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Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award

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.

New for 2018! For the first time since its inception, the national Dr. L. J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award will be voted on by the entirety of the American Culinary Federation’s membership. Be on the lookout for a link in your mailbox and make your voice heard.

Click on each finalist's name to learn more about our awesome Chefs!

2018 Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award Regional Finalists

Kevin Brennan

Central Regional Finalist

Kevin Brennan, CEC, AAC

Executive Chef, Detroit Athletic Club


John Selick

Northeast Regional Finalist

John Selick, CEC, CCA

Senior Culinary Manager, Sodexo Healthcare Services for University Hospitals Cleveland


Joe Alfano

Southeast Regional Finalist

Joe Alfano, CEC, AAC

Park Executive Chef, Universal Studios, Orlando


Peter Hodgson

Western Regional Finalist

Peter Hodgson, CEC, AAC

Campus Executive Chef, Chartwells Higher Education University of Utah


Professionalism Award Pictures Photos from the 2017 Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Dinner are available for download.

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