COOKS CAMP OFFERS STUDENTS TASTE OF REAL WORLD
Forty students from across Ohio
participated in the 9th annual Cooks
Camp, a four-day workshop that offers
students the chance to see what
working in a professional kitchen is like.
The camp, which was created in 2001
by Ron Perkins, CEC, CCE, AAC, and
Mark Kent, CEC, is part of the Team
Cuisine Program and is sponsored by
numerous organizations, including ACF
Chef volunteers at this year’s Cooks
Camp, from left to right: Sheila Hamm,
Dan Remark, Pam Mock, Larry Gilpatrick,
Beth Ringlein, Mark Kent, Carolyn Bell,
Janea Makowskin, Ron Perkins and Michael
Edwards. Not pictured, Connie Pacanovsky.
Akron-Canton Area Cooks and Chefs
Association, ACF Columbus Chapter, ACF
Sandusky Bay Area Chefs Chapter and
Maumee Valley Chefs Chapter ACF. This
year’s camp took place at Tri-Rivers Career
Center in Marion, Ohio. Students’ hard
work, approximately 55 hours total in the
kitchen, culminated in a grand banquet at
which they prepared gourmet offerings for
parents, teachers and industry partners.
CHEF AND CHAPTER GIVE BACK TO WORTHY CAUSE
When Dwight Evans heard that the Roy C.
Buley Community Center in Muncie, Ind., was
going through difficult financial times, he
decided to put his culinary skills to work and
help with a fundraiser. The center offers a
variety of services to youth, adults and senior
citizens ranging from cultural to recreational
programs. Evans, who attended the center
growing up, is now executive chef at
Covenant Village of Northbrook, Northbrook,
Ill., and a member of ACF Chicago Chefs
Dwight Evans, left with Dave Franklin,
center, catering coordinator, Vera Mae’s
Bistro, and Marry Dollison, volunteer director
with the Roy C. Buley Community Center.
BECOME A MEMBER OF THE HONOR SOCIETY
of culinarians by mentoring and awarding
scholarships to students seeking a future in
the culinary industry.
Do you know of a
and qualified chef?
Encourage him or her
to apply to become
a member of the
American Academy of Chefs. Academy
Fellows demonstrate the highest standards of
professionalism within ACF, their communities
and the foodservice industry. The Academy’s
primary mission is to promote the education
To become a member of the Academy, an
official application must be requested by an
Academy Fellow on behalf of an individual
pursuing induction. Applications are available
from the Academy national office and
require a nonrefundable $35 application
fee. The application for induction into the
December 3, 2010
ACF West Virginia Chapter
Site: National Institute for Culinary Arts, Beckley, W.Va.
Chair: Leonard Bailey, CEC; email@example.com;
(304) 929-1386; fax (304) 929-1621
Category: ST2—Student Team State Competition
December 10, 2010
Site: Kapiolani Community College, Honolulu
Chair: Alan Tsuchiyama; firstname.lastname@example.org; (808) 734-
9148; fax (808) 794-9212; culinary.kcc.hawaii.edu
Categories: A-D, SA-SD, ST2—Student Team State
Competition, K1-9, SK1-9, S W—Student Wildcard
Category, Individual Mystery Basket
January 13-15, 2011
ACF St. Augustine Chapter
Site: First Coast Technical College, St. Augustine, Fla.
Chair: David S. Bearl, CCE, AAC; email@example.com;
(904)669-1340; fax (904) 547-3459
Categories: A-D, F1, ST1—Student Team Local
ACF Fox Valley Chapter
Site: Madison College, Madison, Wis.
Chair: John G. Johnson, CEC, CCE; jgjohnson@
matcmadison.edu; (608) 246-6707
Categories: A-C, E1, F1, 2, ST2—Student Team State
Competition, K1-9, P1, 2
Visit the ACF Web site, www.acfchefs.org,
for more information and updates.
of Cuisine Inc. He enlisted the help of ACF
East Central Indiana Chapter and students
at Ivy Tech Community College—East
Central Indiana’s Muncie campus. More
than 300 guests attended the “From Ghetto
to Gourmet” fundraiser dinner Sept. 16 at
Cornerstone Center of the Arts in Muncie.
Academy is at www.acfchefs.org/AAC.
Applications are valid for one year and must
be submitted to the Academy national office
by Dec. 31 of the year preceding induction
(Dec. 31, 2010, for induction in 2011).
Contact: American Culinary Federation,
Academy Administrator, 180 Center Place
Way, St. Augustine, FL 32095; Academy@
acfchefs.net; (800) 624-9458, ext. 102.