The Culinary Insider - December 31, 2012 (Vol. X, Issue 27)

Voting Eligibility for ACF National Officer Candidates

Election 2013

ACF members will vote electronically for the 2013-2015 board of directors in May 2013. The email subject line for ballots will be “ACF Official Election Ballot.” To be eligible to vote, membership dues must be paid by March 31. To ensure eligibility and to receive correspondence, update your contact information, especially email address, at, or call (800) 624-9458. If you have questions about the elections, contact Mark Kent, CEC, AAC, chair, ACF Nominations & Elections Committee, at (330) 972-2349.

ACF Culinary Team USA Applications Due Feb. 28

ACF Culinary Team USA What does it take to become a member of ACF Culinary Team USA? It takes passion, dedication and the desire to take your skills to the next level. Apply today to try out for ACF Culinary Team USA and you could be part of a remarkable group of chefs representing the United States at the 2016 Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung, also known as the “culinary Olympics,” in Erfurt, Germany. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 28, with tryouts following. Learn more and apply.

Calling all ACF Educators!

The Educators Resource Group (formerly FELC) is hosting our annual conference in Charleston, SC, April 5–6, 2013. Join us for two days of fellow educator presentations, a student panel where you get to ask the questions, educator competition and workshops. You will also enjoy feasting, fun and networking. Go back to school energized with new ideas to implement and share!

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Aran Essig, CEC®, CCA®, Wins MINOR’S® My Story Contest

Aran Essig, CEC, CCA

Aran Essig, CEC®, CCA®, executive chef at University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colo., and a member of ACF Colorado Chefs Association, was named the winner of the Minors® My Story Contest from more than 50 entrants. Essig’s story, titled “My MINOR’s Story,” was selected for its creativity, originality in storytelling, entertainment value, quality of content and the importance of MINOR’S®. Congratulations Chef Essig. Read his story. Now Offers Continuing Educations Hours now offers CEHs that include 5-hours in Food Management (allergens, nutrition, kitchen recycling and children menus), 7-hours on the Keys to Baking (shop 101, cake making, cake mixing and herbs, seeds and more) and 12-hours on Supervisory Skills. has combined all 24-hours in a SPECIAL CEH package for only $199. CEH’s that are affordable and accessible 24/7.

McCormick® Flavor Forecast® 2013

Flavor Forecast 2013

Now in its 13th year, the McCormick® Flavor Forecast® 2013 report spotlights emerging trends that will drive flavor innovation over the next several years. Compiling insights from a global team of McCormick chefs, sensory scientists, dietitians, trend trackers, marketing experts and food technologists in more than 100 countries, the Flavor Forecast highlights distinctive food trends and flavors that have a common thread throughout the world. For 2013, five trends and 10 accompanying flavor combinations are predicted to be the catalyst for menu innovations that are global, personal and unapologetic. More

Global Food Trends and Flavor Combinations

  1. No Apologies Necessary
    • Decadent Bitter Chocolate, Sweet Basil and Passion Fruit
    • Black Rum, Charred Orange and Allspice
  2. Personally Handcrafted
    • Cider, Sage & Molasses
    • Smoked Tomato, Rosemary, Chile Peppers and Sweet Onion
  3. Empowered Eating
    • Farro Grain, Blackberry and Clove
    • Market-Fresh Broccoli and Dukkah
  4. Hidden Potential
    • Hearty Meat Cuts, Plantain and Stick Cinnamon
    • Artichoke, Paprika and Hazelnut
  5. Global My Way
    • Japanese Katsu Sauce and Oregano
    • Anise and Cajeta

Job Hunting in Today’s Economy

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From executive chef and pastry chef to educator, ACF is here to help you in your job search. Visit our Career Center for available jobs in the culinary industry. Search by location or type, or post your résumé. Create job alerts and never let a matching job opportunity pass you by. New jobs that match your search criteria will be emailed directly to you. Sign up today.