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).

2019 Regional Winners

Central

John Folse

John Folse, CEC, AAC, HOF

Northeast

George O'Palenick

George O'Palenick, CEC, CCE, AAC

Southeast

Jeffrey Rotz

Jeffrey Rotz, CEC, CCE, AAC

Western

Lenard Rubin

Lenard Rubin, CEC, CCA

Previous Winners