The American Academy of Chefs Lawrence A. Conti, CEC, AAC, HOF, Chair’s Achievement Award

The Lawrence A. Conti, CEC®, AAC®, HOF, Chair’s Achievement Award is awarded at the annual AAC Induction Ceremony & Dinner.



William J. Tillinghast

2019 - William J. Tillinghast, MBA, CEC®, AAC®

Academic Culinary Director - The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Philadelphia, ACF Philadelphia Chapter


Paul J. O'Toole

2018 - Paul J. O'Toole, CEC®, AAC®

Executive Chef - Pittsburgh Field Club,Pittsburgh, Pa., ACF Philadelphia Delaware Valley Chefs Association


Roger Newell

2017 - Roger W. Newell, CEC®, CCE®, CCA®, AAC®

Retired Senior Chef. Saint cloud, Florida. ACF Central Florida Chapter


John Zehnder

2016 - John W. Zehnder, CEC®, AAC®

Executive Chef, Zehnder’s Restaurant, Frankenmuth, Mich.; Chapter Certification Chair, ACF Flint/Saginaw Valley Chapter


Bobby Moghaddam

2015 - Bobby Moghaddam, CEC®, CCE®, AAC®

Executive Director of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, Riverside City College, Riverside, California


Salvatore Campagna

2014 - Salvatore Campagna, CEC®, HAAC

Retired; ACF San Francisco Chapter


Fawzi Ottman

2013 - Fawzi Ottman, CEC®, AAC®

Executive chef, Odyssey Country Club, Palos Park, Ill.; ACF Chicago Chefs of Cuisine Inc.


Harry Brockwell

2012 - Harry Brockwell, CEC®, AAC®

Corporate consulting chef, Westlake Village, Calif.; ACF Channel Islands Chefs Association


Donal Weaving

2011 - Donal Weaving, CEC®, AAC®

Retired executive chef/owner, Majestic Oyster Bar and Grille, Indianapolis, Ind.; ACF Greater Indianapolis Chapter


Anthony Graffeo

2010 - Anthony Graffeo, CEC®, AAC®

ACF Epicurean Club of Boston


Harry Hoffstadt

2009 - Harry Hoffstadt, CEC®, AAC®, HOF