2009 Press Releases

December 21, 2009

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

December 9, 2009

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

December 7, 2009

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

December 1, 2009

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

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

November 17, 2009

ACFEF Names Eight Apprenticeship Regional Trainers

November 5, 2009

Award-Winning Thanksgiving Day Recipes and Photos Available

November 3, 2009

ACF Announces Its 2010 National Events Series

November 2, 2009

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

October 29, 2009

Linda Vogler Finalist for Women Chefs & Restaurateurs Community Service Award

October 22, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

October 9, 2009

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

October 5, 2009

Nutrition Experts Explain the Truth About Fats

September 28, 2009

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

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

September 23, 2009

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

September 21, 2009

Florida 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

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

September 3, 2009

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

September 2, 2009

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

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

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

August 31, 2009

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

August 6, 2009

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

August 3, 2009

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

July 17, 2009

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

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

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

President’s Medallions Announced at 2009 ACF National Convention

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

Chefs 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

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

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

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

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

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

Dale 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

John 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

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

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

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

Michael 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

Robert Kinkead Honorary Inductee into Prestigious American Academy of Chefs Society

Robert Nograd Honorary Inductee into Prestigious American Academy of Chefs Society

Arthur Ritt Honorary Inductee into Prestigious American Academy of Chefs Society

Lucien Salama Honorary Inductee into Prestigious American Academy of Chefs Society

Dawn 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 15, 2009

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

July 6, 2009

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

June 25, 2009

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

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

June 24, 2009

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

June 22, 2009

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

June 18, 2009

ACF Announces 2009 Achievement of Excellence Award Winners

Kenwood Country Club Receives 2009 ACF Achievement of Excellence Award

The Seven Hills School Receives 2009 ACF Achievement of Excellence Award

The Yorktowne Hotel Receives 2009 ACF Achievement of Excellence Award

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

Le Coq Au Vin Receives 2009 ACF Achievement of Excellence Award

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

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

Café in the Square Receives 2009 ACF Achievement of Excellence Award

Boca Receives 2009 ACF Achievement of Excellence Award

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

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

The French Laundry Receives 2009 ACF Achievement of Excellence Award

Hartstone Inn Receives 2009 ACF Achievement of Excellence Award

Deco Receives 2009 ACF Achievement of Excellence Award

Charlie Trotter’s Receives 2009 ACF Achievement of Excellence Award

June 17, 2009

American Culinary Federation Board of Directors Election Results Announced

June 9, 2009

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

Student Teams Prepare for National Cooking Competition in Florida Next Month

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

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

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

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

June 1, 2009

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

May 29, 2009

The American Culinary Federation Holds its 2009 National Convention in Orlando

May 27, 2009

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

May 22, 2009

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

May 18, 2009

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

May 4, 2009

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

April 21, 2009

BCA Relaunches Web Site

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

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

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

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

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

Geoffrey Blount, CEPC, Receives Joseph Amendola Outstanding Member Award

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

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

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

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

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

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

Award Winners Announced at 2009 ACF Southeast Regional Conference

April 9, 2009

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

April 7, 2009

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

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

Victory is Sweet for Colorado’s Eric Phillips, CEPC

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

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

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

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

Award Winners Announced at 2009 ACF Western Regional Conference in Seattle

April 6, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 1, 2009

ACF Southeast Regional Conference Brings Hundreds of Chefs to Charlotte

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

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

March 19, 2009

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

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

March 10, 2009

ACF Western Regional Conference Brings Hundreds of Chefs to Seattle

ACF Chefs Hold 2009 Western Regional Conference in Seattle

March 9, 2009

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

March 5, 2009

First Certified Junior Culinarian Designations Awarded by the American Culinary Federation

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

February 27, 2009

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

February 24, 2009

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

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

St. Louis Students are Central Region Knowledge Bowl Champions

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

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

Victory is Sweet for Illinois’ Ford Culbertson

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

Award Winners Announced at 2009 ACF Central Regional Conference

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

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

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

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

Schoolcraft College Students Continue to Cook Up Victory

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

February 17, 2009

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

February 10, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

Award Winners Announced at 2009 ACF Northeast Regional Conference

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

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

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

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

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

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

Baltimore International College Declared ACF Northeast Regional Conference Knowledge Bowl Champions

January 28, 2009

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

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

January 26, 2009

ACF Chefs Cook at Super Bowl XLIII Events

January 22, 2009

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

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

January 21, 2009

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

January 7, 2009

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

ACF Chefs Hold 2009 Northeast Regional Conference in Boston