P. Richard Brumm, executive sous chef at La Gorce Country Club in Miami Beach, won the American Culinary Federation's Southeast Region Chef of the Year Award in Charlotte this past weekend. He will now represent the South at the ACF national competition in Orlando (July 11th to 14th).
A team of culinary students from Miami's Johnson & Wales University were also winners, copping the Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl for the Southeast region by answering tough questions drawn from five nationally published textbooks. The victorious team: Alissa Ebel, of Miami; Catherine Gonzalez, CC, of Miami; Victoria Gonzalez, of Miami; Rebecca Lerman, of Estero, Fla.; and Marisa Roussell, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Coach was Alan Lazar, CCE.
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This event, promoted as one that "advances the cuisine of America", is sponsored by Unilever Foodsolutions, which advances little but the sort of fattening, chemical-laden, processed foods that are sickening our children. Other ACF national award sponsors include The National Pork Board and America's Pork Producers, Nestlé Professional, Tyson Food Service, U.S. Foodservice, and so forth -- marketers, purveyors, and suppliers interested only in agribusiness profits, not talented chefs, clever culinary students, great cuisine, or the health of American diners.