ACF Student Chef of the Year Award

The ACF Student Chef of the Year recognizes a student who possesses a high degree of professionalism, culinary skills and passion for the culinary arts.

History of the Student Chef of the Year Award

The award was established in 1987 by the late Baron Galand, CEC, to help student members establish their position within ACF. From 1987 to 1998, the Student Chef of the Year Award was bestowed upon one national winner during ACF’s national convention. In 1999, however, it was decided that a winner from each ACF region would be chosen. Regional winners advance to the national convention where they vie for the national title. In 2003 a culinary cook-off was introduced at the national convention, and, for the first time, regional finalists competed for the national title.

2019 Regional Semi-Finalists

Central

Sarah Dilling

Sarah Dilling


Aleczander Johnson

Aleczander Johnson


Moses Sorilla

Moses Sorilla


Hitomi Tomobe

* Hitomi Tomobe


Northeast

Jarrod Eltz

Jarrod Eltz, CJC


Daniel Hess

Daniel Hess, CC


Antonio LaBarbera

Antonio LaBarbera


Amy Lin

Amy Lin


Southeast

Devin Agusto
Devin Agusto

 


Kevin Maier

Kevin Maier


Uriah Standish

Uriah Standish


Western

Emma Rae El-Farra

Emma Rae El-Farra


ACF Student Chef of the Year

Julio Chavez

Winners

Julio Chavez

2018

Central - Andrew Dos Santos
Northeast - * Julio Chavez
Southeast - Tien Tran
Western - Utahna Warren

Previous Winners