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Kona’s Jean Hull honored at American Culinary Federation conference


Six chefs received President’s Medallions from the American Culinary Federation (ACF) March 3 at the 2014 ACF Western Regional Conference held at Oakland Marriott City Center, Oakland, Calif., March 2-5.

In 1991, Jack Braun, CEC®, AAC®, HOF, then national president, introduced the presentation of ACF President’s Medallions as tokens of appreciation to members who exemplify culinary excellence and leadership, and have contributed their knowledge, skills and expertise to the advancement of the culinary profession. ACF National President Thomas Macrina, CEC®, CCA®, AAC®, and ACF Western Region Vice President David Goodwin, CEC®, CCA®, AAC®, presented President’s Medallions to the following ACF members.

  • John Fisher, CEC®, CCE®, AAC®, senior chef arts instructor, Renton Technical College, Renton, Wash., ACF Washington State Chefs Association
  • Gary Fuller, CEC®, CCE®, AAC®, president, Two Snooty Chefs/ Seattle Seasonings LLC, Port Orchard, Wash., ACF Washington State Chefs Association
  • Cynthia Grace Gregorio, professor, American Hospitality Academy, Makati City, Philippines, ACF Philippines
  • Jean Hull, CCE®, AAC®, owner, Hospitality Consulting by Jean, Kailua Kona, Hawaii, ACF Kona-Kohala Chefs Association
  • Reilly Meehan, line cook, Parallel 37 at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, ACF San Francisco Chapter
  • Garry Waldie, CEC®, CEPC®, CCE®, AAC®, lead instructor, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Ariz., ACF San Francisco Chapter

The 2014 ACF Western Regional Conference, hosted by ACF San Francisco Chapter, provided attendees with opportunities to advance their professional development and enhance their culinary skills through business seminars, cooking demonstrations featuring the latest trends and techniques, culinary competitions and awards. Learn more about the conference at, or at or on Twitter @ACFChefs.

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