ACF salutes our members, March/April 2019 edition


We tip our toques to ACF chefs and chapters who have recently won awards, accepted a new position, taken part in charity work or achieved another notable accomplishment. If you believe your name should be listed in the next issue of Salut, please send an email to

Marquetty with students

In December, Gerard Marquetty, CEC, CCA, AAC generously volunteered his time and skills to assist students in a Culinary class at Thurgood Marshall Fundamental Middle School. He helped the students with their cooking lab and even provided toques for them to wear.



Joe Napolitano, CCM, CEC started a new position as General Manager/Chief Operating Officer at Bonnie Briar Country Club in Larchmont, New York.


Marquis, Vanessa

Vanessa Marquis, CEC, former Vice Chairman of the Worldchefs International Chefs Day Committee, has been appointed Chairman of the Committee for the remainder of the term 2019 to the Worldchefs Congress 2020.



Joseph Sheridan, CEC has been hired as an adjunct instructor at Stockton University in Galloway Township, New Jersey.



Timothy Ryan, CMC has joined the Advisory Board of cellular aquaculture company BlueNalu. Board members serve as advisors to BlueNalu in matters such as business and market development, nutrition and regulatory affairs, product development and optimization and the environmental and sustainability impacts associated with the company.



Shawn Hanlin, CEC, AAC was hired as Culinary Director at New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute.



The ACF Kona Kohala Chefs Association awarded seven scholarships to local culinary students at their Christmas with the Chefs event this past December. There was also a silent auction at the event which benefited the culinary program at Hawaii Community College-Palamanui. To date, this event has awarded $900,000.


Wind Creek Hospitality Chef Victor Bock

Victor Bock will now oversee all Wind Creek Hospitality’s international and domestic food outlets, including buffet, casual dining, fine dining and a culinary studio.


Sandi Lampert, CCE, Mark Lampert and Robert W. Phillips, CEC, CCA, AAC of the Chefs de Cuisine of Los Angeles cooked for Recuperative Care Center for LA’s Homeless in December.

In Memoriam

ACF pays tribute to members we have lost in recent months.

Gary A. Brant CWPC
ACF Chefs Las Vegas

Donald S. Cope
ACF Greater Cincinnati Chapter

Maurice J Gautier CEC, AAC
ACF Atlanta Chefs Association, Inc.

Dennis E. Jeffries

Jeffrey Kaye, CEC
National Member

Bruce Konowalow CCE
ACF West Michigan Lakeshore Chapter

Lutz H. Lewerenz, CEC, AAC
ICA – ACF Big Apple Chapter

Gerald C. Lindsay CC
ACF Harrisburg Chapter

Andrew B. Miller III CEC
ACF Atlanta Chefs Association, Inc.

Gerard M. Molloy CEPC, AAC
NY191 ACF Long Island Chapter

Christopher Neary, CEC, CCA, AAC
ACF Long Island Chapter

John C Struzik CEC, AAC
National Member

Wayne A. Wells
ACF of Kalamazoo / Battle Creek

Michael P. Whalen CEC
ACF Greater Grand Rapids Chefs Association

Max C. Winkle
ACF of Kalamazoo / Battle Creek