2011 Press Releases

December 14, 2011

American Culinary Federation Partners with Indianapolis’ The Chef’s Academy to Offer Four New Scholarships Totaling $20,000

American Culinary Federation Chefs Visit White House for Holiday Tour

December 8, 2011

Hottest Restaurant Menus Trends in 2012 Include Healthful Kids’ Meals and Locally Sourced Ingredients, According to National Restaurant Association

December 5, 2011

The American Culinary Federation Announces Its 2012 Events Series

November 30, 2011

Job Corps Culinary Training Programs Granted Quality Program Status by American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

November 22, 2011

American Culinary Federation Chef Andy Bacigalupo Receives a $10,000 Lowe’s Gift Card on 400th Episode of “The Dr. Oz Show,” November 18

November 14, 2011

ACF and Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Partner for National Fundraiser in Support of Chefs Move to Schools

November 3, 2011

Need Expert Cooking Advice? Let American Culinary Federation Chefs Answer Your Holiday Kitchen Questions

October 20, 2011

R.B. Hunt Elementary School First-Graders Learn How to Eat Healthfully

October 11, 2011

USDA Official, Farmer and American Culinary Federation Chef Celebrate Farm to School Month at R.B. Hunt Elementary School, St. Augustine, Fla., Oct. 18

October 10, 2011

Garde Manger: Cold Kitchen Fundamentals

October 3, 2011

Nashville State Community College Receives Accreditation from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

September 21, 2011

ACFEF Chef & Child Foundation Names Chair, Vice Chair for 2011–2013

August 29, 2011

Two Basic American Foods Potato Products Earn ACF Seal of Approval

August 22, 2011

August 19, 2011

ACFEF Accreditation

Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College Receives Accreditation from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

California Culinary Academy Receives Renewal Programmatic Accreditation and Exemplary Status from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

Hillsborough Community College Receives Programmatic Accreditation and Exemplary Status from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Receives Programmatic Accreditation and Exemplary Status from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

Lake Washington Technical College Receives Programmatic Accreditations from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Atlanta Receives Programmatic Accreditations from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Las Vegas Receives Accreditation and Exemplary Status from American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Los Angeles Receives Programmatic Accreditations from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

Lincoln Culinary Institute Receives Programmatic Accreditation and Exemplary Status from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

Milwaukee Area Technical College Receives Programmatic Accreditations from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

Pennsylvania College of Technology Receives Programmatic Accreditations from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

Pikes Peak Community College Receives Programmatic Accreditations and Exemplary Status from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

Pinellas Technical Education Center’s Clearwater Campus Receives Accreditation from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

Rel Maples Institute of Culinary Arts at Walters State Community College Receives Accreditations from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

San Jacinto College Receives Initial Programmatic Accreditation from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

The Culinary Institute of Charleston at Trident Technical College Receives Accreditation from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Charlotte Receives Accreditation from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Las Vegas Receives Accreditation from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

Tri County Technology Center Receives Programmatic Accreditation and Certification from American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

West Kentucky Community & Technical College Receives Initial Programmatic Accreditations from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

William McFatter Technical Center Receives Programmatic Accreditations and Exemplary Status from American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

Zane State College Receives Programmatic Accreditation from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

August 10, 2011

Professional Certification Gives Chefs Leverage When Seeking Employment and Promotion in Recovering Economy, ICE President Says

August 9, 2011

American Academy of Chefs®

American Academy of Chefs® Announces its 2011 Inductees and Award Winners

Stafford DeCambra, CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC®, Receives Chair’s Medal from the American Academy of Chefs®

Derek Spendlove, CEPC, CCE, AAC®, Receives Joseph Amendola Award from the American Academy of Chefs®

J. Kevin Walker, CMC, AAC®, Receives Chef Good Taste Award from the American Academy of Chefs®

Frank Leake, CCC, CCE, AAC®, Receives Sharing Culinary Traditions Award from the American Academy of Chefs®

William J. Tillinghast, CEC, AAC®, MBA, Receives Prestigious American Academy of Chefs® Lt. General John D. McLaughlin Award

Donal Weaving, CEC, AAC®, Receives American Academy of Chefs® Lawrence A. Conti, CEC, AAC, HOF, Chair’s Achievement Award

Anthony Graffeo, CEC, AAC®, Inducted Into American Academy of Chefs Culinary Hall of Fame™

John Kaufmann, CEC, AAC®, Inducted Into American Academy of Chefs Culinary Hall of Fame™

William “Bill” Lyman, CEC, AAC®, Posthumously Inducted Into American Academy of Chefs Culinary Hall of Fame™

Bruce Riddell, CEC, AAC, Inducted Into American Academy of Chefs Culinary Hall of Fame™

James Doherty, HAAC, HBOT, Inducted Into American Academy of Chefs Culinary Hall of Fame™ as Honorary Member

Jeffrey Bricker, CEC, CCE, Selected as One of 20 American Academy of Chefs Society® Inductees for 2011

Nancy Burback, CEC, CCE, Selected as One of 20 American Academy of Chefs® Society Inductees for 2011

Janet Crager, CEC, Selected as One of 20 American Academy of Chefs® Society Inductees for 2011

Carl Deutsch, CCC, CCE, Selected as One of 20 American Academy of Chefs Society® Inductees for 2011

Scott Erwin, CEC, Selected as One of 20 American Academy of Chefs® Society Inductees for 2011

Thomas Hannum, CEC, Selected as One of 20 American Academy of Chefs® Society Inductees for 2011

Peter Hodgson, CEC, Selected as One of 20 American Academy of Chefs® Society Inductees for 2011

Robert Hudson, CEC, CCE, Selected as One of 20 American Academy of Chefs® Society Inductees for 2011

Mark Kent, CEC, Selected as One of 20 American Academy of Chefs® Society Inductees for 2011

John Kukucka, CCC, Selected as One of 20 American Academy of Chefs® Society Inductees for 2011

Lawrence Matson, CEC, CCE, MBA, Selected as One of 20 American Academy of Chefs® Society Inductees for 2011

Michael Osborne, CEC, Selected as One of 20 American Academy of Chefs® Society Inductees for 2011

Douglas Patten, CEC, CCA, Selected as One of 20 American Academy of Chefs® Society Inductees for 2011

Brian Peffley, CEPC, CCE, Selected as One of 20 American Academy of Chefs® Society Inductees for 2011

Steven Pollack, CEC, Selected as One of 20 American Academy of Chefs® Society Inductees for 2011

Garrett Sanborn, CEC, CCE, Ed.D., Selected as One of 20 American Academy of Chefs® Society Inductees for 2011

Andrea Schrenk, CEPC, CCE, Selected as One of 20 American Academy of Chefs® Society Inductees for 2011

Samuel Sears, CEC, CCA, Selected as One of 20 American Academy of Chefs® Society Inductees for 2011

Michael Smith, CEC, Selected as One of 20 American Academy of Chefs® Society Inductees for 2011

Mark Wilson, CEC, Selected as One of 20 American Academy of Chefs® Society Inductees for 2011

Blaise Alan Dente, CCC, Selected as Honorary Inductee Into Prestigious American Academy of Chefs® Society

Mary Louise and Peter Huebner Selected as Honorary Inductees Into Prestigious American Academy of Chefs® Society

Noreen Kinney Selected as Honorary Inductee Into Prestigious American Academy of Chefs® Society

Christopher Koetke, CEC, CCE, MBA, Named Honorary American Academy of Chefs® Society Inductee

Cindy Komarinski, CCC, CCE, Selected as Honorary Inductee Into Prestigious American Academy of Chefs® Society

Kathleen Mancini Selected as Honorary Inductee Into Prestigious American Academy of Chefs® Society

David Smith, CC, Selected as Honorary Inductee Into Prestigious American Academy of Chefs® Society

Michael Zappone Selected as Honorary Inductee Into Prestigious American Academy of Chefs® Society

August 1, 2011

2011 ACF National Convention Award Winners

Joliet Junior College Student Team Wins American Culinary Federation 2011 National Student Team Championship, Makes History for School

Tennessee Healthcare Chef and Dietary Manager Win ACF National Championship: Cooking for Life Competition in Dallas

Cincinnati Chef Todd Kelly Named 2011 U.S.A.’s Chef of the Year™

Atlanta’s Alex Hwang Named 2011 Pastry Chef of the Year by American Culinary Federation Following National Competition

Joliet Junior College Grad Aaron Guajardo III Wins National Culinary Award Following Dallas Competition

ACFEF Chef & Child Foundation Recognizes Award Winners at the 2011 ACF National Convention

Eight Chefs Receive Cutting Edge Awards at 2011 American Culinary Federation National Convention in Dallas

Special Awards Presented at 2011 ACF National Convention in Dallas

Eight Chefs Receive President’s Medallions at 2011 American Culinary Federation National Convention

Richfield, Minn., School Wins USDA Recipes for Healthy Kids National Cook-Off

Samuel Murillo Wins National Paella, Please! Competition and $1,000 in Dallas

Kendall College Wins Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl for Second Consecutive Year at 2011 ACF National Convention

Orlando Chef Russell Scott, CMC, WGMC, Receives 2011 Chef Professionalism Award at ACF National Convention in Dallas

Kendall College’s Dina Altieri, CEC, CCE, Named National Chef Educator of the Year by the American Culinary Federation

John Zehnder, CEC, AAC, Receives 2011 Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award at ACF National Convention in Dallas

July 28, 2011

The American Culinary Federation Announces its 2011 National Award Winners

July 18, 2011

Donald Dickinson, CEC®, CCA™, AAC, Named American Culinary Federation Certification Commission Chair-Elect

July 13, 2011

Chefs Bring Nutrition Message to Dallas Families July 22 with Live Cooking Demonstrations at Turner Courts Recreation Center—Media Welcome

July 11, 2011

2011 Achievement of Excellence Awards

The American Culinary Federation Announces Its 2011 Achievement of Excellence Award Winners

Back Door Café to Receive 2011 Achievement of Excellence Award at American Culinary Federation National Convention in Dallas

Café Cimino Country Inn to Receive 2011 Achievement of Excellence Award at American Culinary Federation National Convention in Dallas

Canterbury Golf Club to Receive 2011 Achievement of Excellence Award at American Culinary Federation National Convention in Dallas

Casola Dining Room at Schenectady County Community College to Receive 2011 Achievement of Excellence Award at ACF National Convention in Dallas

Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club to Receive 2011 Achievement of Excellence Award at American Culinary Federation National Convention in Dallas

Eat’n Park Hospitality Group to Receive 2011 Achievement of Excellence Award at American Culinary Federation National Convention in Dallas

Goodwill Great Lakes to Receive 2011 Achievement of Excellence Award at American Culinary Federation National Convention in Dallas

The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa to Receive 2011 Achievement of Excellence Award at American Culinary Federation National Convention in Dallas

Hotel du Pont to Receive 2011 Achievement of Excellence Award at American Culinary Federation National Convention in Dallas

The Hotel Hershey to Receive 2011 Achievement of Excellence Award at American Culinary Federation National Convention in Dallas

Iridescence at MotorCity Casino Hotel to Receive 2011 Achievement of Excellence Award at American Culinary Federation National Convention in Dallas

JaCiva’s Chocolates to Receive 2011 Achievement of Excellence Award at American Culinary Federation National Convention in Dallas

La Tavola to Receive 2011 Achievement of Excellence Award at American Culinary Federation National Convention in Dallas

Lake Mary FishBones to Receive 2011 Achievement of Excellence Award at American Culinary Federation National Convention in Dallas

Lilly’s Bistro to Receive 2011 Achievement of Excellence Award at American Culinary Federation National Convention in Dallas

Magnolias to Receive 2011 Achievement of Excellence Award at American Culinary Federation National Convention in Dallas

Pacific Asian Bistro to Receive 2011 Achievement of Excellence Award at American Culinary Federation National Convention in Dallas

The Palmer House® Hilton to Receive 2011 Achievement of Excellence Award at American Culinary Federation National Convention in Dallas

Pier 37 Bar & Grill to Receive 2011 Achievement of Excellence Award at American Culinary Federation National Convention in Dallas

Premier Food Services to Receive 2011 Achievement of Excellence Award at American Culinary Federation National Convention in Dallas

Red Rocks County Club to Receive 2011 Achievement of Excellence Award at American Culinary Federation National Convention in Dallas

Savannah Red to Receive 2011 Achievement of Excellence Award at American Culinary Federation National Convention in Dallas

United States Olympic Committee Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center Food & Nutrition Services to Receive 2011 Achievement of Excellence Award

June 20, 2011

Filtercorp’s SuperSorb® CarbonPad Earns Prestigious ACF Seal of Approval

June 16, 2011

June 15, 2011

Walla Walla Community College Culinary-Arts Student Kristin Swaggart Wins American Culinary Federation’s Be Like “Mike” Contest

June 13, 2011

New York Chef Michael Matarazzo Places Second in Global Chefs Challenge Semifinals for the Americas in Canada

Daniel Gorman Wins Hans Bueschkens World Junior Chefs Challenge Semifinals for the Americas, Advances to Global Competition in 2012

June 10, 2011

American Culinary Federation 2011–2013 National Board of Directors Announced

June 8, 2011

June 7, 2011

Chefs Head to Dallas for 2011 American Culinary Federation National Convention Featuring Alton Brown and USDA Recipes for Healthy Kids National Cook-Off

June 6, 2011

New York Chef Michael Matarazzo Competes in Canada for a Chance to Represent the U.S. on the World Culinary Stage

Atlanta Sous Chef Daniel Gorman Competes in Canada June 12 for Chance to Represent the Americas in Worldwide Culinary Competition

June 3, 2011

ACF President at Launch of MyPlate Commends USDA and First Lady Michelle Obama on New Food Icon to Help Consumers Make Healthier Food Choices

June 2, 2011

Nutrition, Health and Consumer Advocates Applaud the Launch of the New MyPlate Icon to Help Consumers Make Healthier Food Choices

Kansas Chef Renée Shortlidge, CSC™, Appointed to American Culinary Federation Certification Commission

May 31, 2011

Ten Students Win American Culinary Federation 2011 Student Culinarian Invitational, Will Cook at Dallas Reception and Travel to South Korea

May 18, 2011

Two American Culinary Federation Chefs Receive Cordon d’ Or - Gold Ribbon International Culinary Academy Awards

May 9, 2011

Kendall Farms Crème Frâiche Earns Chef Recognition with ACF Seal of Approval

Anthony Danna, CEC, AAC, Receives Regional Chef Professionalism Award

May 6, 2011

May 5, 2011

May 3, 2011

American Culinary Federation Announces 2011 Western Region Award Winners

April 27, 2011

SPLENDA® Earns Prestigious American Culinary Federation Seal of Approval

April 25, 2011

April 21, 2011

2011 Central Region American Culinary Federation Award Winners Announced

April 11, 2011

Michael Ty, CEC, AAC, Inducted Into Disciples Escoffier International–USA

April 6, 2011

Chefs Gather in Scottsdale, Ariz., for American Culinary Federation Western Regional Conference, April 29–May 2 at Talking Stick Resort

March 31, 2011

March 28, 2011

March 24, 2011

2011 Northeast Region American Culinary Federation Award Winners Announced

March 21, 2011

American Culinary Federation Central Regional Conference April 17–20 Brings Chefs and Government Officials Together in New Orleans

March 16, 2011

March 8, 2011

Sizzle: The American Culinary Federation Quarterly for Students of Cooking Unveils New Look and Enhanced Content

March 2, 2011

Chefs Head to Columbus for American Culinary Federation Northeast Regional Conference, March 20–23 at the Renaissance Columbus

February 23, 2011

February 14, 2011

Michael Ty, CEC, AAC, Receives North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers Doctorate of Foodservice Award

February 8, 2011

February 1, 2011

American Culinary Federation Members Participate in Orange County Public Schools’ Chefs Move to Schools Debut of Healthier Lunches

January 27, 2011

Three New Members Join the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission and New Chair Elected

January 25, 2011

ACF Invites Students to Apply for Its 2011 Student Culinarian Invitational

January 24, 2011

McCormick For Chefs™ Joins ACF Culinary Team USA as Silver Sponsor

January 11, 2011

Eric Pellizzari, CEC®, CCE®, Approved as an American Culinary Federation Culinary Competition Judge

Five Teams of Culinary Students Compete for Southeast Region Championship Title in Atlanta in February

January 10, 2011

Stephen Giunta, CMC®, Approved as an American Culinary Federation Culinary Competition Judge

Five Student Teams Put Their Culinary Knowledge to the Test During Regional “Jeopardy”-Style Competition in Atlanta, Feb. 19

January 6, 2011

More than 450 Chefs Head to Atlanta for American Culinary Federation Southeast Regional Conference, Feb. 18–21, at the Hilton Atlanta

January 5, 2011

R. Douglas Martinides and Catherine Mullarkey, Esq., Join the American Culinary Federation’s Board of Directors as Members At-Large

January 4, 2011