Here are the chefs competing at ACF National Convention in August

 

Whether it’s in the competition kitchens or at the buzzer for Knowledge Bowl, we’ve got all the names of those competing  at ACF National Convention: Orlando in August. (Registration is open now!)

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Northeast Salon Winners:

Chef of the Year
Frank Costantino, Ed.D, CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC

ACF Long Island Chapter

Student Chef of the Year
Daniel Hess
ACF Chefs and Cooks of the Catskill Mountains

Pastry Chef of the Year
Nguyet Nguyen
ACF Philadelphia Delaware Valley Chefs Association

Student Team
Culinary Institute of New York at Monroe College
ACF Long Island Chapter

Knowledge Bowl
HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College and members of the ACF Harrisburg Chapter
Faith Brenneman (captain), Anna Smith, CC, Julie Marolf, Autumn Patti (coach)

Chef Educator of the Year
Scott Steiner, CCE, AAC
ACF of Greater Buffalo New York

Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award
George O’ Palenick, CEC, CCE, AAC, HOF
ACF Rhode Island Chapter

Chef Professionalism Award
Richard Hoffman, Jr., CEC, CCA, AAC
ACF Greater Baltimore

Western Salon winners:

Chef of the Year
Reilly Meehan, CEC
ACF San Francisco Chapter

Student Chef of the Year
Emma Delahunty
ACF Beehive Chefs Chapter Inc

Pastry Chef of the Year
Kurt Lechner, CEPC
ACF Chefs & Culinarians of San Diego

Student Team
Oregon Coast Culinary Institute
ACF Chapter Bay Area Chefs Assoc. of Oregon

Knowledge Bowl
Utah Valley University
Erin Jones (captain), Ryan Hanks, Caitlin West, Rachel Davis, Caleb Cole, Kenneth Francom, CCC (coach)

Chef Educator of the Year
Rudy Kloeble, CEC
ACF Chefs & Culinarians of San Diego

Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award
Lenard Rubin, CEC, CCA
ACF Chefs Association of Arizona

Chef Professionalism Award
Tuan Raphael, CEC
ACF Chefs Association of Arizona

Southeast Salon Winners           

Chef of the Year
Charles Figueroa, CEC
ACF Skyline Chefs Association of Virginia

Student Chef of the Year
Devin Agosto
ACF Southwestern Virginia Chapter

Pastry Chef of the Year
Melinda Wilkins, CEPC
ACF Coastal Virginia Chapter

Student Team
Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College
Western NC Culinary Association of the ACF

Knowledge Bowl
ACF Southwestern Virginia Chapter
Meghann DiPietro (captain), Stephanie Higgs, Danny Brajdic, Brad Hugus, Greg Moran, CWPC (coach)

Chef Educator of the Year
John Schopp, CEC CEPC CCE CCA AAC
ACF Southwestern Virginia Chapter

Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award
Jeffrey Rotz, CEC, CCE, AAC
ACF Gulf to Lakes Chefs & Cooks Association, Inc.

Chef Professionalism Award
Christopher McCook, CEC, AAC
ACF Atlanta Chefs Association, Inc.

Central Salon Winners

Chef of the Year
Scott Scheible, CEC
Chefs de Cuisine Association of St. Louis Inc

Student Chef of the Year
Hitomi Tomobe
ACF Michigan Chefs de Cuisine Association

Pastry Chef of the Year
Ryse Swanson
ACF Michigan Chefs de Cuisine Association

Student Team
Joliet Junior College
ACF Louis Joliet Chapter

Knowledge Bowl
Culinary Institute of Michigan, a Division of Baker College
Stanley Mersino (captain), Rachelle Murphy (co-captain), Kate Strauss, Camryn Potter, Amanda Miller (coach)

Chef Educator of the Year
Joanna Bryant
Texas Chefs Association

Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award
John Folse, CEC, AAC, HOF, HBOT
The ACF of Greater Baton Rouge

Chef Professionalism Award
Brian Beland, CMC
ACF Michigan Chefs de Cuisine Association

Military Salon Winners

Chef of the Year
Frida Karani

Pastry Chef of the Year
Samantha Poe

Student Chef of the Year
Christopher Sanchez

Student Team
Fort Drum

Wildcard

Student Team
ACF Honolulu Chapter, Kapiolani Community College – Western Region

This post may be updated as more names become available.

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