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Hull honored with AFC achievement award


The American Culinary Federation (ACF), Inc., the largest association of professional culinarians in North America, honored its members and chapters this week at the 2010 ACF Western Regional Conference in Albuquerque, N.M.

Jean Hull (Photo courtesy of Ken Love)

The 2010 ACF Western Regional Conference award recipients will compete for national titles against their winning regional counterparts in August at the 2010 ACF National Convention in Anaheim, Calif.

The Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award was bestowed upon Jean Hull, CCE, AAC, owner, Jean’s Hospitality Consultant, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; ACF Kona-Kohala Chefs Association.

Hull is a long-time champion of culinary arts on the Big Island and has trained and supported hundreds of youngsters with serious kitchen skills.

This award, formerly the Hermann G. Rusch Humanitarian Award, honors chefs who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to both ACF and the culinary profession.

Such chefs, through their involvement with and contributions to ACF and our craft, have advanced the culinary profession and ensured the enrichment of students, our members and those in the profession.

Candidates are worthy of carrying on the proud tradition of the chef for whom this award was named, Hermann G. Rusch, AAC (1907-1997).

The American Culinary Federation, Inc., established in 1929, is the premier professional organization for culinarians in North America. With more than 22,000 members spanning 230 chapters nationwide, ACF is the culinary leader in offering educational resources, training, apprenticeship and accreditation.

In addition, ACF operates the most comprehensive certification program for chefs in the United States. 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.

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