Jeffrey Brown, associate professor at The Collins College of Hospitality Management, received the 2010 American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF) Western Region Chef Educator of the Year award. The award honors a culinary educator whose knowledge, skills and expertise have given culinary students leadership and guidance for the future. Brown received the award at the 2010 ACF Western Regional Conference in Albuquerque, N.M. on Feb. 6-8.
As this year’s western region recipient, Brown will vie for the national title against three other candidates at the 2010 ACF National Convention in Anaheim in August. Candidates will participate in a lecture and demonstration for a panel of judges who will decide the winner.
Brown has more than 35 years of experience in the foodservice industry. He has worked at culinary schools throughout the country, from Santa Barbara City College to Johnson & Wales University in South California. Career highlights include working as personal chef to King Hussein of Jordan and the royal family and as general and district manager of Velvet Turtle restaurants in Menlo Park.