Photo of ACF Culinary Team USA at
the 2006 Culinary World Cup Award Ceremony
ACF Culinary Team USA at the 2006 Culinary World Cup award ceremony
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ACF Culinary Team USA Places and Wins Gold at Culinary World Cup

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."