ACF Student Chef of the Year Award

The ACF Student Chef of the Year recognizes a student who possesses a high degree of professionalism, culinary skills and passion for the culinary arts.

History of the Student Chef of the Year Award

The award was established in 1987 by the late Baron Galand, CEC, to help student members establish their position within ACF. From 1987 to 1998, the Student Chef of the Year Award was bestowed upon one national winner during ACF’s national convention. In 1999, however, it was decided that a winner from each ACF region would be chosen. Regional winners advance to the national convention where they vie for the national title. In 2003 a culinary cook-off was introduced at the national convention, and, for the first time, regional finalists competed for the national title.

2020 Regional Finalists

Central

Kevin Apolinario

Kevin Apolinario

 

Austin Davis

Austin Davis

 

Kate Galyon

Kate Galyon

 

Austin Hannah

Austin Hannah

 

Dulce Hernandez

Dulce Hernandez

 

Aleczander Johnson

Aleczander Johnson

 

Katelyn Jordan

Katelyn Jordan

 

Brock Mahi

Brock Mahi

 

Luke Miller

Luke Miller CC

 

Rachelle Murphy

Rachelle Murphy

 

Brooke Williams

Brooke Williams

 

Nathan Yount

Nathan Yount

Northeast

Phoebe Beiter

Phoebe Beiter

 

Faith Brenneman

Faith Brenneman CC

 

Casey Creazzo

Casey Creazzo

 

Katie Dashiell

Katie Dashiell

 

Amber Furey-Lessen

Amber Furey-Lessen

 

Ashten Garrett

Ashten Garrett

 

James Skehan

James Skehan

 

Morgan Suydam

Morgan Suydam

 

Carly Yezzo

Carly Yezzo

Southeast

Kate Saggio

Kate Saggio

 

Cheyane Verran

Cheyane Verran

West

Marissa Brazell

Marissa Brazell

 

Chang Lin Chen

Chang Lin Chen

 

Erin Jones

Erin Jones

 

Brooklyn Knutson

Brooklyn Knutson

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