The American Academy of Chefs Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award was introduced to raise funds for the American Academy of Chefs scholarship funds, and to recognize an Academy Fellow who has shown outstanding dedication to our profession. This individual is regarded as an industry trendsetter and possesses a commitment to excellence, providing leadership, motivation, and inspiration to colleagues and the youth of the culinary industry. Request a Nomination Packet

Bernard Urban

2013 - Bernard Urban, CEC, AAC, HOF

Chef ambassador, Ben E. Keith Foods, Fort Worth, Texas


Gino Corelli

2012 - Gino Corelli, CEC, AAC, HOF


Noble Masi

2010 - Noble Masi, CEPC, CMB, AAC, HOF


Jon Greenwalt

2008 - Jon Greenwalt, CEC, AAC, HOF


Fritz Sonnenschmidt

2007 - Fritz Sonnenschmidt, CMC, AAC, HOF


Bert Cutino

2006 - Bert Cutino, CEC, AAC, HBOT, HOF


Ferdinand Metz

2005 - Ferdinand Metz, CMC, WGMC, AAC, HOF