KAUFMANN RECEIVES 2010 AAC CHAIR’S MEDAL
has demonstrated exemplary dedication
and made outstanding contributions to
the culinary profession. This individual has
also maintained the highest standards and
and positively worked to ensure excellence
among future culinarians. It is the highest
honor an Academy Fellow can receive.
This year’s recipient, John Kaufmann,
CEC, AAC, a retired chef-owner, is
well-deserving of this honor. He actively
volunteers his time as co-founder and
president of the Chicago Culinary Museum
and Chefs Hall of Fame, is chair of Les
is the professional liaisons committee
chair for the American Academy of Chefs.
He also volunteers in the U.S. Navy’s
Capt. Edward F. Ney Memorial Awards for
Outstanding Food Service program. His
charitable activities include establishing
the Charlie Trotter scholarship fund and
chairing numerous fundraisers.
Kaufmann has chaired more than 100
committees and has been president and
a life member of several organizations,
including the International Food Service
Executives Association and Les Amis
has received several ACF President’s
Medallions and, in 2002, the ACF Chef
Professionalism Award and the AAC Chef
Good Taste Award.
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is present at the time of the drawing, he
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