How Does The American Culinary Federation Serve The Community?

Membership of the American Culinary Federation signifies a standard of excellence in the food industry backed by skill, knowledge and professionism in all aspects of catering. It is the surest sign that a member is a genuine chef with the ability and training to prepare food which is both nutritious and healthy.The Federation, which was founded over 80 years ago,continues to expand, looking after its members needs,as well as promoting a healthier lifestyle for all. It should be the aim, therefore, for any aspiring chef to join the Federation as early as possible in their career, as this action can only bring significant benefits in the years that follow.

The Federation was first formed when several independent associations in New York decided to amalgamate, to create one body which could look after the interests of the chefs in the city. This is still very much necessary, as there are a great many chefs working in diverse positions in New York. Many are in traditional institutions which have been around since the days when the Federation was initially formed, and even many years before that. Others are part of the new wave of restaurants which have sprung up in recent years, as more ethnic groups have settled in the city and began to run their own restaurant businesses.

The primary objective of the Federation is still to look after the interests of the chefs who are members. This can be done by assisting with pay negotiations, although most catering establishment owners need little reminding of the importance of a quality chef. The decoration and feel of a restaurant may be important factors, but they are not going to bring customers back for repeat visits unless the food is of the highest quality. Even though the catering industry has expanded throughout the United States,the quality of the food served is paramount, and the better the standard it is will help to enhance the reputation of the restaurant and make it a success.

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The American Culinary Federation is also trying to raise the profile of catering in the community in several different ways. Firstly, the Federation is actively to promoting healthy eating in the community, in response to the huge numbers of people eating junk food, and the rates of heart disease and obesity in American cities. The drive for healthy nutrition is one which is coming from many different places, including the Federal Government, so the Federation has a great deal of support. Of course, not everyone can spend as much time on their food preparation as a professional chef, but they can still learn to eat healthily.

Another focus of activity for the Federation is trying to get young people interested in healthy eating and food preparation. There are many families where the children play a part in preparing food, not just for their own brothers and sisters, but also for the parents and any other adults in the house. They are typically being misguided by food manufacturers, and are very often swayed by blantant forms of advertising, and once the bad habits have started they are difficult to overcome. If the children can learn the right techniques of healthy food preparation, those habits can last a lifetime.

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If you want to find out more information and how to become a member visit the American Culinary Federation's website. This will give you an insight into the significant benefits available.Even if you do not wish to join at the present time non-members can benefit from their activities, for example,you can find information about ways to eat more healthily, or a school could invite a delegation to teach the pupils and the caterers about healthy food. Such a project would definitely be of interest to the American Culinary Federation.




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Waldo Tech culinary arts students earn their just desserts: trip to national . - Bangor Daily News

Waldo Tech culinary arts students earn their just desserts: trip to national .
Bangor Daily News
The Pro-Start competition, sponsored by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, is a big deal for his students, according to chef Mark Hannibal, who teaches the culinary arts program at the tech center. EURœI was trying hard not to cry .
Waldo County student chefs bring home the gold in statewide

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Escoffier Online International Culinary Academy Provides High School Students with a Head Start in Professional .
Online Classes Provide Students with Top Level Training and Assist Teachers with Easy to Track Student Progress (PRWeb March 26, 2014) Read the full story at

Chefs feed firefighters
Fifteen chefs from the American Culinary Federation will prepare meals from around the globe in a fundraiser Saturday, April 12. A portion of the proceeds will later send chefs and culinary students to each of the 21 firehouses around Colorado Springs to feed firefighters of the Colorado Springs Fire Department. The program is called theEURŠ Continue Reading Chefs feed firefighters..

Edible Chatter: Country club chef news, Streets tries to settle down, chef dinner booked and much more
Brace yourself. There's a load of food news ready to be fired off. Athens Country Club's executive chef Chris McCook is off to Charleston, S.C., later this month to compete in the American Culinary Federation's Southeast Region Chef of the Year...

Chefs Teach Healthy Eating in Public Schools
Local chefs with the American Culinary Federation are teaming up with AACT culinary students to teach fourth graders about proper nutrition and food safety...

Provo chef packs food with flavor
Jay Jinkuk Lee, 32, of Provo, loves to create new dishes that please his guests...

BOCES culinary students champs again in regional competition
Press release: Culinary Arts students from the Batavia Career and Technical Education Center brought home the Culinary Cup for the third consecutive year!  These students took first place in the eighth Annual Taste of Culinary Competition hosted by the American Culinary Federation of Greater Buffalo, New York. This event was held at Erie Community Colleges City Campus.  Chef Nathan Koscielski's ...

BACOA and Barrington Park District to sponsor a day of culinary arts - Suburban Life Publications

BACOA and Barrington Park District to sponsor a day of culinary arts
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BARRINGTON EUR The Barrington Council on Aging and the Barrington Park District will sponsor a trip for lunch at the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Institute of Elgin April 10. Located on the Elgin Community College campus, students from the institute's .


Missoula College culinary student 3rd at regional competition - The Missoulian

Missoula College culinary student 3rd at regional competition
The Missoulian
Missoula College culinary arts student William Gervais won a bronze medal at the American Culinary Federation Western Regional competition March 3 in Oakland, Calif. Gervais competed in the one-hour category EURœSK Student Culinarian of the YearEUR portion .

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