The American Academy of Chefs 2019 AAC® Inductees

Central Region

Jeremy Abbey, CEC®, CEPC®, CCE®, CCA®

ACF Michigan Chefs de Cuisine Association
Sponsored by: Chris Dwyer, CEC®, CCA®, AAC®; John Schopp, CEC®, CEPC®, CCE®, CCA®, AAC®

Johnny Curet, CEC®

Texas Chefs Association
Sponsored by: Bill Sy, CEC®, AAC®, HOF; Ben Fonbuena Jr, CEC®, CCE®, AAC®

Kurt Kwiatkowski, CEC®, CCA®

ACF Michigan Chefs de Cuisine Association
Sponsored by: Eric Ernest, CEC®, CCA®, AAC®; Mark Spelman, CEC®, AAC®

Gary Lyons, CEC®

ACF Fox Valley Chapter
Sponsored by: Albert Exenberger, CEC®, CCE®, AAC®; Jeffrey S. Igel, CEC®, CCE®, CCA®, AAC®

John Miller, CEC®, CCA®

ACF Michigan Chefs de Cuisine Association
Sponsored by: Kevin Brennan, CEC®, AAC®; Brian F. Lorge, HAAC®

Northeast Region

Kerry Beadle, CEC®, CCA®

ACF Syracuse New York Chapter
Sponsored by: Thomas Kiernan, CEC®, CCA®, AAC®; William Tillinghast, MBA, CEC®, AAC®, MBA

Paul Brown, CEC®, CCA®

ACF Nation’s Capital Chefs Association
Sponsored by: David Bearl, CCC, CCE®, AAC®; Robert Milam, CEC®, AAC®

Maria Iacovitti, CEPC®

ACF of Greater Buffalo New York
Sponsored by: Jacqueline Bamrick, CEC®, AAC®; Scott E. Steiner, CCE®, AAC®

Ray McCue, CEC®

ACF Rhode Island Chapter
Sponsored by: Linda Musch, CEC®, AAC®; George O'Palenick CEC®, CCE®, AAC®, HOF

John Selick, CEC®, CCA®

ACF Cleveland Chapter, Inc
Sponsored by: Scott Ryan, CEC®, AAC®; Barry Young, CEC®, CEC®, AAC®

Robert Walljasper, CEC®, CCE®

ACF Big Apple Chapter
Sponsored by: Gerard M. Molloy, CEPC®, AAC®; Gazpard Caloz, AAC®

Southeast Region

Robert Brantly, CEC®

ACF Myrtle Beach Chapter
Sponsored by: Robert Stegall-Smith, CEC®, AAC®; Stafford DeCambra, CEC®, CCE®, CCA®, AAC®

Paul Brennen, Ed.D., CEC®, CCA®

ACF Middle Tennessee Chapter
Sponsored by: Gary Rawson, CEC®, AAC®; Michael R. Osborne, CEC®, AAC®

Richard Crisanti, CEC®, CCA®

ACF Caxambas Chapter of Southwest Florida
Sponsored by: Ralph C. Feraco, CEC®, AAC®; Mark. H Brown, CEC®, CCA®, AAC®

Richard Kugelmann, CEC®, CCA®

ACF Chefs of Charlotte Inc.
Sponsored by: Danny Trantham, CEC®, CCA®, AAC®; Keith E. Gardiner, CEC®, CCE®, CCA®, AAC®

Robert Marilla, CEC®

ACF Chefs of Charlotte Inc.
Sponsored by: Rene J. Marquis, CEC®, CCE®, CCA®, AAC®; Jay Christmas, CEC®, AAC®

Andreas Proisl, CEPC®

ACF Central Florida Chapter
Sponsored by: Roger Newell, CEC®, CCE®, CCA®, AAC®; Noralyn Galdiano, CEC®, AAC®

Ben Simpkins, CEC®, CCA®

ACF Palm Beach County Chefs Association
Sponsored by: Richard Hoffman, CEC®, CCA®, AAC®; Theodore Kowalski, CEC®, AAC®

Western Region

Jim Churches, CEC®, CCA®

ACF Chefs de Cuisine Association of California
Sponsored by: Brandon W. Parry, CEC®, AAC®; Robert W. Phillips, CEC®, CCA®, AAC®

Alexandra Higgins, CEC®

ACF Chefs de Cuisine Association of California
Sponsored by: Bert Cutino, CEC®, AAC®, HBOT, HOF; Eloise Fernandez, Ph.D, CEC®, CCE®, AAC®

HAAC®

John Burson

Sponsored by: Harold Small, HBOT, HAAC®, JD

Liugwangwei

Sponsored by: Bill Sy, CEC®, AAC®, HOF

Luis Del Cid

Sponsored by: Louis Perrotte, CEC®, AAC®, HOF

John Johnstone, CMC

Sponsored by: Bert Cutino, CEC®, AAC®, HBOT, HOF

Scott R. Paul

Sponsored by: Chris Donato, CEC®, AAC®

Mary Petersen

Sponsored by: Francine Greff, HAAC®

Craig Youdale

Sponsored by: Stafford DeCambra, CEC®, CCE®, CCA®, AAC®

James T. Young, CCC

Sponsored by: Denise Graffeo, CEC®, AAC®, HOF