ACF Chef Educator of the Year Award

ACF National Educator of the Year award pays tribute to an active culinary educator whose knowledge, skills and expertise have enhanced the image of the professional chef, and who, by example, has given leadership, guidance and direction to students seeking a career in the culinary profession. This person demonstrates the ability to help students define and develop their careers by using their skills and abilities to provide a strong foundation for their future success.

2019 Regional Semi-Finalists

Central

Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown


Joanna Bryant

Joanna Bryant


Matthew Schellig

Matthew Schellig, CEC, CCE, CCA


Northeast

Gloria Cabral

Gloria Cabral, CWPC, CCE, AAC


Annmarie Chelius

Annmarie Chelius, CWPC, CCE


Stefan Ryll

Stefan Ryll, CEC, CCE, AAC


Scott Steiner

Scott Steiner, CCE, AAC


Southeast

Jennifer Denlinger

Jennifer Denlinger, CCC


Alan Lazar

Alan Lazar, CCE


Michael Rigberg

Michael Rigberg, CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC


John Schopp

John Schopp, CEC, CEPC, CCE, CCA, AAC


Western

Erol Kanmaz

Erol Kanmaz, CEC


Rudy Kloeble

Rudy Kloeble, CEC


Leslie Seiferle

Leslie Seiferle, CCC, CCE


Scott Smith

Scott Smith, CEC, CCE


Winners

Leonard Bailey

2018

Central - Wook Kang, CEC
Northeast - Lisa Tomecek, CEPC
Southeast - Peter Vossenberg, CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC
Western - * Leonard Bailey, CEC

Previous Winners