ACF of Iowa

Meeting Minutes

November 21, 2011

  1. I.      Call to order

Chef Phil called to order the regular meeting of the ACF of Iowa at 7:25 p.m. on November 21, 2011, at Des Moines Public School Central Campus in Des Moines, Iowa.

  1. II.      Roll call

Chef Phil passed around a sheet for roll call. The following persons were present:



Linda Funk

Jantina Wennerstrom

David Jensen

Erica Bierman

Robert Anderson                                            

Kees Vermeulen

Katie Ruff

Allison Ross

 Jim McClain

Ryan Pentizo




  1. III.      Open issues

a)      September minutes:  Approved.

b)      Treasure Report:  Kathy reported on the account (3) -

  1. a.       Regular Checking = $7,312.73
  2. b.      CD – $1,818.06
  3. c.       Scholarship Acct – $2,230.71
  4. d.      Chef Phil on account now and has received checks.

Chef Andres motioned to approve, Chef Jensen seconded, all approved Treasurer Report.

c)      Certification exams were in last month.

  1. a.       3 tested from Grinnell 
  2. b.      1 from Des Moines
  3. c.       Fall continues to look like a good time for the exam.  The day after the World Food Prize will be the exam in 2012.
  4. d.      Chef Phil and ? – ACF evaluators so it will cut expenses for the chapter

d)     Review of fundraiser event presented by Linda Funk.  Date will be March 3, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at HyVee Conference Center in West Des Moines, Iowa.  Other thoughts:

  1. a.       Cookbook authors
  2. b.      Donation Box
  3. c.       Booth/table for ACF
  4. d.      Powerpoint presentation – depict meetings, certification photos, etc.
  5. e.       Success story
  6. f.       Booths for Culinary Schools – ICI, ISU, Central Campus, etc.
  7. g.      Student participation?
  8. h.      Logo suggestions:  develop tagline:  culinary scholarships or ACF of Iowa
  9. i.        Ice Carver
  10. j.        Cheese Carver
  11. k.      Invite Mid Western chapters as well as National President
  12. l.        Other boards to engage:  potato, mushroom, WMMB
  13. m.    Other companies to engage:  Emmi Roth
  14. n.      Scholarships will be made available to high school through post secondary students.
    1. IV.      New business

a.)    Next meeting December 19 at DMACC at 7 p.m.  – no food, will be a quick discussion about the upcoming event.

b.)    Mauricio from Food Corp spoke about the programming he is doing in the Des Moines metro, which includes school gardens, pick a better snack, afterschool programs and others.  He is open to collaboration and learning more about the various organizations/chefs at the meeting.

  1. V.      Adjournment

David Jensen Motioned.  Matt Pertzborn – 2nd.  All agreed.  Chef Phil adjourned the meeting at 8:00 p.m.  

Minutes submitted by:  Chef Anderson

Minutes approved by: