The Culinary Insider - November 18, 2013 (Vol. XI, Issue 24)

Disaster Relief

American Red Cross Our heartfelt condolences go out to the people of the Philippines and the Midwest region of the United States affected by the devastating typhoon and tornadoes, respectively. All of you are in our thoughts during this difficult time, and our hearts go out to those who lost loved ones. The Red Cross has been mobilized to provide aid. You can help by joining the American Culinary Federation and donating to the American Red Cross.

Members of ACF in need of assistance from these natural disasters should complete the PDF ACFEF Disaster Relief Fund ACF Member Assistance Request form and return it to ACFEF Disaster Relief Fund, American Culinary Federation, 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32095. Forms can also be emailed to, or faxed to (904) 825-4758.

The Winter Issue of Sizzle Magazine Has Arrived

Cover of Sizzle magazine

The winter 2013 issue of Sizzle magazine is out! Download the current issue or app for free and read it today. Featured articles include:

  • Learn how to prepare pommes chevreuse two ways.
  • Discover the fine points of foraging for menu ingredients.
  • See solutions for gluten-free items in five key menu areas.
  • Observe the exciting job possibilities available at resorts.
  • Writing with chocolate is the final touch on a cake. Learn how to do it in “By Degrees.”
  • Explore the cuisine of Egypt.
  • Learn from the passion of Minneapolis chef Isaac Becker.

Subscribe to the digital issue for free and read it today.

Match Your Performance with High Oleic Soybean Oils

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Certification is Good for Business


Grow your business and your team with ACF’s Certification Concierge—At Your Service, a no-fee service for organizations with eight or more chefs applying for ACF certification. Applicable certification program costs per candidate do apply. Professional development has been proven to improve employee performance, reduce labor and costs, and improve a company’s competitive edge. Additional benefits include increased employee self-esteem and morale. Learn more or call (800) 624-9458, ext. 505, or email for information.

Connect with ACF on Facebook & Twitter

Twitter Facebook Have you connected with ACF on Facebook or Twitter? It’s easy to find us! Simply type ACF Chefs into your favorite social media platform and follow us for updates on ACF members, food news and industry opportunities. Be sure to send us a Tweet to let us know you are a member or post your interesting culinary news on Facebook. Connect with ACF on social media today.

Create Lasting Impressions with Signatures Customized Tableware by WNA

Dinnerware Create lasting impressions with Signature customized tableware by WNA! Signatures is a patent-pending innovation in foodservice products that allows you to add virtually any logo, event name or special message—your Signature—to your disposable tableware products. This revolutionary technology enables low custom decorating minimums on a variety of WNA plates, serving utensils and trays. Add value to your disposables by creating brand awareness and advertising opportunities while driving repeat sales.

Chaine des Rotisseurs Scholarship Recipients

American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Congratulations to the following five culinary students, recipients of the Chaine des Rotisseurs Scholarship. Each student will receive $2,000 for tuition, fees and books through a generous donation by the Chaine des Rotisseurs Foundation to the American Academy of Chefs. Learn more about American Culinary Federation Education Foundation scholarships and how to apply by visiting the ACF website.

  • Carmen Albino, Monroe College, Indianapolis
  • Frank Carrieri, Johnson & Wales University, Providence, R.I.
  • Mary Alice Montgomery, Johnson & Wales University, Denver
  • Anna Powell, Ivy Tech Community College, Indianapolis
  • Dwayne Sinclair, Lincoln Culinary Institute, West Palm Beach, Fla.

Rising Stars: 40 Under 40


FSR magazine is currently accepting nominations for “Rising Stars: 40 Under 40,” which will profile top industry professionals under 40 in the March 2014 issue. Send your nominations by Nov. 30 to and include the nominee’s name, position and age as of March 1, 2014; a brief description of why the person should be considered; and contact information.

Childhood Nutrition Day around the U.S.

Chef & children

The Chef & Child Foundation’s Childhood Nutrition Day was a huge success with more than 60 chefs and chapters hosting events in their communities to educate families and children about childhood hunger, proper nutrition and obesity issues in the month of October. Vitamix® joined the movement and provided blenders to chefs to encourage participation. Thank you to all the ACF chapters and chefs for participating, and a special thank you to Vitamix and the community partners and sponsors for their support in making these events a success. Read all the events and view the photos.

While Childhood Nutrition Day is celebrated during the month of October, the Chef & Child Foundation urges you to continue to promote proper nutrition and healthy choices in school-age children throughout the year. Implement one of the Chef & Child Foundation’s programs and/or activities to increase awareness and make a difference in your community.