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July 19, 2018

Chef Kevin Brennan Named the 2018 Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award Winner

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Congratulations to Chef Kevin Brennan, CEC, AAC, the national winner of the 2018 Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award.

This is Chef Brennan’s second time receiving the award; he was also honored as the Central region winner in 2013. Today, Chef Brennan is the executive chef of the Detroit Athletic Club, in Detroit, Michigan, which he joined in 1994. In addition, he has been a member of the ACF Michigan Chefs de Cuisine chapter since 1984, serving on the organization’s board as president, vice president and treasurer, and as a member of the chapter’s Apprenticeship Committee. An accomplished culinary competitor, Chef Brennan has earned gold and silver medals in ACF-certified events throughout his career, and was named ACF Chef of the Year in 1989 and 1999.

“Congratulations to Chef Brennan and to each of our regional winners,” said Rich Sandone, Director, Chef2Chef Sales, Minor’s. “The gold standard of professionalism demonstrated by all four chefs is a tribute to Dr. Minor’s legacy and the highest ideals of the profession. We are pleased to recognize Chef Brennan as an ambassador of culinary excellence based on the input of his peers.”

Want to learn more about what drives Chef Brennan? Watch his video.

The Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award, sponsored by Minor’s, honors culinarians who help elevate the status of chefs and cooks in the U.S. The award is presented to a chef who exemplifies the highest standard of professionalism through certification, continuing education and training, culinary competitions and community involvement. For the first time since its inception, the 2018 national Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award was voted on by the entirety of the American Culinary Federation’s membership.

The call for entries for the 2018 Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award ends September 30, 2018. For more information or to nominate an exemplary Chef click here.

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