The American Academy of Chefs Logo Regional Chair’s Award

The Regional Chair’s Award was historically awarded at the annual AAC Induction Ceremony & Dinner. This award has been discontinued.


Photo of Rajeev Patgaonkar

2007 (Central Region) - Rajeev Patgaonkar, CEC, AAC

Thomas J. Macrina, CEC, CCA, AAC, Rajeev Patgaonkar, CEC, AAC, AAC, and John A. Minniti, CEC, AAC


Photo of Karl Guggenmos

2007 (Northeast Region) - Karl Guggenmos, AAC

Thomas J. Macrina, CEC, CCA, AAC, Karl Guggenmos, AAC, and John A. Minniti, CEC, AAC


2007 (Southeast Region) - Steven Jayson, CEC, AAC


2007 (Western Region) - Beat Giger, AAC



Photo of John Kaufmann, Jr.

2006 (Central Region) John Kaufmann, Jr. CEC, AAC

Thomas J. Macrina, CEC, AAC, John Kaufmann, Jr., CEC, AAC, and John A. Minniti, CEC, AAC


Photo of Dale Miller

2006 (Northeast Region) - Dale Miller CMC, AAC

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


Photo of Anthony Lauri

2006 (Southeast Region) - Anthony Lauri, CEC, AAC

Thomas J. Macrina, CEC, AAC, Anthony Lauri, CEC, AAC, and John A. Minniti, CEC, AAC


Photo of John Hui

2006 (Western Region) - John Hui, CEPC, AAC

Thomas J. Macrina, CEC, AAC, John Hui, CEPC, AAC, and John A. Minniti, CEC, AAC


Photo of Joe Aiello

2005 - Joe Aiello, CEC, AAC

Thomas J. Macrina, CEC, AAC, Joe Aiello, CEC, AAC, and John A. Minniti, CEC, AAC


Photo of Biagio Dente

2005 - Biagio Dente, CEC, AAC

Thomas J. Macrina, CEC, AAC, Biagio Dente, CEC, AAC, and John A. Minniti, CEC, AAC


Photo of John Saundry

2005 - John Saundry, CEC, AAC

Thomas J. Macrina, CEC, AAC, John Saundry, CEC, AAC, and John A. Minniti, CEC, AAC


Photo of Sal Campagna

2005 - Sal Campagna, CEC, HAAC

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


Photo of Joe Eidem

2004 - Joe Eidem, CEC, AAC

John A. Minniti, CEC, AAC, Joe Eidem, CEC, AAC, and Thomas J. Macrina, CEC, AAC


2004 - Hiroshi Noguchi, CEC, AAC


Photo of David Russell

2004 - David Russell, CEC, AAC

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


Photo of John Schlaner

2004 - John Schlaner, CCE, AAC

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

2003 Barbara Sanders, CCE, AAC
  Frederik Lucardie, CEC, AAC
  Fawzi A. Ottman, CEC, AAC
  Julio J. Ramirez, CEC, AAC
2002 Gino Corelli, CEC, AAC
  Wolfgang Bierer, CMPC, CEC, CCE, AAC
  Bernard Urban, CEC, AAC
  John Fisher, CEC, CCE, AAC
2001 John Bogacki, CEC, CCE, AAC
  Anthony Graffeo, CEC, AAC
  Roderick Smith, CEC, AAC
  Robert Chester, CEC, CCE, AAC
2000 Jesse Mercado, CEC, AAC
  Noel Cullen, Ed.D., CMC, AAC
  George Pastor, Ed.D., CEC, CCE, AAC
  Harry Brockwell, CEC, AAC
1999 Jerry Vincent, CCE
  John Minniti, CCE
  Walter “Spud” Rhea, CMPC, CEC, CCE
  Robert Chester
1998 Anthony Patalano, CEC
  Raymond Prostor, CEC
  Willy Rossel
1997 Andrew Tabak, CEC
  Frank Castelli, CEC
  John Bandera
  Arthur Moyel, CEC
  Bruce Riddell, CEC, CCE
  Robert H. Nelson, CEC, CCE
  Amato Ferrero
  Stanley B. Jensen, CEC, CCE