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CAFE Update February 28, 2018

28 February 2018

Wow with Watermelon

Did you know watermelon is available year-round and can be used on menus throughout the day? Share this with your students and show us what they think!

overhead cuts 39 webVisit the Watermelon Culinary Curriculum at, work through Lesson 4 and a watermelon recipe with your students, submit an image of your class working with watermelon, and be entered into a drawing to win a $250 AMEX gift card.

All entries must be received by March 31st to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Two winners will be drawn and notified by April 3rd.

Be sure to include the teacher’s name and school along with full contact information (address, email, phone numbers) with the image submitted.

Thinking About Going to Milwaukee to the CAFE Conference?

 VM Lakefront Pierhead HiRes 0001 webFive great reasons to go to Milwaukee

Eleven Reasons Why you Should Visit Milwaukee

Another five good reasons to visit Milwaukee

And finally, 19 Reasons to Visit Milwaukee!

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Highlights on the CAFE Leadership Conference

  • Hands-on Master Classes
  • Opening night reception featuring local dishes
  • Industry Outreach Day geared to foodservice instructors and your “need to know”
  • InfoFair with industry partners who have developed materials for your classrooms
  • Trends Presentations
  • Educational Best Practices Day with peer presentations
  • ACF continuing education hours for certification awarded to attendees
  • MOVIE AFTERNOON! Come see the movie “Wasted” and enjoy happy hour at the same time

To register for the conference, click here.

To receive a discount for the conference, become a CAFE Member by clicking here.

2018 Awards


Brightwater Award for Sustainability
Brightwater Award for Entrepreneurship

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Idaho Potato Commission Awards for Innovations in internships/externships/work experience

Sysco web

Sysco Awards for Teachers of the Year


February 25-27, 2018
ACF Chef Connect, Charlotte, NC

March 2-4, 2018
6th Annual Deans and Directors Retreat, San Antonio, TX

March 18-20, 2018
ACF Chef Connect, Newport Beach, CA

March 30, 2018
Deadline for Green Award and Food Entrepreneurship Award

April 1, 2018
Deadline for IPC Innovation Award and Educator of the Year Award

June 14-16, 2018
14th Annual CAFE Leadership Conference, Milwaukee, WI

July 15-19, 2018
ACF Cook.Craft.Create, New Orleans, LA