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Costa N. Magoulas

2019 - Costa N. Magoulas, CEC®, CCE®, CCA®, AAC®

Dean of Mori Hosseini College of Hospitality and Culinary Management - Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, FL, ACF Central Florida Chapter


Noralyn A. Galdiano

2018 - Noralyn A. Galdiano, CEC®, AAC®

Chef – Sysco Central Florida, Inc., Orlando, Fla., ACF Central Florida Chapter


Jacqueline Hamilton

2017 - Jacqueline L. Hamilton, CEC®, AAC®

Senior Executive Chef – U.S. Olympic Committee. Colorado Springs, Colorado. ACF Pikes Peak Chapter, Inc.


Christopher Desens

2016 - Christopher A. Desens, CEC®, CCA®, AAC®

Program Director, Culinary Institute of St. Louis at Hickey College, St. Louis, Mo.; Chapter Education and Program Chair, ACF Chefs de Cuisine Association of St. Louis, Inc.


Louis Chatham

2015 - Louis Chatham, CEC®, AAC®

Pearl River Resort; ACF National Member


Thomas Recinella

2014 - Thomas Recinella, CEC®, AAC®

Program director of culinary arts, food and beverage management, Culinary Institute of Michigan, Port Huron, Michigan; ACF Michigan Chefs de Cuisine Association


Bill Sy

2013 - Bill Sy, CEC®, AAC®

Academic director, Culinary Arts and Management, The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Tucson, Ariz.; ACF Chefs Association of Southern Arizona Tucson


Ralph Comstock

2012 - Ralph Comstock, CEC®, AAC®

Retired executive chef, Ivy Tech Community College, Indianapolis; ACF Greater Indianapolis Chapter


Frank Leake

2011 - Frank Leake, CCC®, CCE®, AAC®

Professor of culinary arts, Culinary Institute of the Pacific, Honolulu; Chefs de Cuisine Association of Hawaii Honolulu


Michael Garbin

2010 - Michael Garbin, CEC®, AAC®

Executive chef, Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago
ACF Wind City Professional Culinarians Inc.


Dr. L. Timothy Ryan

2009 - Dr. L. Timothy Ryan, CMC®, AAC®


Photo of Charles M. Carroll

2008 - Charles M. Carroll, CEC®, AAC®



2007 - Gerald Scanlan, CEC®, CCE®, AAC®
2006 - William Tillinghast, CEC®, AAC®
2005 - Garry Waldie, CEC®, CEPC®, CCE®, AAC®
2004 - Mark Wright, CEC®, AAC®
2003 - Phil Learned, CEC®, AAC®
2002 - Karl J. Guggenmos, AAC®
2001 - Ferdinand Metz, CMC®, AAC®
2000 - Oliver Sommer, CEC®, AAC®
1999 - Andrew Tabak, CEC®, AAC®