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Suplee Receives Coveted Culinary President’s Medallion

OCEAN PINES – Chef Paul Suplee of Ocean Pines was the recipient of a prestigious “president’s medallion” from The American Culinary Federation. Suplee received the award during the federation’s 2011 Northeast Regional Conference held at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio from March 20-23.

“Our final recipient is a chef instructor, food writer and photographer and is a driving force in his chapter. Whenever his chapter needs someone to do a demonstration, organize an event or a lend-a-hand, he is there,” said ACF National President Michael Ty, CEC, AAC, during the presentation.

“He is a motivator, mentor and friend. He has developed and is continuing to expand a top-notch secondary culinary program, and his goal is to earn his ACF Master Chef Certification. Fellow chefs and guests, President’s Medallion No. 43 is presented to Paul Suplee, Delmarva Chefs & Cooks Association.”

The president’s medallions are awarded to Culinary Federation members who exemplify culinary excellence and leadership. The recipients have contributed their knowledge, skills and expertise to the advancement of the culinary profession. The other medallion recipients were from Ohio, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.

Suplee, CEC, is a culinary/baking and pastry instructor, at Worcester Technical High School and a member of the Delmarva Chefs & Cooks Association.

The 2011 ACF Northeast Regional Conference, hosted by ACF Columbus Chapter, brought hundreds of chefs, cooks and foodservice professionals to Columbus. The conference provided attendees with opportunities to advance their professional development and enhance their culinary skills through business seminars, cooking demonstrations featuring the latest trends and techniques, cooking competitions and awards. 

Other ACF President’s Medallion recipients:

· Linda Boggioni, CWPC, of Ostrander, Ohio, teaching assistant/adjunct instructor, Columbus, State Community College, Columbus; ACF Columbus Chapter;

· Charles Gipe, CEC, AAC, of Lemoyne, Pa., executive chef, Hershey Entertainment Complex, Hershey, Pa.; ACF Harrisburg Chapter;

· Cindy Komarinski, CCC, CCE, of Farmington, Pa., associate professor, Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, Pa.; ACF Laurel Highlands Chapter;

· Steven Lautieri, CEC, of Hope, R.I.; ACF Rhode Island Chapter.