CCF Newsletter - Spring 2011

ACF Regional Conferences

2011 ACF Regional Conferences Be sure to join us for the nutritional seminars at the ACF Regional Conferences presented in partnership with the Chef & Child Foundation. CCF plays a significant role in securing the presenters and underwriting the seminars. Details on the seminars will be available on the website as they become available for each regional conference.

Northeast Regional Conference
March 20–23, 2011
Columbus Renaissance, Columbus, Ohio
Nutrition seminars at a glance

Central Regional Conference
April 17–20, 2011
Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans

Western Regional Conference
April 29–May 2, 2011
Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Chefs Move to Schools

Chefs Move to Schools

The Chefs Move to Schools program is well underway with chefs and schools partnering to provide healthy and nutritious meals that meet the school’s dietary and budget requirements.

Find out more on how you can get involved on the ACF Chefs Move to Schools website or visit the USDA Chefs Move to Schools website for additional resources.

It’s Here. The CCF 2011 Ingredient of the Month Calendar.

Purchase for only $7. Call (904) 484-0202 to order your calendar today. Limited supply.

Spotlight on…Amy Kalafa

Executive Producer, Two Angry Moms

For over 25 years, Amy has produced award-winning films, television programs and magazine articles in the field of health education. Since childhood, Amy has been passionate about social justice and environmental issues. She is now compelled to express that passion by speaking out as an Angry Mom fighting for the health of America’s kids. Find out more on

Local Chapter Corner - Get Involved In Your Community

The support of ACF chapters is needed to accomplish the goals and projects we have set in motion for CCF. Please get involved in your community. You can use one of the programs we have available online or create your own.

Find out what other local chapters are doing and more about the fundraising process at the chapter corner of the CCF website. Email us at and share your success stories with us.

Clemson University Partnership

Culinary Nutrition News

Culinary Nutrition News articles are free and available for download the first Monday of each month. Download articles, share with colleagues or click the "Send to a friend" button and share with family, friends and peers. Download these articles and build your personal nutrition library. Sponsored by French’s Foodservice.

Ingredient of the Month

The nutritional Ingredient of the Month is a free downloadable guide featuring a new nutritional ingredient for chefs to incorporate into their menus. Available the first Monday of the month, the downloadable guide will provide an in-depth look the latest in nutrition ingredients. Download these articles, share with colleagues and start creating your nutritional-recipe collection.

CCF Recipe Collection

View our healthy and nutritous recipes provided by our members and updated by Clemson University for nutritional content.

Current favorites include Tarragon Yogurt Chicken Salad, Vegetable and Country Dijon Potato Salad, and Green Apple Carpaccio. Don’t forget to check back frequently for more recipes.

Support Our Mission

ACFEF Chef & Child Foundation Special thanks to the following for supporting our mission to promote proper nutrition and fight childhood obesity.

  • Bert P. Cutino, CEC, AAC, HBOT, HOF
  • Robin J. Holmes, CEC
  • Marguerite A. Jirau, CSC
  • Lisa M. Ramsey, CEC
  • Gourmet Foods
  • ACF West Michigan Lakeshore Chapter

Donate online, by calling (800) 624-9458, ext. 102, or by mailing a check to Chef & Child Foundation, 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32095.

Meet the Chef & Child Foundation Board

Elizabeth Mikesell, CEC, AAC, Chairwoman
Ira Fingerman, Vice Chair
Phil Cragg, CEC, CCE, AAC, Communication
Brad Everett, Education
Jean Hull, CCE, AAC, Liaison
Lynn Krause, CEPC, AAC, Central Region Chair
D’Aun Carrell, Central Region Co-Chair
Phil Cragg, CEC, CCE, AAC, Northeast Region Chair
Kyle Shadix, CCC, MS, RD, Northeast Region Co-Chair
John Maxwell, CCE, CEC, AAC, Southeast Region Chair
Malika Robins, CEC, FMP, Southeast Region Co-Chair
Patti Curfman, CEC, CEPC, AAC, Western Region Chair
Joe Eidem, CEC, AAC, Western Region Co-Chair