Southeast Region Honorees

Congratulations to the 2009 ACF Southeast Western Region Conference award recipients and honorees for their outstanding contributions and goodwill.

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 Association
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 Florida Chapter
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 Scholarship
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