The American Academy of Chefs AAC Board and Committees

Mark Wright

American Academy of Chefs Chair

Mark Wright, CEC, AAC
Department Chair
Hospitality Management Erie Community College
6205 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
(716) 270-5256


Americo 'Rico' DiFronzo

American Academy of Chefs National Vice Chair

Americo “Rico” DiFronzo, CEC, CCA, AAC
Executive Chef
Union Oyster House
41 Union Street
Boston, MA 02108-2494
(617) 512-3063


Ambassador

John Minniti, CCE, AAC, HOF, HBOT

Chair Past Chair Council

Thomas J. Macrina, CEC, CCA, HGT, AAC, HBOT

Chair Honorary Board of Trustees

Bert Cutino, CEC, AAC, HOF, HBOT

Chair Emeritus Culinary Hall of Fame

Jon Greenwalt, CEC, AAC, HOF

Chair Culinary Hall of Fame

John Minniti, CCE, AAC, HBOT, HOF

Honorary Board of Trustees

Bert Cutino, CEC, AAC, HOF, HBOT, Chair
James Chamberlain, HAAC, HBOT
Fred Dame, M.S., HAAC, HBOT
James Doherty, HAAC, HBOT
Dr. Steven Gerkin, HBOT
Thomas J. Macrina, CEC, CCA, HGT, AAC, HBOT
Ferdinand Metz, CMC, WGMC, AAC, HOF, HBOT
John Minniti, CCE, AAC, HOF, HBOT
Jim Singerling, HAAC, HBOT

Past Chair Council

Fritz Sonnenschmidt, CMC, AAC, HOF, Chair
Thomas J. Macrina, CEC, CCA, AAC
John Minniti, CCE, AAC, HOF, HBOT
Bert P. Cutino, CEC, AAC, HOF, HBOT
Jon Greenwalt, CEC, AAC, HOF

Regional Academy Directors

Central Region
Northeast Region
Southeast Region
Western Region
Military Regional Director

Committee Chairs

Professional Alliances Committee

Public Relations and Marketing

Education Committee

Scholarship Committee

Fellowship Committee

Professional Liaisons

Nominations and Elections Committee and Special Projects

Sergeant-At-Arms

Lifetime Achievement Committee

Culinary Advisor

Hall of Fame Committee

 

Past American Academy of Chefs Officers
2011–2015 National Chair - Stafford T. DeCambra, CEC, CCE, CCA, WCMC, AAC
  National Vice Chair - Mark Wright, CEC, AAC
2007–2011 National Chair - Thomas J. Macrina, CCE, AAC, HOF, HBOT
  National Vice Chair - Stafford T. DeCambra, CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC
2003–2007 Chair - John Minniti, CCE, AAC, HOF, HBOT
  Vice Chair - Thomas J. Macrina, CEC, CCA, AAC, HBOT
1999–2003 Chair - Fritz Sonnenschmidt, CMC, AAC, HOF
  National Vice Chair - John Minniti, CCE, AAC, HOF, HBOT
1997–1999 Chairman - Bert Cutino, CEC, AAC, HOF, HBOT
  Secretary/Treasurer - Fritz Sonnenschmidt, CMC, AAC, HOF
1996–1997 Chairman - Bert Cutino, CEC, AAC, HOF, HBOT
  Secretary/Treasurer - Joseph Amendola, CEPC, CCE, AAC, HOF
1995–1996 Chairman - Bert Cutino, CEC, AAC, HOF, HBOT
  Secretary/Treasurer - Dieter Preiser, CEC, AAC
1993–1995 Chairman - Richard Bosnjak, CEC, AAC, HOF
  Secretary/Treasurer - Hartmut Handke, CMC, AAC
1989–1993 Chairman - Lawrence Conti, CEC, AAC, HOF
  Secretary/Treasurer - Harry Hoffstadt, CEC, AAC, HOF
1985–1989 Chairman - Jon Greenwalt, CEC, AAC, HOF
  Secretary/Treasurer - Lawrence Conti, CEC, AAC, HOF
1981–1985 Chairman - Rene Roncari, AAC, HOF
  Secretary/Treasurer - Jon Greenwalt, CEC, AAC, HOF
1977–1981 Chairman - U. Max Behr, CEC, AAC, HOF
1971–1977 Chairman - Anthony Bartolotta, AAC, HHOF
1965–1971 Chairman - Paul Laesecke, AAC, HOF
1960–1965 Chairman - Walter Wingberg, AAC
1954–1959  Chairman - Peter Berrini, AAC, HOF