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July 11, 2017

Chef Ralph Feraco Named the Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award Winner for 2017

from Minor's

We are pleased to announce Chef Ralph Feraco, CEC, AAC, has been named the national winner of the prestigious Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award.

Chef Feraco serves as the executive chef at Kensington Golf and Country Club, Naples, Florida and is a two-term past president and member of ACF Caxambas Naples and Marco Island Chapter. In 2006, he was inducted into the American Academy of Chefs, which is the honor society of ACF. Chef Feraco’s numerous achievements include receiving a gold medal in 2004 and a silver medal in 2008 at the Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung, commonly referred to as the “culinary Olympics”. He was the ACF Caxambas Chapter Chef of the year in 2004; and the ACF Long Island Chapter Chef of the Year in 1995.

“Congratulations to all the regional winners,” said Matt Schimpf, division vice president, Minor’s® Chef2Chef Sales. “We are proud of these award winners who are continuing the legacy of Dr. Minor in support of the chef profession. We feel Ralph Feraco is an outstanding chef and a great ambassador of culinary excellence.”

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.

The call for entries for the 2018 Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award ends September 30, 2017. For more information or to nominate an exemplary Chef click here.

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