2009 Press Releases

December 21, 2009

PDFCertified Executive Chef® Percy Whatley to Compete in Bocuse d’Or USA Cuisine Competition in New York in February 2010

December 9, 2009

PDFAward-Winning Recipes and High-Res Photos Available for the Holidays

December 7, 2009

PDFCooking for Diabetics is Focus of December “Culinary Nutrition News” Article

December 1, 2009

PDFSustainability, Local Sourcing and Nutrition Top List of Hottest Menu Trends for 2010, According to National Restaurant Association Research

PDFLocal Wine and Beer, Culinary Cocktails and Artisan Liquor Among Hottest Menu Trends in 2010, National Restaurant Association Research Finds

November 17, 2009

PDFACFEF Names Eight Apprenticeship Regional Trainers

November 5, 2009

PDFAward-Winning Thanksgiving Day Recipes and Photos Available

November 3, 2009

PDFACF Announces Its 2010 National Events Series

November 2, 2009

PDFACF and Clemson University Offer Tips for Downsizing Calories and Portions in November’s Issue of “Culinary Nutrition News,” Available Today

October 29, 2009

PDFLinda Vogler Finalist for Women Chefs & Restaurateurs Community Service Award

October 22, 2009

PDFOlivier Andreini, CMC, Approved as an American Culinary Federation Culinary Competition Judge

PDFMark Warren, CEC, AAC, Approved as an American Culinary Federation Culinary Competition Judge

PDFJohn Fisher, CEC, CCE, AAC, Approved as an American Culinary Federation Culinary Competition Judge

PDFGeorge O’Palenick, CEC, CCE, AAC, Approved as an American Culinary Federation Culinary Competition Judge

PDFBrian Sode, CEC, AAC, Approved as an American Culinary Federation Culinary Competition Judge

October 9, 2009

PDFAmerican Culinary Federation Chef & Child Foundation Raises Awareness of Childhood Hunger, Malnutrition and Obesity through Childhood Nutrition Day Oct. 16

October 5, 2009

PDFNutrition Experts Explain the Truth About Fats

September 28, 2009

PDFRussell Scott, CMC, WGMC, Places Second in Cooking Competition in Brazil

PDFACF Student Chef of the Year Kelly Conwell Will Represent the U.S. In International Cooking Competition in Chile in January

September 23, 2009

PDFAmerican Culinary Federation and U.S. Army Join Ranks to Enrich the U.S. Army’s Foodservice Training Program

September 21, 2009

PDFFlorida Chef Russell Scott, CMC, WGMC, Competes in Brazil This Weekend for a Chance to Represent the U.S. on the World Culinary Stage

September 15, 2009

PDFPlugrá® European-Style Butter Earns Prestigious American Culinary Federation Seal of Approval

September 3, 2009

PDFNutrition Experts Offer Easy Ways to Reduce Fat and Incorporate Healthful Cooking Techniques in September’s Issue of “Culinary Nutrition News”

September 2, 2009

PDFAmerican Culinary Federation Education Foundation Grants Accreditation for Renewal Programs Across the United States

PDFAmerican Culinary Federation Education Foundation Grants Initial Program Accreditation to Programs in Florida, Pennsylvania and Oregon

PDFAmerican Culinary Federation Education Foundation Grants Accreditation for Initial and Renewal Programs in Connecticut, Missouri and North Carolina

August 31, 2009

PDFCincinnati Pastry Chef Megan Ketover, CPC, Creates John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge on “Food Network Challenge: Cereal Bridges 2,” August 30

August 6, 2009

PDFU.S. Department of Labor Awards $481,200 Apprenticeship Grant to American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

August 3, 2009

PDFCalorie Countdown is the Focus of August’s Issue of “Culinary Nutrition News”

July 17, 2009

PDFACF Chef & Child Foundation Recognizes Award Winners at the 2009 ACF National Convention

PDFSpecial President’s Awards Presented at 2009 American Culinary Federation National Convention

PDFNick Seccia, CEC, Wins One-Pot Win-A-Lot Cooking Competition and $1,000 at the 2009 ACF National Convention in Orlando, Fla.

PDFPresident’s Medallions Announced at 2009 ACF National Convention

PDFChefs de Cuisine Association of Hawaii Honolulu Students Named National Student Team Champions at 2009 ACF National Convention in Orlando, Fla.

PDFChefs de Cuisine Association of St. Louis Inc. Wins Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl at 2009 ACF National Convention in Orlando, Fla.

July 16, 2009

PDFKansas’ Kelly Conwell Wins ACF National Student Chef of the Year Competition at 2009 ACF National Convention in Orlando, Fla.

PDFTimothy Bucci, CEC, CCE, CHE, Named National Chef Educator of the Year at 2009 ACF National Convention in Orlando, Fla.

PDFAtlanta’s Heather Hurlbert Named National Pastry Chef of the Year at 2009 ACF National Convention in Orlando, Fla.

PDFJoseph Leonardi, CEC, Named U.S.A.’s Chef of the Year™ at 2009 ACF National Convention in Orlando, Fla.

PDFWolfgang Bierer, CMPC, CEC, CCE, AAC, Receives National Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award in Orlando, Fla.

PDFDale Miller, CMC, WGMC, AAC, Receives Chef Professionalism Award at 2009 ACF National Convention in Orlando, Fla.

American Academy of Chefs Fellows
American Academy of Chefs Announces 2009 Award Winners and Inductees

PDFScott Daniels, CEC, CCA, Inducted Into Prestigious American Academy of Chefs Society

PDFUrs Emmenegger, CEC, Inducted Into Prestigious American Academy of Chefs Society

PDFJohn Farris, CEC, Inducted Into Prestigious American Academy of Chefs Society

PDFGary Leach, CEC, Inducted Into Prestigious American Academy of Chefs Society

PDFCharles Mattocks, CEC, CCA, Inducted Into Prestigious American Academy of Chefs Society

PDFMark Prece Sr., CEC, Inducted Into Prestigious American Academy of Chefs Society

PDFKyle Richardson, CEC, CCE, Inducted Into Prestigious American Academy of Chefs Society

PDFBrian Sode, CEC, Inducted Into Prestigious American Academy of Chefs Society

PDFJ. Kevin Storm, CEC, CCA, Inducted Into Prestigious American Academy of Chefs Society

PDFJames Thomas, CEC, Inducted Into Prestigious American Academy of Chefs Society

PDFMark Warren, CEC, Inducted Into Prestigious American Academy of Chefs Society

PDFJames White, CEC, Inducted Into Prestigious American Academy of Chefs Society

PDFJohn Zelko, CEC, Inducted Into Prestigious American Academy of Chefs Society

American Academy of Chefs Culinary Hall of Fame
Michel Escoffier Inducted into American Academy of Chefs Culinary Hall of Fame

PDFGerhart Koennecke, AAC, Inducted into American Academy of Chefs Culinary Hall of Fame

PDFPhil Learned, CEC, AAC, Inducted into American Academy of Chefs Culinary Hall of Fame

PDFJohn Minniti, CEC, AAC, HBOT, Inducted into American Academy of Chefs Culinary Hall of Fame

PDFMichael Rand Inducted into American Academy of Chefs Culinary Hall of Fame

American Academy of Chefs Honorary Fellows
Patrick Diethelm Honorary Inductee into Prestigious American Academy of Chefs Society

PDFRobert Kinkead Honorary Inductee into Prestigious American Academy of Chefs Society

PDFRobert Nograd Honorary Inductee into Prestigious American Academy of Chefs Society

PDFArthur Ritt Honorary Inductee into Prestigious American Academy of Chefs Society

PDFLucien Salama Honorary Inductee into Prestigious American Academy of Chefs Society

PDFDawn Sweeney, National Restaurant Association President and Chief Executive Officer, Honorary Inductee into American Academy of Chefs

American Academy of Chefs Award Winners
John Minniti, CEC, AAC, HBOT, Receives Prestigious Chair's Medal from the American Academy of Chefs

PDFGunther Heiland, CMPC, AAC, Receives Prestigious Joseph Amendola Award by the American Academy of Chefs

PDFJohn Bogacki, CEC, CCE, AAC, Receives Prestigious Chef Good Taste Award from the American Academy of Chefs

PDFL. Timothy Ryan, CMC, AAC, President, The Culinary Institute of America, Receives Prestigious Sharing Culinary Traditions Award from the American Academy of Chefs

PDFBrigadier General Jesse Cross Receives Prestigious American Academy of Chefs Lt. General John D. McLaughlin Award

PDFHarry Hoffstadt, CEC, AAC, HOF, Receives Prestigious American Academy of Chefs Lawrence A. Conti, CEC, AAC, HOF, Chair’s Achievement Award

PDFPatrick O’Connell Recognized as Culinary Hall of Fame Celebrated Chef by the American Academy of Chefs

July 15, 2009

PDFAward Winners Announced at the 2009 Annual American Culinary Federation National Convention

July 6, 2009

PDFJuly’s Issue of Culinary Nutrition News: Fiber-Rich Foods Releases Today

June 25, 2009

PDFWhat Does it Take to Become a “Certified Master Chef?”

PDFFour Chefs Compete in 15 Minute Cook-Off in Orlando, Fla. for $1,000 Prize

June 24, 2009

PDFLas Vegas Chef Michael Ty, CEC, AAC, Elected as ACF’s National President

June 22, 2009

PDFStatler Erie Room Restaurant at Erie Community College Receives 2009 ACF Achievement of Excellence Award

June 18, 2009

PDFACF Announces 2009 Achievement of Excellence Award Winners

PDFKenwood Country Club Receives 2009 ACF Achievement of Excellence Award

PDFThe Seven Hills School Receives 2009 ACF Achievement of Excellence Award

PDFThe Yorktowne Hotel Receives 2009 ACF Achievement of Excellence Award

PDFThe Inn at Little Washington Receives 2009 ACF Achievement of Excellence Award

PDFLe Coq Au Vin Receives 2009 ACF Achievement of Excellence Award

PDFDaveed’s at 934 Receives 2009 ACF Achievement of Excellence Award

PDFRiverside City College Culinary Academy Receives 2009 ACF Achievement of Excellence Award

PDFCafé in the Square Receives 2009 ACF Achievement of Excellence Award

PDFBoca Receives 2009 ACF Achievement of Excellence Award

PDFServatii Pastry Shop & Deli Receives 2009 ACF Achievement of Excellence Award

PDFAll in Good Taste Productions Receives 2009 ACF Achievement of Excellence Award

PDFThe French Laundry Receives 2009 ACF Achievement of Excellence Award

PDFHartstone Inn Receives 2009 ACF Achievement of Excellence Award

PDFDeco Receives 2009 ACF Achievement of Excellence Award

PDFCharlie Trotter’s Receives 2009 ACF Achievement of Excellence Award

June 17, 2009

PDFAmerican Culinary Federation Board of Directors Election Results Announced

June 9, 2009

PDFFour Teams of Culinary Whiz Kids Compete in the Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl™ National Competition in Florida Next Month

PDFStudent Teams Prepare for National Cooking Competition in Florida Next Month

PDFStudents Vie for the ACF Student Chef of the Year National Title in Florida in July

PDFCulinary Educators Compete for the ACF Chef Educator of the Year National Title

PDFPastry Chefs Hope for Sweet Results As They Prepare For The National ACF Pastry Chef of the Year Competition In Florida Next Month

PDFFour Chefs Compete for U.S.A.’s Chef of the Year™ National Title at the 2009 ACF National Convention Next Month

June 1, 2009

PDFJune’s Issue of Culinary Nutrition News: Allergen Awareness Releases Today

May 29, 2009

PDFThe American Culinary Federation Holds its 2009 National Convention in Orlando

May 27, 2009

PDFSteve Jilleba, CMC, CCE, AAC, Receives Honorary Doctorate from Johnson & Wales University

May 22, 2009

PDFAmerican Culinary Federation Members Receive Top Awards at Cordon D’ Or—Gold Ribbon International Culinary Academy Awards Ceremony

May 18, 2009

PDFSteve Jilleba, CMC, CCE, AAC, of Unilever Foodsolutions, Selected ACF Culinary Team USA Manager

May 4, 2009

PDFACF Chef & Child Foundation Partners with Clemson University to Provide Free Nutrition Articles

April 21, 2009

PDFBCA Relaunches Web Site

PDFWolfgang Bierer, CMPC, CEC, CCE, AAC, Receives ACF Southeast Region Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award

PDFRuss Thayer Receives 2009 American Academy of Chefs Southeast Region Chair’s Scholarship

PDFMiami’s P. Richard Brumm, CEC, Named ACF Southeast Region Chef of the Year

PDFMiami Culinary Students Named ACF Southeast Region Knowledge Bowl Champions and Prepare for National Competition

PDFKeiser University Student Andrew Addleman II Named 2009 ACF Southeast Region Student Chef of the Year

PDFGeoffrey Blount, CEPC, Receives Joseph Amendola Outstanding Member Award

PDFEdmund Chinners, CEC, CCA, Receives 2009 ACF Southeast Region Chef Professionalism Award

PDFDaytona State College’s David Weir, CEC, CCE, Receives 2009 ACF Southeast Region Chef Educator of the Year Award

PDFAtlanta’s Heather Hurlbert’s Desserts Dazzle Judges in Regional Competition

PDFAsheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Students Win Regional Cooking Competition and Advance to Nationals

PDFAmerican Culinary Federation Honors Six People with President’s Medallions at 2009 ACF Southeast Regional Conference

PDFACF Awards Southeast Region Chapter of the Year and Chapter Achievement Awards at 2009 ACF Southeast Regional Conference

PDFAward Winners Announced at 2009 ACF Southeast Regional Conference

April 9, 2009

PDFThree Student Teams Compete in the Southeast Region Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl in Charlotte, N.C.

April 7, 2009

PDFVictoria Maxfield of Utah Valley State College Named 2009 ACF Western Region Student Chef of the Year

PDFDenver’s Brian Hubner Named ACF Western Region Chef of the Year

PDFVictory is Sweet for Colorado’s Eric Phillips, CEPC

PDFWhitney Werner, CEC, CCA, Receives 2009 ACF Western Region Chef Professionalism Award

PDFKapi’olani Community College, Honolulu, Hawaii, Students Cook Up Victory

PDFLe Cordon Bleu’s Executive Chef Heinz Lauer, CEC, Receives 2009 ACF Western Region Chef Educator of the Year Award

PDFBobby Moghaddam, CEC, CCE, Receives ACF Western Region Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award

PDFAward Winners Announced at 2009 ACF Western Regional Conference in Seattle

April 6, 2009

PDFAmerican Culinary Federation Honors Six People with President’s Medallions at 2009 ACF Western Regional Conference

PDFACF Awards Western Region Chapter of the Year and Chapter Achievement at 2009 Western Regional Conference

PDFChapter Presidents Receive Special Recognition at 2009 ACF Western Regional Conference in Seattle

PDFBruce Riddell, CEC, AAC, Receives Special Recognition at 2009 ACF Western Regional Conference in Seattle

PDFStudents from Broadmoor Hotel and Resort, Colorado Springs, Colo., Named ACF Western Region Knowledge Bowl Champions

PDFNicolas Ganea Receives 2009 American Academy of Chefs Western Region Chair’s Scholarship

April 1, 2009

PDFACF Southeast Regional Conference Brings Hundreds of Chefs to Charlotte

PDFACF Chefs Hold 2009 Southeast Regional Conference in Charlotte, N.C., April 18–20

PDFCharlie Trotter Donates $15,000 to the American Culinary Federation

March 19, 2009

PDFACF Members Earn Recognition at U.S. Pastry Competition in New York

PDFNine Student Teams Compete in the Western Region Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl in Seattle

March 10, 2009

PDFACF Western Regional Conference Brings Hundreds of Chefs to Seattle

PDFACF Chefs Hold 2009 Western Regional Conference in Seattle

March 9, 2009

PDFAmerican Culinary Federation Chefs Named to Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida Culinary Hall of Fame for 2009

March 5, 2009

PDFFirst Certified Junior Culinarian Designations Awarded by the American Culinary Federation

PDFU.S. Students Named World Champions in International Culinary Competition

February 27, 2009

PDFStudents Represent U.S. in International Cooking Competition in Scotland

February 24, 2009

PDFAmerican Culinary Federation Honors Nine People with President’s Medallions at 2009 ACF Central Regional Conference

PDFThomas Berg, CEC, AAC, Receives 2009 ACF Central Region Rene Roncari Senior Chef Humanitarian Award

PDFSt. Louis Students are Central Region Knowledge Bowl Champions

PDFBernard Urban, CEC, AAC, Receives 2009 ACF Central Region Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award

PDFTimothy Bucci, CEC, CCE, Receives 2009 ACF Central Region Chef Educator of the Year Award

PDFVictory is Sweet for Illinois’ Ford Culbertson

PDFSchaumburg’s Jack Delby Named ACF Chef of the Year for the Central Region

PDFAward Winners Announced at 2009 ACF Central Regional Conference

PDFFawzi Ottman, CEC, AAC, Receives 2009 American Culinary Federation Central Region Chef Professionalism Award

PDFL. Fernando Mojica Receives 2009 American Academy of Chefs Central Region Chair’s Scholarship

PDFACF Awards Central Region Chapter of the Year and Chapter Achievement Awards at 2009 Central Regional Conference

PDFFox Valley Technical College’s Culinary Program Recognized as Exemplary at 2009 ACF Central Regional Conference

PDFSchoolcraft College Students Continue to Cook Up Victory

PDFKelly Conwell Wins Competition and is Named 2009 Student Chef of the Year for the American Culinary Federation’s Central Region

February 17, 2009

PDFTen Student Teams Compete in the Central Region Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl in Chicago

February 10, 2009

PDFJoseph Leonardi, CEC, Receives 2009 American Culinary Federation Northeast Region Chef of the Year Award

PDFMegan Ketover, CPC, Receives 2009 American Culinary Federation Northeast Region Pastry Chef of the Year Award

PDFThomas Griffiths, CMC, Receives 2009 ACF Northeast Region Chef Educator of the Year Award

PDFBrianne Slocum Receives 2009 American Culinary Federation Northeast Region Student Chef of the Year Award

PDFStudents from ACF Pittsburgh Chapter Named 2009 ACF Northeast Student Team Regional Champions

PDFAward Winners Announced at 2009 ACF Northeast Regional Conference

PDFDale Miller, CMC, WGMC, AAC, Receives 2009 American Culinary Federation Northeast Region Chef Professionalism Award

PDFACF Awards Northeast Region Chapter of the Year and Chapter Achievement Awards at 2009 Northeast Regional Conference

PDFPierre Rausch, CEC, AAC, Receives 2009 ACF Northeast Region Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award

PDFAmerican Culinary Federation Honors Seven Members with President’s Medallions at 2009 ACF Northeast Regional Conference

PDFJonathan Moreira Receives 2009 American Academy of Chefs Northeast Region Chair’s Scholarship

PDFWestmoreland County Community College’s Culinary Programs Recognized as Exemplary at 2009 ACF Northeast Regional Conference

PDFBaltimore International College Declared ACF Northeast Regional Conference Knowledge Bowl Champions

January 28, 2009

PDFEight Student Teams Put their Cooking Skills to the Test at The ACF Student Team Northeast Regional Championship in Boston

PDFSix Student Teams Put their Culinary Knowledge to the Test at the Northeast Region Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl in Boston

January 26, 2009

PDFACF Chefs Cook at Super Bowl XLIII Events

January 22, 2009

PDFACF Central Regional Conference Brings Chefs, Cooks and Foodservice Professionals to Schaumburg, Ill.

PDFACF Chefs Hold 2009 Central Regional Conference in Schaumburg, Ill.

January 21, 2009

PDFThe International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Tampa Receives American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accreditation

January 7, 2009

PDFACF Northeast Regional Conference Brings Chefs, Cooks and Foodservice Professionals to Boston

PDFACF Chefs Hold 2009 Northeast Regional Conference in Boston