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May 15, 2016

Call for Entries: 2017 Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Awards

from Minor's

The time is here! It’s time to nominate your friends and colleagues for the 2017 Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award presented in conjunction with the American Culinary Federation (ACF).

The Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award was created to recognize the ACF chef who best exemplifies the highest standard of professionalism in today’s kitchen— through certification, continuing education and training, culinary competitions, development of young culinarians and community involvement.

• Four (4) regional finalists receive a silver medal and silver plaque, as well as $2,000 towards travel and accommodations to attend the National Awards Ceremony at the ACF National Convention in July, 2017.
• One (1) national winner will receive a gold medal and gold plaque, an honorarium of $2,500, and a donation of $2,500 towards a student scholarship in the name of the national winner.

To apply, submit the application form along with the following requirements: • Resumé and statement of personal philosophy regarding chef professionalism. • A list of activities with supporting documentation. • A high resolution, digital, color photograph of candidate in a white chef coat.

The deadline to apply is September 30, 2016. To learn more about the award and see eligibility requirements, visit

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