ACF Members Win Four Silver and One Bronze Medal in Individual Competitions
American Culinary Federation (ACF) “culinary Olympics” USA earned four gold medals and one silver medal during their first day of competition at the Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung (IKA) International Culinary Art Competition, or “culinary Olympics,” taking place Oct. 19–22 in Erfurt, Germany.
ACF Culinary Team USA comprises one national team, two regional teams and one youth team. These highly skilled U.S. chefs are among those representing 53 nations in what ACF Culinary Team USA Manager Edward Leonard, CMC, AAC, has called the “largest culinary event on the global circuit.”
“We are pleased with the first day of results. ACF Culinary National Team USA won two gold medals and a silver, AAC Culinary Regional Team USA won a gold and ACF Culinary Youth Team USA won a gold,” said ACF National President John Kinsella, CMC, CCE, WGMC, AAC, from Erfurt, Germany. “This puts us in a good position going into the second day of competition.”
ACF Culinary National Team USA earned two gold medals and one silver in three categories against 31 international teams. They earned gold in Category A Culinary Art, which included show platters, one festive cold display platter for eight, and six different hors d’oeuvres, and Category C Patisserie, which included one showpiece, one platter and four different exclusive desserts on plates. They also earned silver in Category B Culinary Art, which included one vegetarian platter as a main course for four, one three-course menu for one, and four different main courses, prepared hot and displayed cold.
AAC Culinary Regional Team USA and ACF Culinary Youth Team USA each won a gold medal in coldfood competition. In addition, the following ACF members received a medal or diploma in the individual competitions.