The American Academy of Chefs Joseph Amendola Award

The Joseph Amendola Award is presented to a Pastry Chef or Master Baker. This recipient has devoted their career to their profession and to the mentoring of young individuals who will be future pastry chefs.


Casey E. Shiller

2018 - Casey E. Shiller, CEPC®, AAC®

Program Coordinator, Baking and Pastry Arts - St. Louis Community Forest Park, St. Louis, Mo., Chefs de Cuisine Association of St. Louis Inc


Gerard Molloy

2017 - Gerard M. Molloy, CEPC®, AAC®

Pastry Chef Instructor, Monroe College. New Rochelle, New York. ACF Long Island Chapter


Jan Bandula

2016 - Jan M. Bandula, CMPC, CEC, AAC

Faculty Emeritus, Stratford University, Baltimore, Md.; Chapter Membership Chair, ACF Greater Baltimore Chapter, Inc.


Darrin Aoyama

2015 - Darrin Aoyama, CEPC, AAC

Executive Pastry Chef, River Oaks Country Club; ACF Professional Chefs Association of Houston.


Gale O'Malley

2014 - Gale O’Malley, CEPC, AAC

Pastry instructor, Kapiolani Community College, Honolulu; ACF Honolulu Chapter


Wolfgang Bierer

2013 - Wolfgang Bierer, CMPC, CEC, CCE, AAC

Retired; ACF Chefs of the Low Country


Albert Imming

2012 - Albert Imming, CMPC, CCE, AAC

Culinary professor emeritus, Joliet Junior College, Joliet, Ill.; ACF Louis Joliet Chapter


Derek Spendlove

2011 - Derek Spendlove, CEPC, CCE, AAC

Chair, baking/pastry arts, Sullivan University, Louisville, Ky.; ACF Kentucky Chapter


John Hui

2010 - John Hui, CEPC, AAC

Corporate pastry chef, Pebble Beach Resorts, Pebble Beach, Calif.
ACF Chefs Las Vegas


Gunther Heiland

2009 - Gunther Heiland, CMPC, AAC


Photo of Noble Masi

2008 - Noble L. Masi, CEPC, AAC, HOF