The Culinary Insider is the newsletter of the American Culinary Federation, ACF.
The Ingredient of the Month is Watercress!
Watercress has a unique peppery flavor but once cooked, the sharpness of watercress diminishes. Watercress is available year-round, with its peak season running from April to September. Learn more about watercress and complete the quiz by logging into the ACF online learning center to earn one hour of CEH credit toward ACF certification. Read more.
All About Anita
The July/August issue of National Culinary Review profiles ACF Chef Anita Lo, a presenter at the 2022 ACF National Convention, and a multi-faceted chef, cookbook author and TV personality. Click here to download the full issue.
Grants Available to Support Healthy Eating Activities
American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF), through the Chef & Child initiative, is offering ACF chefs and chapters grant funding to support nutrition outreach activities in celebration of Childhood Nutrition Day (Oct. 16) and International Chefs Day (Oct.2). Grant deadline is Sept 31st. Apply today.
Take Your ACF Practical Exam TODAY!
Our list of practical exam locations continues to grow for you to earn your ACF certification. If you don’t see one in your area, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you as soon as one becomes available. Find your nearest location here.
Nominations are open for the Northeast Region
Nominations and Elections Committee position. Intent to Run forms are due TOMORROW, Wed., Aug. 31. Qualified Chapter Presidents in the Northeast Region can cast their votes from Wed., Sept. 7 – Wed., Sept. 21 (Midnight ET). Click here for more information.
Nominations are now open for ACF National Officer positions (President, Secretary, Treasurer and Regional Vice Presidents). Deadline for submittal of all paperwork is Dec. 1. Click here for more information.
Nominations are now open for AAC Chair and Vice-Chair. Deadline for submittal of all paperwork is Dec. 1.Click here for more information and all required forms.
Educators: Welcome Back to School!
Complement your existing curriculum with our online courses. ACF offers courses in culinary nutrition, safety and sanitation, intro to foodservice and basic food prep that students can complete at home. Integrate our webinars and recorded event sessions giving students the opportunity to learn from industry leaders. Use the Certificate of Culinary/Pastry Essentials exam as your end-of-year written assessment. Special pricing and subscription packages are available for ACFEF-accredited and ACFEF-approved programs. Learn more.