2013 ACF National Convention National Competition Winners
Congratulations to the 2013 American Culinary Federation competition winners and a sincere thank you to all the competitors for a job well done.
U.S.A.’s Chef of the Year | Pastry Chef of the Year | Chef Educator of the Year | Student Chef of the Year | Chef Professionalism Award | Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award | ACF Student Team National Championship | Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl | ACF National Championship Collegiate Dining Challenge | Flavors of the Mediterranean—A Minute® Rice Competition
U.S.A.’s Chef of the Year, sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions
Eddie Tancredi, CEC
Corporate chef, Cleveland Restaurant Group, Cleveland
ACF Cleveland Chapter Inc.
ACF Pastry Chef of the Year, sponsored by Plugrá® European-Style Butter
Pastry chef, The Vintage Club, Indian Wells, Calif.
ACF national member
ACF Chef Educator of the Year
Leslie Eckert, CWPC, CCE, MBA
Culinary-arts instructor, The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Tampa, Tampa, Fla.
ACF Tampa Bay Culinary Association, Inc.
ACF Student Chef of the Year, sponsored by Custom Culinary, Inc.
Joliet Junior College, Joliet, Ill.
ACF Louis Joliet Chapter
Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award, sponsored by MINOR’s®
James Connolly, CEC, CCA, AAC
Division director of culinary services for New England, Atria Senior Living Group, Louisville, Ky.
ACF Epicurean Club of Boston
Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award
Klaus Friedenreich, CMC, AAC
Chef-instructor, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Orlando, Orlando, Fla.
ACF Central Florida Chapter
ACF Student Team National Championship, sponsored by R.L. Schreiber, Inc.
Joliet Junior College
Joliet, Ill.; ACF Louis Joliet Chapter
Timothy Baran, Jacob Bernard, Joseph Biskie, Vince Cassidy and Amy Gutierrez; Timothy Bucci, CEC, CCE, CHE, coach
Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl, sponsored by American Technical Publishers
Westmoreland County Community College
Nicole Cervone, Christina Crouse, Tonia Eisaman, Ryan Moore and Courtney Nalevanko; Carol Baier, CC, coach
ACF National Championship Collegiate Dining Challenge
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind.; Charu Chandra Pant, CEC, ACE, test kitchen chef, and Greg Larson, CEC, unit chef, North Dining Hall
Flavors of the Mediterranean—A Minute® Rice Competition, sponsored by Riviana® Foods
Third cook, Yale University Catering, New Haven, Conn.
Connecticut Chefs Association