ACF Western Regional Conference 2007 Scrapbook

Joseph Piazza
ACF Western Region U.S.A.’s Chef of the Year™ sponsored by Unilever Foodsolutions
Joseph Piazza; executive chef, Cherry Hills Country Club, Cherry Hills Village, Colo.; ACF Colorado Chefs Association

Loan Co
ACF Western Region Pastry Chef of the Year sponsored by Splenda®
Loan Co; pastry chef/bakery supervisor, San Francisco Marriott, San Francisco; ACF San Francisco Chapter

Jerald Chesser
ACF Western Region Chef Educator of the Year
Jerald Chesser, CEC, CCE, AAC; professor, The Collins School of Hospitality Management at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Calif.; ACF Southern California Inland Empire Chefs & Cooks Association

David Goodwin
ACF Chef Professionalism Award sponsored by Nestlé Foodservices
David Goodwin, CEC, CCA, AAC; executive chef, Carson Valley Inn, Minden, Nev.; ACF High Sierra Chefs Association

Cutino, Kinsella and Sy
ACF Western Region ACF Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award
ACF Western Regional host Bert Cutino, CEC, AAC, HBOT, HOF (left) of the ACF Monterey Bay Chapter and ACF President John Kinsella, CMC, CCE, WGMC, AAC, (right) present Bill Sy, CEC, AAC (middle), with the Western Region ACF Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award. Sy is a culinary arts academic advisor at the The Art Institute of Phoenix, Phoenix, and member of the ACF Chefs Association of Greater Phoenix.

Carol Chandler
ACF Western Region Student Culinarian of the Year sponsored by Custom Culinary, Inc.
Carol Chandler, CC; student, University of Montana, College of Technology, Missoula, Mont.; ACF Montana Chefs Association

Raimund Hofmeister
The Flat Iron Chefs Challenge sponsored by the Beef Producers of Idaho, Montana and Washington
Raimund Hofmeister, CMC, AAC; food and beverage manager, Space Needle, Seattle, Wash.; ACF Chefs of Las Vegas

Orange Coast College Student Team
ACF Western Region Student Team Regional Championship sponsored by R.L. Schreiber, Inc.
California; ACF Orange Empire Chefs & Professional Cooks Association; Orange Coast College; (L to R) Bill Barber, team coordinator; Keith Noriega, coach; Brent Omeste; Conrad Malaya; Brodie Curtis; Suzanne Nottage; Marissa Gerlach; and Jeremy Peters, manager

Skagit Valley College Knowledge Bowl Team
ACF Western Region Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl™
ACF Washington State Chefs Association; Skagit Valley College, Culinary Arts; Dani A. Cox, CCC, CWPC, CCE, coach

Michael DeGiovanni and John Kinsella
ACF Western Region Chapter of the Year
Michael DeGiovanni, CCC (left), accepts the 2007 ACF Western Chapter of the Year award on behalf of the ACF Colorado Chefs Association from ACF President John Kinsella, CMC, CCE, WGMC, AAC (right).

ACF President’s Medallions Award 
Recipients
ACF President’s Medallions Award Recipients
(Not in order of appearance and not all appear in photo)
Peter Aiello, CEC, CEPC; owner/caterer, Alpine Chef Inc., Colorado Springs, Colo.; ACF Pikes Peak Chapter Inc.: Jill Bosich, CEC, CCE, AAC; executive chef/energy programs advisor, Southern California Gas Company, Downey, Calif., ACF Orange Empire Chefs & Professional Cooks Association: Janet Crager, CEC; executive chef, Country Side Village, Grants Pass, Ore.; ACF Southern Oregon Chapter: Giovanni Delrosario; director of culinary arts, Los Angeles Harbor College, Wilmington, Calif.; ACF National Chapter: David Goodwin; CEC, CCA, AAC; executive chef, Carson Valley Inn, Minden, Nev.; ACF High Sierra Chefs Association: Leslie Hall, CSCE; educator, Medford School District 549C, Medford, Ore.; ACF Southern Oregon Chapter: Rod Jessick; executive chef, Coeur d’Alene Golf and Resort Spa, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; ACF Chefs de Cuisine of the Inland Northwest:Patricia Curfman, CEC, AAC; executive chef, Patti Cakes Inc., Stayton, Ore.; ACF Chefs de Cuisine Society of Oregon: Scott LaCrosse; executive chef, Radisson Sacramento, Sacramento, Calif.; ACF California Capital Chefs Association: Robert O’Brien; executive chef, Circus Circus, Las Vegas, Nev.; ACF Chefs of Las Vegas: and Sir Roy Joseph Salazar, CEC, CCE; chef instructor, California Culinary Academy, San Francisco; ACF San Francisco Chapter

Alan Anderson
ACF Chef & Child Little Oscar Award
ACF Southern Oregon Chapter accepted by Alan Anderson, CEC, a member of the chapter, and executive chef at Rogue Valley Manor in Medford, Ore.