There are many American Culinary Federation chapters across the state of Michigan. However, in the heart of southeastern Michigan, there is a very special chapter. The Michigan Chefs de Cuisine Association was founded in 1970 by Master Chef Milos Cihelka, CMC, AAC, HGT, whose vision it was to create one of the most prestigious professional associations in the nation. The chapter consists of about 480 members, including 275 professionals.

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2018 MCCA Chef of the Year Award Winners

2018 Chef of the Year

Kurt Kwiatkowski, CEC, CCA; Executive Chef, Michigan State University

2018 Pastry Chef of the Year

Ryse Swanson; Pastry Chef, Walnut Creek Country Club

2018 Student Chef of the Year

Hitomi Tomobe; Oakland Community College / Walnut Creek Country Club

2018 Educator of the Year

Matt Schellig, CEC, CCE, CCA; Culinary Director, Dorsey Culinary Academy

2018 Associate Member of the Year

Alex Agbay; Regional Sales Manager, Gordon Food Service

2018 Vendor Recognition Award

US Foods; Randy Smith, CEC

2018 Honorary Member Award

Mike Gibbons; President & CEO, Main Street Ventures

2018 Hermann G. Rusch Award Nominee

Tom Recinella, CEC, AAC, HGT; Dean of Culinary, Culinary Institute of Michigan / Baker College, Port Huron and Muskegon

2018 MCCA Dr. L. J. Minor Chef’s Professionalism Award Nominee


Brian Beland, CMC; Executive Chef / F & B Director, Country Club of Detroit; Culinary Instructor, Schoolcraft College

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