Winter Salon, February 23 and 24, held at the International Culinary School at Art Institute of Denver
2012 - Student Team Competition
In one of the most exciting ACF student team competitions in many years, Colorado Mountain College, coached by Chef Kevin Clarke, CEC, took home the Gold and will represent ACF Colorado at the ACF Western Region Conference in Coeur d Alene. But this is just part of the story.
"Each student team really stepped up their game this year. This is one of the best student competitions that we have seen in some time", stated Chef Robert Meitzer, CEC, AAC, ACF Judge. All teams took home medals: Pueblo Community College, Bronze; International Culinary School at the Art Institute, Bronze; Western Colorado Community College, Silver; Escoffier Culinary School, Silver and Colorado Mountain College, Gold.
Thank you to Chef David Hendricksen, Director of the International School of Culinary Arts, Chef Shannon Hayashi, Instructor and all of the AI students who worked so hard to make sure the host site was perfect for the competition. Also a special thank you to Chef Jon St. Peter, ACFCCA, Competition Chairman for putting this competition together.
Teams; Pueblo Community College, Colorado Mountain College, Escoffier Culinary School, Western Colorado Community College and the International Culinary School at the Art Institute.
Judges: Chef William Franklin, CMC, AAC; Chef Robert Meitzer, CEC, AAC; and Chef Travis Smith, CEC, AAC.
Great comraderie, great spotlight on the Colorado Culinary Community. An awesome showcase on why one should belong to the American Culinary Federation Colorado Chefs Association.
Thank you to all of our Sponsors
Thank you to all of our sponsors who make it possible to hold these events. Support the companies who support ACF Colorado: Colorado Beef Council, Buckhead Beef, Colorado Lamb Council, Colorado Potato Ad. Committee, Isle Casino, Italco Food Products, Johnson & Wales, Simplot, Lakeland Marketing, LaVazza Coffee, RedBird Farms, Robinson Dairy, Seattle Fish Company, Sweet Street Desserts, Shamrock Foods, Sysco-Denver, US Foods-Denver, Yancey's and FSA Loveland (Food Services of America), Walmart, Western Dairy Association.
2012 Chef of the Year
Chef Jon St. Peter
Originally from Rhode Island Chef St.Peter attended a high school culinary program and was exposed to his first competition as an assistant at Johnson & Wales University in Providence RI. He later graduated from Colorado Mountain Culinary Institute in Keystone Colorado with an Associates degree in applied science and Culinarian Certification through the American Culinary Federation. Chef St.Peter is a Certified Executive Chef and a Certified Culinary Educator and holds a teaching license in the state of Colorado as an Assistant Technical Professor in the culinary arts department at Western Colorado Community College. He has a lovely wife and two great son’s 6 and 7 who enjoy making omelets, harvesting unripe melons and assisting with dinner on a nightly basis.