DaviD GooDWin, CeC, CCa, aaC
Executive Chef/Director of Culinary Operations,
Culinary Solutions A La Carte, Minden, Nev.
ACF High Sierra Chefs Association
Western region Vice President
All of the candidates will tell you what they will do to make ACF better, and they will tell you they are qualified to do so. I am confident
I have the qualities and proven track record to be the best candidate. I am a leader, and leaders accomplish something important about
what they are passionate about. I combine actions with my passions. Those who know me and work or have worked with me know this,
and I ask for the opportunity to prove this to you, too.
StaFForD DeCaMBra, CeC, CCe, CCa, aaC
Corporate Executive Chef, PCI Gaming Authority, Atmore, Ala.
ACF Poarch Creek
American Academy of Chefs Chair
It has been an honor serving as your national vice chair of the American Academy of Chefs these past four years. I have gained valuable
insights working closely with our national chair to produce growth and progression, and pledge to continue that momentum. I will
continue to promote educational support and development of all future culinarians. I will preserve the quality and integrity of the
Academy, upholding professional core values of trust and respect. I will continue to prove my commitment, leadership, creativity,
integrity and experience. Thank you for your support and for the trust you will be placing in me.
Joe aiello, CeC, aaC
Chef/Owner, Apropo Catering,
Schiller Park, Ill.
ACF Chicago Chefs of Cuisine Inc.
American Academy of Chefs Vice Chair
Mark WriGht, CeC, aaC
Department Chair, Hospitality Management,
Erie Community College, Williamsville, N.y.
ACF of Greater Buffalo New york
I am honored by the nomination and have accepted the challenge
to continue my involvement, to contribute and make a positive
difference for the future of the American Academy of Chefs,
the American Culinary Federation and foremost, our culinary
profession. I will continue to ask for your support in achieving the
goals of the Academy. I am committed to the financial stability of
the Academy and pledge to fulfill the duties of the vice chair and
fully assist and support the objective of the chair in mentoring
prospective members in achieving the necessary qualifications for
acceptance as new Fellows of the Academy.
I accept the challenge and am honored to have been nominated
for the office of vice chair of the American Academy of Chefs.
An ACF member for almost 40 years, I have served as national
treasurer and Northeast region vice president, and continue to
serve as the AAC Scholarship Committee chair and on the ACF
Finance & Investment Task Force. I know the importance of the
Academy to the ACF. I also know the fellowship we members
share. I look forward to serving as vice chair of this prestigious
honor society. I will continue to uphold the Academy traditions
with honor and integrity.