1. Member receives award from Worldchefs
Hubert Schmieder, AAC, a member of ACF Greater Indianapolis Chapter,
was honored with a President Special Award from Worldchefs for his
lifelong dedication to the culinary profession during the Internationale
Kochkunst Ausstellung (IKA), Oct. 22-25, in Erfurt, Germany. Schmieder,
a member of the first ACF Culinary Team USA, has attended every
IKA since 1960. He notes that both the food and the competition
have changed considerably over the years. Pictured, left to right, are
Worldchefs’ Ragnar Fridriksson, managing director; Thomas Gugler,
president; Schmieder; John Clancy, education director; and Uwe
Micheel, vice president.
2. Chapter participates in Harvest on the Harbor
Members of ACF Casco Bay Culinary Association of Portland ME served
1,500 portions of braised moose with wild mushrooms and spaetzle at
Harvest on the Harbor, Oct. 20-23, in Portland, Maine. Everything on
the menu at the event was grown, brewed, manufactured or distilled in
Maine. Pictured, left to right, are: John George; Wilfred Beriau, CEC,
CCE, AAC; Daniel Gore; and Michael Janosik, CEC.
3. AAC holds dinner in Chicago
The 35th American Academy of Chefs regional gala dinner was held Nov.
5, 2016, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile hotel to
benefit Chicago Culinary Museum, Chefs Hall of Fame and Chefs and
Culinary Professionals of Chicagoland, and to honor John Kaufmann,
CEC, AAC, HOF, for his 35 years of service to the Academy. Pictured,
left to right: Cary Miller, HAAC, master of ceremonies; Joe Aiello, CEC,
AAC, AAC Central Region director; Tom Robertson, the hotel’s general
manager; Kaufmann, chair, professional alliances committee; Myk Banos,
the hotel’s executive chef; Bert Cutino, CEC, AAC, HOF, HBOT, chair, AAC
honorary board of trustees; Mark Wright, CEC, AAC, AAC chair; Thomas
Macrina, CEC, CCA, AAC, ACF national president; and John Reed, CEC,
CCA, president, Chefs and Culinary Professionals of Chicagoland.
4. DAC cooks at James Beard House
The Detroit Athletic Club’s (DAC) culinary team, led by Kevin Brennan,
CEC, AAC, pictured, center, cooked at the James Beard House, Oct. 14,
in New York for about 80 people. The former home of culinary legend
James Beard, the house is under the auspices of the James Beard
Foundation, which hosts dinners prepared by master culinarians from
across the country. The DAC culinary team was selected by the James
Beard House nominating committee, which identifies chefs who can
bring new ideas and cooking styles to New York. Pictured, left to right:
Alexander Termos; Jonathon Aceves; Jeff Hammer, CEPC; Brennan;
David Welke; and Ashley Brancheau. Brennan and Hammer are
members of ACF Michigan Chefs de Cuisine Association.
5. Chapter recognizes members
ACF Cleveland Chapter Inc. held its 56th Annual President’s Brunch,
Nov. 13, 2016, hosted by chapter member Andy Antico and his staff at
the Mayfield Sand Ridge Club, Euclid, Ohio. Those recognized were: Chef
of the Year—Tom Capretta, CEC, CCE; Chef Educator of the Year—Ky-Wai
Wong; Lifetime Achievement Award—Farmer Lee Jones; and Purveyor
Partner of the Year Award—Orlando Baking Company. The chapter also
awarded scholarships to eight local culinary students. Pictured: Capretta,
left, receives his Chef of the Year award from Scott Ryan, CEC, AAC,
6. Orlando chefs donate toys
Collecting toys is a holiday tradition for ACF Central Florida Chapter.
The annual chapter holiday party kicks off with donations of toys by
chapter members. Pictured, left to right: Richard Cote, CEC; Roger
Newell, CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC, chapter president; and Bryan Frick, CEC,
AAC, delivered a truck filled with toys for local children in need to the
WFTV Channel 9 studio in Orlando, Florida, Dec. 12.
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