Matthew Babbage, CCC, executive chef with ARAMARK
at New York University, New York, a member of ICA-ACF Big
Apple Chapter, was one of 31 chefs from around the world
chosen to compete in the fourth annual New Tang Dynasty
Television Chinese Culinary Competition in New York in
Michael Bologna, CEC, CCE, AAC, chef at
Vingenzo’s, Woodstock, Ga., and an educator at The Center
for Culinary Education at Chattahoochee Technical College in
Marietta, Ga., a member of ACF Greater Atlanta Chapter Inc.,
was the featured chef at the James Beard House in New York,
Dec. 1, 2011, where he prepared a Neapolitan menu featuring
his signature Italian dishes.
Ron Bohnert, executive chef at StoneRidge Golf Club,
Stillwater, Minn., took home first place and $1,000 in the
professional chef cook-off during the University of Minnesota
Sea Grant Program’s “A Salute to Lake Superior’s Sustainable
Fisheries,” held at the University’s McNamara Alumni Center
in Minneapolis, Nov. 1, 2011. Eric Baker, executive chef
at Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of America,
Bloomington, Minn., and Victor Rivas, executive chef with
Sodexo, Hopkins, Minn., tied for third place. All are members of
ACF Minneapolis Chefs Chapter.
Richard Brumm, CEC, a member of Maumee Valley Chefs
Chapter ACF, joined Bonita Bay Club, Bonita Springs, Fla., as
executive chef in November 2011. Previously, he was executive
chef at Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio.
Stanley Cooper, CCE, chef-instructor at Lake Technical
Center, Eustis, Fla., and Matthew Dennis, CEC, a
culinary educator at Umatilla High School, Umatilla, Fla.,
were named Teacher of the Year at their respective schools in
November 2011. They are members of ACF Gulf to Lakes Chefs
& Cooks Association, Inc.
Robert Corle, CEC, CCE, a culinary-arts instructor
at Lebanon County Career and Technology Center, Lebanon,
Pa., and his school were honored with a Pennsylvania
Restaurant Association Excellence in Food Safety Award at
the organization’s 74th Annual Awards & Installation Dinner
held at Hilton Harrisburg, Nov. 6, 2011. Corle is a member
of ACF Harrisburg Chapter. Felix Maietta, executive
chef at The Down Town Club, Philadelphia, and a member
of ACF Philadelphia Chapter, and his wife Theresa Fera were
honored as the Pennsylvania Restaurant Association’s 2011
Restaurateurs of the Year.
John Fisher, CEC, CCE, AAC, senior chef-instructor
at Renton Technical College, Renton, Wash., a member of
ACF Washington State Chefs Association, received an Antonin
Carême Medal presented by ACF San Francisco Chapter during
the chapter’s annual Carême Dinner at Lake Merced Golf Club,
Daly City, Calif., Nov. 14, 2011. Fisher was honored for his
contributions to the culinary profession, particularly to education
and the advancement of gastronomy and the culinary arts.
Brent Frei, president of Frei & Associates, Schaumburg, Ill.,
and a member of ACF Windy City Professional Culinarians Inc.,
received the International Foodservice Editorial Council’s (IFEC)
The Betty award at the IFEC annual conference in Washington,
D.C., Nov. 8, 2011. IFEC, an organization of food editors and
publicists, awards the Betty for outstanding service to the
profession and the organization.
Robert Mancuso, CMC, executive chef at The Country
Club, Chestnut Hill, Mass., a member of ACF Epicurean Club of
Boston, was named an ACF-approved culinary judge in October
2011. To earn this distinction, candidates must first show they
are members in good standing, hold certification as a CSC or
higher, have won three gold medals in the last 10 years and
complete a judges training seminar.
Edward Nagy, CEC, CCA, FMP, a member of ACF
Laurel Highlands Chapter, was recently promoted within
ARAMARK Higher Education to senior executive chef/general
manager of the LifeWorks dining concept at New York University
(NYU), New York. Before joining the staff at NYU, Nagy was
district executive chef for ARAMARK at Indiana University of
Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pa.