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Jul 14, 2008

Stephen J. Miller Receives Prestigious Lt. John D. McLaughlin Award from American Academy of Chef, July 14, 2008


The American Academy of Chefs (AAC), the honor society of the American Culinary Federation (ACF), honored Stephen Miller, certified master chef (CMC), of streamwood, Ill., with the Lt. General John D. McLaughlin Award during a formal ceremony and dinner at the 2008 ACF National Convention in Las Vegas.

Stephen Miller, CMC, Receives Prestigious Lt. John D. McLaughlin Award from the American Academy of Chefs

St. Augustine, Fla., July 14, 2008 - The American Academy of Chefs (AAC), the honor society of the American Culinary Federation (ACF), honored Stephen Miller, certified master chef (CMC), of Streamwood, Ill., with the Lt. General John D. McLaughlin Award during a formal ceremony and dinner at the 2008 ACF National Convention in Las Vegas.

The John McLaughlin Trophy is presented each year to an individual of high honor, distinction and involvement in the culinary field. This award has been established in memory of Lt. General McLaughlin who was instrumental in bringing professional recognition to the American executive chef.

Miller is vice president of logistics, operations and planning at Macone Midway LLC in Chicago and a member of ACF Windy City Professional Culinarians Inc.

The AAC, which recognizes those individuals who have made significant contributions to both the culinary profession and ACF, was established in 1955 at the ACF national convention in Pittsburgh. Those credited with its founding include the legendary Pierre Berard, Peter Berrini and Paul Laesecke, HOF, AAC.

The American Culinary Federation, Inc., established in 1929, is the premier professional organization for culinarians in North America. With more than 21,500 members spanning 230 chapters nationwide, ACF is the culinary leader in offering educational resources, training, apprenticeship and accreditation. In addition, ACF operates the most comprehensive certification program for chefs in the United States. ACF is home to ACF Culinary Team USA, the official representative for the United States in major international culinary competitions. For more information, visit www.acfchefs.org.