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

Luis Del Cid

Sponsored by: Louis Perrotte, CEC, AAC, HOF

John Johnstone, CMC

Sponsored by: Burt 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