Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award
L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award Application Form
(Application Deadline: September 30, 2017)
The national Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award is presented
to the chef who exemplifies the highest standard of professionalism
through certification, continuing education and training, culinary
competitions and community involvement. It honors culinarians who help
elevate the status of chefs and cooks in the United States.
The national Chef Professionalism Award was designed to commemorate
the efforts of Dr. Lewis J. Minor, AAC; Louis Szathmary, AAC, HOF; and Lt.
Gen. John D. McLaughlin, AAC. The combined efforts of these three ACF
leaders helped achieve a long-sought goal for American chefs: official
recognition of ACF executive chefs as professionals, reflected in the
U.S. Department of Labor’s Dictionary of Occupational Titles.
Photos from the 2017 Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Dinner are available for download.
2017 National Winner
Ralph Feraco, CEC, AAC
Southeast - * Ralph Feraco, CEC, AAC
Central - J. Kevin Storm, CEC, CCA, AAC
Northeast - Scott Ryan, CEC, AAC
Western - Kent Andersen, CEC, CCA, MBA