Hello Chefs, Culinarians & Colleagues!
It is with a heavy heart that we must say goodbye to Chef Noble Masi CMB, CEPC, AAC.
Chef Noble Masi passed away in the evening of Monday, March 9th at the age of 76.
David Ivey-Soto, MBA, CEC, CCA said of Chef Masi: “We all have known, loved, and respected Noble for many years. We will surely miss him. Many of us share the memories of his mentorship, guidance, friendship, and sharing. We have lost one of the great talents of the bakeshop.”
Tim Ryan, CMC, AAC wrote this of Chef Masi’s life in the ACF: “Beyond his many contributions to the CIA, Noble was actively involved in professional organizations. Chef Masi was named Chef of the Year by the American Culinary Federation (ACF) in 1999. He earned the ACF’s Professionalism Award in 1996, and was the organization’s Educator of the Year in 1982. In 2008, he was presented with the ACF’s first-ever Joseph Amendola Award honoring master bakers and pastry chefs who have dedicated their career to their profession and mentoring future baking and pastry professionals.”
There is so much more to say about Chef Masi. How he was instrumental in making the CIA what is today. How he taught, inspired and mentored many aspiring chefs. He truly embodied all that the ACF stands for.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Robin, and to his family and friends.