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The Art Institute of California - Inland Empire Hosted the Board Meeting for the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Inland Empire Chapter of Chefs and Cooks

By: Brandi Madar

April 23, 2015

On Monday March 9, 2015, The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University hosted the board meeting for the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Inland Empire Chapter of Chefs and Cooks.  The board meeting was followed by an informative seminar on “Social Media in the Food Industry,” presented by faculty member Ms. Desiree Massei.  The lecture was validated to grant continuing education points towards certification / recertification of ACF members in good standing.  The seminar covered the following points:

Retention of current customers through social media

Introducing a new target market through posts and online engagement

Brand awareness

Use of hashtags “#” as search engines to gain followers

Customer engagement and involvement on a variety of social media platforms

How to create, design and set up your social media platform

The evening progressed with an assortment hors d’ouevres and a three course dinner designed and prepared by Chef Lee Van On and Chef Tucker with the assistance of Ai California – Inland Empire Culinary students.  Guests were served a Spring Arugula Salad with Pears, Candied Pecans, Orange Segments, Avocadoes, Vine Ripened Tomatoes, Buffalo Mozzarella and a Balsamic Glaze.  The entrée was a duo of Sous Vide Teres Major and Herb Crusted Lamb Chops with Red Mole, Corn Souffle and Grilled Vegetables.  There was Tres Leches with Cajeta for dessert and an assortment of Chocolate Truffles and Petite Fours for Friandise.

In attendance were Riverside City College Culinary department, San Bernardino College Culinary Department, Rialto High School Culinary Department, US Foods representatives, LA Desserts & Baking Company, and Ai California – Inland Empire’s ACF Junior Team.  


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By: Brandi Madar

April 23, 2015