ACF Culinary Team USA at the 2006
Culinary World Cup award ceremony
ACF Culinary Team USA Places and Wins Gold at Culinary World
ACF Culinary Team USA placed fifth overall and won two gold medals at
the EXPOGAST 2006 Culinary World Cup international culinary competition
in Luxembourg on November 18-22.
Amidst 24 national teams, 10 military teams, scores of regional and
private teams, and 400 individuals competing in an attempt to show the
rest of the world whose cuisine is the best, ACF Culinary Team USA
excelled in Expogast's 2006 Culinary World Cup's four-day intense
culinary competition. With only a small margin of points separating the
top contenders, ACF Culinary Team USA placed fifth overall. ACF Culinary
Team USA also won two gold medals, one in hot-food competition and one
in cold-food competition.
"Every four years the competition's culinary standards are raised and
new precedents are set," said Edward Leonard, certified master chef
(CMC), American Academy of Chefs (AAC), ACF Culinary Team USA manager
and executive chef, Westchester Country Club, Rye, N. Y. "The team
exceeded those standards by winning two gold medals, and continues to be
recognized and respected as a culinary leader on the international
level. It is also important to note that the team won its third
consecutive gold medal in international competition in the hot kitchen category."