ACF Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award

This award, formerly the Hermann G. Rusch Humanitarian Award, honors chefs who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to both ACF and the culinary profession. Such chefs, through their involvement with and contributions to ACF and our craft, have advanced the culinary profession and ensured the enrichment of students, our members and those in the profession. Candidates are worthy of carrying on the proud tradition of the chef for whom this award was named, Hermann G. Rusch, AAC (1907–1997).

2023 National Winner

The national winner will be announced at the President’s Gala, Wednesday, July 19, during the ACF National Convention.

2023 Regional Winners

  • Central Region - Patrick D. Mitchell, CEC, AAC
  • Northeast Region - John R. DiSessa, CEC, AAC
  • Western Region - Carlton W. Brooks, CEPC, CCE, AAC

Previous Winners