2017 ACF Regional Culinary Salon Competitions

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Plugra European Style Butter
Turbo Pot
Vitamix

Southeast Region

Johnson & Wales University
801 West Trade Street
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28202-1122
January 13-14, 2017

Chef of the Year

Drew Garms, Chef de Cuisine, The Everglades Club, West Palm Beach, FL

Pastry Chef of the Year

Cicely Austin, Executive Pastry Chef, Aramark/Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Student Chef of the Year

Daniel Wernz, Student Worker, Le Cordon Blue College of Culinary Arts, Mims, FL

Regional Student Team National Championship

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Asheville, North Carolina

Chef Educator of the Year

Costa Magoulas, CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC, Dean, Mori Hosseini College of Hospitality and Culinary Management, Daytona State College, Ormond Beach, FL
James Paul, MS, CSC, CCE, The International Culinary School At The Art Institute of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
Elizabeth Wessman, CCC, Le Cordon Bleu Orlando - Orlando Culinary Academy, Orlando , FL

Chef Professionalism Award

Francesco Abbinanti, CEC, Regional Chef, Icon Hospitality, Acworth, GA
Jeff Bacon, CEC, CCA, AAC, Executive Chef/Program Director , Triad Community Kitchen, Winston Salem, NC
Roberta Clare, CEC, Chef Instructor, Le Cordon Bleu Orlando - Orlando Culinary Academy, Orlando, FL
Ralph Feraco, CEC, AAC, Executive Chef, Kensington Golf and Country Club, Naples, FL

Hermann G. Rusch Chef's Achievement Award

Helmut Holzer, CMC, VP Corporate Executive Chef R&D, Gourmet Foods International, Alpharetta, GA


Central Region

Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbold Road
Joliet, Illinois 60431-8800
February 3-5, 2017

Chef of the Year

Christopher Johnson, Beverly Hills Grill, Rochester, MI

Pastry Chef of the Year

Julia Julian, CEPC, Culinary & Baking & Pastry Instructor, Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton, WI

Student Chef of the Year

Gabrielle Edrosa, Apprentice, Lake Quivira Country Club, Leavenworth, KS

Chef Educator of the Year

Mark Schneider, CEC, CCE, AAC, Culinary Arts Department Chair, Texas State Technical College, Waco, TX

Chef Professionalism Award

J. Kevin Storm, CEC, CCA, AAC, Executive Chef, Bellerive Country Club, Ballwin, MO

Hermann G. Rusch Chef's Achievement Award

Fred Griesbach, CEC, AAC, Line Cook/Grill Cook II, Sentry World, Rudolph, WI

Student Team National Championship

Missouri-ACF Chefs de Cuisine Association of St. Louis Inc, St. Louis, MO


Western Region

Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbold Road
Joliet, Illinois 60431-8800
February 3-5, 2017

Chef of the Year

Angus McIntosh Jr, CEC, Sous Chef, The French Laundry, Napa, CA

Pastry Chef of the Year

Dan Boman, CEPC, chef instructor, The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

Student Chef of the Year

Madeline Black, student, Utah Valley University Culinary Arts Institute, Orem, UT

Chef Educator of the Year

Stuart Stein, CEC, CCE, Chef Instructor/Assistant Professor, Utah Valley University Culinary Arts Institute, Pleasant Grove, UT

Chef Professionalism Award

Kent Andersen, CEC, CCA, MBA, Executive Chef/Owner, PRIME Restaurants Group, Orem, UT

Hermann G. Rusch Chef's Achievement Award

J. Luis Martinez, AAC, Chef Owner, Cactus Patch Restaurant, Thousand Oaks, CA

Student Team National Championship

Hawaii-Kapi’olani Community College, Honolulu, HI


Northeast Region

The Culinary Institute of New York at Monroe College
434 Main Street
New Rochelle, New York 10801-6410
February 24-25, 2017

Chef of the Year

Philip DeMaiolo, CEC, AAC, Executive Chef, Pier 60, Long Island City , NY
Kenneth Kehn, CEC, Executive Chef, Angelo’s 677 Prime, Mechanicville, NY
Michael Pillarella, CEC, Executive Chef, Wianno Club, Mastons Mills, MA
Nathan Snyder, CEC, Executive Chef, Maumee Bay Lodge & Conference Center, Oregon, OH

Pastry Chef of the Year

Michael Santos, CEPC, Stratford University, Bowie, MD
Maria Wu, Pastry Cook, Flushing, NY

Student Chef of the Year

Thomas Downey, Student, SUNY Delhi, Delhi, NY
Yudelka Torres, New Rochelle, NY

Chef Educator of the Year

Thomas Hunt, CEC, AAC, Executive Chef, Columbus Culinary Institute at Bradford School, Galloway, OH
Cindy Komarinski, Ph.D., CCC, CCE, HAAC, Program Director/Professor, Westmoreland County Community College, Farmington, PA
Stephen Moir, CEC, Culinary Arts Instructor, Middlesex County Vocational & Technical Schools, Howell, NJ
Linda Musch, CCE, AAC, Chef Instructor, Chariho Career & Technical Center, Narragansett, RI

Chef Professionalism Award

Scott Ryan, CEC, AAC, Executive Chef, The Country Club, Chesterland, OH
Kenneth Trout, CEC, AAC, Corporate Executive Chef, Icon Hospitality, Southampton , NJ

Hermann G. Rusch Chef's Achievement Award

Michael Beriau, CEC, AAC, Executive Chef, White Cliffs Country Club, East Falmouth, MA
Curtis Eargle, CEC, AAC, Executive Chef, Maryland Club, Owings Mills, MD
Wolfgang Geckeler, CEC, AAC, HOF, Chef Consultant, , Galloway, NJ
Paul Jensen, CEC, AAC, Retired, Retired, Holtsville, NY


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