AMERICAN CULINARY FEDERATION PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: May 5, 2015

Media Contacts: Dylan Drobet: (904) 484-0226, [email protected] Jessica Ward: (904) 484-0213, [email protected]

Kendall College Team Named ACF Central Region Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl Champions St. Augustine, Fla., May 5, 2015—The smartest culinary students in the Midwest are from Kendall College, Chicago, according to the American Culinary Federation (ACF). The students won overall in the ACF Central Region Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl, held during ChefConnect: Indy, ACF’s Central/Western Regional Conference, April 12-14, at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis. This is the sixth regional win for the Kendall College team. This year’s team members are (students left to right); Back row: Michael Lanzerotte, Alex Gabrielson, Alex Szabo, Mike Kubiesa; Front row: Nelia Salvi and Emily Mankus. Dina Altieri, a chef instructor and associate professor at Kendall College, coached the team. The team will compete for the national title at Cook. Craft. Create. ACF National Convention & Show, July 30-Aug. 3, Orlando, Florida. “The team is thrilled to bring back the regional title and gold medals for Kendall College,” coach Altieri said. “We are proud to compete among such a talented group of students and coaches from the central region and are honored to represent our region at the national competition in Orlando, Florida on August 1st. The Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl, created in 1992 and sponsored by American Technical Publishers, is a “Jeopardy”-style culinary competition named in honor of past ACF national president Baron H. Galand, CEC®, AAC®, HOF. Galand was a champion for junior members and encouraged them to get involved in their profession outside the kitchen. ACF knowledge bowls are open to junior culinary teams from ACF chapters, apprenticeship programs and accredited schools. Competition questions are drawn from five nationally published textbooks for culinary professionals that cover topics such as nutrition, safety and sanitation, and the art of modern cooking. The Kendall College team competed against nine other teams for the overall win and a gold medal. Five other teams received medals: El Centro College, Dallas, Texas received a gold medal; ACF Louis Joliet Chapter, Joliet, Illinois, received silver medal; ACF Professional Chefs and Culinarians of the Heartland, Omaha, Nebraska, Black Hawk Technical College, Janesville, Wisconsin and Chefs de Cuisine Association of St. Louis Inc., St. Louis, received bronze medals. More than 400 chefs, students and foodservice professionals attended ChefConnect: Indy, hosted by ACF Greater Indianapolis Chapter. The conference was a part of ACF’s Signature Series, which provides professional development for chefs and culinary students through educational programs, conferences and competitions. Learn more about the conference at www.acfchefs.org/ChefConnectIndy, Facebook.com/ACFChefs or on Twitter @ACFChefs. Sponsors of ChefConnect: Indy: Allen Brothers, Inc.; American Technical Publishers; Canadian Lentils; Custom Culinary, Inc.; Dow AgroSciences; Ecolab®; Fortune Fish; Jones Dairy Farm; Miller Coors; MINOR'S®; National Pasteurized Eggs, Inc.; NEWCHEF Fashion Inc.; Par-Way Tryson, makers of Vegalene; Performance Foodservice - Fox River; Plugrá® European-Style Butter; Sartori Company; Sysco®; Unilever Food Solutions; Valrhona; Villeroy & Boch; Vitamix® Corporation; Western Region State Beef Councils; Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. -MORE-

About the American Culinary Federation The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF), established in 1929, is the standard of excellence for chefs in North America. With more than 17,500 members spanning nearly 200 chapters nationwide, ACF is the leading culinary association offering educational resources, training, apprenticeship and programmatic accreditation. In addition, ACF operates the most comprehensive certification program for chefs in the United States, with the Certified Executive Chef®, Certified Sous Chef®, Certified Executive Pastry Chef® and Certified Culinary Educator® designations accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. ACF is home to ACF Culinary Team USA, the official representative for the United States in major international culinary competitions, and to the Chef & Child Foundation, founded in 1989 to promote proper nutrition in children and to combat childhood obesity. For more information, visit www.acfchefs.org. Find ACF on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ACFChefs and on Twitter @ACFChefs. ###

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