Minor’s:  Trusted by ChefsDr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award

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.

2023 Application

The deadline to submit the 2023 Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award application is December 31, 2022. Send completed applications to events@acfchefs.org.

2022 National Winner

Michael R. Thrash, CEC, CCA, CCE, AAC

2022 Regional Winners

Central

Frank R. Turchan, CEC

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Northeast

Derek J. Ivancic, CEC

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Southeast

Michael R. Thrash, CEC, CCA, CCE, AAC

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Western

Gregory M. Sever, CEC

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Previous Winners