ACF of Iowa

Meeting Minutes

May 22, 2012

  1. I.      Call to order

Chef Phil called to order the regular meeting of the ACF of Iowa at 6:15 p.m. on May 22, 2012, at The Continental Lounge, in Des Moines, Iowa.

  1. II.      Roll call

The following persons were present:



Jantina Wennerstrom

Chef David Jensen

Chef Phil Carey

Erica Bierman


Bill Easter

Kenny – Valley West Uniform

Kees Vermillion (ICI Student)

Austin Bailey (ICI Student)

Jeremy (ICI Student)

Ed Astarita – ISU Dining Chef



  1. III.      Open issues

a)      Treasure Report:  no report.

b)      Certification is in October.

  1. a.       4 – 5 ISU Chefs will be testing
  2. b.      Chef Phil to check schedule for testing (avoid ISU home game if possible)
  3. c.       Chef Phil to schedule a review test in September.

c)      Goal of ACF of Iowa is to raise number of certified chefs.

  1. IV.      New business

a.)    Scholarships

  1. 1.   Timeline: 
    1. a.    Make Scholarship applications available ASAP – Jantina will send edits to Chef Phil on May 23, 2012.  Chef Phil will forward it to Erica, Elaine, Chef Anderson and others.
    2. b.   Due date:  August 1, 2012 to Chef Phil at DMACC.


b.)    Signage – Jantina sent pricing to Chef Phil for a pop-up (window shade) as well as a table skirt. Chef Phil is asking for other quotes/thoughts?


c.)    Valley West Uniforms (Terry) – They have paid for advertising spots with DM Radio Group.  At the moment they have offered one nursing scholarship (had 50 applicants) and he will consider doing a culinary scholarship next year.  He is doing a package for Christmas season where they will feed 10 families.  He would like to explore opportunities to partner with a chef or two or the ACF in order to expand that to feed more than 10 families.  We will continue to keep it on the agenda and a decision as to be made in the fall.


d.)   Suggestion was made to consider having the ACF host a career fair sometime.


e.)    Food Corp update – they will welcome volunteers to help in the community gardens any time.


f.)     Meeting schedule

  1. 1.      Break for the summer.
  2. 2.      September 17 at ICI.
    1. V.      Adjournment

Chef Jensen Motioned.  Erica Bierman – 2nd.  All agreed.  Chef Easter adjourned the meeting at 7:35 p.m.  

Minutes submitted by:  Chef Anderson

Minutes approved by: