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James Beard Foundation Award Semifinalists

Check out the semifinalists in all categories, from Outstanding Restaurant to Rising Star Chef of the Year. Final Restaurant and Chef Award nominees, as well as the nominees for Media and Restaurant Design Awards, will be announced in Philadelphia on Wednesday, March 14. The nominee announcement will begin at 9:30 a.m. EST and will be streamed live. Visit the James Beard Foundation website for additional details.

Chapter News

Welcome New Members!

Please welcome the following new members of the Michigan Chefs d’ Cuisine:

Culinarians: Chester J. Bell

Professionals: Brian Cromwell, Ann Marie L. Gross, Thomas J. Poyma

Students: Adrian R. Evans, Chihhui Hsu, Austin E. Leake, Tahisha Moore, Kayla Noel

Culinary Enthusiast: Dennis N. Haag

Associate: Brittany Foley


Congratulations to the following members of the Michigan Chefs d’ Cuisine:

Certifications: Callie Louise de Gracia, CC, Nov. 2017; David L. Hooper, CEC, CCA, Nov. 2017; Demetrios Kyprianos, CEC, Nov. 2017

Recertifications: Laurie I. Dorich, CEC, Nov. 2017; Jeffrey M. Gabriel, CMC, Dec. 2017; Terri M. Herrera, CCE, Nov. 2017; Christopher Hessler, CEC, Nov. 2017; James F. Kokenyesdi, CEC, CCA, AAC, Nov. 2017


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