In each issue of the National Culinary Review, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nazim Khan, CEC, executive chef of Bryan Health, was the subject of a July article on klkntv.com detailing how he has partnered with a local farmer’s market in Lincoln, Nebraska to serve locally sourced food to the community.
In November 2018, ACF Middle Wisconsin Chefs Association raised $2,000 to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Wisconsin Rapids Area with a benefit dinner and raffle hosted by Fred Griesbach, CEC, AAC, assisted by students from Lincoln High School. Griesbach also received a service award for organizing the event.
Competing against 35 other chefs, Debe Brady of University of Wyoming Dining Services won a silver medal in July’s National Association of College & University Food Services National Culinary Challenge.
In June, Michael Garbin, CEC, AAC, retired from his position as Executive Chef at the Union League Club of Chicago after over 26 years.
Chefs Vince Blancato and Ray Benton, CCE, HAAC, of the ACF Tampa Bay Chapter, were the subject of an article on suncoastnews.com detailing how they volunteer in elementary school gardens, helping teach children to tend and cook their own vegetables. These programs in three Florida counties are sponsored by the chapter through the ACF’s Chef & Child Initiative.
Christina Nicosia, CEPC, CCE has been hired as a culinary instructor at Ozarka College in Melbourne, Arkansas.
ACF pays tribute to members we have lost in recent months.
Norman B. Armstrong, Sr.
Jiri A. Bar, AAC
Michel D. Bouit, CEC, AAC, HOF
Diane W. Bourassa, CC
Timothy J. Cleary, CEC, AAC
John Ditcheos, CEC, AAC
John Larkin Ferguson III
Richard W. Forpahl
Wolfgang Gropp, AAC
Harley B. Husid
Philip Kane, CEC
Domenico Patalano, AAC
Albert H. Pijnappel, CEPC, AAC
Pam J. Price, CEC, AAC
Russell L. Saunkeah
Joel T. Saxon
Rudi Schoeneweiss, AAC
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