ACF Chef Educator of the Year Award

ACF National Educator of the Year award pays tribute to an active culinary educator whose knowledge, skills and expertise have enhanced the image of the professional chef, and who, by example, has given leadership, guidance and direction to students seeking a career in the culinary profession. This person demonstrates the ability to help students define and develop their careers by using their skills and abilities to provide a strong foundation for their future success.

2019 Regional Winners


Joanna Bryant

Joanna Bryant, CCC, CCE


Scott Steiner

Scott Steiner, CCE, AAC


John Schopp

John Schopp, CEC, CEPC, CCE, CCA, AAC


Rudy Kloeble

Rudy Kloeble, CEC

Previous Winners