Q&A on the News

Q: I noticed a recent article quoting an FBI agent by the name of James Hosty. Is he related to the FBI agent James Hosty who investigated the JFK assassination?

—Harold Mordt, Acworth

A: Yes, Hosty is his grandson. James Hosty IV has been with the FBI as a special agent for 12 years, a spokesman in the FBI Atlanta Field Office told Q&A on the News in an email.

His grandfather presented him with his badge and credentials upon graduation from the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va.

He is a fifth generation law enforcement officer and served with the Wichita (Kansas) Police Department for eight years prior to joining the FBI.

Q: What qualifications are required to make a master chef?

—Dick Crawford, Locust Grove

A: The American Culinary Federation offers Certified Master Chef and Certified Master Pastry Chef designations, which are just two of the options in the association’s comprehensive certification program for chefs.

For the CMC and CMPC, applicants must pass intensive eight-day examinations of culinary and baking skills and knowledge. The CMC is “the highest and most demanding level of achievement of all ACF certification levels,” according to acfchefs.org.

The federation, which was founded in 1929 and has more than 17,500 members, also offers other certifications, including Certified Executive Chef and Certified Sous Chef.

Fast Copy News Service wrote this column. Do you have a question? We’ll try to get the answer. Call 404-222-2002 or email q&a@ajc.com (include name, phone and city).

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