Cook. Craft. Create. Convention & Show

Phoenix, Arizona, July 15–19, 2016

Phoenix’s bold nature shines through with unique cultural eats, breathtaking sunsets against rugged mountains and a gateway to the Grand Canyon. Educational and engagement opportunities that built off the ChefConnect series provided a revitalizing experience for members, foodservice professionals, students and competitors. Whether you are a seasoned chef or a student new to the kitchen, Cook. Craft. Create. offered something for everyone.

Special thanks to ACF’s sponsors and exhibitors who helped make Cook. Craft. Create. a success!

Below are partial results of the 2016 ACF award winners and honorees. More information will be posted tomorrow.

U.S.A.’s Chef of the Year, sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions

Patrick Mitchell, CEC, AAC

ACF Pastry Chef of the Year, sponsored by Plugrá European Style Butter

Cher Harris, CEPC

ACF Chef Educator of the Year Award

Christopher Misiak, CEC, CCE

Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award, sponsored by Minor’s®

Dominick Laudia, CEC, AAC

ACF Student Chef of the Year, sponsored by Custom Culinary, Inc.

Michelle Stephenson

ACF Student Team National Championship, sponsored by Vitamix

Oregon Coast Culinary Institute

ACF Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award

James Taylor, CEC, AAC, MBA

ACF Chapter Achievement Award

ACF Michigan Chefs de Cuisine Association

ACF Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl, sponsored by American Technical Publishers and Vitamix

Culinary Arts Institute at UVU

NEWCHEF Fashion Inc.