Guide to the ACF. Alaska Culinary Association records
Collection number: HMC-1222.
Creator: Alaska Culinary Association.
Title: ACF. Alaska Culinary Association records.
Volume of collection: 4 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Records of a non-profit professional organization of culinary professionals, restaurant managers and owners, culinary educators, and food purveyors.
The Alaska Culinary Association (ACA), formerly known as the Alaska Chef Association and Chefs de Cuisine Society of Alaska, was founded in 1969 as a chapter of the American Culinary Federation (ACF). It is a non-profit organization of cooks, chefs, bakers, restaurant managers and owners, caterers, culinary educators, and food purveyors. The founding members were Karl F. Eid, Michel Villon, Edy Feldmeir, Hans Kirchner, Hans Lenz, Hans Kruger, Jens Haggen Hansen, Leo Gagne, Paul Miller, and Bert Kleinenberg. The purpose of the organization is to promote culinary arts by providing and promoting educational opportunities for members of the organization and the public. The ACA sponsors informational programs, publications, and events. Events sponsored by the ACA include the Great Alaska Cook-off, Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) Recipe Contest, Seafood Challenge, culinary arts competition, the Fur Rendezvous Food Show, and various fundraising events. They also provide scholarships for their members, and students in the community.
The collection contains the administrative records, such as financial information and meeting minutes, as well as various event information of the ACA. Included in the collection are: photographs; event correspondence, menus, invitations, programs, and fliers; membership lists; correspondence; American Academy of Chefs financial information; rules of order for meetings; ACA Board of Directors meeting minutes; ACF convention information; and the ACA newsletter, Frontline. The collection also includes ACA membership applications, as well as applications for American Culinary Education Institute (ACFEI) certifications of ACA members. The meeting minutes and agendas, as well as the newsletter, Frontline, are not complete and full months or years may be missing.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged in the order in which it arrived at Archives.
Digitized copies: Select photographs have been digitized and are available on Alaska’s Digital Archives by searching “Alaska Culinary Association records”. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Access restrictions: The collection contains material in electronic format. Please consult archivists for access.
Use restrictions: Some materials in this collection contain personally identifiable information. Photography of these materials is forbidden, and copies made of restricted material will be redacted.
Rights note: Copyright to materials created by the Alaska Culinary Association is held by the Alaska Culinary Association, with the Archives authorized to permit use on their behalf. Materials in the collection authored by other individuals or organizations may be subject to copyright not held by the Alaska Culinary Association or the Archives.
Preferred citation: ACF. Alaska Culinary Association records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Works used in preparation of inventory:
“About Us.” Alaskachefs. http://alaskachefs.com/About_Us.html.
ACF. Alaska Culinary Association records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Separated materials: Newspaper articles were removed from the collection. Please contact Archives and Special Collections for further information.
Acquisition note: This collection was deposited in the Archives by the Alaska Culinary Association in 2015. A formal deposit agreement was signed by Alaska Culinary Association president Michel Villon, and secretary Kellie Puff, in 2016. Additions were made to the collection by Villon in 2017 and 2018.
Processing information: This collection was described by Veronica Denison in 2016, and 2017 and 2018 when additions were added. Wherever possible, original folder titles were retained. Some of the folders may contain Michel Villon’s personal correspondence and papers regarding the Alaska Culinary Association.
Location of originals: Originals of photographs are with various members of the Alaska Culinary Association.
|1/1-2||Meeting minutes, correspondence, event information and menus||1968-1970|
|1/3||Chefs Dinner: Correspondence, event and financial information||1969-1971|
|1/4||Meeting minutes, ACF Convention||1970|
|1/5-6||Meeting minutes, correspondence, event information||1971-1972|
|1/8-10||Meeting minutes, correspondence, event information||1973-1974, 1977, 1979|
|1/11||Meeting minutes and correspondence; 1982 papers related to Michel Villon story [see box 2, folders 32 and 33]||1980, 1982|
|1/12-14||Meeting minutes and correspondence||1982-1985|
|1/15||Meeting minutes and correspondence; Meeting past 1986||1986|
|1/16||Chapter notes, Fur Rendezvous Food Show information, meeting minutes||1987|
|1/17||Chapter minutes and events||1988|
|1/18||Chapter minutes and correspondence||1989|
|1/19||Chapter minutes; 1990-1992 membership receipt books||1990-1992|
|1/21||Chef of the Year||1993|
|1/23||Correspondence regarding Claude Mongeau buffet class presentation; Budget, meeting minutes, Frontline newsletter||1992-1993|
|1/24||Meeting minutes, correspondence; Frontline; Photographs: Alaska Vocational Institute, Seward, Alaska||1994|
|1/25||Correspondence regarding scholarship and events; Photographs: Pastry Art Seminar at UAA; Scholarship prize winner||1995|
|1/30||Chefs de Cuisine-Alaska Chapter, Convention-Miami||1973 July|
|1/35||American Academy, Chef’s Info. [form]||undated|
|1/36||Food Show 1988: Correspondence, application form||1987|
|1/37||Fur Rendezvous; 1988 Fur Rendezvous program||1987-1988|
|1/38||Fur Rendezvous Food Show entry applications||1985|
|1/39||Fur Rondy Food Show||1986|
|1/40||Fur Rendezvous Food Show [Use Restrictions]||1986|
|1/41||Food Show 1984 applications||1984|
|1/42||Chef Assoc. Fundraiser||1986|
|1/43||Food Fair 1984: Cost sheets, poster orders, etc.||1984|
|1/44||1984 Food Fair||1984|
|1/46||Past applications paid||1983-1996|
|1/47||ACF Certifications Rules and Regulations; Nutrition; ACF Bylaws, Chapter handbooks, correspondence||1965-1990|
|1/48||ACF food competitions||1988-1992|
|1/49||Convention bidding materials||1989-1990|
|1/50||Correspondence general (Thank Yous, etc.)||1987-1990|
|1/51||Blank application form; Application forms paid [Use Restrictions]||circa 1988-1995|
|2/1||1984 membership due invoices||undated, 1984|
|2/3||Chapter rosters 86/87 members: Includes correspondence and due information||1986-1987|
|2/5||Membership roster, ACF International||undated|
|2/8||Scholarship fund [Use restrictions]||1990-1991|
|2/11||AK Chefs stationary||undated|
|2/12||’95 Chef of the Year nominations||1995|
|2/13||Events: One Pot Stage Cookery; Recipe Contest; Great Alaskan Cook-off and Chefs Auctions; Board meetings||undated, 1996-1999|
|2/14||April meeting ‘98||1998|
|2/15||ASYMCA Recipe Contest score sheets||circa 1998|
|2/17||The ACF Alaska Culinary Association chapter handbook||undated|
|2/19||MS [Multiple Sclerosis] Fundraiser||1992|
|2/21||May ’98 meeting||1998|
|2/22||November ’97 meeting||1997|
|2/23||October 1996 [meeting]||1996|
|2/25||Cookie Scramble Golf Tournament||undated, 1991-1993|
|2/26||News release/publicity||undated, 1993|
|2/27||Great Alaska Cook-off score sheets; ASYMCA Recipe Contest 1999||undated, 1999|
|2/28||Alaska Chefs One Pot Cooking Contest: Recipes||undated|
|2/30||Officers elections results||1998|
|2/31||Claude “Frenchy” Mongeau ACA papers||1991-1998|
|2/32-33||“Chef’s de Cuisine Alaska Chapter, ACF Alaska Culinary Association” by Michel Villon and Claude D. “Frenchy” Mongeau||2000|
|2/34||Photographs: Event at the Captain Cook||circa 1980-1989|
|2/36||Photographs: Includes event at Captain Cook and food competitions||undated|
|2/36-41||ACFEI Certification applications [Use Restrictions]||1984-1995|
|Scribe 2||ASYMCA recipes, rules, applications, photographs, judging results, correspondence with winners, sponsors, and judges||1998|
|3/1||Correspondence, event information, and menus||1969|
|3/2-3||Correspondence, event information and menus, meeting minutes||1970-1972|
|3/4-5||Correspondence, event information and menus, meeting minutes||1973-1974, 1976-1982|
|3/6||Meeting minutes and news articles, includes Michel Villon leaving Alaska to travel||1983|
|3/7||Meeting minutes, correspondence, and news articles||1984|
|3/8||Meeting minutes, correspondence, event information and news articles||1985|
|3/9||Notes: Board meetings and events||1985|
|3/10||Chefs Information Packages||1986|
|3/12||Meeting minutes, correspondence, event information, internship program, scholarship, and news articles||1986|
|3/13||Notebook: Board meetings and events||1987|
|3/14||Meeting minutes, notes, correspondence, event information||1987|
|3/15||Event information: ACF National Junior Membership Achievement Award, Anchorage Hillside Rotary Club, culinary competition and show||1986-1989|
|3/16||Stationary and logo||undated|
|3/17||Chefs fundraising, scholarship, general format. Food Festival||1986-1987|
|3/18||ACF Verification of Competencies packet||undated|
|3/20||Correspondence, meeting notes, food show information||1988|
|3/21||Correspondence, American Culinary Federation conference information||1987-1988|
|3/22||Fur Rondy Food Show||1986-1987|
|3/23||Chefs Membership Mailing List 1987 and Older National Mailing Lists||undated, 1987-1988|
|3/24||Chefs Fundraising 1987 Australian Theme Hilton||1987|
|3/25||Chefs Fundraising 1987 Correspondence, Thank You Letters, Addresses||1987|
|3/25||Correspondence, membership and event information, Constitution and Bylaws||1987|
|3/26-27||Correspondence, meeting minutes, event information||1987-1988|
|3/28||ACF Western Culinary Team packet and information||1988|
|3/29||Fur Rondy Food Show||1987|
|3/30||1987 National Convention information||1987|
|3/31||Chef’s Fundraising 1987, Tickets & Financial Statement, Invoices||1987|
|3/32||Chef’s Bingo permit application||1987|
|3/33||Fifth Annual 6th Infantry Division (Light) and US Army Garrison, Alaska Culinary Arts Competition 26 November 1987||1987|
|3/34||Meeting minutes, includes food show information||1983-1990|
|3/35||ACF conference and food shows, fundraising food shows||1987-1988|
|3/36||1988 Seafood Challenge||1988|
|3/37||ACF certification renewal||1988|
|4/1||Alaska Hotel and Motel Association: Correspondence regarding food show||1989|
|4/2||Correspondence, event and membership information, notes||1988|
|4/3||ACF National Board meeting minutes, chapter certification information, National Convention packet||1988|
|OS Folder||Poster for “Around the World in 80 Tastes” with Soroptomists event and raffle||1988|
|4/4||Photographs taken during Fur Rondy food show, event and membership information, meeting minutes, correspondence, ice carving information||1989|
|4/5||Correspondence, meeting minutes, and event information||1990|
|4/6||Meeting minutes, Frontline (newsletter), ACF Briefing||1991|
|4/7||Frontline, correspondence, event information||1992|
|4/8||Frontline, correspondence, event information, board meeting minutes||1993|
|4/9||Correspondence, Frontline, membership packet||1994|
|4/10||Frontline, correspondence regarding membership dues||1995|
|4/12||Frontline, Great Alaska Cook-off & Chef’s Auction information||1997|
|4/13||Constitution and Bylaws, Frontline, event information, ACF news release and membership information||1998|
|4/14||Frontline; Photographs taken at event||1999|
|4/15||News articles regarding Karl Eid, Frontline, correspondence||2000|
|4/16||Frontline, correspondence, event information||2001-2003|
|4/17||Windows of Hope (removed from binder): Photographs and information regarding Windows of Hope Family Relief Fund fundraiser||2001|
|4/18||Windows of Hope; ACF Chefs Forum||2001|
|4/20||Proposed revisions to Alaska Food Code||2005|
|4/22||Frontline; Meeting agenda||2008|
|4/23||Frontline; Meeting agenda; Event information; Frank Underwood Davis, Jr. memorial service and program||2009|
|4/24||Frontline; ACF National Convention||2010|
|4/25||Agenda; Proposed budget||2011|
|OS Folder||“Nourish Their Dreams” benefit for children with the Children’s Lunchbox poster and program||circa 2013|
|4/26||American Academy of Chefs 43rd Annual Induction Dinner program||2014|
|4/27||ACA Cutting Edge Award at Hotel Alyeska: Correspondence, information, menus,||2015|
|4/28||ACA member certificates||1984-1986|
|4/29||Chef’s de Cuisine scholarship information||1983-1987|
|4/30||Chef’s de Cuisine Alaska Chapter History, 1968-1988, A.C.F. Alaska Culinary Association (incomplete copy)||2000|
|4/31-36||Chef’s de Cuisine Alaska chapter history research, photographs of founders, correspondence, drafts, notes||1969-2015|
|4/37||Correspondence, event and fundraising information||2013-2015|
|4/38||Budget, event, and fundraising information||2008-2009|