American Academy of Chefs Culinary Hall of
The founding of the American Academy of Chefs Culinary Hall of
Fame™ was inspired in 1988 by then Academy Chair Jon Greenwalt at
the ACF National Convention in Las Vegas.
“The Culinary Hall of Fame was unanimously
accepted by the Academy members. Its concept is to honor those men and
women who, because of their outstanding attributes, have won the respect
and love of their professional guild. Therefore, they are so honored by
their peers as a positive reflection to all those in this profession who
seek achievement!” —Hermann G.
2016 American Academy of Chefs Culinary Hall of Fame™
John Minniti, CCE, AAC, HBOT, HOF, chair of the American Academy of Chefs Culinary Hall of Fame™, is pleased to announce the following inductees for 2016:
Robert M. Forquer, CEC®, AAC® (posthumous)
ACF Conemaugh Valley Chefs Association
Sponsored by: Thomas J. Macrina, CEC®, CCA®, AAC®
Wolfgang D. Geckeler, CEC®, AAC®
ACF Professional Chefs Association of South Jersey
Sponsored by: David Goldstein, President, ACF Professional Chefs Association of South Jersey; Willie Lewis, AAC®, HOF
Walter W. Leible, CMC®, AAC®
ACF Chef’s Association of Arizona, Inc.
Sponsored by: Carlton Brooks, CEPC®, CCE®, AAC®; Raimund W. Hofmeister, CMC®, AAC®
Louis Venezia, CEC®, AAC®
ACF of Greater Buffalo New York
Sponsored by: Mark G. Wright, CEC®, AAC®