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.


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