Congratulations to the 2008 ACF National Award Winners

U.S.A.’s Chef of the Year™, sponsored by Unilever Foodsolutions

Russell Scott III, CMC; executive chef, Isleworth Country Club, Windermere, Fla.; ACF Central Florida Chapter

ACF Pastry Chef of the Year, sponsored by Splenda®

R. Andrew Chlebana II, CEPC, pastry chef, White Eagle Golf Club, Naperville, Ill.; ACF Louis Joliet Chapter

Student Culinarian of the Year, sponsored by Custom Culinary, Inc.

JohnMichael F. Lynch, apprentice and line cook, Cherokee Town & Country Club, Atlanta; ACF Greater Atlanta Chapter Inc.

ACF Chef Educator of the Year

Wilfred Beriau, CEC, CCE, AAC, department chair & professor of culinary arts, Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, Maine; ACF Casco Bay Culinary Association of Portland ME

ACF Herman G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award

Roland Schaeffer, CEC, AAC, HOF, retired, St. Augustine, Fla.; National Chapter

Chef Professionalism Award, sponsored by Nestlé Professional

Charles Carroll, CEC, AAC; executive chef, River Oaks Country Club, Houston; ACF Professional Chefs Association of Houston

ACF Leadership Award

Ferdinand Metz, president emeritus, Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, N.Y.; Mid Hudson Culinary Association

ACF Student Team National Championship

ACF Professional Chefs Association of Houston, Houston: Jeff Albers; Michael Castillo; Eva Raquel del Pilar Castanon; Gabriel Gomez; Robert Morales; Alex Darvishi, CEC, coach

Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl, sponsored by Pearson Prentice Hall

Chefs de Cuisine Association of St. Louis Inc.: Mary Boehne, Charles Conners, Brian Horton, Reagan Irwin, Corey Moore, Joseph Mueller, CEC, coach