The American Academy of Chefs Joseph Amendola Award

The Joseph Amendola Award is presented to a Pastry Chef or Master Baker. This recipient has devoted their career to their profession and to the mentoring of young individuals who will be future pastry chefs.


Gloria Cabral

2021 - Gloria M. Cabral, CWPC, CCE, AAC


Sharon L. Pallas

2020 - Sharon L. Pallas, CEPC, CC, AAC


Garry W. Waldie

2019 - Garry W. Waldie, CEC®, CEPC®, CCE®, AAC®

ACF Chef’s Association of Arizona


Casey E. Shiller

2018 - Casey E. Shiller, CEPC®, AAC®

Program Coordinator, Baking and Pastry Arts - St. Louis Community Forest Park, St. Louis, Mo., Chefs de Cuisine Association of St. Louis Inc


Gerard Molloy

2017 - Gerard M. Molloy, CEPC®, AAC®

Pastry Chef Instructor, Monroe College. New Rochelle, New York. ACF Long Island Chapter


Jan Bandula

2016 - Jan M. Bandula, CMPC®, CEC®, AAC®

Faculty Emeritus, Stratford University, Baltimore, Md.; Chapter Membership Chair, ACF Greater Baltimore Chapter, Inc.


Darrin Aoyama

2015 - Darrin Aoyama, CEPC®, AAC®

Executive Pastry Chef, River Oaks Country Club; ACF Professional Chefs Association of Houston.


Gale O'Malley

2014 - Gale O’Malley, CEPC®, AAC®

Pastry instructor, Kapiolani Community College, Honolulu; ACF Honolulu Chapter


Wolfgang Bierer

2013 - Wolfgang Bierer, CMPC®, CEC®, CCE®, AAC®

Retired; ACF Chefs of the Low Country


Albert Imming

2012 - Albert Imming, CMPC®, CCE®, AAC®

Culinary professor emeritus, Joliet Junior College, Joliet, Ill.; ACF Louis Joliet Chapter


Derek Spendlove

2011 - Derek Spendlove, CEPC®, CCE®, AAC®

Chair, baking/pastry arts, Sullivan University, Louisville, Ky.; ACF Kentucky Chapter


John Hui

2010 - John Hui, CEPC®, AAC®

Corporate pastry chef, Pebble Beach Resorts, Pebble Beach, Calif.
ACF Chefs Las Vegas


Gunther Heiland

2009 - Gunther Heiland, CMPC®, AAC®


Photo of Noble Masi

2008 - Noble L. Masi, CEPC®, AAC®, HOF