Jeffrey Brown, associate professor at The Collins College of Hospitality Management, received the American Culinary Federation (ACF) 2010 Chef Educator of the Year Award, sponsored by Le Cordon Bleu Schools North America. He received a $5,000 award at the 2010 ACF National Convention held in Anaheim in August.
The ACF Chef Educator of the Year award, established in 1998, pays tribute to an active culinary educator whose knowledge, skills and expertise have enhanced the image of the professional chef, and who, by example, has given leadership, guidance and direction to students seeking a career in the culinary profession. Brown demonstrates the ability to help students define and develop their careers by using their skills and abilities to provide a strong foundation for their future success.
During the selection process, Brown and three finalists presented a 50-minute lecture and demonstration for a panel of judges on either a plated entr??e or dessert. In his presentation, Brown discussed the principles of fish and seafood cookery and prepared Cajun barbecue shrimp.