The American Academy of Chefs Logo Chef Good Taste Award

The Chef Good Taste Award is awarded at the annual AAC Induction Ceremony & Dinner.


Scott Gilbert

2014 - Scott Gilbert, CEC, AAC

Director of culinary, Custom Culinary, Inc., Lombard, Illinois; ACF Windy City Professional Culinarians Inc.


John Kukucka

2013 - John Kukucka, AAC

Executive chef, Essex Golf & Country Club, LaSalle, Ontario, Canada; ACF Michigan Chefs de Cuisine Association


Paul O'Toole

2012 - Paul J. O’Toole, CEC, AAC

Executive chef, Deerfield Gold and Tennis Club, Newark, Del.; ACF Philadelphia Chapter


J. Kevin Walker

2011 - J. Kevin Walker, CMC, AAC

Executive chef, Cherokee Town and Country Club, Atlanta; ACF Greater Atlanta Chapter


Friedrich Gitschner

2010 - Friedrich Gitschner, CMC, AAC

Chef owner, Gitschner’s Productions, Houston
ACF Professional Chefs Association of Houston


John Bogacki

2009 - John Bogacki, CEC, CCE, AAC


Photo of Hans Schadler

2008 - Hans J. Schadler, CEC, AAC



2007 (Central Region) - Alex Darvishi, CEC, AAC


2007 (Northeast Region) - John Schlaner, CEC, AAC


2007 (Southeast Region) - Bernd Mueller, CEC, AAC


2007 (Western Region) - Gustav Mauler, AAC



Photo of Charles Carroll

2006 (Central Region) - Charles Carroll, CEC, AAC

Thomas J. Macrina, CEC, AAC, Charles Carroll, CEC, AAC, and John A. Minniti, CEC, AAC


Photo of Fred Lucardie

2006 (Southeast Region) - Fred Lucardie, CEC, AAC

Thomas J. Macrina, CEC, AAC, Fred Lucardie, CEC, AAC, and John A. Minniti, CEC, AAC


Photo of David Banks

2006 (Northeast Region) - David Banks CEC, AAC

John A. Minniti, CEC, AAC, David Banks, CEC, AAC, and Thomas J. Macrina, CEC, AAC

2006 (Western Region) - Jay Pastoral, CEC, AAC



Photo of Bernard Urban

2005 - Bernard Urban, CEC, AAC

Thomas J. Macrina, CEC, AAC, Bernard Urban, CEC, AAC, and John A. Minniti, CEC, AAC


Photo of Dale Miller

2005 - Dale Miller, CMC, AAC

Thomas J. Macrina, CEC, AAC, Dale Miller, CMC, AAC, and John A. Minniti, CEC, AAC


Photo of Sal Marino

2005 - Sal Marino, CEC, HAAC

Thomas J. Macrina, CEC, AAC, Sal Marino, CEC, HAAC, and John A. Minniti, CEC, AAC


Photo of Gary Prell

2005 - Gary Prell, CEC, CCE, AAC

Thomas J. Macrina, CEC, AAC, Gary Prell, CEC, CCE, AAC, and John A. Minniti, CEC, AAC


Photo of Steve Jilleba

2004 - Steve Jilleba, CMC, CCE, AAC

John A. Minniti, CEC, AAC, Steve Jilleba, CMC, CCE, AAC, and Thomas J. Macrina, CEC, AAC


Photo of Jess Barbosa

2004 - Jess Barbosa, AAC

John A. Minniti, CEC, AAC, Jess Barbosa, AAC, Thomas J. Macrina, CEC, AAC


Photo of Elizabeth Mikesell

2004 - Elizabeth Mikesell, CEC, AAC

John A. Minniti, CEC, AAC, Elizabeth Mikesell, CEC, AAC, and Thomas J. Macrina, CEC, AAC


Photo of Stephen Afflixio

2004 - Stephen Afflixio, CCE, AAC

John A. Minniti, CEC, AAC, Stephen Afflixio, CCE, AAC, and Thomas J. Macrina, CEC, AAC


Photo of Gazpard Caloz

2004 - Gazpard Caloz, AAC

John A. Minniti, CEC, AAC, Gazpard Caloz, AAC, and Thomas J. Macrina, CEC, AAC

2003 Darrell Anderson, CEC, CCE, AAC
  John K. Kartje, CEC, AAC
  Lutz Lewerenz, CEC, AAC
  Mark Wright, CEC, AAC
2002 Van Atkins, CEC AAC
  John Kaufmann, CEC, AAC
  L. Edwin Brown, HAAC
  John Saundry, CEC, AAC
  Pierre Rausch, CEC, AAC
2001 Bernard Urban, CEC, AAC
  Thomas Macrina, CEC, AAC
  Edward Leonard, CMC, AAC
  Bert Cutino, CEC, AAC