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.
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!