cooking competition that is seeking dynamic, experienced professional chefs who want to test their culinary skills against those of their peers. Four chefs will race against the clock, their food judged on taste, creativity and presentation by the experts. Three are eliminated along the way, and only one remains the ultimate $10,000 winner. Apply

Summer Special on Leadership Training for Chefs is excited to announce a special summer rate of $119 for its 12-hour Supervisor Leadership Course approved by ACF. That’s 50% off if purchased separately. Training is 100% online making it accessible anytime, anywhere. You will learn the keys on how to build, lead and unify your staff as well as how to conquer destructive personalities and behavior in the kitchen. Maximize your leadership potential and satisfy your supervisory training requirements at

The Dish on MyPlate In the realm of culinary nutrition, we have continued to perpetuate the concept of “less is more,” especially when speaking in terms of sodium, fat and portions. Continuing on this less-is-more perspective comes the unveiling of the latest food icon by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), MyPlate. Before we can understand today’s food icon, we should first journey back through the history of the government’s attempts at regulating the eating habits of Americans. Read more in July’s issue of “Culinary Nutrition News,” sponsored by French’s Foodservice and provided through a partnership between ACFEF Chef & Child Foundation and Clemson University.

ACF Member on “Extreme Chef”

Extreme Chef

Tune in to the Food Network July 21 to watch ACF member LJ Klink, CEC, on “Extreme Chef,” the network’s latest show that takes chefs out of their kitchen comfort zone to test their wits, adaptability and artistry as they adapt to extreme conditions and unpredictable factors. In “Ice House,” a hail storm throws the contestants into a panic as they attempt to cook in a freezing cold ice house. Klink and the others race down ice slides and chisel through 300-pound blocks of ice to find food. More

“Kids LiveWell” Showcases Restaurants’ Healthful Menu Options for Children

Kids LiveWell The National Restaurant Association unveiled a new nationwide initiative that provides parents and children with a growing selection of healthful menu options when dining out. “Kids LiveWell,” a program the association launched in collaboration with Healthy Dining, highlights how restaurants are creating innovative solutions to provide better-for-you menu options.