Portland Hosts ACF’s Western Region Chefs
St. Augustine, Fla., April 7,
2003—ACF Chefs de Cuisine Society of Oregon welcomed
members of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) to Portland March
28–April 1 for the federation’s Western region conference.
The following individuals, chapters, and teams took top regional honors
and will compete at the national level during the 2003 ACF National
Convention in Washington, D.C., July 25–29, 2003.
ACF Western Region Chef of the Year
Jacques Wilson, CEC
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Wilson is executive chef at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat
Springs. He will participate in a cook-off this July at the 2003 ACF
National Convention at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington,
ACF Western Region Chef Professionalism Award
John Fisher, CEC, CCE, AAC
Federal Way, Washington
Fisher, who is academic dean in the school of culinary arts at The Art
Institute of Seattle, is now a finalist for the 2003 ACF National Chef
Professionalism Award to be given in July at the 2003 ACF National
Convention. The award is sponsored by Minor’s, a division of
ACF Western Region Student Member of the Year
Captain Cook, Hawaii
Velasquez is now a finalist for the 2003 ACF National Student Member of
the Year award and will participate in a cook-off at the 2003 ACF
National Convention in July at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel,
Washington, D.C. The award is sponsored by Custom Food Products,
ACF Western Region Student Hot Food Competition
Washington State Chefs Association won the Western Region Student
Hot Food Competition. Team members are: Hayley Vause,
Brittany Higley, John Wilson, Janis Frey, and Mary Lokar. The team will compete in the Student
Team National Championship at the 2003 ACF National Convention in
Washington, D.C. The competition is sponsored by R.L. Schreiber.
ACF Western Region Baron H. Galand Culinary
Broadmoor Knowledge Bowl Team took first place in the Western
Region Baron H. Galand Knowledge Bowl and will compete in the national
competition in Washington, D.C., during the national convention. Team
members are: Brandon Waddell, Keith Perlette, Keith
Theodore, Randy Gerardot, and Courtney
Veltman. Washington State Chefs Association took second place.
The Baron H. Galand Knowledge Bowl is sponsored by The Art Institutes,
ACF President’s Medallion Recipients
Robert R. Bland, AAC
Douglas A. Fisher
Giacomo Stoltz, CEC
President’s medallion recipients are selected by the national
president in recognition of superior contributions to the enhancement of
ACF as an organization.
2003 Western Region Little Oscar Award Winner
ACF Southern Oregon Chapter
This award is given by the ACF Chef & Child Foundation to recognize
outstanding participation in and contribution to eliminating childhood
hunger in America.
2003 Western Region Are You Really ACF Award
Gold Plate Winner: ACF Beehive Chefs Chapter,
Are You Really ACF awards honor chapters that represent the ideals and
values of the American Culinary Federation.
2003 Western Region Chapter of the Year
ACF Beehive Chefs Chapter, Inc.
Founded in 1929, the American Culinary Federation (ACF) is the
largest and most prestigious chef’s 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
Upcoming ACF Events
- Central Region Conference, April 23–27, Houston, TX
- 2003 ACF National Convention, July 25–29, Washington,
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Contact: Kay Orde
(800) 624-9458, ext. 116