Allison Myers, grand-prize winner.
Fourteen Pennsylvania College of
Technology, Williamsport, Pa., students
competed in the 5th CalJava Wedding
Cake Competition, March 4-5. Students
designed three-tiered cakes inspired
by wedding gift bags. Allison Myers
took home the grand prize of an all-expense-paid trip to Northridge, Calif., to
attend a hands-on course at the CalJava
International School of Decorating and
Sugarcrafts, valued at more than $2,000.
Samantha Liedtka won first place and
$250. Gabrielle Bricker earned second
place and $150, and Amy Elicker earned
third place and $100.
Kelly Conwell represents U.S.
on international committee
Congratulations to Kelly Conwell,
CSC, a 2009 graduate of Johnson
County Community College,
Overland Park, Kan., for being
chosen by World Association
of Chefs Societies (WACS)
president Gissur Gudmundsson
to be a Junior WACS ambassador
for the 2010-2012 term. Conwell
and Sarah Primrose, New
Zealand, will represent ACF
and the New Zealand Chefs
Association, respectively, giving input to the presidium and
board of elected continental directors on matters pertaining to
young chefs from around the world.
Culinary students enrolled in a credentialed
culinary school are invited to enter the
eatingvine.com recipe contest for a chance to
win cash prizes, from $100 to $1,000. Eatingvine.
com, which launched in February, is a new food
and wine community focused on recipe sharing and wine pairing.
To enter, add recipes to your eatingvine.com page by June 1. For a
complete list of rules, visit www.eatingvine.com.
Students are invited to enter the third annual America’s Best Raisin
Bread Contest, presented by the California Raisin Marketing Board,
now through Aug. 16. Three finalists from each
student category will be selected in September
to participate in the final bake-off at the
American Institute of Baking in Manhattan,
Kan., Oct. 14-16. Winners will receive a five-day California vacation. For more information,
visit www.Love YourRaisins.com. Then, e-mail
your raisin bread and raisin bakery products
entry to email@example.com.
Liana Ycikson’s Cardamom
Pecan Raisin Bread, 2009
Miami student named Almost Famous Chef
Congratulations to Luis Young, a student at
Johnson & Wales University, North Miami, Fla.,
for winning the 2010 S.Pellegrino® Almost
Famous ChefSM Competition and $13,000 in
cash prizes, March 7 at The Culinary Institute
of America at Greystone, St. Helena, Calif.
Brian Schreiber, a student at Kendall College,
Chicago, won the Mystery Basket competition
and $3,000; New England Culinary Institute student Peter Clark won the
People’s Choice Award and $3,000; and Jonathan Lynch, a student at the
John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, La.,
was named Acqua Panna Fan Favorite Award and won $3,000.
Continued from page 5 NOTES FROM OUR PRESIDENT
Essays must be postmarked by
May 28 and mailed to: Be Like
“Mike” contest, Attn: Patricia
American Culinary Federation,
180 Center Place Way,
St. Augustine, FL 32095. For more
information, visit www.acfchefs.org.
Best of luck, and I hope to see
you in Anaheim,
In closing, I’d like to offer my
congratulations to all of the
culinary school graduates who
will soon enter the workforce full
time. As Wilfred Beriau, CEC,
CCE, AAC, expresses in “School’s
Out,” on page 34, it is important
for you to remember that your
education is just now beginning.