Tuesday, April 29, 2014

American Culinary Federation rewards Charlotte restaurants

The American Culinary Federation recognized Charlotte-area restaurants and chefs at the 2014 ACF Southeast Regional Conference in late April.

5Church and Mama Ricotta's received Achievement of Excellence Awards, denoting "a commitment to excellence" among "industry leaders."

Chef Geoff Blount, baking and pastry arts program chair at Central Piedmont Community College, won a Cutting Edge Award, which recognizes "leadership and service to the culinary profession."

And Philip Lloyd, chef/owner at Chef's Cuisine Inc. in Huntersville, was awarded a President’s Medallion, given to "foodservice professionals who exemplify culinary excellence and leadership, and have contributed their knowledge to the advancement of the culinary profession."