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DARRELL ANDERSON, 1929-2011
CEC, CCE, AAC,
HOF, 81, of
died April 10, 2011,
in Tacoma, Wash.
chair emeritus of
the ACFEF Senior Chefs Committee, which
he chaired from 2004 to 2010. He was well
known as a caring advocate for senior chefs.
He also served as ACF’s historian for many
years, and displayed the federation’s history at
regional conferences and national conventions.
1955, and served as its vice president and
twice as its president. He was a member
of the American Academy of Chefs, and
was inducted into the AAC Hall of Fame
in 1996. In 2003, he received the AAC’s
Good Taste Award, and also that year,
the Western Region’s Hermann G. Rusch
Chef’s Achievement Award. He received
Antonin Carême Medal #134 from The
Chefs Association of the Pacific Coast, Inc.
(now, ACF San Francisco Chapter) in 2006.
later attended Edison Technical School
of Culinary Arts in Seattle. He was chef
at several clubs in Washington state, as
well as owner/operator of Rose’s Hi-Way
Inn and King Catering. In 1967, he was
named department head of the culinary arts
program for the Sea Tac Occupational Skills
Center, Seattle, from which he retired.
He had been a member of ACF
Washington State Chefs Association since
Anderson was employed in the education,
restaurant and catering industries before
his retirement in 1991. He received his
first culinary training in the U.S. Army, and
Anderson’s funeral was April 23 in the
Valley Chapel at Mountain View Memorial
Park, Lakewood, Wash. He is survived by
his wife of 59 years, Catherine, and four
children: Deborah Johnson and Dana,
Darwin and David Anderson.
ROBERT “BOB” CHESTER, 1936-2011
CEC, CCE, AAC,
74, of Scottsville,
Ky., died April 8,
2011, in Bowling
Green, Ky. Chester
was ACF Western
Region Vice President from 1997 to 2001.
He was the Western Region’s Chef of the
Year in 2002, and was a past chair of the
ACF Bylaws & Resolutions Committee.
Association of San Diego, serving six years
as its president. After he retired and moved
to Scottsville, he became an ACF national
member. He was also a member of the
American Academy of Chefs. He was a
member of The Kosair Shrine Club and a
50-year member of Graham Lodge #202
at Sheraton Louisville, Sheraton Chicago,
Sheraton Harbor Island East, San Diego;
and Sheraton Four Ambassadors, Miami. He
also taught at Mesa College and was chef
at Vacation Village Resort, San Diego, and at
Miramar Hotel, Santa Barbara, Calif. He later
owned Award Ice Sculptures.
Chester joined ACF in 1968, and was a
longtime member of Chefs de Cuisine
Chester had a long and varied history
of culinary employment. He was chef at
Oakland Hills Country Club, Birmingham,
Mich.; Detroit Yacht Club, Detroit; and
Sheraton Cadillac Hotel, Detroit. He
continued with Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
A memorial service for Chester was held
April 14 at Goad Funeral Home, Scottsville,
with Masonic rites. He is survived by two
sons, Michael Chester and Robert Lee
Chester, a daughter, Donna Reed, seven
grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
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