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Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award

2018 Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award Application Form
(Application Deadline: September 30, 2017)

The national Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award is presented to the chef who exemplifies the highest standard of professionalism through certification, continuing education and training, culinary competitions and community involvement. It honors culinarians who help elevate the status of chefs and cooks in the United States.

The national Chef Professionalism Award was designed to commemorate the efforts of Dr. Lewis J. Minor, AAC; Louis Szathmary, AAC, HOF; and Lt. Gen. John D. McLaughlin, AAC. The combined efforts of these three ACF leaders helped achieve a long-sought goal for American chefs: official recognition of ACF executive chefs as professionals, reflected in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Dictionary of Occupational Titles.

Hotel and Travel Photos from the 2017 Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Dinner are available for download.


Kevin Brennan

Central Regional Finalist

Kevin Brennan, CEC, AAC

Resume | Bio | Video


John Selick

Northeast Regional Finalist

John Selick, CEC, CCA

Resume | Bio | Video


Joe Alfano

Southeast Regional Finalist

Joe Alfano, CEC, AAC

Resume | Bio | Video


Peter Hodgson

Western Regional Finalist

Peter Hodgson, CEC, AAC

Resume | Bio | Video


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