BACK OF THE HOUSE

Back of the House features the latest updates from the American Culinary Federation, including
recipes, news and articles for and by ACF member chefs, foodservice industry professionals, culinary students and enthusiasts.

Happy National Mac & Cheese Day!

Celebrate National Macaroni and Cheese Day with tips for the perfect mac and cheese from the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. When it comes to making a great macaroni...

Summer camp inspires high schoolers to enter the culinary field

by Jocelyn Tolbert Chicago’s Kendall College Trust (KCT), an independent 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit providing need-based financial support to students pursuing degrees in hospitality and culinary arts, is in the...

Sodexo’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

When it comes to diversity and inclusion in the business world, Sodexo USA leads the way. For the last six years, the Quality of Life...

Life as an African-American Female Pastry Chef

Editor's Note: In the restaurant industry, women make up 39% of the workforce according to a 2012 report from the U.S. Department of Labor, filling such...

Jamaican Chefs test for ACF Certifications

The first batch of Jamaican students were tested for ACF certification March 29-31 at Montego Bay Convention Center, Rose Mount Cres, Montego Bay, Jamaica. Thirteen Jamaican...

ACF Chefs name plants, CBD and zero-waste among top culinary trends for 2019

https://youtu.be/7Y0XYdYinho On January 10, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) released its findings from its annual What's Hot survey, declaring that plant-based ingredients, including cannabis and CBD,...

Congrats to ACF Central Region Competition Winners

Chefs and students from across the Central region gathered at the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Central Regional Culinary Salon to battle it out for...

How one club used data to satisfy the menu preferences of (almost) all its members

by Chef Lawrence McFadden, CMC When it comes to substitution and menu change requests, finding a balance between "yes," "no" or “not available” can be...

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