ACF Northeast Region Chefs Gather for Annual Conference in West
St. Augustine, Fla., April 18,
2002—The American Culinary Federation’s (ACF’s)
Northeast Region members held their annual conference in Charleston,
W.Va., April 6–9, hosted by the ACF Greater West Virginia Chapter.
The following individuals, chapters, and companies were honored:
ACF Northeast Region Chef of the Year Award
John Kinsella, CMC, CCE, AAC
ACF Greater Cincinnati Chapter
Chef Kinsella, a chef instructor at Cincinnati State Technical and
Community College, is now a finalist for the 2002 ACF National Chef of
the Year award to be given in July at the ACF National Convention at the
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
ACF Northeast Region Chef Professionalism Award
Thomas Vaccaro, CEPC
Margate City, N.J.
ACF Professional Chefs Association of South Jersey
Chef Vaccaro, executive pastry chef at Trump Plaza Resort & Casino
in Atlantic City, N.J., is now a finalist for the 2002 ACF National Chef
Professionalism award to be given in July at the ACF National Convention
in Las Vegas.
ACF Northeast Region Junior Member of the Year
ACF Philadelphia DVCA Chapter
Westlake, who is a line cook and tournant at The Desmond Hotel and
Conference Center in Malvern, Pa., is now a finalist for the 2002 ACF
National Junior Member of the Year award to be given in July at the ACF
National Convention in Las Vegas.
ACF Northeast Region Student Hot Food
The Restaurant School of Walnut Hill College took First Place.
Team members were: Jennifer Marker, captain; Hyo-Jung Chang; Amy Jaep;
William Polzin; Mark Tropea; and Scott Campbell, alternate. They will
compete in the ACF Student Team National Championship at the ACF
National Convention in July in Las Vegas.
ACF Northeast Region Baron H. Galand Knowledge
1st Place: Columbus State Community College.
Team members were: David Eisel, captain; Hillary Fain; Raesue Kao;
Shannon Saunders; and Kurt Schumacher, alternate. They will travel to
Las Vegas to compete in the national competition.
2nd Place: Pennsylvania Culinary Institute
3rd Place: The Restaurant School of Walnut Hill College
4th Place: Hocking College
ACF Northeast Region President’s
Keith E. Davis, CEC - Dayton, Ohio
Ann Marie Mundrick, CEC - Pottstown, Pa.
Thomas F. Recinella, CEC - Delhi, N.Y.
Timothy R. Rios, CEC, AAC - Eastlake, Ohio
President’s medallion recipients are selected by the national
president in recognition of superior contributions to the enhancement of
ACF as an organization.
2002 Northeast Region Are You Really ACF
Gold Plate Winners
ACF Columbus Chapter
ACF Delaware Valley Chefs Association of Philadelphia
ACF Jersey Shore Chefs Association
ACF Epicurean Club of Boston
Silver Plate Winner
ACF Professional Chefs Guild of Central New
Bronze Plate Winner
ACF of Greater Buffalo New York
ACF Northern New Jersey Chapter, Inc.
Are you really ACF awards honor chapters who represent the ideals and
values of the American Culinary Federation.
2002 Northeast Region Chapter of the Year
ACF Jersey Shore Chefs Association
The Chapter of the Year award recognizes the best chapter in each ACF
2002 Northeast Region Purveyor of the Year Award
Chef Revival USA
Lodi, N. J.
This award recognizes businesses that have demonstrated outstanding
commitment to ACF.
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Founded in 1929, the American Culinary Federation (ACF) is the
largest and most prestigious chefs organization in America. ACF’s
goal is to make a positive difference for culinarians internationally
through education, apprenticeship, and certification, while creating a
fraternal bond of respect and integrity among culinarians everywhere.