2016 ACF Regional Culinary Salon Competitions

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Southeast Region

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts
Atlanta, Georgia
January 29–31, 2016

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Chef of the Year

Ted Polfelt, CEC, CCA, executive chef, Jefferson Street Management Group, Roanoke, Virginia

Pastry Chef of the Year

Kelly Bellmore, CEPC, executive pastry chef, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.

Student Chef of the Year

Ruth Solis, garde manger cook, Cherokee Town and Country Club, Atlanta, Ga.

Student Team Championship

ACF North Carolina Student Team, Alamance Community College, Graham, N.C.

Western Region

The Academy of Arts, Careers & Technology
Reno, Nevada
February 5–7, 2016

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Chef of the Year

Lenard Rubin, CEC, executive chef, The Country Club at DC Ranch, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Pastry Chef of the Year

Andrew Corrao, CCC, CEPC, banquet/pastry chef, Bambara Restaurant, Salt Lake City, Utah

Student Chef of the Year

Michelle Stephenson, student, Utah Valley University (UVU), Orem, Utah

Student Team Championship

ACF Bay Area Chefs Association of Oregon Student Team, Oregon Coast Culinary Institute, Coos Bay, Ore.

Northeast Region

Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
February 19–21, 2016

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Chef of the Year

Gary Davis Jr., executive chef, Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Pastry Chef of the Year

Cher Harris, CEPC, executive pastry chef, The Hotel Hershey, Hershey, Pa.

Student Chef of the Year

Denise Aguayo, student, Monroe College, New Rochelle, N.Y.

Student Team Championship

ACF Long Island Chapter Student Team, Monroe College, New Rochelle, N.Y.

Central Region

Culinary Institute of St. Louis at Hickey College
St. Louis, Missouri
March 11–13, 2016

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Chef of the Year

Patrick Mitchell, CEC, AAC, executive chef/culinary adviser, Ben E. Keith Foods, Fort Worth, Texas

Pastry Chef of the Year

Jan Lewandowski, CEPC, lead baking instructor, Pulaski Technical College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute (PTC-CAHMI), Little Rock, Ark.

Student Chef of the Year

Shayne McCrady, sauté cook/line cook, The Gatesworth at One McKnight Place, St. Louis, Mo.

Student Team Championship

ACF Greater Kansas City Chefs Association Student Team, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kan.

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