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ACF National Conference Scholarship
« on: April 17, 2013, 09:13:21 am »
A Message from Your President Michael Ty, CEC, AAC

American Culinary Federation

Lead Like

May 1 Deadline to Apply


Do you ever wonder what it takes to lead the largest organization of professional chefs in the U.S.? I invite all American Culinary Federation (ACF) students and apprentices to enter the 2013 Lead Like "Mike" Contest for the chance at unparalleled access to culinary leaders and top-notch networking opportunities. One student or apprentice will be selected to attend the 2013 ACF National Convention in Las Vegas, July 21-25, to work with me during the convention.

Five finalists will be selected for phone interviews and the winner will be announced by June 7.

The winning student or apprentice will receive:

1. Airfare within the continental U.S., Alaska or Hawaii to Las Vegas

2. Accommodations at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

3. Full-convention registration

Who Can Enter?

Applicants must be...

■ A first-, second- or third-year full-time culinary student enrolled in either a degree-granting, diploma or certificate postsecondary culinary program, or an American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Apprenticeship Program

■ An ACF member in good standing since January 31, 2013.

■ At least 18 years old.

■ Available July 20-26, 2013.

■ Organized, punctual and personable.

■ A leader who can communicate well with diverse groups and maintain a professional image.

Apply Today!Apply Now

To enter, submit the following information:

■ A completed and signed application.

■ A 500-word essay in English, no smaller than 12 point font, describing how this mentoring opportunity will help you achieve your goal of being a culinary leader. The essay must be an original work and should not reference Michael Ty, CECŪ, AACŪ, more than twice.

■ A high-resolution color photo in appropriate chef apparel.

■ A signed letter of endorsement from your department chair and/or school/apprenticeship director on official letterhead.

Contest Guidelines

■ Guests may not accompany the winner.

■ All submissions become property of ACF.

■ ACF reserves the right to contact faculty or administrators at any entrant's school or apprenticeship program to confirm enrollment and verify endorsement.

■ Entrants agree, by signing a release waiver, to allow ACF to use their photos, names and essays in promotional materials. ACF will give appropriate attribution, but compensation will not be provided.

■ Finalists should be prepared for a comprehensive, professional phone interview with Michael Ty, CECŪ, AACŪ, and an ACF staff person.

■ Failure to follow contest guidelines and essay requirements will lead to disqualification.

■ In the event that there are no qualified candidates, ACF reserves the right to cancel the contest.

Brett BrennanLast year's winner, Brett Brennan of Grand Island, N.Y., is a culinary-arts student at Niagara County Community College, Sanborn, N.Y., and member of ACF of Greater Buffalo New York. For Brennan, the experience of learning from Ty was indescribable. "This was my first national convention, and to tell you the truth, I walked into it with an open mind and walked away speechless," said Brennan. Kristin Swaggart, CC, 2011 winner, is a member of ACF Northwest Wine Country Chapter. She went on to graduate from Walla Walla Community College, Walla Walla, Wash., in June 2011, and is now assistant director of nutrition services at Kennewick School District for Sodexo USA, Kennewick, Wash. She attributes this mentorship as a large part of why she received the job.

Send Application Packages by the Postmark Deadline of May 1 to:

American Culinary Federation, Attn: Patricia Carroll, Lead Like "Mike" Contest

180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32095


Michael Ty, CEC, AAC

ACF National President
American Culinary Federation