Long Island, NY - April 17, 2014 - The smartest culinary students in the Northeast represent ACF Eastern Long Island Chefs Chapter, Riverhead, N.Y., according to the American Culinary Federation (ACF). The ACF Eastern Long Island Chefs Chapter team won overall and took home a gold medal in the ACF Northeast Region Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl during the 2014 ACF Northeast Regional Conference held in Warwick, R.I., April 11-14.
This is the first win for the ACF Eastern Long Island Chefs Chapter team (left to right), Lillian Senior; Satoko Matthews; Vincent Sperling; Lynn Bohlen; Danielle Fuller-DeNardo; Sherry Mazze, assistant coach; and Andrea Glick, coach. Glick is a chef instructor at Suffolk County Community College, Riverhead. The team will compete for the national title in Kansas City, Mo., in July.
“After coaching different teams for five years with varying degrees of success, I was so elated for this team,” said Glick. “I don’t have a tally for how many hours we spent together practicing and studying, and I couldn’t begin to tally the hours they spent studying alone. Their dedication and hard work really paid off with the best prize of all—a trip to the 2014 ACF National Convention and a chance to compete against the best of the best.”
The Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl, created in 1992 and sponsored by American Technical Publishers, is a “Jeopardy”-style culinary competition named in honor of past ACF national president Baron H. Galand, CEC®, AAC®, HOF. Galand was a champion for junior members and encouraged them to get involved in their profession outside the kitchen. ACF knowledge bowls are open to junior culinary teams from ACF chapters, apprenticeship programs and accredited schools. Competition questions are drawn from five nationally published textbooks for culinary professionals that cover topics such as nutrition, safety and sanitation, and the art of modern cooking.
The ACF Eastern Long Island Chefs Chapter team competed against seven other teams for the overall winning score and two other teams received medals.
Photo Left to Right
Lillian Senior- Farmingville
Satoko Matthews- Patchogue
Vincent Sperling- Wading River
Lynn Bohlen– Port Jefferson
Danielle Fuller-DeNardo - Sag Harbor
Andrea Glick- Riverhead
Sherry Maze- Farmingville