Queen City Extends Royal Welcome
The American Culinary Federation’s 2003
Southeast Region Conference convenes in Charlotte, N.C.
St. Augustine, Fla., January 14,
2003—Southern hospitality will be on the menu when ACF
Charlotte Chapter welcomes fellow American Culinary Federation (ACF)
members to the Southeast Region conference Feb. 20–23 in
Charlotte, N.C. This first of ACF’s 2003 regional conferences will
draw chefs, cooks, culinary educators, and foodservice professionals
from all over the Southeast.
The conference has a full schedule of events, educational seminars,
student competitions, and chef demonstrations, as well as certification
refresher courses and an educators’ clinic. More than 200 food
vendors and equipment manufacturers will fill the exhibition and trade
show at the Charlotte Convention Center. The convention center will also
serve as the site of a cold food competition, a student team culinary
competition, and several chef demonstrations.
One of the highlights of the conference takes place on opening night
at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Participants will enjoy a buffet of
Carolina-style cuisine, a rock ’n’ roll band, virtual
reality NASCAR games and rides, and a 170 mph ride around the 1.5-mile
oval track under the speedway’s lights. There will also be an
ice-carving competition and a pit crew challenge that will show who can
cook up speed along with culinary creations.
For further information, including a daily schedule of events for
ACF’s 2003 Southeast Region Conference, log on to www.acfchefs.org or www.acf-charlotte.org, or contact Doug
Allen, conference chair, at (704) 752-0139 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1929, the American Culinary Federation (ACF) is the
largest and most prestigious chefs organization in America. ACF’s
goal is to make a positive difference for culinarians internationally
through education, apprenticeship, and certification, while creating a
fraternal bond of respect and integrity among culinarians
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