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									         ACF Southeast Region Scoop
ACF Southeast Region Official Newsletter                                                      March 2010
     In This Issue
   Southeast Region Vice
    President's Message    A Message from Your Region Vice President
  ACF Southeast Regional
   Update Your Web Site
        Information        Dear Chef:
   State & Chapter News

                           I want to start this month's "Scoop" by sending warm congratulations to Chef
                           Louis Perrotte, CEC, AAC. Chef Perrotte was named the Continental
                           Director for the Americas for WACS. He has been a longtime member of
                           ACF, a former Southeast Region Vice President and a member
                           of ACF Central Florida Chapter. Chef Perrotte has been a mentor to many
                           chefs, myself included, and I know he will bring his usual drive for excellence
                           to this, his newest endeavor.

                           Chapter documents
   Jeff Bacon, CEC,
                           There are some outstanding chapter issues that I need to remind everyone
      CCA, AAC
                           of. For a long time, ACF has attempted to gather three documents from our
  Southeast Region         chapters, so that we may be in compliance with IRS regulations and have
   Vice President          other legal protections as advised by counsel. These documents are:
                           Chapter Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation and Proof of Federal Tax ID
                           Number. Every chapter must have these documents on file at the ACF
                           national office to be in compliance and considered in good standing. We
                           have been very patient in waiting and diligent in communication,
                           however, more than a quarter of all chapters do not have all three of these
                           documents on file at ACF. Please do whatever is necessary to confirm your
                           status and to come into compliance.

                           Seeking candidates for committees
                           Per our ACF bylaws, a representative from each region shall be elected to
                           both the Internal Audit Committee and the Ethics Committee at each
   STATE                   respective regional conference. We will elect these representatives at the
COORDINATORS               Southeast Regional Conference in Birmingham. Please query your fellow
        Alabama            ACF members to find solid nominations for these important
          TBD              positions. Interested parties should send a short professional bio or
                           résumé and a brief statement of why the member would like to serve.
     Florida, North        Please be sure that full name and membership number are included when
 Bryan Frick, CEC, AAC     you send these to me at

    Florida, South         Member award nominations
  Donald Sedivy, CEC       I recently sent communication to all chapter officers seeking nominations for
                           the Joseph Amendola Southeast Region Outstanding Member Award. To
       Georgia             date, I have gotten very little response. Only a chapter's Board of Directors
  Michael Deihl, CEC,      may send in the nomination, but please give your suggestions to your
       CCA, AA             chapter's board so they can let me know. The deadline is April 1. Please
     Cheryl Glass          contact me at if you have additional questions about this
Sam Sears, CEC, CCA     The regional conference season is upon us. Congratulations to Chef Bill
                        Franklin, our Western Region Vice President, and to all of his members for
     Mississippi        an excellent Western Regional Conference.
     Allen Racey
                        Southeast Conference highlights
   North Carolina       Here are some of the exciting things you can look forward to in Birmingham:
 Jay Christmas, CEC           Exciting and insightful education. See presentations by local
                              celebrity chef Chris Hastings of Hot and Hot Fish Club. Also enjoy our
   South Carolina             keynote presenter Chef Donald Barickman from Charleston, S.C.,
  Edmund Chinners,            who spearheaded the revival of Lowcountry cuisine.
    CEC, CCA                  One of the most exciting culinary scenes in the Southeast. Visit
                              Five Points with its array of clubs, restaurants, bakeries and
     Tennessee                shops. Many of the chefs here are proponents of local sourcing and
Michael Osborne, CEC          sustainable practices.
                              Certification assistance. Learn more about recent upgrades to the
       Virginia               certification process. Take a certification education course or a class
Winslow Goodier, CEC,         on the practical exam.
         AAC                  Gourmet dining. Enjoy wonderful dining, especially at our
                              Celebrating Regional Excellence Awards Gala. For Academy
                              members, this year's event promises to be something special as we
                              enjoy the hospitality of The Club, which overlooks the city of
   2010 ACF                   Birmingham.
  SOUTHEAST                   Networking. Meet colleagues from around the region and share best
                              practices with some of the best chefs in the country.
 CONFERENCE             We send our best wishes out to all of the chefs and regional vice presidents
                        in the rest of the country as they embark on their conferences. I hope this
                        conference season is full of camaraderie and education for all of our

                        Jeff Bacon, CEC, CCA, AAC
Registration Rewards    Your ACF Southeast Region Vice President
 for ACF Members

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    April 24-26         Early Registration Deadline Expires April 8
 Birmingham, Ala.
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Travel Information &
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 Schedule Updates
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                     who purchase a full registration, are current in their membership at the
                     time of registering and throughout the entire duration of the event, and
                     stay a minimum of (3) three nights at the participating conference hotel.
                     Limit (1) one Rewards Rate per room.

                     Update Your Web Site Information
                     Please update your information on your local and on the national ACF Web
                     sites. It is the main way people, including me, find out where you are meeting
                     and what you are doing. Thank you.

                     State and Chapter News
                     Find out what your ACF Southeast Region chapters have been doing or are
                     planning by visiting their Web sites or reviewing their news.

                     ACF Birmingham Alabama Chapter-
                     ACF Metro Mobile Chefs & Cooks Association-Contact Thomas Spence, Jr.,
                     for information at (251) 476-6400, ext.7353.

Early Registration   Florida
Discounts Expires    ACF Bay Culinarians-
      April 8        ACF Caxambas Chapter of Naples & Marco Island-
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                     ACF Central Florida
                     ■The next meeting is April 5 at 7 p.m. at Bar Harbor Seafood at 2000 Premier Row, Orlando, Fla.

                     ACF First Coast Chapter-
                     ■The next meeting is March 9 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Publix Apron's Cooking School at 10500 San
                     Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, Fla.
                     ACF Greater Miami Chapter Epicurean
                     ACF Gulf to Lakes Chefs & Cooks Assn.,
                     ■ The Annual Spring Break BBQ takes place on March 29 from 11a.m.-5 p.m. at the home of Jeffrey
                     Rotz, CEC, CCE, AAC, ACE, in Tavares, Fla.
                     ■ The SYSCO Spring Food Show is March 24 at Osceola Heritage Park, Kissimmee, Fla.
                     ■ The annual spring break cruise is April 4-11. Contact Jeffrey Rotz, CEC, CCE, AAC, ACE, at
            for information.
                     ■ Chapter meetings for the next three months are as follows: April 12 at Ocala Hilton Hotel, Ocala,
                     Fla.; May 10 at Withlacoochee Technical Institute, Inverness, Fla.; June 14 at Lake Technical Center,
                     Eustis, Fla.
                     ACF Inc Florida Suncoast Cooks Assn.-
                     ■The next meeting is March 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Finn Marketing Group, Inc. at14605 McCormick Drive,
                     Tampa, Fla.
                     ACF Sarasota Bay Chefs
                     ACF Space Coast
                     ACF Tallahassee Area Chefs
                     ■The next meeting is March 8 at 4:30 p.m. in the Dining Room at Keiser University at 1700 Halstead
                     Blvd., Tallahassee, Fla.

                     ACF Tampa Bay Culinary Assn.
                     ■The next meeting is March 8 hosted by Brian Berling, corporate executive chef, at Finn Marketing
                     Group, Inc. at 14605 McCormick Drive, Tampa, Fla.
                     ■The Annual Family Picnic is April 11 at Desoto Park, Shelter # 5.

                     Fort Lauderdale ACF,
                     ■The next meeting is March 8 at the Ft. Lauderdale Marriott North at 6650 N. Andrews Avenue, Ft.
                     Lauderdale, Fla. Chef Craig Roasado is hosting and Charles Kowanetz of Dexter-Russell will be doing
                     a demonstration.

                           ACF Greater Atlanta Chapter,
                           ■The 2010 ACF Golf Invitational is March 15 at The Standard Club, 6230 Abbotts Bridge Road,
                           Duluth, Ga.
                           ■Flatfish Class will take place March 23 at the Atlanta Culinary Training Center, 1485 Lake Parkway,
                           Lawrenceville, Ga.
                           ■The U.S. Foodservice Cold Food Competition is March 30 at Cobb Galleria, Atlanta.

                           ACF Savannah Chefs

                           ACF Kentucky Chapter-
                           Bluegrass Culinary Association ACF-Contact Sam Sears, CEC, CCA, for
                           more information at (859) 233-3736, or

                           Mississippi Gulf Coast Chapter

                           North Carolina
                           ACF Cape Fear Chefs
                           ACF Inc. Charlotte
                           ■The next meeting will take place March 8 at Piedmont Natural Gas.
                           ACF Triad Chapter NC-
                           ACF Triangle
                           ■A Culinary Salon will take place at Wake Tech Apr 17-18.
                           ACF Western North Carolina Culinary Association-Contact Michael Fahey,
                           CEC, CCE, AAC, for information at (828) 230-6078 or
                           ■The next meeting is March 10 at 6 p.m. at the Biltmore Forest Country Club.
                           ■The Mélange of the Mountains is March 25 in Waynesville at the Gateway Club.

                           South Carolina
                           ACF Chefs of the Low
                           ACF Midlands
                           ■The next meeting is May 3 at Embassy Suites, Columbia, S.C. There will not be a general meeting in
                           ■The International Food Festival to benefit Palmetto Place Children's Shelter is May 21 at the
                           Embassy Suites, Columbia, S.C.
                           ACF Myrtle Beach
                           ■The next meeting is April 5 at 6 p.m. at Scatori's Italian Restaurant, Surfside Beach, N.C.
                           ■The Taste! Gourmet Show and Expo will take place May 14-16 at the Myrtle Beach Convention
                           Center, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

                           ACF Greater Memphis
                           ■The next meeting is March 15 at 6 p.m. at Food Sales East.
                           ACF Middle Tennessee
                           ■A board meeting will take place March 8 at 5:30 pm at J & M Catering at 4825 Trousdale Drive,
                           Suite 228.
                           ■The next meeting is March 15 at 6 p.m. at Barn Dinner Theater at 8204 Highway 100.

                           ACF Tidewater Chefs
                           ■The next meeting is March 9 at 7 p.m. at the Culinary Institute of Virginia,
                           2428 Almeda Avenue, Norfolk, Va.
                           ACF Virginia Chefs
                           ■The next meeting is March 9 at Chesterfield Technical Center 3 p.m

ACF Sanctioned Culinary Competitions
March 1-12: Old Dominion ACF Chapter
Site: Fort Lee, Va.
Chair: Robert Sparks, CEPC;; (804) 734-3274
Categories: A-D, F1, 4, 5, ST1, ST2 - Student Team State Competition, W - 4 team
member team, 3 courses, 80 portions, 4 ½ hours. K1-9, P1,2, H1-3

March 6-7: ACF Chefs De Cuisine Association of St. Louis Inc.
Site: L'Ecole Culinaire St. Louis, St. Louis, Mo.
Chair: Bryan Hardy, CEC;; (314) 372-2264
Categories: K1 -9
March 9-10: ACF Chefs Las Vegas
Site: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas
Chair: Dale Shigenaga,, (702) 895-3503
Categories: A-D, E1-4

March 14: ACF Greater Atlanta Chapter, Inc.
Site: Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Tucker, Ga.
Chair: Michael Deihl, CEC, CCE, AAC;; (404) 687-2441
Category: ST2- Student Team State Competition

March 14: NACUFS Mid-Atlantic Region
Site: Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
Chair: Larry Frazer, CEC, AAC;; (609) 258-5492
Category: W Customized-Individual, 4 portions, 1 course, 75 min, Portabella mushroom (4 ea. @ 4.5-5")
Tournee classic cut required.
March 14: NACUFS Mid-Atlantic Region
Site: ARAMARK, Atlanta, Ga.
Chair: Michael Deihl CEC, CCA, AAC;; (678) 592-0533
Category: W-Wildcard-Individual, one entrée, one dessert, 3 hours. Ingredients: salmon, pork belly, lentils,
fig and shiitake mushroom, mango

March 20: NACUFS Continental/Pacific Region
Site: Ram's Horn Dining Commons, Fort Collins, Colo.
Chair: Karl Bendix,, 970-491-4715
Category: W-Wildcard-Individual, 4 portions, 75 minutes. Induction cookers only, mandatory ingredient 4
½-5 Portobello mushroom.

March 20-21: ACF Greater Cincinnati Chapter
Site: Midwest Culinary Institute, Cinicinnati
Chair: John Kinsella, CMC, CCE, WGMC, AAC;; (513) 967-4067
Categories: A-D, SA- SD, E1-4, F1-2, K1,2,4,6,7,8, SK1,2,4,8,9,10, P1-2, SP1-2

March 29: NACUFS Midwest Region
Site: University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
Chair: Patrick Kander,, (216) 509-3041
Category: W Customized - Individual, 4 portions, 1 course, 75 min, Portabella mushroom (4 ea. @ 4.5-5")
Tournee classic cut required.

April 7: NACUFS Southern Region
Site: Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention, Grapevine, Texas
Chair: Bryan Varin,, (706) 542-8412
Category: W Customized - Individual, 4 portions, 1 course, 75 min, Portabella mushroom (4 ea. @ 4.5-5")
Tournee classic cut required.

April 12: ACF Triangle Chefs
Site: Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, N.C.
Chair: Caralyn House,, (919) 866-5991
Categories: A-D, SA-SD

April 17-18: ACF Capital District - Central New York
Site: Schenectady County Community College, Schenectady, N.Y.
Chair: Christopher Allen Tanner, CEC, CHE;; (518) 381-1444
Categories: A-D, SA-SD, E1-4, F1,2,4,5 & 6, G, SG, K1-9, SK1-9, P1-2, SP1-2, H1-2, SH1-2

April 19: Central Maryland Chefs & Cooks Association
Site: Anne Arundel Community College, Glen Burie, Md.
Chair: John Johnson CEC, CCE, AAC;; (410) 777-1225
Categories: SC, SK1, 4, 9, SP2

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