ACF Today Vol. V, No. 13
May 14, 2007
In this edition . . .

  • Attend the 2007 ACF National Convention & Tradeshow in Orlando!
  • Michael Ty Endowment Fund Applications Due May 31
  • Become an ACF-Approved Practical Exam Evaluator
  • Aidan Murphy, CMC, AAC, Selected to Compete in Continental Chefs Competition
  • Take the American Culinary Federation National Online Research Survey
  • Proctor & Gamble Professional™ Products
  • Find What Your Looking For at nichepork.org



 

Attend the 2007 ACF National Convention in Orlando!


July 21-24, 2007
Orlando World Center Marriott
Resort & Convention Center
8701 World Center Drive,
Orlando, FL 32821


Marriott Hotels & Resorts



Your ACF national convention online room reservations are now just a click away! Click on the Marriott logo and you will be directed to the property's home page with the ACF discount code already entered in the appropriate field. All you need to do is enter your arrival date to begin the reservation process. Quick and easy convenience brought to you by Marriott International and ACF.


Special pricing for an evening at Universal Studios


Get ready for an entire universe of action, thrill and excitement, and take a vacation from the ordinary!


Universal Orlando Resort is offering discounted ticket prices on July 24 to ACF convention attendees. Visit one of the two amazing theme parks, enjoy a night at City Walk, or experience the new face of today's entertainment with Blue Man Group.


Details regarding ticket pricing and how to purchase are being finalized, and will be communicated soon via the ACF Web site, ACF Today, and e-mail blasts to those who have registered. Transportation from the hotel to Universal will be available.


Michael Ty Endowment Fund Applications Due May 31


The Chef & Child Foundation is calling for award applications for the 2007 Michael Ty Endowment Fund. Applications are available at http://www.acfchefs.org/Content/ACFPrograms/ChefandChild/default.htm, and are due by May 31.


The Michael Ty, CEC, AAC, Endowment Fund of ACFCCF was established in 2000. It is awarded annually to an ACF chef who has dedicated countless hours to fighting childhood hunger and obesity, working on behalf of the foundation and teaching the children who benefit from ACFCCF programs. The recipient of the award will have a donation made on his/her behalf to a charity selected by the recipient.


For more information, contact chefandchild@acfchefs.net.


Become an ACF-Approved Practical Exam Evaluator


ACF needs to recruit and train new practical examination evaluators in order to improve the processes that allow professional cooks and chefs to become certified. ACF certified executive chefs, certified executive pastry chefs, certified culinary educators and certified master chefs are welcome to become approved ACF practical exam evaluators by participating in an ACF Train-the-Trainer (TTT) program and fulfilling other training criteria.


The next TTT program is scheduled for June 6-7 in Lebanon, Pa., a short drive from York, Harrisburg and Reading, Pa. The first day, free to attendees, will be an overview of practical testing for both future certification candidates and evaluators. On the second day, a practical exam will be administered for the purpose of training evaluators, and is $100 per participant.


For more information on ACF's TTT program, contact ACF's Certification Department at (800) 624-9458. To find out more about the workshop in Lebanon, contact Michael Harrants, CEC, CCE, AAC, at (717) 605-6323, or at Michael.harants@navy.mil.


Aidan Murphy, CMC, AAC, Selected to Compete in Continental Chefs Competition


Aidan Murphy, CMC, AAC, executive chef at Old Warson Country Club, St. Louis, has been selected to represent the United States at The World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) Global Chefs Competition for The Americas, sponsored by Unilever Foodsolutions, Lisle, Ill.


The competition to determine the representative for The Americas takes place in Orlando, Fla. in July. Competitors include chefs from North America and South America, of which Murphy is one. The winner, who will be announced at the 2007 American Culinary Federation (ACF) National Convention, July 21-24 at the Orlando World Center Marriott, will compete in the final WACS Global Chefs Competition at the WACS World Congress, May 12-15, 2008, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for the title of WACS Global Chef.


Preliminary competitions for the WACS Global Chefs Challenge began in 2006, when each WACS member country had the opportunity to hold a culinary competition to determine its country's chef candidate. Those countries that did not hold a competition selected candidates. This year, the winners/nominees compete in continental competitions representing Africa, Asia, the Americas, the Pacific and Europe. For more information, visit www.wacs2000.org.


Take the American Culinary Federation National Online Research Survey


The American Culinary Federation is conducting a national online survey among a select group of foodservice executives like you in conjunction with NOBLE, an advertising agency.


You have been selected to take part in this very important research survey concerning your foodservice operation and related activities. The survey should take about 7 minutes of your time. Because you are one of a small statistical sample of readers, your participation is vital to the success of this survey.


To start your survey, double click or copy and paste the entire URL below into your web browser.


www.nobleopinion.com/chefs


We sincerely appreciate your feedback. If you have any questions regarding the survey, please email chefoperatorsurvey@noble.net. Thank you in advance for your valuable time and your continued support.


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The Foodservice business provides holistic programs with quality products, equipment and employee training materials to enable back and front of house cleaning and sanitation. The business features a complete line of Dawn® products consisting of Dawn Manual Pot and Pan Detergent, Dawn Packets, Dawn Power Dissolver, Dawn Heavy Duty Degreaser and Dawn Heavy Duty Floor, all designed to remove tough grease on back of house kitchen surfaces. Other products featured in the Foodservice business include Comet® Cleaner with Bleach, Spic and Span® Disinfecting All-Purpose Spray & Glass Cleaner and Clean Quick® Broad Range Quaternary Sanitizer.


In addition to the foodservice industry, P&G Professional is also a major player in the convenience store, janitorial and lodging segments, to which it supplies trusted P&G brands such as Tide®, Downy®, Mr. Clean®, Spic and Span, Febreze®, Bounty®, Folgers® and Millstone®. P&G Professional also features its own brand, P&G Pro Line™, a complete line of products for finished floors, carpets, and daily and specialty cleaning.


P&G Professional offers complete solutions through products, services and support, and the division draws on P&G's technical expertise and resources to help customers solve problems.


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