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.

Kevin Brennan, CEC, AAC

2019 Regional Semi-Finalists


Brian Beland

Brian Beland, CMC

Fred Griesbach

Fred Griesbach, CEC, AAC

Scott Turley

Scott Turley, CEC, AAC


Alain DeCoster

Alain DeCoster, CEC

Richard Hoffman

Richard Hoffman, CEC, CCA, AAC

Jeffrey Mitchell

Jeffrey Mitchell, CEC, CCA, PCC, AAC

Cyril Ortigosa

Joseph Sheridan, CEC


Christopher McCook

Christopher McCook, CEC, AAC


Tuan Raphael

Tuan Raphael, CEC


Kevin Brennan


Central - * Kevin Brennan, CEC, AAC
Northeast - John Selick, CEC, CCA
Southeast - Joe Alfano, CEC, AAC
Western - Peter Hodgson, CEC, AAC

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

Previous Winners