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Professional Awards

1997
American Culinary Federation National Chef of the Year

1996
American Academy of Chefs “Chairman’s Medal”

1999
Antonin Careme Medal #108 presented by the Chefs Association of the Pacific

1998
Honorary Doctorate Degree of Culinary Art from Johnson and Wales University

2003
Fraternity of Executive Chefs of Las Vegas “Chapter Hall of Fame” Medallion #16

2008
State University of New York at Cobleskill “Business School – Hall of Fame”

1996
Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce “Community Achievement Award-Tourism”

1994
American Culinary Federation “Honorary Lifetime Member”

2000
American Culinary Federation “President’s Medallion” presented by Noel Cullen

1995
American Culinary Federation “President’s Medallion” presented by John Folse

1989
American Culinary Federation “President’s Medallion” presented by Jack Braun

1989
American Culinary Federation “Mr. Communicator” Award presented by Jack Braun

1986
Fraternity of Executive Chef of Nevada – Chapter Chef of the Year

1989
Fraternity of Executive Chef “Chapter Outstanding Achievement” presented by Larry Chumley

Other:

2006
ACF, Savannah Chapter “Outstanding Achievement Award” presented by Stephen Minton

2001
American Culinary Federation “Gold Eagle Award” presented by Noel Cullen

1999
American Culinary Federation “Chairman Special Recognition Award” presented by Reimund Pitz

1997
American Culinary Federation Chef of the Year – Western Region

1995
ACF, Greater Indianapolis Chapter “President’s Medal” presented by Carl Huckaby

1994
USDA “Certification of Appreciation”

1994
UNLV Harrah College of Hotel Administration “Industry Achievement Award”

1994
Best of the Best “Five Star Diamond Award” One of the Best Chefs in America

1994
Distinguish Visiting Chef – Johnson and Wales University

1994
American Academy of Chefs “Certificate of Merit” presented by Dick Gee
– President of CCAC

1991
Chef Professionalism Award – Western Region

1991
American Culinary Federation Chef of the Year – Western Region

1990
American Culinary Federation “Recognition Award” presented by Jack Braun

1990
ACF Central Regional Vice President “Mr. Communicator Award” presented by Michel Bouit

1989
ACF Bronze Medal – Culinary Arts Competition

1988
ACF Diploma – Culinary Arts Competition

1987
Fraternity of Executive Chefs of Nevada “President’s Award” presented by Larry Chumley

1984
State University of New York at Cobleskill “Distinguished Alumnus Award”

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