William C. Franklin

Currently, as a Nestlé ProfessionalTM Corporate Chef, Chef Franklin provides hands-on support to large Customers in areas of training, collaborative and consultative concept and product development. He’s an innovative problem solver with great leadership skills that are dedicated to getting things done.


  • Certified Master Chef, American Culinary Federation
  • Degree, Culinary Institute of America
  • Degree, University of Hawaii
  • U.S. Navy Food Service Management
  • U.S. Air Force Club Management
  • LaSalle Extension University

Professional Experience

  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Multi-unit Operations
  • Private City and Country Clubs
  • Restaurant Proprietor
  • Post Secondary Education
  • Manufacturing / Sales
  • Research / Development
  • Consultant

Major Achievements/Awards:

  • ACF Western Region Vice President
  • Chairman, ACFEI Board of Commissions
  • ACF National Apprenticeship Committee
  • ACF Chapter Chef of the Year
  • Western Region Chef Professionalism Award
  • U.S. Navy Best Medium Mess Afloat
  • ACF American Academy of Chef, Chair’s Medal
  • ACF Certified ACE and Competition Judge
  • ACF Chapter Hall of Fame Recipient
  • ACF President’s Medal for Outstanding Leadership
  • President, Treasurer and Board of Directors, ACF Chapter
  • Colorado Culinary Hall of Fame


  • Forever Learning

Favorite Food:

  • Global Cuisines

Favorite Minor’s® Product:

  • Minor’s Au Jus Concentrate


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