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Local Community-Sourced Cookbook and Donation Platform

Posted by mhwill on 03/31/2020 12:00 am  /   General Info

Extra Helping

Let's support the people behind the plate.

Hospitality workers are a vital part of our community. Small Circle Recipes and FEAST Magazine are partnering to collect donations and publish recipes in Extra Helping a community sourced cookbook from those in the industry who are affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Recipe submissions will close on April 10th, 2020.

All proceeds will be donated to the Gateway Resilience Fund in St. Louis and the Crossroads Community Kitchen in Kansas City.

For the full article, click here. To donate to the project or share a recipe, click here.

 

 


ACF Teams USA win medals at IKA Culinary Olympics

Posted by mhwill on 02/24/2020 12:00 am  /   General Info

The 2020 IKA Culinary Olympics have now come to a close. ACF Culinary Team USA takes Silver in Restaurant of Nations and Bronze in Chef’s Table!!! ACF Regional Team USA came in 3rd place out of all the regional teams

Norway wins the gold medal in the National Culinary Team competition.

National, Regional, and Youth Team USA members include Paul Kampff and Jim Storm.

“Bigger, better and for the first time in Stuttgart – once again, we have proven that the IKA/Culinary Olympics is the most renowned and important international culinary competition for chefs”, states Richard Beck, the President of the German Chefs’ Association (VKD). The German Chefs’ Association, Verband der Köche Deutschlands e. V., as the competition organiser congratulates all of the winners of the Culinary Olympics. “All participating chefs and pastry chefs were thrilled to represent their country and their profession. The newly launched Chef’s Table, a 7-course menu prepared by the National Teams, was particularly successful”, concludes Richard Beck. “The IKA/Culinary Olympics is also setting the food trends in the other categories for the next four years – i.e. for the Junior National Culinary Teams, Community Catering & Military Teams, Regional Culinary Teams and the individual exhibitors.”

Each individual participant, all passionate about their work, showed enormous talent and potential during the Culinary Olympics. In the Nation Culinary Teams category, team Norway finally won the competition and took home the Olympic gold medal. Team Norway convinced the jury of its skills due to its precision and artistic craftmanship. Closely followed in second place by Sweden, who achieved the silver medal for their outstanding performance. In the National Culinary Teams competition, the bronze medal went to Iceland. The German National Culinary team reached the 6th place in the overall ranking.

Sweden was awarded a gold medal in the Junior National Culinary Teams category. The second place, and thus a silver medal, was won by Norway, while Switzerland was able to secure a bronze medal due to their cooking skills. The German Junior National Team has reached the 5th place.

Heree is a listing of all winners in the different categories:

NATIONAL CULINARY TEAMS:

  • 1st place: gold medal for Norway
  • 2nd place: silver medal for Sweden
  • 3rd place: bronze medal for Iceland

 

JUNIOR NATIONAL CULINARY TEAMS:

  • 1st place: gold medal for Sweden
  • 2nd place: silver medal for Norway
  • 3rd place: bronze medal for Switzerland

 

COMMUNITY CATERING/MILITARY TEAMS:

  • 1st place: gold medal for The National Catering Team of Denmark, Denmark
  • 2nd place: silver medal for Fazer Culinary Team Finland, Finland
  • 3rd place: bronze medal for Swiss Armed Forces Culinary Team (SACT), Swiss

 

REGIONAL CULINARY TEAMS:

  • 1st place: gold medal for Cercle des Chefs de Cuisine Lucerne, Swiss
  • 2nd place: silver medal for Stockholm Culinary Team, Sweden
  • 3rd place: bronze medal for ACF Regional Culinary Team USA, United States