The Culinary Insider - September 12, 2011 (Vol. IX,
ACF Chefs Advance in TV Competitions
Congratulations to Wade Burch, CEC®, for winning the Food Network’s Chopped
“Champion’s Tournament: Part 1,” Aug. 30. He now
advances to the final round of the tournament airing Sept. 27.
Megan Ketover, CEPC®, and Orlando
Santos, CEPC®, advanced to the fourth round of Bravo’s
“Top Chef: Just Desserts” that airs
Sept. 14. Ketover, for the second time, has been a member of the team
winning the elimination challenge Aug. 31 and Sept. 7.
Basic American Foods Potato Products Earn Seal of
Basic American Foods’ Potato Pearls® Premium Gold Mashed
Potatoes and Redskin Mashed Potatoes have been awarded the ACF Seal of
Approval. ACF’s rigorous testing criteria was applied to the
products, which were tested using several preparation methods, including
a variety of mashed potato dishes and casseroles.
“Our Potato Pearls® Premium Gold Mashed Potatoes and
Redskin Mashed Potatoes were developed with the highest flavor and
performance standards of the nation’s most talented chefs in
mind,” said Robin Jensen, director of marketing, Basic American
Happy Chef’s September Specials
Take advantage of our September sales and save up to 60% off a wide selection of chef
apparel and other ACF member favorites.
Get some of your favorite items at the lowest prices ever, but hurry!
Many items are clearance-priced. Buy now and save before they’re
The Fall Issue of Sizzle Is Now Available
Don’t miss the fall
issue of Sizzle, ACF’s free online magazine for
culinary and baking/pastry students. In this issue, you’ll learn
how to prepare steak au poivre two ways; discover menu trends with
ethnic appetizers; find out what the life of a hospital chef is like;
learn how to make Neapolitan gelato, plus much more. You can also read
about the student award winners who took top honors at the ACF National
Convention in Dallas in July. Take a few minutes to strengthen your
culinary knowledge and get inspired. Subscribe
Accreditation Granted to 53 Culinary Programs in
U.S., Philippines and Peru
Fifty-three culinary programs in 23 educational
institutions across the United States and in the Philippines and Peru
received programmatic accreditation by the American Culinary Federation
Education Foundation (ACFEF) Accrediting Commission. Initial ACFEF
programmatic accreditation was granted to 15 culinary programs and 38
accreditations for culinary programs were renewed. Upon renewal, 18 of
the programs were recognized by the ACFEF Accrediting Commission as
exemplary, symbolizing the highest in educational standards. More
The Center for the Advancement of Foodservice
Catering Operations/Curriculum Workshop
October 21–23, 2011
Sullivan University, Louisville, Ky.
First-ever CAFÉ workshop at first accredited
U.S. culinary program to elevate catering to a stand-alone degree!
- Keynoter Michael Roman, Catersource Magazine, Conference and
- Techniques from buffet designs to menuing and pricing
- Profitable impressive desserts
- Sous vide for on-site, off-site
Approved for ACF continuing-education hours!
$374 includes all scheduled events and materials. Register at 2011
Bidvest World Chefs Tour Against Hunger
President Obama Acknowledges Dr. Bill Gallagher
Dr. Bill Gallagher, along with the World Association of Chefs
Societies, South African Chefs Association, Bidvest, Southern Sun and
more than 250 chefs from 44 countries, including ACF’s National
President Michael Ty, CEC, AAC, were in South Africa August 21–30
for the Bidvest World Chefs Tour Against Hunger. President Barack Obama
acknowledged Gallagher’s humanitarian efforts and extended his
best wishes to him in his endeavors to end world hunger, in a letter
dated Aug. 17.
The body of the letter reads:
This is just a quick note to send my warmest wishes as you continue
your work to end hunger around the world.
Guided by a commitment to lifting up the lives of others, leaders
like you highlight the power of people across the globe to come together
to tackle our shared challenges. As we strive toward a future free from
hunger and poverty, I hope you take pride in your efforts to join chefs
in common purpose to reach for a brighter tomorrow.
Thank you, again, and I wish you all the best.
Clearance Sale at ACF E-Store
Are you looking to update your wardrobe with some new ACF clothing or
other merchandise? If the answer is yes, then visit ACF’s online store. The
e-store is offering clearance merchandise at extremely low prices to
make room for new inventory. Shop today.