Click here to close now.

Welcome!

News Feed Item

Tyson Foods, Inc. Partners with American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Apprenticeship Program

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Tyson Foods, Inc. (Tyson) has pledged its support to the training of future chefs by partnering with the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) apprenticeship program. The partnership support from Tyson will help advance ACFEF's apprenticeship program through the development of new instructional and marketing materials, and upgrades for the program's online tools.

www.acfchefs.org and find ACF on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ACFChefs and Twitter @ACFChefs. " border="0" alt="The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF), established in 1929, is the premier professional organization for culinarians in North America. With more than 20,000 members spanning 200 chapters nationwide, ACF is the culinary leader in offering educational resources, training, apprenticeship and programmatic accreditation. In addition, ACF operates the most comprehensive certification program for chefs in the U.S. ACF is home to ACF Culinary Team USA, the official representative for the U.S. in international culinary competitions, and the Chef & Child Foundation to promote proper childhood nutrition. Learn more at www.acfchefs.org and find ACF on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ACFChefs and Twitter @ACFChefs. " align="middle" src="http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140106/DC41128LOGO"/>

ACFEF's apprenticeship program, which is registered with the U.S. Department of Labor, combines paid on-the-job training with related classroom instruction for individuals interested in hands-on learning while working in the culinary field. Apprentices who complete the program have the opportunity to receive an American Culinary Federation Certified Culinarian® or Certified Pastry Culinarian®, nationally recognized culinary designations.

"The partnership between ACFEF and Tyson is one that we are extremely excited about," said Tiffany Jetter, foodservice communication brand manager at Tyson Foods, Inc. "We were searching for something that would help us make a difference for young culinarians. When ACF came to us with this opportunity we instantly knew it was something we wanted to be involved with. At Tyson, we understand the strength in building a strong foundation to ensure continued success for the future which we believe this program will do."

The ACFEF apprenticeship program reaches more than 1,000 apprentices and supervising chefs nationwide. Depending on prior experience, participants are required to complete a minimum of a two-year program or a three-year program at a sponsoring house, which are restaurants and foodservice facilities approved to mentor ACFEF apprentices. In addition, apprentices must complete a minimum of 445 hours of related outside instruction from a qualified source.

"I am delighted that Tyson Foods has partnered with the American Culinary Federation's Education Foundation," said Kevin Clarke, CCE, J.D., chair, ACFEF Apprenticeship Committee. "We are thankful for the much-needed financial support. This partnership will help enable us to adapt to the needs of the next generation of culinary apprentices and ensure the forward progress of the program and its offerings."

During their apprenticeship, participants are mentored by experienced chefs who take them through 10 stations designed to include all aspects of what a professional chef needs to know. Stations include baking and pastry, fabrication, soup and sauce, and supervisory development, and are supplemented with workbooks. Apprentices document their progress and learned culinary skills through an online program that allows them to interact with additional instructors and peers, showcase their work, and track their completed stations and hands-on hours.

In 1979, ACFEF created a set of national guidelines for the apprenticeship program through the efforts of Jack Braun, CEC®, AAC®, HOF; Ferdinand Metz, CMC®, WGMC, AAC®, HOF; and L. Edwin Brown, HAAC, HHOF. They were then able to register the program with the U.S. Department of Labor and made it a nationally recognized program. In August 2012, ACFEF received the 21st Century Apprenticeship Trailblazer and Innovator award from the U.S. Department of Labor for its partnership with the U.S. Army on an apprenticeship program for enlisted soldiers. Interested industry professionals can start an apprenticeship program in their community through an application process. More information about the ACFEF apprenticeship program can be found at www.acfchefs.org/apprenticeship.

About the American Culinary Federation  
The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF), established in 1929, is the standard of excellence for chefs in North America. With nearly 20,000 members spanning 200 chapters nationwide, ACF is the culinary leader in offering educational resources, training, apprenticeship and programmatic accreditation. In addition, ACF operates the most comprehensive certification program for chefs in the United States, with the Certified Executive Chef®, Certified Sous Chef® and Certified Executive Pastry Chef® designations the only culinary credentials accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. ACF is home to ACF Culinary Team USA, the official representative for the United States in major international culinary competitions, and to the Chef & Child Foundation, founded in 1989 to promote proper nutrition in children and to combat childhood obesity. For more information, visit www.acfchefs.org. Find ACF on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ACFChefs and on Twitter @ACFChefs.

About Tyson Food Service
Tyson Food Service is a division of Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE TSN). Plenty of companies specialize in one type of food. But only Tyson Food Service has the expertise, insights and production capabilities to give you so much more. More quality, more price points and more menu options—all from one trusted place. The 2,500+ products from Tyson Food Service cover all day parts, menu parts and price points across six core brands: Tyson®, BONICI®, Wright® Brand, Mexican Original®, IBP Trusted Excellence® and Lady Aster®. Visit www.TysonFoodService.com for more information on any of our products and business building tools that can be Working at the Heart of Your Menu™.

Media Contacts:
Chelsea Pillsbury: (904) 484-0226, [email protected]
Patricia Carroll: (904) 484-0247, [email protected]

Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140106/DC41128LOGO

SOURCE American Culinary Federation

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
"We have a tagline - "Power in the API Economy." What that means is everything that is built in applications and connected applications is done through APIs," explained Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at Akana, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
The cloud has transformed how we think about software quality. Instead of preventing failures, we must focus on automatic recovery from failure. In other words, resilience trumps traditional quality measures. Continuous delivery models further squeeze traditional notions of quality. Remember the venerable project management Iron Triangle? Among time, scope, and cost, you can only fix two or quality will suffer. Only in today's DevOps world, continuous testing, integration, and deployment upend...
While DevOps most critically and famously fosters collaboration, communication, and integration through cultural change, culture is more of an output than an input. In order to actively drive cultural evolution, organizations must make substantial organizational and process changes, and adopt new technologies, to encourage a DevOps culture. Moderated by Andi Mann, panelists discussed how to balance these three pillars of DevOps, where to focus attention (and resources), where organizations migh...
WebRTC converts the entire network into a ubiquitous communications cloud thereby connecting anytime, anywhere through any point. In his session at WebRTC Summit,, Mark Castleman, EIR at Bell Labs and Head of Future X Labs, will discuss how the transformational nature of communications is achieved through the democratizing force of WebRTC. WebRTC is doing for voice what HTML did for web content.
Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and Containers together help companies to achieve their business goals faster and more effectively. In his session at DevOps Summit, Ruslan Synytsky, CEO and Co-founder of Jelastic, reviewed the current landscape of...
"A lot of the enterprises that have been using our systems for many years are reaching out to the cloud - the public cloud, the private cloud and hybrid," stated Reuven Harrison, CTO and Co-Founder of Tufin, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Today air travel is a minefield of delays, hassles and customer disappointment. Airlines struggle to revitalize the experience. GE and M2Mi will demonstrate practical examples of how IoT solutions are helping airlines bring back personalization, reduce trip time and improve reliability. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Dr. Sarah Cooper, M2Mi’s VP Business Development and Engineering, will explore the IoT cloud-based platform technologies drivi...
Buzzword alert: Microservices and IoT at a DevOps conference? What could possibly go wrong? In this Power Panel at DevOps Summit, moderated by Jason Bloomberg, the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise and president of Intellyx, panelists peeled away the buzz and discuss the important architectural principles behind implementing IoT solutions for the enterprise. As remote IoT devices and sensors become increasingly intelligent, they become part of our distributed cloud envir...
"Plutora provides release and testing environment capabilities to the enterprise," explained Dalibor Siroky, Director and Co-founder of Plutora, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
The 17th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. 17th International Cloud Expo, to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, APM, APIs, Microservices, Security, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding bu...
Overgrown applications have given way to modular applications, driven by the need to break larger problems into smaller problems. Similarly large monolithic development processes have been forced to be broken into smaller agile development cycles. Looking at trends in software development, microservices architectures meet the same demands. Additional benefits of microservices architectures are compartmentalization and a limited impact of service failure versus a complete software malfunction. Th...
The last decade was about virtual machines, but the next one is about containers. Containers enable a service to run on any host at any time. Traditional tools are starting to show cracks because they were not designed for this level of application portability. Now is the time to look at new ways to deploy and manage applications at scale. In his session at @DevOpsSummit, Brian “Redbeard” Harrington, a principal architect at CoreOS, will examine how CoreOS helps teams run in production. Attende...
Containers are revolutionizing the way we deploy and maintain our infrastructures, but monitoring and troubleshooting in a containerized environment can still be painful and impractical. Understanding even basic resource usage is difficult – let alone tracking network connections or malicious activity. In his session at DevOps Summit, Gianluca Borello, Sr. Software Engineer at Sysdig, will cover the current state of the art for container monitoring and visibility, including pros / cons and liv...
"We provide a web application framework for building really sophisticated web applications that run on a browser without any installation need so we get used for biotech, defense, and banking applications," noted Charles Kendrick, CTO and Chief Architect at Isomorphic Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit (http://DevOpsSummit.SYS-CON.com), held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo® and DevOps Summit 2015 Silicon Valley, which will take place November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Alert Logic provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid IT infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for cust...