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).

ACF Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award (Northeast and Southeast Region)

2020 Regional Winners


Rajeev Patgaonkar

Rajeev Patgaonkar CEC, AAC


Raimund Hofmeister

Raimund Hofmeister CMC, AAC


Louis  Perrotte

Louis Perrotte CEC, AAC, HOF

Previous Winners