National Competitors

Congratulations to all the award winners and competitors at the 2009 ACF National Convention in Orlando, Fla.

Chef of the Year | Pastry Chef of the Year | Chef Educator of the Year | Student Chef of the Year | Chef Professionalism Award | Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award | ACF Student Team Regional Championship | Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl™

Chef of the Year

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Joseph Leonardi

2009 U.S.A.’s Chef of the Year™ Award Winner
2009 ACF Northeast Region Chef of the Year Winner
Joseph Leonardi, CEC

Executive Chef
Somerset Club, Boston
ACF Rhode Island Chapter


Jack
Delby

2009 ACF Central Region Chef of the Year Award Winner
Jack Delby

Executive Chef
Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center, Schaumburg, Ill.
ACF Chicago Chefs of Cuisine Inc.


P. Richard Brumm

2009 ACF Southeast Regional Chef of the Year Award Winner
P. Richard Brumm, CEC

Chef de Cuisine
La Gorce Country Club, Miami Beach, Fla.
ACF Greater Miami Chapter Epicurean Club


Brian Hubner

2009 ACF Western Region Chef of the Year Award Winner
Brian Hubner

Executive Sous Chef
Cherry Hills Country Club, Cherry Hills Village, Colo.
ACF Colorado Chefs Association


Pastry Chef of the Year

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Heather Hurlbert

2009 ACF Pastry Chef of the Year Award Winner
2009 ACF Southeast Region Pastry Chef of the Year Award Winner
Heather Hurlbert

Executive Pastry Chef
Cherokee Town & Country Club, Atlanta
ACF Greater Atlanta Chapter Inc.


Ford Culbertson

2009 ACF Central Region Pastry Chef of the Year Award Winner
Ford Culbertson

Executive Pastry Chef/Co-Owner
Rolf’s Patisserie, Inc., Lincolnwood, Ill.


Megan Ketover

2009 ACF Northeast Region Pastry Chef of the Year Award Winner
Megan Ketover, CPC

Pastry Chef/Instructor
Bakery Hill at Midwest Culinary Institute, Cincinnati
ACF Greater Cincinnati Chapter


Eric Phillips

2009 ACF Western Region Pastry Chef of the Year Award Winner
Eric Phillips, CEPC

Executive Pastry Chef
Ameristar Black Hawk, Black Hawk, Colo.
ACF Colorado Chefs Association


Chef Educator of the Year


Timothy Bucci

2009 ACF Chef Educator of the Year Award Winner
2009 ACF Central Region Chef Educator of the Year Winner
Timothy Bucci, CEC, CCE, CHE

Associate Professor
Joliet Junior College, Joliet, Ill.
ACF Louis Joliet Chapter


Thomas Griffiths

2009 ACF Northeast Region Chef Educator of the Year Winner
Thomas Griffiths, CMC

Associate Dean
The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, N.Y.
Mid Hudson Culinary Association


David Weir

2009 ACF Southeast Region Chef Educator of the Year Winner
David Weir, CEC, CCE

Associate Professor
Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, Fla.
ACF Central Florida Chapter


Heinz Lauer

2009 ACF Western Region Chef Educator of the Year Winner
Heinz Lauer, CEC

Executive Chef
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts–Las Vegas, Las Vegas
ACF Chefs of Las Vegas


Student Chef of the Year

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Kelly Conwell

2009 ACF Student Chef of the Year Award Winner
2009 ACF Central Region Student Chef of the Year Award Winner
Kelly Conwell

Graduate
Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kans.
ACF Greater Kansas City Chefs Association


Brianne Slocum

2009 ACF Northeast Region Student Chef of the Year Award Winner
Brianne Slocum

Graduate
State University of New York at Delhi, Taberg, N.Y.
ACF Chefs and Cooks of the Catskill Mountains


Andrew Addleman II

2009 ACF Southeast Region Student Chef of the Year Award Winner
Andrew Addleman II

Student
Keiser University, Melbourne, Fla.
ACF Space Coast Chapter


Victoria Maxfield

2009 ACF Western Region Student Chef of the Year Award Winner
Victoria Maxfield

Student
Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah
ACF Beehive Chefs Chapter Inc.


Chef Professionalism Award

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Dale Miller

2009 ACF Chef Professionalism Award Winner
2009 ACF Northeast Region Chef Professionalism Award Winner
Dale Miller, CMC, WGMC, AAC

General Manager/Executive Chef
The Inn at Erlowest, Lake George, N.Y.
ACF Capital District–Central New York


Fawzi Ottman

2009 ACF Central Region Chef Professionalism Award Winner
Fawzi Ottman, CEC, AAC

Executive Chef
Odyssey Country Club, Tinley Park, Ill.
ACF Chicago Chefs of Cuisine Inc.


Edmund Chinners

2009 ACF Southeast Region Chef Professionalism Award Winner
Edmund Chinners, CEC, CCA

Operations Manager
Sodexo, Columbia, S.C.
ACF Midlands Chapter


Whitney Werner

2009 ACF Western Region Chef Professionalism Award Winner
Whitney Werner, CEC, CCA

Executive Chef
The Beach Club, Santa Monica, Calif.
ACF Chefs de Cuisine Association of California


Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award


Wolfgang Bierer

2009 ACF Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award Winner
2009 ACF Southeast Region Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award Winner
Wolfgang Bierer, CMPC, CEC, CCE, AAC

Corporate Executive Chef, Retired
Nestlé Professional, Cleveland
ACF Chefs of the Low Country


Bernard Urban

2009 ACF Central Region Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award Winner
Bernard Urban, CEC, AAC

Chef Ambassador
Ben E. Keith Foods, Houston
Texas Chefs Association


Pierre Rausch

2009 ACF Northeast Region Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award Winner
Pierre Rausch, CEC, AAC

Retired
Pottstown, Pa.
ACF Philadelphia Chapter


Mohammad Moghaddam

2009 ACF Western Region Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award Winner
Mohammad Moghaddam, CEC, CCE

Director, Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts
Riverside Community College, Riverside, Calif.
ACF Southern CA Inland Empire Chefs & Cooks Association


ACF Student Team Regional Championship

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2009 ACF Student Team Championship Winner
2009 ACF Western Region Student Team Regional Championship Winner
Chefs de Cuisine Association of Hawaii Honolulu; Kapi’olani Community College, Honolulu, Hawaii
; Anna Hirano, Keaka Lee, Tate Nakano-Edwards, San Shoppell and Rena Suski. The team was coached by Frank Leake, CCC, CCE.

2009 ACF Central Region Student Team Regional Championship Winner
ACF Michigan Chefs de Cuisine Association; Schoolcraft College, Livonia, Mich.
: Marina Baditoi; Richard Kallis; Edward Kim; Justin Lucas; and Brandon Wolschleger. The team is coached by Kevin Gawronski, CMC.

2009 ACF Northeast Region Student Team Regional Championship Winner
ACF Pittsburgh Chapter; Pennsylvania Culinary Institute
: Joseph Allison; Evan Blocker; Tristan Haseler; Christine Shipe; and Brian Sorce. The team is coached by Art Inzinga, CEC, CCE, AAC.

2009 ACF Southeast Region Student Team Regional Championship Winner
ACF Western North Carolina Culinary Association; Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Asheville, N.C.
; Michael Aanonsen; Shannon Ginn; Steven Goff; Anna McClintock; and Travis McCloud. The team was coached by Charles deVries, CEPC.


Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl™

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2009 Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl™ Winner
2009 ACF Central Region Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl™ Winner
Chefs de Cuisine Association of St. Louis Inc.
: Jeremy Brown; Meredith Frank; Erin Hoffmann; Amanda Losh; and Richard Mueller. The team is coached by Vicki Davenport.

2009 ACF Northeast Region Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl™ Winner
ACF Greater Baltimore Chapter; Baltimore International College, Baltimore
: Carrie Britain; Megan Cirincione; Kevin Keller; Adam Lewis; and Jeffrey Lyons. The team is coached by Faith Kling, CEC.

2009 ACF Southeast Region Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl™ Winner
ACF Greater Miami Chapter Epicurean Club, Johnson & Wales University–Miami, North Miami, Fla.
: Alissa Ebel; Catherine Gonzalez, CC; Victoria Gonzalez; and Marisa Roussell. The team is coached by Alan Lazar, CCE.

2009 ACF Western Region Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl™ Winner
Broadmoor Hotel and Resort, Colorado Springs, Colo.
: Katharine Allen; Mikki Butler; Lucas Glau; Jacquelyn Gundelfinger; and Kendra Peregrin. The team was coached by Robert Huckels.