ACF Today Vol. V, No. 13
May 14, 2007
In this edition . . .
- Attend the 2007 ACF National Convention & Tradeshow in
- 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
- Take the American Culinary Federation National Online Research
- Proctor & Gamble Professional™ Products
- Find What Your Looking For at nichepork.org
Attend the 2007 ACF National Convention in
July 21-24, 2007
Orlando World Center Marriott
Resort & Convention Center
8701 World Center Drive,
Orlando, FL 32821
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 email@example.com.
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
Aidan Murphy, CMC, AAC, Selected to Compete in Continental Chefs
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
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.
We sincerely appreciate your feedback. If you have any questions
regarding the survey, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your valuable time and your continued
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