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Awards of Excellence: Winners

The IACP membership is studded with culinary stars, so picking the brightest in each Awards of Excellence category is always a challenge. IACP is honored to celebrate such remarkable members as these, year after year.

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Please note that from 1990 to 2009, the Lifetime Achievement, Humanitarian, and Milestone Awards were given under the auspices of the Awards of Excellence, but are now presented and archived as Special Recognition Awards.

2013 Winners

Cooking School of the Year

Institute for Culinary Education

Cooking Teacher of the Year

Thor Erickson

Culinary Tour Operator of the Year

Joanne Weir

Food Photographer or Stylist of the Year

Alice M. Hart, CCP / Food For Film Stylists®

Youth Advocate of the Year

Cooking with Kids, Inc.

Entrepreneur/Business Person of the Year

Dorothy Cann Hamilton

Corporate Marketing Campaign of the Year

Darigold

For a list of all 2013 awards finalists, click here

2012 Winners

Cooking Teacher

Candy Argondizza

Consumer Educational Material

The Beef Checkoff

Corporate Marketing

Darigold

Culinary Tour Operator

George Geary

Culinary Youth Advocate

Purple Asparagus 

Entrepreneur or Business Person

Nourish Network

Food Photographer

Todd Coleman

Test Kitchen Professional

BJ Doerfling - BJ Food Consulting

Vocational Cooking School

International Culinary Center

Wine Steward

John Peter Laloganes
International School of Culinary Arts
The Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago

2011

Avocational Cooking School 

Tim Donnely
Corporate Chef, Publix Aprons Cooking Schools

Consumer Educational and Communication Materials 

"Ogres and Onions: Shrek Forever After, Vidalias Forever Sweet!"
Wendy Brannen
Executive Director, Vidalia Onion Committee
Campaign Overview and Media Kit

Corporate Marketing Campaign 

Launch of Celery Sensations' Red Celery
Kyle Rosenbaum
Account Executive, Lewis & Neale
Campaign Overview and Media Kit

Culinary Tour Operator 

Judith Von Prockl
Founder/Managing Editor, Gourmet on Tour

Entrepreneur or Business Person 

Rick Smilow
President/CEO, Institute of Culinary Education

Marketing Communicator 

Wendy Brannen
Executive Director, Vidalia Onion Committee

Wine Steward or Sommelier 

Albert Schmid
Professor/Chair, Beverage Management, Hotel-Restaurant Management, & Hospitality Management, Sullivan University National Center for Hospitality Studies

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2010

Chef or Restaurateur 

Lisa Schroeder, CCP
Executive Chef/Owner, Mother’s Bistro & Bar and Mama Mia Trattoria

Cooking Teacher 

Hugh Carpenter
Director/Owner, Camp Napa Culinary and Camp San Miguel

Consumer Educational and Communication Materials 

“U.S. Rice in the Culinary Classroom: The Complete Guide for Food Educators and Professionals” 
Judy Rusignuolo
Director of National Consumer Education & Foodservice Marketing, USA Rice Federation

Corporate Marketing Campaign 

Fresh magazine from Darigold Inc., “Connecting our Farmers to our Customers” 
Jan Roberts
Senior Product Manager, Darigold, Inc.

Culinary Tour Operator 

Marilyn L. Tausend 
President/Owner, Culinary Adventures, Inc.

Culinary Youth Advocate 

“Lunch Revolution” 
Whole Foods Market

Food Photographer or Stylist 

Denise Vivaldo 
Founder, Culinary Entrepreneurship Program

Nutritionist or Food Scientist 

Amy Muzyka-McGuire
CCP Owner/President, Food and Nutrition Communications

Test Kitchen Professional 

Audrey Nelson
Product Performance Manager, Owned Brands Food Product Development, Target Corporation

Vocational Cooking School

The French Culinary Institute

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2009

Avocational Cooking School

PCC Cooks, PCC Natural Markets

Cooking Teacher 

Christopher Koetke
Dean, Culinary Education; Kendall College

Corporate Marketing Campaign

Cuisinart
“Recipe Widget”
Mary Rodgers

Entrepreneur or Business Person

Rick Bayless
Chef/Owner, Frontera

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2008

Cooking Teacher

John Ash
The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone

Corporate Marketing Campaign

USA Rice Federation
Consumer and Education Communications Materials

Entrepreneur or Business Person

Roberta L. Dowling, CCP
Founder and Executive Director, The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts

Vocational Cooking School

The Institute of Culinary Education

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2007

Avocational Cooking School

Let’s Get Cookin’

Cooking Teacher

Giuliano Hazan

Consumer Educational and Communication Materials

Faye Clack Communications

Corporate Marketing Campaign

Cuisinart

Entrepreneur or Business Person

Tim Ryan
The Culinary Institute of America

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2006

Cooking Teacher

Molly Stevens

Corporate Consumer Educational and Promotion Materials

Edible Communities

Entrepreneur or Business Person

Paula Lambert
Mozzarella Company

Vocational Cooking School

The French Culinary Institute

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2005

Avocational Cooking School

Ramekins Sonoma Valley Culinary School

Cooking Teacher

Darina Allen, CCP

Corporate Consumer Educational and Promotion Materials

Cattlemen’s Beef Board and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

Corporate Marketing Campaign

Bacardi’s “Putting Mojito on the Map” 
The Baddish Group

Entrepreneur or Business Person

Shelley Young

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2004

Cooking Teacher

Raghavan Iyer, CCP

Corporate Consumer Educational and Promotion Materials

Edible Media

Corporate Marketing Campaign

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

Entrepreneur or Business Person

Ann Davis Wilder
Vann’s Spices Ltd.

Vocational Cooking School

The New England Culinary Institute

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2003

Avocational Cooking School

Institute of Culinary Education

Cooking Teacher

Richard Rubin, CCP
Institute of Culinary Education

Corporate Consumer Educational and Promotion Materials

“The Heart Of Diabetes: Understanding Insulin Resistance”
American Heart Association

Corporate Marketing Campaign

“A Rare Opportunity”
Wegman’s Food Market

Entrepreneur or Business Person

Candy Wallace
American Personal Chef Institute & Association

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2002

Cooking Teacher

Linda Carucci
Linda Carucci’s Kitchen

Corporate Consumer Educational and Promotion Materials

USA Rice Federation

Corporate Marketing Campaign

Kitchen Aid
Ayer PR

Entrepreneur or Business Person

Terri S. Alpert
Professional Cutlery Direct

Vocational Cooking School

The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone

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2001

Avocational Cooking School

DeGustibus at Macy’s

Corporate Marketing Campaign

“You Won’t Have Prunes to Kick Around Anymore”
Ketchum-San Francisco / Dried Plum Board

Entrepreneur or Business Person

Abigail Kirsch

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1999

Chef

Donna Nordin

Electronic Media

Arthur Schwartz

Entrepreneur or Business Person

Patricia Driscoll Godfrey

Food Photographer

John Rizzo

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1998

Caterer

Sharon J. Shipley

Culinary Educator

Madeleine Kamman

Food Communicator or Publicist

Dee Munson

Food Stylist

Nathan Fong

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1997

Chef

Nora Pouillon

Cooking School

L’Academie de Cuisine

Electronic Media

Jacques Pépin, CCP

Entrepreneur or Business Person

Howard Solganik

Food Photography

James McNair

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1996

Caterer

Norma Willis

Culinary Educator

Joanne Weir

Food Communicator or Publicist

Patti Londre

Restaurateur

Danny Meyer

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1995

Chef

Rick Bayless

Cooking School

La Varenne

Electronic Media

Julia Child, CCP

Entrepreneur or Business Person

Lisa Ekus
Lisa Ekus Public Relations

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