American Academy of Chefs

Thirteen Chefs Inducted Into Prestigious American Academy Of Chefs
The American Academy of Chefs (AAC), the honor society of the American Culinary Federation (ACF), inducted 13 chefs during a formal ceremony and dinner at the 2005 ACF National Convention in San Antonio, Texas.

The AAC, which recognizes those individuals who have made significant contributions to both the culinary profession and ACF, was established in 1955 at the ACF National Convention in Pittsburgh, Penn. Those credited with its founding include the legendary Pierre Berard, Peter Berrini and Paul Laesecke.

Thomas Ciapi, CEC, CCE, CCA - Currently the executive chef at Westwood Country Club in Austin, Texas, Ciapi has more than 20 years experience in the culinary field. Ciapi's background includes serving as the food and beverage director at a private country club in Texas as well as a culinary instructor at Austin Community College in Texas. In addition, Ciapi has received several chapter awards, including Chef of the Year in 1995 and Chef Professionalism in 1989 and 1990.

ACF 2009 Schaumburg
ACF 2009 Schaumburg

ACF 2009 Schaumburg

ACF Regional Conference
Schaumburg, Ill
American Academy Dinner
Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center

Chef Ciapi at the Orlando Academy Dinner with Fellow Chef’s from Houston and Beaumont, Texas

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