The Tampa chapter of the American Culinary Federation is proud to announce that one of our current board members has received the Presidential Medallion at the 2018 ACF National Convention. The Presidential Medallion is considered the highest honor given by the American Culinary Federation. It is presented in recognition of outstanding representation of the ACF fundamental principles, including superior strength of character and continued contributions to ACF and/or the culinary industry as a whole.
Upon his notification of receiving this award Chef Thrash said, “I was shocked and very proud of being honored this way. It brings great justification and validity to the almost 25 years of dedication to my craft. It is sometimes easy to see the success of a person, but what you don’t see are the sacrifices, scars, late nights, hard work, and dedication it took to achieve those successes. I am extremely proud to receive this award and it energizes me to keep growing, making an impact, and find a new “Everest” to climb.”
About the ACF Tampa Bay Chapter:
Our chapter’s purpose is the advancement of the culinary profession and culinary awareness through education and certification of the membership and close interaction with other local organizations. The chapter membership is composed of chefs, cooks, culinary educators, students, and purveyors from Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas Counties and the surrounding metro area. Our primary local outreach program is the ACF Educational Foundation’s Chef & Child Initiative, an ongoing program whereby our chapter chefs educate children and families in understanding proper nutrition by providing tools and resources for community-based programs led by American Culinary Federation chef members.
About the American Culinary Federation:
The American Culinary Federation, Inc. is a professional, not-for-profit organization for chefs and cooks. It was founded in 1929 in New York City by three Chefs organizations: the Societe Culinaire Philanthropique, the Vatel Club and the Chefs Association of America. The principle goal of the founding chefs remains true to the ACF today – to promote the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education among culinarians at all levels, from apprentices to the most accomplished Certified Master Chefs. Successful culinarians know the value of belonging to the oldest and largest organization of chefs and cooks in the United States.
Contact for Information:
Tampa Chapter American Culinary Federation
Tim Nicholson, Membership Chairman