Welcome!

News Feed Item

Rochelle Trotter, on behalf of Charlie Trotter's Culinary Education Foundation, Donates $25,000 to American Culinary Federation for Scholarships

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rochelle Trotter, wife of the late renowned chef Charlie Trotter, HHOF, announced that Charlie Trotter's Culinary Education Foundation will donate $25,000 to the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) for culinary-arts education scholarships. The announcement was made July 26 during the 2014 American Culinary Federation (ACF) National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri.

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"/>

Charlie Trotter's Culinary Education Foundation was established by Charlie Trotter in 1999 with the goal to educate and expose young people to the culinary arts. The foundation awards need-based scholarships to students seeking culinary-related careers and encourages the pursuit of excellence in these youth by exposing them to Charlie Trotter's principals regarding cuisine, service, wine and learning.

"Charles was a man who always told me that access equals opportunity," said Rochelle Trotter, executive director, Charlie Trotter's Culinary Education Foundation. "I am honored to work with the Charlie Trotter's Culinary Education Foundation that my husband began 15 years ago and continue to give aspiring youth a chance to pursue their culinary dreams. On the foundation's behalf, we are thrilled to continue our relationship with ACF and its scholarship program. A dedicated scholarship process has been developed, which truly places emphasis on financial need. This new need-based point process will be uniformly implemented with all strategic scholarship partners selected by Charlie Trotter's Culinary Education Foundation."

The $25,000 donation awarded to ACFEF will be distributed during the next year in $2,500 increments to culinary students. The scholarships will be awarded based on financial need and an application process to include an essay asking students how they envision themselves pursuing excellence on a daily basis.

"We would like to express our deepest gratitude to Rochelle Trotter and the Charlie Trotter Culinary Foundation for this generous donation that will change the lives of so many ACF students," said Thomas Macrina, CEC®, CCA®, AAC®, ACF national president. "Trotter was a culinary icon who not only paved the way for many up-and-coming chefs, but had a key influence on American cuisine and inspired a more creative approach to food. It gives me great joy to see Trotter's philanthropic efforts live on in the efforts of his family and friends."

Charlie Trotter opened his eponymous restaurant in Chicago in 1987, encouraging a more creative approach to food, especially in the Midwest. He paved the way for many aspiring chefs and was renowned for his philanthropic endeavors. President George W. Bush and Colin Powell, former secretary of state, both recognized Trotter for his work, and in 2005 he was awarded Humanitarian of the Year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Trotter received 10 James Beard Awards, five stars from Forbes, four stars from the Chicago Tribune, authored 14 cookbooks and hosted the award-winning PBS series, The Kitchen Sessions with Charlie Trotter.

Charlie Trotter's many accomplishments helped pave the way for his philanthropic goals and his legacy will continue through the efforts of the foundation. Charlie Trotter's Culinary Education Foundation will be re-establishing its presence and updating its goals in the coming months under the leadership of Rochelle Trotter. Find additional information at www.charlietrottersculinaryeducationfoundation.org.

About the American Culinary Federation
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 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.

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 The American Culinary Federation, Inc.

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
It's easy to assume that your app will run on a fast and reliable network. The reality for your app's users, though, is often a slow, unreliable network with spotty coverage. What happens when the network doesn't work, or when the device is in airplane mode? You get unhappy, frustrated users. An offline-first app is an app that works, without error, when there is no network connection.
Data-as-a-Service is the complete package for the transformation of raw data into meaningful data assets and the delivery of those data assets. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lakshmi Randall, an industry expert, analyst and strategist, will address: What is DaaS (Data-as-a-Service)? Challenges addressed by DaaS Vendors that are enabling DaaS Architecture options for DaaS
One of the bewildering things about DevOps is integrating the massive toolchain including the dozens of new tools that seem to crop up every year. Part of DevOps is Continuous Delivery and having a complex toolchain can add additional integration and setup to your developer environment. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Miko Matsumura, Chief Marketing Officer of Gradle Inc., will discuss which tools to use in a developer stack, how to provision the toolchain to minimize onboa...
Companies can harness IoT and predictive analytics to sustain business continuity; predict and manage site performance during emergencies; minimize expensive reactive maintenance; and forecast equipment and maintenance budgets and expenditures. Providing cost-effective, uninterrupted service is challenging, particularly for organizations with geographically dispersed operations.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Catchpoint Systems, Inc., a provider of innovative web and infrastructure monitoring solutions, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's DevOps Summit at 18th Cloud Expo New York, which will take place June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Catchpoint is a leading Digital Performance Analytics company that provides unparalleled insight into customer-critical services to help consistently deliver an amazing customer experience. Designed...
When building large, cloud-based applications that operate at a high scale, it’s important to maintain a high availability and resilience to failures. In order to do that, you must be tolerant of failures, even in light of failures in other areas of your application. “Fly two mistakes high” is an old adage in the radio control airplane hobby. It means, fly high enough so that if you make a mistake, you can continue flying with room to still make mistakes. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lee...
With the proliferation of both SQL and NoSQL databases, organizations can now target specific fit-for-purpose database tools for their different application needs regarding scalability, ease of use, ACID support, etc. Platform as a Service offerings make this even easier now, enabling developers to roll out their own database infrastructure in minutes with minimal management overhead. However, this same amount of flexibility also comes with the challenges of picking the right tool, on the right ...
DevOps is not just last year’s buzzword. Companies with DevOps practices are 2.5x more likely to exceed profitability, market share, and productivity goals. But how do you enable high performance? What can you do right now to start? Find out from DevOps experts including Gene Kim, co-author of "The Phoenix Project," and the Dynatrace Center of Excellence.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 ad...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Column Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Established in 1998, Column Technologies is a global technology solutions provider with over 400 employees, headquartered in the United States with offices in Canada, India, and the United Kingdom. Column Technologies provides “Best of Breed” technology solutions that automate the key DevOps principal...
Join us at Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo 2016 – June 7-9 at the Javits Center in New York City and November 1-3 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – and deliver your unique message in a way that is striking and unforgettable by taking advantage of SYS-CON's unmatched high-impact, result-driven event / media packages.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management...
There will be new vendors providing applications, middleware, and connected devices to support the thriving IoT ecosystem. This essentially means that electronic device manufacturers will also be in the software business. Many will be new to building embedded software or robust software. This creates an increased importance on software quality, particularly within the Industrial Internet of Things where business-critical applications are becoming dependent on products controlled by software. Qua...
As someone who has been dedicated to automation and Application Release Automation (ARA) technology for almost six years now, one of the most common questions I get asked regards Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Specifically, people want to know whether release automation is still needed when a PaaS is in place, and why. Isn't that what a PaaS provides? A solution to the deployment and runtime challenges of an application? Why would anyone using a PaaS then need an automation engine with workflow ...
With an estimated 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020, several industries will begin to expand their capabilities for retaining end point data at the edge to better utilize the range of data types and sheer volume of M2M data generated by the Internet of Things. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Don DeLoach, CEO and President of Infobright, will discuss the infrastructures businesses will need to implement to handle this explosion of data by providing specific use cases for filte...