Monday, September 8, 2014
ACF Chicago Chefs of Cuisine
La Villa Restaurant and Banquets
3632 N. Pulaski Rd, Chicago
773-283-7980 for directions
Gluten Free Seminar with Denise
6:30 Dinner and Meeting
Non Members $35.00
Board has elected a new policy;
If you have not made
a reservation there will be a $5.00 surcharge or if have made a
reservation and do not show, you will be billed.
ACF Chicago Chefs of Cuisine
Phone: 312-300-4818 ~ ACFChicago@yahoo.com
Event Report 2014
Congratulations to all members that are mentioned in the
ACF National Convention report below. As your president I attended the Board of
Governors meeting during the business session at the convention, where I
presented as the Chairperson of the Bylaws Committee proposed Bylaws changes
for the ACF and the ACF Foundation. Proposed changes were approved with a vote
of confidence by the majority. Thank you to all Governors. We had great chapter
member’s representation attending the convention, several Board members, also
past presidents and other members.
I am looking forward to a productive and fun upcoming
Joe Aiello, CEC, AAC
Report Was Published by ACF, Full Report available at http://www.acfchefs.org/ACF/Events/Convention/ACF/Events/Convention/
More than 1,000 chefs, cooks, students and foodservice professionals attended the 2014 ACF National Convention,
hosted by ACF Greater Kansas City Chefs Association in Kansas City, Missouri, July 25–29.
The annual event provided attendees with opportunities to advance their professional development and
enhance their culinary skills through hands-on workshops and seminars,cutting-edge demonstrations, a trade show featuring nearly 100 exhibitors,
national competitions and ACF’s national awards.
This year’s presenters included Pat LaFrieda, third-generation meat purveyor and owner of Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors, North Bergen, New Jersey,
who demonstrated the art of butchery; Jacquy Pfeiffer, co-founder/academic dean for student affairs,
The French Pastry School, Chicago, who shared his knowledge and expertise for making desserts; and Becky Wortman, chef/owner, Imagine
Something Sweet, Clayton, Washington, and one of Dessert Professional’s 2014 Top Ten Cake Artists in America, who demonstrated the art of sculpting
buttercream showpieces. During General Session, July 26, Rochelle Trotter, wife of the late renowned chef Charlie Trotter, HHOF, announced that the Charlie Trotter’s Culinary Education
Foundation will donate $25,000 to the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation for culinary-arts education scholarships.
General Session included a panel tribute to Charlie Trotter by former employees and colleagues who shared memories of working with Trotter and outlined their plans for The Trotter Project, an initiative to promote culinary arts, service and
education. Homaro Cantu, chef/owner, Moto, Chicago, who was also a panel
member, gave a molecular gastronomy-inspired culinary demonstration.
Below are the 2014 ACF award winners and honorees:
U.S.A.’s Chef of the
Year, sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions:
Timothy Prefontaine, CEC®, executive chef, The Fort Worth Club, Fort Worth, Texas; ACF national member
ACF Pastry Chef of the Year, sponsored by Plugrá® European-Style Butter
Stephan Schubert, executive pastry chef, River City Casino & Hotel, St. Louis; Chefs de Cuisine Association of St. Louis Inc.
ACF Chef Educator of the Year
JeanYves Vendeville, CEPC®, department chair/instructor, Savannah TechnicalCollege, Savannah, Georgia; ACF Chefs of the Low Country
ACF Student Chef of the Year,sponsored by Custom Culinary, Inc.
Chase Grove, chef de partie, The Grey Plume, Omaha, Nebraska; student, The Institute for the Culinary Arts at Metropolitan Community College, Omaha;
ACF Professional Chefs and Culinarians of the Heartland Dr. L.J. Minor Chef
Professionalism Award, sponsored by MINOR’S®
Michael Garbin, CEC®, AAC®, executive chef, Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago; ACF Windy City Professional Culinarians Inc.
Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award
Hartmut Handke, CMC®, AAC®, chef/owner, Culinary Fast-Trac, Dublin, Ohio; ACF Columbus ChapterACF Student Team
National Championship, sponsored by R.L. Schreiber, Inc. ACF Greater Kansas City Chefs Association; Johnson County Community College,
Overland Park, Kansas; Raquel Kramer, Katie O’Connor, Matt Phillips, Kathryn
Ratzlaff and Jessica Seely; Felix Sturmer, coach Baron H. Galand Culinary
Knowledge Bowl, sponsored by American Technical Publishers and US Foods
Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown, North Carolina; ACF North Carolina
Chapter; Aisha Boston, Jessica Bower, Alexia D’Egidio and Michael Nasrallah;
Linda Beitz and Patrick Sanecki, CHE, coaches
ACF Industry Partnership
European-Style Butter; Kansas City, Missouri
ACF National Chapter of
Monterey Bay Chapter; Monterey, California
ACF Region of the Year
ACF Culinary Community
Chefs de Cuisine Association; Detroit
ACF World of Thanks
Greater Kansas City Chefs Association; Kansas City, Missouri
Hoffstadt, CEC®, AAC®, HOF, retired, Tinley Park, Illinois; ACF Chicago
Chefs of Cuisine Inc.
Cutting Edge Award
Ferguson, vice president business development, Goodwill Industries of
Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin; ACF Windy City
Professional Culinarians Inc.
Farm Kitchen; Chicago
Maria’s Pizzeria & Ristorante; Bensenville, Illinois
Ristorante & Banquets; Chicago
Ristorante & Wine Bar; Chicago
Signature Room at the 95th; Chicago
American Academy of
Chefs® (AAC®) Chair’s Medal
Wright, CEC®, AAC®, department chair of hospitality management, Erie Community
College, Buffalo, New York; ACF of Greater Buffalo New York
Lawrence A. Conti, CEC®,
AAC®, HOF, Chair’s Achievement Award
Campagna, CEC®, HAAC, retired, San Carlos, California; ACF San Francisco
Joseph Amendola Award
O’Malley, CEPC®, AAC®, pastry chef instructor, Kapiʻolani Community College,
Honolulu; ACF Honolulu Chapter
Chef Good Taste Award
Gilbert, CEC®, AAC®, director of culinary, Custom Culinary, Inc., Lombard,
Illinois; ACF Windy City Professional Culinarians Inc.
Lt. General John D.
Campbell, CEC®, army sustainment command food advisor, U.S. Army, Rock Island
Arsenal, Illinois; Old Dominion ACF Chapter
Phone: 312-300-4818 ~ ACFChicago@yahoo.com http://www.chicagochefsofcuisine.org/
Please join us at our October Meeting at the Hofbrauhaus in Rosemont
October 6, 2014
Member $30.00 – Non Members $35.00
Don’t Miss our November Meeting at Gibson’s
November 3, 2014
$40.00 per person
December Meeting and Date TBD
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