AWARD WINNERS

Below is a list of ACF KC Chefs award winners including chef of the year, apprentice of the year, purveyor of the year, culinarian of the year, and presidents award.

About ACF KC Chefs

Chef of the Year

1975 Kurt Schlegal
1976 Jess Barbosa
1977 Hans Joerg Enderlin
1978 Patrick Sweeney
1979 Wulf Koerper
1980 Jerry Vincent
1981 Peter Inauen
1982 Richard Martinez
1983 Jess Barbosa
1984 Henry Starcher
1985 Karen Putman
1986 John Joyce
1988 Steve Ellenberg
1989 Ronaldo Camargo
1990 Paul Kirk
1991 Peter Castillo
1992 Anna Holderby
1993 Dan Turner
1994 John Joyce
1996 Kathy Stevens
1997 Felix Sturmer
1998 Bill Spano
1999 Paul Santaularia
2000 James White
2001 Dianne Dougherty
2002 Jerry Marcellus
2003 Ronna Keck
2004 John Head
2005 Russ Muehlberger
2006 Mark Prece
2007 Gary Hild
2008 Felix Sturmer
2009 Mark Webster
2010 Trevor Thomas
2011 Russ Muehlberger
2012 Bob Brassard
2013 Todd Walline
2014 Jim Tinkham
2015 Mike Chrostowski
2016 Richard McPeake
2017 Jesse Vega
2018  Edward Adel

apprentices

Apprentice of the Year

1979 Anna Holderby
1980 Jane Sharp
1981 Henry Starcher
1982 Cathi Bruce
1983 Doug Winslow
1984 Darrell LaFollette/Dennis Charest
1985 Kevin Bader
1986 Kevin Bader
1987 Kevin Bader
1988 Gill Saunders
1989 Kathy Bryant
1990 Edward Edel
1991 Anne Snider
1992 Rodney Bowman
1993 Farrah Esrafily
1994 John Head
1995 Emily Berns/Luong Lee
1996 David Jones
1997 Bernard Russ
1998 April Johnson
1999 Tony Lascon
2000 Anthony Schwappach
2001 Nathan Havercroth
2002 Megan Handke/Nathan Havercroth/Jessica Mullins
2003 Dawn Julinana
2004 Dawn Julinana
2005 Matt Pohl
2006 Thomas Haggerty Jr./Johnathan Stockdale
2007 Thomas Haggerty Jr./Johnathan Stockdale
2008 Renee Shortlidge
2009 Sheena Maisch
2010 Bryce Klein
2011 Mayla Kritski
2012 Delci Reimer
2013 Damon Cates
2014 Aaron Phouthavong
2015 Isaac Dominguez
2016 Margaret Lawlor
2018 Rebecca Shields

Purveyors

Purveyor of the Year

2005 Ambrosi Brother’s Cutlery
2006 Fabulous Fish
2007 American Italian Pasta Company
2008 The Herb Company
2009 US Foodservice
2010 Liberty Fruit Company
2011 Elite Foodservice Specialists
2012 Tasteful Olive
2013 The Roasterie
2014 Kansas Beef Council and U.S. Foods
2015 Vita Craft
2016 Rego Express
2017 Scavuzzos
2018 US Foods

Culinarian

Culinarian of the Year

2007 Gerald Janzen
2008 Marco Ambrosi
2009 Kathy Perkins
2010 Sharla Huseman, Kansas Beef Council
2011 Pat Lockwood
2012 Jill Silva KC Star
2013 Mike Hursey
2014 Buddy Lahl
2015 Tom Stevens, Regal Distributing
2016 Kelly Jenkins and David Roth, KCK Community College
2017 Spencer Lutes & Isaac Dominguez
2018 Stacey Tinkham

Presidents Award

2001 Eric Case
2002 Patrick Sweeney
2003 Rosemary Gallo
2007 Robert Honeychurch
2008 Jerry Marcellus
2009 Karen Putman / Bill Spano
2010 Liberty Fruit
2011 Felix Sturmer
2012 US Food & Kathy Perkins
2013 Mike Chrostowski
2014 Ronna Keck
2015 Bridget McNabb
2016 Mary Berg, JCCC
2017 Jerry Marcellus & Jess Barbosa
2018 Mike Chrostowski

Congratulations to all the ACF KC Chefs award winners including chef of the year, apprentice of the year, purveyor of the year, culinarian of the year, and presidents award.

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