Recent Media Coverage

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August 2019

Local chef wins major national award - WIVB - TV - Online

Beer brewed, food cooked at Daytona State impress visiting culinary instructors - The Daytona Beach News-Journal

National silver medal for Kapiʻolani CC culinary team - University of Hawaii News

American Culinary Federation National Convention to feature variety of industry experts - bake

Centerline CEO joins chef convention’s first female symposium - The Packer

July 2019

Hungry for success: local graduate ready to bring the heat to national competition - WBNG - TV - Online

June 2019

American Culinary Federation Launches New Culinary Apprenticeships with Digital Portal and Hybrid Learning Model - Yahoo! Finance
Chefs' Organization Updates Its Apprenticeship Program - Restaurant Business

May 2019

Carly Mayberry, Around Town: President’s Gala and Chef of the Year Awards - Monterey Herald
How an Inland Northwest Culinary Academy graduate landed an internship at one of the best restaurants in the world - Inlander
Former Caesars chef takes winding road to business success - Las Vegas Sun

March 2019

Nguyet Nguyen, CPC, Executive Pastry Chef at Philadelphia Country Club in Gladwyne, PA, won the Northeast Regional Pastry Chef of the Year Competition. - Club & Resort Business

February 2019

Yours Truly: The Best Industry Events for Women - FSR Magazine
Three Club Chefs Prepare to Achieve American Culinary Federation Certified Master Chef® Distinction - Club & Resort Business
Champion Student Chef Demonstrates Winning Recipe - KSTU FOX 13 - Online
UVU student named Western Region Student Chef of the Year - UVU
Jacksonville's foodies, tastemakers talk restaurant trends, culinary landscape - Jacksonville Business Journal
National Restaurant Association Releases Food Trends Report - Prepared Foods Magazine


January 2019

The Appeal of Culinary Schools - The Frisky
Upserve’s Hottest 2019 Restaurant Menu Trends - Modern Restaurant Management
Forbes covered the findings of the 2019 What’s Hot report, highlighting the CBD/cannabis trend - Forbes

December 2018

On the hunt for CNY's best Italian restaurant: a mano kitchen & bar -- The Post-Standard
Updates from Johnson County Community College: ACF Junior culinary team USA -- Shawnee Mission-Post
Joliet Junior College professor helps Team USA win silver at Culinary World Cup -- The Herald-News
What’s Hot in Beverages? If They’re Craft, Artisan or Locally Made, Line ‘Em Up! -- Restaurant News
To retain workers, ODU dining offers apprenticeship program -- Inside Business

November 2018

Apprenticeships blossom in tight labor market -- Lehigh Valley Business
Marijuana in restaurants: Pipe dream or soon-to-be reality? -- Restaurant Hospitality
A Reckoning With the Dark Side of the Restaurant Industry -- The Wall Street Journal
Confectionery Designs in Rehoboth makes desserts to be thankful for -- Providence Journal
Hanover High gives culinary students an edge in local market -- York DIspatch
A Reckoning With the Dark Side of the Restaurant Industry -- Wall Street Journal

August 2018

Middletown man, 81, reaches pinnacle of career with Chefs Hall of Fame induction -- Middletown Press
American Culinary Federation scholarships awarded -- Guam Daily Post
NTU instructor joins national culinary honor society -- Farmington Daily Times
Pairing pot: What marijuana is right for your meal? -- Restaurant News
Wisconsin team wins American Culinary Federation top student award for first time -- Post Crescent
CCA Manila becomes first ACFEF-accredited school in Asia -- Manila Standard
Pittsburgh chef wins national Pastry Chef of the Year title -- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
FVTC culinary students win first place in national competition -- WLUK-TV - Online
UVU Culinary Chair wins National Chef of the Year Award -- UVU Review

July 2018

Chefs in New Orleans for national convention give back to homeless -- WDSU-TV - Online
Award-winning JCTE military chefs showcasing skills on national stage -- Fort Lee Traveller

June 2018

UMass dining wins the gold at American Culinary Federation competition -- WWLP-TV - Online

November 2017

Chefs From One of the 'World's Best Restaurants' Cook Dinner for Denver --Eater Denver
Students Cook up Careers at Worcester Tech -- WBOC-TV Online
ACF Education Foundation Celebrates Apprentices in Special Week -- Food News Feed
American Culinary Federation selects pastry chefs for ACF Culinary Team USA​ -- bake Online
Culinary specialists prep for chef certification -- Jax Air News - Online
Award-winning Mercy chef's true passion is to feed the hungry -- Iowa City Press-Citizen Online
Club Chefs Selected to Represent the US on ACF Culinary Team USA -- Club & Resort Business - Online
Culinary arts instructor to compete on world stage -- Carolina Weekly Newspaper Group - Online

October 2017

From humble beginnings to the chef Hall of Fame -- Boston Globe Online
Watch Food Network's Andy Chlebana Make A Delicious Choux Pastry -- WBBM-TV Online
Schoolcraft College top chef Shawn Loving confronts the ultimate test -- Detroit Free Press Online
Kaua'i Community College culinary arts program awarded accreditation -- University of Hawaii News
American Culinary Federation Announces Three Certified Master Chefs -- Food News Feed
Do Chef Certifications Matter? -- Club & Resort Business
Schoolcraft instructor earns master chef certification -- Observer & Eccentric Newspapers - Online
10 top chefs compete for coveted award -- WDIV-TV Online
Chef Profile: Tom Haggerty -- Boca Beacon

September 2017

Top culinary exam in country coming to Schoolcraft College this fall  -- Observer & Eccentric Newspapers Bambara pastry chef makes finals for America's 2020 Culinary Olympic team  -- Salt Lake Tribune Online
Chefs de Cuisine Association of St. Louis Wins Student Team National Championship  -- Town & Style
2017 Was a Very Good Year  for Chef Drew Garms  -- Southeast Food Service News
Chef Vishu Nath of Cleveland's Urban Farmer on aging steaks and Ohio sweet corn  -- Plain Dealer Online
JJC chef vies for Food Network's 'Best Baker in America' title  -- Suburbs Chicago Tribune
Six Club Chefs Will Take the Ultimate Culinary Test  -- Club & Resort Business
'Best Baker in America' 2017: Meet the Cast  --
Chef Profile: Tom Haggerty  -- Boca Beacon

August 2017

Denise Graffeo becomes first female member of Culinary Hall of Fame -- Wicked Local
Naval culinary competition highlights skill of military cooks -- Nation's Restaurant News Online
Gloria Cabral inducted into the American Academy of Chefs -- Herald News Online
Disney-themed desserts win Pastry Chef of the Year title for Phoenix culinary instructor -- Arizona Republic Online
Chasing the culinary dream  -- Arvada Press
Utah student chef wins national competition and shares her winning recipes -- KSTU-TV Online
Evergreen Restaurateur Aims for Rare Master Chef Certification  -- Westword Online  

July 2017

Student chefs take silver -- Otago Daily Times Online
American Culinary Federation Announces National Award Winners -- Food and Beverage Magazine Online
Charleston chef named to American Culinary Federation board -- The Post and Courier Online
Kendall College School of Culinary Arts Captures Title in American Culinary Federation Knowledge Bowl Championship -- Chef Online
Daytona State College Chef named America Culinary Federation's Educator of the Year -- Ormond Beach Observer Online
Chef Helps Team Win National Culinary Title -- Washington Missourian
UVU student wins national chef contest, putting Orem school 'on the culinary map to stay' -- Salt Lake Tribune Online
Kapi'olani students vying for national culinary championship -- University of Hawaii News
Florida in July? It's hot, hot, hot! -- Foodservice Monthly
KCC chefs hoping culinary skills scoop up golden win -- KITV-TV Online ​Community college chefs head to Florida for national culinary championship -- KHON-TV Online
On the World Stage -- Chef Magazine Online
A-B Tech's culinary team aims for another national title -- WLOS-TV Online

June 2017

'I got up the mountain' -- The Kansas City Star OnlineColorado culinary students earn while they learn in apprenticeship program -- KMGH-TV Online
ACF to administer master chef exam at Schoolcraft -- Observer & Eccentric Newspapers
ACF Announces Dates for 2017 Certified Master Chef Exam -- Food News Feed (FSR Online)

​May 2017

American Culinary Federation launches Cape Cod chapter -- Cape Cod Times Online
Young chef is more than just aflash in the pan -- Pueblo Chieftain Online
Greenville Tech offers new tool to help local culinary scene -- The Greenville News Online
​American Culinary Federation To Launch New Entry-Level Certification Programs --
Award-Winning Chef Supports Others In The Field --
MRM Newsbites (ACF Launches New Entry-Level Certification Programs) -- Modern Restaurant Management

April 2017

Local chef going to 'culinary Olympics' -- Orlando Sentinel
Pillarella wins American Culinary Federation awards -- Cape Cod Times Online
Top chefs work with students at Florida Technical College program -- News 13 Online

March 2017

St. Louis Chef Brings Home the Gold for Team USA -- FSR Online
He's a teacher and a cook -- The Post-Standard Online
American Cuisine Can Help Showcase Our Diversity -- Food News Feed

February 2017

Q&A on the News -- Atlanta Journal-Constitution
FVTC teacher vies for top pastry chef honor -- Marshfield News-Herald Online
Chef J. Kevin Storm Named Assistant Manager of ACF Culinary Team USA -- Feast Magazine/St. Louis Post-Dispatch Online
Pueblo Community College culinary team wins medal -- Pueblo Chieftain Online
Chefs Predict “What’s Hot” for Menu Trends in 2017 NRA Survey of ACF Chefs -- Southwest Food Service​
Sweetie Pie's has best mac and cheese in Missouri - St. Louis Business Journal
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