August 2–5, 2010
Trade Show August 3–4
2010 ACF National Convention National Competition Winners
Congratulations to the 2010 American Culinary Federation competition
winners and a sincere thank you to all the competitors for a job well
U.S.A.’s 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 National Championship | Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl™
| One-Pot Win A Lot | Make-It-Mini Dessert Trio | Freedom Chef Challenge
U.S.A.’s Chef of the Year, Sponsored by Unilever Foodsolutions
Executive Chef, Bear Mountain Inn, Bear Mountain, N.Y.
ACF National Chapter
Pastry Chef of the Year, Sponsored by Splenda®
Executive Pastry Chef, Isleworth Country Club, Windermere, Fla.
ACF Central Florida Chapter
Chef Educator of the Year,
Sponsored by Le Cordon Bleu Schools North America
Jeffrey Brown, Ed.D., CEC, CCE
Associate Professor, California State Polytechnic University Pomona,
ACF Southern CA Inland Empire Chefs & Cooks Association
Student Chef of the Year, Sponsored by Custom Culinary, Inc.
Line Cook, Cherokee Town and Country Club, Atlanta
ACF Greater Atlanta Chapter Inc.
Chef Professionalism Award,
Sponsored by Minor’s
John Reed, CEC, CCA
Owner, Customized Culinary Solutions, Skokie, Ill.
ACF Windy City Professional Culinarians Inc.
Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s
Americo DiFronzo, CEC, AAC
Executive Chef, American Food Systems, Inc., Burlington, Mass.
ACF Epicurean Club of Boston
ACF Student Team National
Championship, Sponsored by R.L. Schreiber,
ACF Chefs and Cooks of the Catskill Mountains, State University of
New York at Delhi
Chase Devine, Julie Hernandez, Kenneth Liranzo, Joseph Michaud, Sarah
Thurgood and coach Victor Sommo, CEC
Baron H. Galand Culinary
Knowledge Bowl™, Sponsored by American
Kendall College, ACF Windy City Professional Culinarians Inc.
Allison L. Chikos, Erika Giffin, Sarah Roberts, Jacqueline Wallner,
Edward E. Whitney and coach Dina Altieri, CEC, CCE
One-Pot Win A Lot, Sponsored by Riviana Foods Inc.
Louis Chatham, CEC, AAC
Executive Chef, PCI Gaming, Atmore, Ala.
ACF Choctaw Chapter
Make-It-Mini Dessert Trio, Sponsored by MARS Foodservices
Culinary Instructor, Spokane Community College, Spokane, Wash.
ACF Chefs de Cuisine of the Inland Northwest
Freedom Chef Challenge
Sgt. Matthew Flemister and Sgt. 1st Class Rene Marquis, CEC, PCEC,
CCE, CCA, AAC