The American Academy of Chefs 2017 AAC Inductees

Northeast Region

Gloria M. Cabral, CWPC®, CCE®

ACF Rhode Island Chapter
Sponsored by: Linda S. Musch, CCE®, AAC®; Michael J. Harants, CEC®, CCE®, AAC®

MaryAnn P. Kiernan, CCC®, CCE®, MBA

ACF Syracuse New York Chapter
Sponsored by: Fritz Sonnenschmidt, CMC®, AAC®; Mark A. Mistriner, CEC®, AAC®

Thomas Kiernan, CEC®, CCA ®

ACF Syracuse New York Chapter
Sponsored by: Scott E. Steiner, CCE®, AAC®; William J. Tillinghast, CEC®, AAC®, MBA

Richard A. Panzera, CEC®, CCE®

ACF Pittsburgh Chapter
Sponsored by: Byron J. Bardy, CMC®, AAC®; Arthur S. Inzinga, CEC®, CCE®, AAC®

Gerard A. Prevost, CEC®, CCE®

White Mountain Chapter of the ACF
Sponsored by: Wilfred R. Beriau, CEC®, CCE®, AAC®; Brian M. Coffey, AAC®

Southeast Region

Bruce R. Christensen, CEC®, CCA®

ACF Chefs of the Low Country
Sponsored by: Ronald L. Andrews, CEC®, AAC®; Jean Yves A. Vendeville, CEPC®, AAC®

Nancy L. Geddes, CEC®

ACF Virginia Chefs Association
Sponsored by: Hans J. Schadler, CEC®, AAC®; Ted Kristensen, CEC®, AAC®

Gary R. Klinefelter, CEC®

ACF Virgin Island Chefs and Cooks Association
Sponsored by: James T. Thomas, CEC®, AAC®; Roland E. Schaeffer, CEC®, AAC®, HOF®

Lisa M. Ramsey, CEC®, CEPC®

ACF Middle Tennessee Chapter
Sponsored by: Stafford T. DeCambra, CEC®, CCE®, CCA®, AAC®; Michael R. Osborne, CEC®, AAC®

Donald E. Sedivy, Jr., CEC®

ACF Palm Beach County Chefs Association
Sponsored by: Dominick Laudia CEC®, AAC®; Roderick G. Smith, AAC®

Denny Trantham, CEC®, CCA®, MBA

ACF North Carolina Chapter
Sponsored by: Thomas J. Macrina, CEC®, CCA®, AAC®; Jeff Bacon, CEC®, CCA®, AAC®

Peter F. Vossenberg, CEC®, CCE®, CCA®

ACF Central Florida Association
Sponsored by: Roger W. Newell, CEC®, CCE®, AAC®; Joseph J. Hardiman, HAAC®

Central Region

Anthony D. Haacke, CEC®

Chefs de Cuisine Association of St. Louis Inc
Sponsored by: Brian A. Hardy, CEC®, CCA®, AAC®; Christopher A. Desens, CEC®, CCA®, AAC®

John Reed, CEC®, CCA®

Chefs & Culinary Professionals of Chicagoland
Sponsored by: Michael H. Garbin, CEC®, AAC®; John Kaufmann, CEC®, AAC®, HOF®

Jim M. Tinkham, CEC®

ACF Greater Kansas City Chefs Association
Sponsored by: Mark E. Webster, CEC®, CCE®, AAC®; Paul Santaularia, CEC®, CCE®, AAC®

Western Region

Richard A. Reilly, CEC®, CCA®

ACF Orange Empire Chefs & Professional Cooks Association
Sponsored by: Michael L. Minor, CEC®, AAC®; Murat Day, CEC®, AAC®


Jim Binner

National Director of Sales, Lactalis Culinary, Buffalo, New York
Sponsored by Louis Venezia, CEC®, AAC®, HOF®

Jorge F. Estela

Southeast Division Manager, Zonin 1821, North Miami Beach, Florida
Sponsored by: Rene Marquis, CEC®, CCE®, CCA®, AAC®

Paul S. Haar, JD

Chancelier des États-Unis, La Confrérie de la Châine des Rôtisseurs, Immigration Counsel, PLLC, Washington, DC
Sponsored by: Michael Ty, CEC®, AAC®

Johan T. Meinke, CEC®

Executive Chef – Retired, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Sponsored by: Richard R. Chene, CEC®, AAC® and Timothy E. Tain, CEC®, CCE®, AAC®

Claude D. Mongeau, CEC®

Senior Chef – Retired, Saint Albans, Vermont
Sponsored by: Thomas J. Macrina, CEC®, CCA®, AAC®

Jan Osipowicz

Executive Chef, Hilton Tucson El Conquistador
Sponsored by: Michael H. Garbin, CEC®, AAC®, and Elizabeth B. Mikesell, CEC®, AAC®

Steven Senick

Retired Executive Chef, Winter Springs, Florida
Sponsored by: Reimund D. Pitz, CEC®, CCE®, AAC®