Chef of the Year: Rudolf “Rudy” Kremer – Carl House
Pastry Chef of the Year: Darcey Chambers, CEPC – Le Cordon Bleu Atlanta
Educator of the Year: Alexander “Alex” Bladowski, CEC, CCE – North Georgia Technical College
Student of the Year: Elafayette Stone - Le Cordon Bleu Atlanta
Johnny Rockymore, CC – Art Institute of Atlanta
Humanitarian of the Year: Brian Boldt - Kroger
Vendor of the Year: PERFORMANCE Foodservice
Presidential Award: Cathy Harris – Rockdale Career Academy
Juliet Hope – RATIONAL
Each year, the ACF-Atlanta Chefs Association (ACF-ACA) recognizes individuals and organizations whose support significantly contributes to the success of the organization throughout the year. On February 12, Druid Hills Golf Club hosted the ACF-ACA President’s Awards and Casino Night to honor those who greatly supported the Chapter in 2016. Chapter members, vendors, and community leaders gathered to enjoy an evening of great food and comradery. Executive Chef Livinton Bedminster, his staff, and student volunteers created a buffet fit for the most discriminating chefs. The flavor profiles of the menu items were simply orgasmic – from the braised short ribs, smoked trout, and Asian duck to finishing up with the bread pudding. Deliciously outstanding and well executed.
More than 150 of Atlanta’s culinary leaders were in attendance. Attendees ranged from chefs, cooks, pastry chefs and bakers, culinary instructors and industry leaders from some of the largest food companies in Atlanta. The awards portion of the evening began by honoring the Chapter’s Partners for their continued support of the chefs, the Chapter, and the community throughout the year.
The ACF-Atlanta Chefs Association would like to thank all the wonderful chapter members, vendors and purveyors who give their support and make this ACF chapter the best in the country. Without you, we could not create an organization where chefs can network and grow in the culinary industry and impact the communities of Atlanta as we do. Working together we can accomplish much and help make Atlanta one of the country’s top culinary leaders.