Turning Stone Joins ACF

The Turning Stone is a big Upstate resort run by the Oneida Indian tribe. They are the biggest employers in the county, actually. They started out as a casino, but have expanded into a huge resort with golf course, hotel, and other resort-y things. I have never been there (I don’t gamble or golf), but my husband attended a conference there.

The Turning Stone is extremely popular, and receives visitors across the nation and the world. The Oneidas have done an excellent job with the resort and with public relations.

Big news for them is that they’ve joined the American Culinary Federation. This gives even more clout to the resort.

The alliance will allow the school to provide programs to certify its chefs, and open classes to other chefs and professionals, said Executive Chef Michel DiGiorgio, president of the Turning Stone ACF chapter.

The school is accepting members including professional culinarian, culinarian, student culinarian, junior culinarian, associate, allied and culinary enthusiast.

Membership benefits include automatic enrollment into the World Association of Chef Societies, networking opportunities, the chance to participate in ACF sponsored educational programs, and member discounts on products and services.

We drove by the other day, on our way to Sodus Point. The area (Vernon/Verona, NY) is flat, and the Turning Stone hotel towers above the plain like a big concrete spike stuck in the landscape. It is visible for miles, the land is so flat and the hotel is so high.

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I've been traveling throughout New York State since I got the travel bug after touring the Herkimer Home on a school field trip as a youngster. We've been blogging about our travels since 2006 and have visited over half of New York's 62 counties so far.

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