ACF of Iowa

Meeting Minutes

December 19, 2011

  1. Call to order

Chef Phil called to order the regular meeting of the ACF of Iowa at 7:06 p.m. on December 19, 2011, at Iowa Culinary Institute, DMACC, in Ankeny, Iowa.

  1. Roll call

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


Linda Funk

Jantina Wennerstrom

David Jensen

Phil Carey

Erica Bierman

Robert Anderson                            

Kees Vermeulen

Katie Ruff

Allison Ross

Jim McClain

Ryan Pentigo


  1. Open issues

a)      Chef Phil let the group know that we can get CEH credits for ACF meetings that have educational components.  Chef Phil as President is able to input and submit the hours to ACF.

b)      Treasure Report:  No report.

c)      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. 

-          Hy-Vee has declined to be the presenting sponsor

-          Venues in consideration:

  • Elwell Family Food Center
  • Sheraton
  • Zart
  • Americana
  • Jasper
  • Private clubs – Embassy

Sponsor Thoughts:

  1. Sysco
  2. Martin Brothers
  3. Doll Distributing
  4. Loffredo
  5. Neesvig’s
  6. Commodity
  7. Marriott
  8. New business

a.)    Next meeting January 23at DMACC at 6 p.m. 

b.)    Chef Phil and Anderson will put together scholarship packets for application

c.)    Meeting schedule:

  1. January 23 – DMACC
  2. February 20 – Cheese Shop on Roosevelt
  3. March 19 – ISU with Erica Bierman
  4. April 16 – Zombie Burger
  5. May 21 – Jasper Winery
  6. June 18 – Fleming’s Steakhouse

d.)   Website preview.  Send food photography, member logos, member profiles, expand certification to include DMACC can host the written exam, continued education credits, post upcoming meetings on community calendars

  1. Adjournment

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

Minutes submitted by:  Chef Anderson

Minutes approved by: