Serving Chefs and the Hospitality Industry since 1925"
Be a Part of the Team, of the Heritage and a Part of the Journey."ACF Chicago Chefs of Cuisine focus is on the Hospitality Industry in Chicago.
2014 New Board Members
President: Joe Aiello, CEC, AAC
Chairman of the Board: Chas Boydston, AAC
Vice President: Dwight Evans
Vice President: Andres Bustamante
Treasure: Tom Ryan, CEC
Corresponding Secretary: Larry Alexander Jr.
Membership Chair: Johnathan Metellus
Sergeant at Arms: Scott Thompson
John Kartje, CEC, AAC
John Kaufmann, CEC, CFE, AAC, HOF, HGT
Joe Aiello, CEC, AAC
We continue to survive this winter weather, and I along
with your Board of Directors was delighted to see so many of you attend our
last month’s dinner meeting at Rivers Casino.
As in past years, F & B William McIlroy, chef hosts Chuck
Dochenetz, Executive Chef and Bernardo Silva, Executive Pastry Chef, presented
us with a wonderful dinner and a Valentine’s Day gift for all attendees to take
home. On behalf of all of us we want thank them for their hospitality.
I informed the members present that evening that we had held a
meeting with past presidents of the Association and current board members and
trustees to review the status of our Association. This group brainstormed some
ideas for the future of this organization by beginning to develop a strategic plan.
We discussed such questions as:
~ Who are we as an organization?
~What are we as an organization?
~ What is our vision for the future?
~ What do the members really want?
~ What distinguishes us from other professional chefs
~ How are we perceived and viewed by our members and others, as
professional or professional organization or as little of both?
~ Are our current programs effective and efficient?
*Communication: Social media, website etc.
*Monthly Meetings: Social, golf outing, picnic, educational
seminars and/or presentations.
I would appreciate your comments and suggestions so we can
better serve the members of this organization. After all, this is your
Association. We would like to hear from you. Thank you!
You can contact me directly at: www.chefJoeAiello@Gmail.comor mail to chef's office.
At our next general meeting scheduled for Monday, March 3,
2014 at Emmett's Restaurant and Brewery in Palatine, Illinois. Executive
Chef host Joe Grana, is looking forward to presenting us with a wonderful
dinner pairing it with a signature micro brewery beer. There will be a tour of
the microbrewery during the reception by one of the resident master brewers.
Chef Jesse Cobb, CEC, our certification chairman, has scheduled
at 5:30 PM that evening, a certification seminar for those chefs interested in
the process of getting certified with the ACF. I know that he is totally
committed to helping any member that would like assistance with the
have also invited Ms. Kateri Yunker, instructor and trainer for Food Industry
Training, Inc. She will do a short presentation on the upcoming changes in food
safety and sanitation laws in Illinois as of June 1, 2014. I know that
this will be interesting and beneficial. I look forward to seeing a great
turnout for this interesting meeting
April 7, 2014
Holiday Inn Gurnee & Conference Center
Tartare de Salmón
With Chefs Garnishes & Glazes
Bourbon Seared Duck Breast
With Bacon Snow & Blistered Cherry Tomato & Foie Gra
With Caviaroli Chili Oil
Stuffed With Micro Greens
With Rosemary & Basil Caviaroli
Potato Samosa Topped with
Sous-Vide Short Rib & Glazed Golden Carrot
In the Dark Berry Intermezzo
Choco Flan Impossible
with Adult Root Beer Creme
Chef Host – Chris Solare
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312-300-4818 or email ACFChicago@yahoo.com
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