Northeast Region Competitors

Congratulations to all the 2009 Northeast Region award competitors and best of luck to the winners, as they prepare to face-off against their regional counterparts for the national title at the 2009 ACF National Convention in Orlando, Fla., July 11–14.

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

Chef of the Year

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2009 ACF Northeast Region Chef of the Year Winner
Joseph Leonardi, CEC

Executive Chef
Somerset Club
Boston
ACF Rhode Island Chapter


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Tab Daulton, CEC
Executive Chef
Sportservice at HSBC Arena
Buffalo, N.Y.
ACF of Greater Buffalo New York


Chef Educator of the Year


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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


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Alan Neace Sr., CEC, AAC
Culinary Instructor
Midwest Culinary Institute
Cincinnati
Midwest Culinary Institute Faculty


Chef Professionalism Award

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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


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David Banks, CEC, AAC
Executive Chef
Harry’s Savoy Grill
Wilmington, Del.
ACF First State Chefs Association


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Christopher Blanchard, CEC
President/Executive Chef
Blanchard’s 101 Diner
Auburn, Mass.
ACF Epicurean Club of Boston


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Michael Morgan, CEC, AAC
Executive Chef
Sodexo/Wood Dining Services
Binghamton, N.Y.
ACF Chefs and Cooks of the Catskill Mountains


Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award


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

Retired
Pottstown, Pa.
ACF Philadelphia Chapter


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Norman Myerow, CEPC, CCE, AAC
Master Instructor
Minuteman Regional High School
Lexington, Mass.
ACF Epicurean Club of Boston


Pastry Chef of the Year

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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


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Francisco Migoya
Assistant Professor/Head Chef
The Culinary Institute of America
Hyde Park, N.Y.


Student Chef of the Year

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

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


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Kurtis Kowalczyk
Niagara County Community College
Hamburg, N.Y.
ACF of Greater Buffalo New York


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Michael Paris, Jr., CC
Johnson & Wales University
Glassboro, N.J.
ACF National Chapter


ACF Student Team Regional Championship

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

ACF of Greater Buffalo New York
Coach: Monte Dolce

ACF Columbus Chapter, Hocking Technical College
Coach: Thomas Landusky, CEC

ACF New England Culinary Institute, New England Culinary Institute
Coach: Michael Gunyan, CEC, CCE

ACF Northern New Jersey Chapter, Hudson County Community College
Coach: Ryan Foo, CEC

ACF Rhode Island Chapter, Johnson & Wales University
Coach: George O’Palenick, CEC, CCE, AAC

ACF West Virginia Chapter, Pierpont Community & Technical College
Coach: Jay Mahoney

Connecticut Chefs Association, Manchester Community College
Coach: Linda Coons


Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl™

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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.

ACF Capital District–Central New York, Schenectady County Community College
Coach: Christopher A. Tanner, CEC

ACF of Greater Buffalo New York, Erie Community College–City Campus
Coach: Dorothy Johnston, CEC, CCE, AAC

ACF Penn Jersey Metro Chefs Association, JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
Coach: Florence Linton

ACF Pittsburgh Chapter, Pennsylvania Culinary Institute
Coach: Mark Clink, CEC, CCE

ACF West Virginia Chapter, Pierpont Community & Technical College
Coach: Brian A. Floyd, CEC