Wednesday, April 28, 2010

ACF Southeast Regional Conference winners to advance

At the 2010 American Culinary Federation (ACF) Southeast Regional Conference April 24 to 26 in Birmingham, Ala., the American Academy of Chefs awarded a $1,000 grant to the Southeast Region Student Team Regional Champions, ACF Chefs of the Low Country. The ACF Southeast Regional Conference also recognized the other student, educator and chef winners, who will compete for national titles against their winning regional counterparts at the 2010 ACF National Convention in Anaheim, Calif., Aug. 2 to 5.

Among the student and chef-educator winners were:
Student Team Regional Championship, sponsored by R.L. Schreiber Inc.
ACF Chefs of the Low Country, Bluffton, S.C., students from Savannah Technical College, Savannah, Ga.: Valarie Barnes, Zebulon Berry, Elizabeth Estes, Alexander Jabr, Kevin Jump and coach Jean Vendeville, CEPC

Chef Educator of the Year
Kenneth Bourgoin, CEC, chef-instructor, Valencia Community College, Orlando; ACF Central Florida Chapter

Hermann G. Rusch Chef's Achievement Award
Donald McMillan, CEC, AAC, chef-instructor, The Stocked Pot Cooking School, Winston-Salem, N.C.; ACF Triad Chapter N.C.

Student Chef of the Year, sponsored by Custom Culinary Inc.
Daniel Gorman, line cook, Cherokee Town and Country Club, Atlanta; ACF National Chapter

Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl, sponsored by American Technical Publishers
Lincoln Culinary Institute, West Palm Beach, Fla., members of ACF Palm Beach County Chefs Association: Hitesh Arora, CC, CPC; Andrew Croney, CPC; Glendon David; Francois Leonce; Jami Yaccarino; and coach Steve Sitnick