Southeast Region Honorees
Congratulations to the 2009 ACF Southeast Western Region Conference
award recipients and honorees for their outstanding contributions and
Joseph Amendola Outstanding Member Award
Geoffrey Blount, CEPC, executive pastry chef, Bakery Bistro
Initiative at Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, N.C.; ACF
Inc. Charlotte Chapter.
Chapter of the Year
ACF Midlands Chapter; Columbia, S.C.
Chapter Achievement Award
ACF Midlands Chapter
ACF Middle Tennessee Chapter; Nashville, Tenn.
ACF Tampa Bay Culinary Association; Tampa, Fla.
ACF President’s Medallions
Edmund Chinners, CEC, CCA, operations manager, Sodexo, Columbia,
S.C.; ACF Midlands Chapter
Winslow Goodier, CEC, AAC, executive chef,
Hermitage Technical Center, Richmond, Va.; ACF Virginia Chefs
John Kacala, CEC, AAC, executive chef/culinary
consultant, Sysco Foodservice of Columbia, LLC, Columbia, S.C.; ACF
Greater Charleston South Carolina Chapter
Audrey Lennon, posthumously,
president/executive chef, Sauceress Inc., Orlando, Fla.; ACF Central
Herman Packer, CEC, CCE, AAC, executive
chef-instructor, Bishop State Community College, Mobile, Ala.; ACF Metro
Mobile Chefs & Cooks Association
J. Kevin Walker, CMC, AAC, of Marietta, Ga.,
executive chef, Cherokee Town & Country Club, Atlanta; ACF Greater
Atlanta Chapter, Inc.
American Academy of Chefs Chair’s
Russ Thayer, pastry chef, River Hills Country Club, Lake Wylie,
S.C., and student, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, N.C.;
ACF Triad Chapter NC