2013 ACF Southeast Regional Conference Awards

American Culinary FederationACF News2013 ACF Southeast Regional Conference Awards

The 2013 ACF Southeast Regional Conference, hosted by ACF Kentucky Chapter, at the Louisville Marriott Downtown, Louisville, Ky., March 1–4, brought hundreds of chefs, cooks and foodservice professionals to Louisville. The conference provided attendees with opportunities to advance their professional development and enhance their culinary skills through business seminars, cooking demonstrations featuring the latest trends and techniques, culinary competitions and awards. More than 25 chefs, students and chapters were honored at the conference. Many of these award winners will compete against their regional counterparts at the 2013 ACF National Convention in Las Vegas, July 21–25.

Most notable from the award recipients this year from our chapter, please congratulate:

ACF Southeast Region Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award – Klaus Friedenreich, CMC, AAC, chef-instructor, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Orlando, Orlando, Fla.; ACF Central Florida Chapter

ACF Southeast Region Chapter Achievement Award – ACF Central Florida Chapter, Orlando, Fla.

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Also, congratulations to a few of our ACF friends from other Florida chapters:

ACF Southeast Region Chef Educator of the Year – Leslie Eckert, CWPC, CCE, culinary chef-instructor, The Art Institute of Tampa, Tampa, Fla.; ACF Tampa Bay Culinary Association Inc.

ACF Southeast Region ACF President’s Medallions
• Josef Jungwirth, CEC, CCA, director of culinary services, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Miami; ACF Gulf to Lakes Chefs & Cooks Association, Inc.
• Jeffrey A. Rotz, CEC, CCE, AAC, consultant/educator, Chefs Helping Chefs, LLC, Eustis, Fla.; ACF Gulf to Lakes Chefs & Cooks Association, Inc.

For a full list of all awards given at the Southeast Regional Conference, click here!

Comments (2)

    1. James, are you looking for information on the ACF National Convention in Las Vegas in July? Or are you needing information on the ACF Culinary Competition held during the FRLA Show in Orlando in September??

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