Prior Award Winners

Chef of the Year
Recipients

1966  Jan G Verdonkschot,
   CEC, AAC, HOF 
1967  Jean Michellet, CEC 1968  * George Killius
1969  * Frank Berger 1970  * Edwin Keller 1971  Helmut Loibl, CEPC
1972  * Buel Day, CEC, AAC 1973  * Oliver H Sommer, CEC, AAC  1974  * Siebert Muthofer, CEC
1975  Hans Peter Haas, CEC 1976  * Dubois TC Chen, CEC 1977  * Edgar Mason, CEC, AAC
1978  * Ernest G Louis, CEC, AAC 1979  Wolfgang A Bierer, CMPC, AAC  1980  George W Dyhouse, CEC, AAC
1981  * Salvatore J Carcagno, CEC 1982  * Bernard A Jobst 1983  Reed S Miller
1984  Gerald Schaller, CEC 1985  Andre Gotti, CEC, AAC 1986  * Ervin Johnson, CEC
1987  Manfred P Zettl, CEC, AAC 1988  * Wiley C Thompson, Jr., CEC 1989  John E Bogacki, CEC, CCE, AAC 
1990  James Day, CEC 1991  Naomi Hamamura 1992  Thomas R Elkin, CEC, AAC
1993  Robert W Schultz 1994  * Sebastian J Murabito, CEC 1995  Aidan P Murphy, CMC, AAC
1996  Jeffery W Seaborn, CEC 1997  Rogert BHertel, CEC, CCE, AAC, FMP  1998  Brian T Menzel, CEC
1999  Michael D Downey,
   CCC, CCE, FMP
2000  Mark E Miller, CEC 2001  Gerard C Campione, CEC
2002  Chris Desens, CEC, AAC 2003  Jonathan Kraft, CEC 2004  Kevin Storm, CEC, CCA, AAC
2005  Susan Judy, CEPC 2006  Craig Meyer, CEC 2007  Bernard Pilon, CEC
2008  Ted Hirschii, CEC, CCE, FMP 2009  Paul A Kampff, CEC 2010  Brian Hardy, CEC, CCA
2011  Joseph D Mueller, CEC 2012  Anthony Lyons, CEC 2013  Casey Shiller, CEPC, AAC
2014  Dan Holtgrave, CEC 2015  Rod Laurentius, CEC 2016  

 

Dubois T.C. Chen
Award Recipients

The ACF Chefs de Cuisine association of St. Louis Dubois T. C. Chen Award was established in 1987.  The Dubois T. C., Chen Award is presented to an Association Member in good standing who best exemplifies the hospitality, camaraderie, and professionalism of the culinary profession.

1987  Simone Andujar, CEC 1988  Naomi Hamamura 1989  Orville Middendorf
1990  Oliver H Sommer, CEC, AAC 1991  Michael A Szczuka 1992  Brother Leo I Slay
1993  Edgar Mason, CEC, AAC 1994  John E Bogacki, CEC, CCE, AAC 1995  Marianela McInturff, CEC
1996  Sebastian Murabito, CEC 1997  Reed S Miller, Jr. 1998  Thomas R Elkin, CEC, AAC
1999  Rich LaRose 2000  Walter Kobylecky 2001  Sven Erik-Engdorf, CEC
2002  John "Jack" H Perry, M.Ed, FMP  2003  Carl Zeitler 2004  James Day, CEC
2005  Mike Lombardo 2006  Christy Schlafly 2007  Jan G Verdonkschot, CEC, AAC, HOF 
2008  Rob Hertel, CEC, CCE, AAC 2009  Chad Lombardo 2010  Rob Hertel, CEC, CCE, AAC
2011  Chris Desens CEC, CCA, AAC 2012   Aiden Murphy CMC, AAC 2013  Dennis Markwardt
2014  Steve Weissler 2015   Dan Triska 2016  

 

Oliver H. Sommer
Mentor Award Recipients

The ACF Chefs de Cuisine Association of St. Louis Oliver H. Sommer Award was established in 2002.  The Oliver H. Sommer Award is presented to an Association Member in good standing who best exemplifies the passion for mentoring fellow culinarians and junior members of this association.

2002  Wiley E Thompson, CEC 2003  John E Bogacki, CEC, CCE, AAC 2004  Paul Kampff, CEC
2005  Chris Desens, CEC, AAC 2006  Aidan P Murphy, CMC, AAC 2007  Orville Middendorf
2008  Kevin Storm, CEC CCA AAC  2009  Charles Rossi, CEC 2010  Jan G Verdonkschot, CEC, AAC, HOF 
2011  Rob Hertel CEC, CCE, AAC 2012  John “Jack” Perry M.ED, FMP 2013  Ted Hirschi CEC, CCE, FMP
2014  Brian Hardy, CEC, CCE, AAC 2015  Reed Miller 2016  

 

Junior Culinarian of the Year
Recipients

1990  Jennifer Block 1991  Richard Maddox 1992  Marianella McInturff
1993  F Michael Polcyn 1994  Henry J Miller III 1995  not awarded
1996  Anna Thompson 1997  Anthony Haacke 1998  Andrew Guillot, CSC 
1999  Donald E Grace 2000  Susan M Hurley
 Brian Jennings
2001  Brian Hardy
2002  Joshua Sandmed
 Anthony Elkin
2003  Brian Durbin 2004  Mike Lamping
2005  Alexandra Bennet
 Maria Vicki Davenport 
 Mary "Missy" Motz
2006  Alan M Kalina 2007  John Dahlem
2008  Julia Krelo, CC 2009  John Tomas "JT" Gelineau  2010  Michelle Allender
2011  Brendan Brown 2012  Austin Hamblin &
 Richard Mueller
2013  Wade Bruhn
2014  Heather Roehl 2015  Roger Jackson 2016  

 

President's Award
Recipients

Each year the President of the ACF Chefs de Cuisine Association of St. Louis has the honor of presenting to various individuals Presidential Awards for Outstanding Contributions towards the chapter.

2010 Chris Desens, CEC, AAC
Casey Shiller, CEPC
Mark Williams, CC
Sam Lamping
2012 Dan Holtgrave CEC
Rod Laurentius CEC
Richard Mueller CSC, CPC
Dan Triska
2014 Tony Haacke
Paul Kampff
Stacy O'Neil
Paul Belmont

Purveyor's Appreciation Awards

Every year the Board of Directors name one of the associate members “Purveyor of the Year”.  This is always a very difficult decision due to the fact that all of our associate members are very generous and committed to not only the industry but the chapter and its members.

2010 Holten Meat Company
2012 Ford Restaurant Supply
2014 Fox River Dairy

 *Deceased