Middle Bucks Institute of Technology culinary arts teacher and educator Michael McCombe has been named Chef of the Year 2019 by the American Culinary Federation’s Philadelphia Chapter of the Delaware Valley Chefs’ Association.
The American Culinary Federation (ACF), represents the highest standards of professionalism in the organization society and industry and is considered its National Honor Society.
In 1963, ACF created the Chef of the Year Award to acknowledge Walter Roth for his tireless efforts to promote and elevate the profession. The award has grown in prestige, and today is the highest honor annually bestowed by ACF.
McCombe, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in New York, brings to the table more than 40 years’ occupational experience in the hospitality industry working in both management and chef positions at various prestigious resort hotels, restaurants, country clubs, catering establishments, and food service companies. McCombe is an ACF Certified Executive Chef (CEC) and Certified Culinary Educator (CCE). An academic mentor for the Culinary Institute of America, he is also a graduate of MBIT.
McCombe is a recipient of the ACF Cutting Edge Award, an instructor for the National Restaurant Association and has been inducted into the American Academy of Chefs.