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2019 MCCA Student Chef of the Year Nomination Form

Deadline for submission of all forms, including bio, and photographic head shot is July 31, 2019.

It is time to once again nominate candidates for our prestigious 2019 Student Chef of the Year Award. We have many outstanding student chefs within the organization. This is your chance to see that a deserving recipient receives due recognition. Please complete the form below to nominate your candidate. The guidelines for nomination are:

  • One student from each accredited school may be nominated. The Student nominated from each school will be recognized at the Annual Awards Gala. Each Student of the Year from each school will receive one complementary ticket for dinner. Additional tickets for guests may be purchased.
  • Each nominated student will have the option to compete with the Student of the Year from each of the other schools for the overall MCCA Student Chef of the Year Award. In order for that student to be promoted to the ACF Regional and National Level by the MCCA, they must meet the ACF National age eligibility requirements. They must be no more than 25 years of age on June 1, 2021.) The MCCA Student Competition date is September 13, 2019 at Dorsey Culinary Academy – Roseville Campus beginning at 12:00 Noon, and will run concurrently with the Chef of the Year Competition. The Student competition is Category SK1 Chicken or SP1.
  • Individuals cannot have previously have received this award.
  • Students must join and be a student member of the MCCA by the date of the competition.
  • Should exemplify the Culinarian’s Code.

This year’s event will be held Monday, September 30, 2019 at Plum Hollow Country Club, Southfield, MI, hosted by John Clements, executive chef Plum Hollow Country Club. The awards dinner will be presented by 2018 Chef of the Year Kurt Kwiatkowski, CEC, CCA, corporate executive chef, Culinary Services, Residential Hospitality Services, Michigan State University and 2018 Pastry Chef of the Year, Ryse Swanson, pastry chef, Walnut Creek Country Club.

NOTE: If the nomination is accepted by the candidate, a photographic headshot image and short bio (200 words or less) are required. Please send to bflorge@gmail.com and john@graphikitchen.com.

For submission and potential advancement to the Central Region Competitions, a comprehensive packet must be submitted to Brian Lorge prior to the Annual Awards Gala. The MCCA’s time to complete this information is very limited and must be submitted the day after the Gala. This packet should contain a high-resolution Head Shot in Chef Coat/Toque Optional, Short Bio, Extended Bio, Resume, List of Accomplishments, List of Competitions and Certifications (ACF and others). Also include any major contributions or service to the ACF, the MCCA and the industry in general. Basically anything that you think will help you stand out and distinguish you. Pictures of your work are welcome as well. Ideally, all should be scanned and turned in as a comprehensive electronic packet. Not sure how to do that? Just ask for help.

2019 MCCA Student Chef of the Year Nomination Form
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