Chef's Blog

March 24, 2016

Congratulations Chef Tim Recher

from Minor's

Chef Recher, CEC, received the Northeast region’s Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award from the American Culinary Federation (ACF) during ChefConnect: Atlanta, March 13-15.

As the ACF Northeast region recipient, Chef Recher is now a finalist to receive the national award.

Chef Tim Recher, CEC, is the executive chef/assistant general manager, at the Army Navy Country Club, Arlington, Virginia. Chef Recher also sits on the advisory board of the Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Tourism (HCAT) Institute of Anne Arundel Community College, Glen Burnie, Maryland. He is currently pursuing a Certified Master Chef (CMC) certification and is a member of ACF Nation’s Capital Chefs Association, where he was named chapter Chef of the Year in 2006. In 2007, he was awarded an ACF President’s Medallion. An avid competitor, he has received various gold and silver medals in ACF-sanctioned competitions.

Find out who this year’s national Chef Professionalism award winner will be at the annual gala dinner during the ACF’s Cook. Craft. Create. Convention & Show in Phoenix, AZ, July 15-19th.

Established in 1990, the Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award is presented annually to a chef who exemplifies the highest standards of professionalism through certification, continuing education and training, culinary competitions and community involvement. This honor was named for Dr. Lewis J. Minor, food scientist and founder of Minor’s®, who tirelessly worked to elevate the Chef profession.

In 1974, during the ACF Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, keynote speaker Chef Louis I. Szathmary challenged the Department of Labor’s classification of Executive Chefs in the “Domestic, Services” category along with maids and butlers. Joined by Lt. General John McLaughlin, Dr. L.J. Minor championed the re-classification of Executive Chefs into the “Professional, Technical, and Managerial Occupations” category in the Dictionary of Official Titles with the U.S. Department of Labor. By 1977 they had succeeded, and their efforts changed the professional image of American Chefs. Since 1990, _Minor’s _has sponsored the Chef Professionalism Award to commemorate this achievement and continue support of the chef profession.

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