Award Description:

The award recognizes an emerging leader who exemplifies true service leadership. An individual who has a positive impact within the profession and by their example serves as a stellar ambassador for the ACF and the profession as a whole.
The complete nomination package must include:
· A completed application
· A professional resume and biography of the candidate
· A high resolution, digital, color photograph of candidate in a white chef coat 
                  · (minimum 300 dpi, .tif or .jpeg format, minimum
                     1200x1600 pixels)
· Must include an essay from the candidate of why they have accepted the nomination. The essay must also demonstrate a concise and accurate historical perspective of the ACF and detail ACF activities that the candidate has participated in as a leader. Candidate must also identify how they embody the following attributes:
                 · Community outreach advancing the profession for the
                   betterment of people in foodservice. Including but not
                   limited to the following examples:
                 · Advocates ACF through integrity, leadership,
                   volunteerism, and supporting the community.
                 · Demonstrates fidelity to the growth and progress of
                   students and industry newcomers.
                 · Demonstrates an ability to bring diverse groups and
                   individuals together for the greater good of the industry.
                 · Demonstrates respect for and celebrates cultural
                   diversity.
                 · All required materials must be submitted before
                   deadline - midnight on November 1, 2020
Candidate Eligibility:
·  Must be a current member in good standing of the ACF
·  Must be an active member of ACF for a minimum of three years 
·  Must include at least two letters of recommendation from
   colleagues that are ACF members in good standing and currently
   hold a leadership position within the ACF on either the local,
   regional or national level. Nominators should identify how the
   candidate:
            · Demonstrates true spirit of L. Edwin Brown.
·  Regional Winners can reapply after 5 years of receiving the award
·  National Winners cannot reapply

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* 1. Candidate Eligibility Requirements listed above match the corresponding application submitted

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* 2. First Name

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* 3. Last Name

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* 4. ACF Member Number

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* 5. ACF Chapter Name & ID

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* 6. Region

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* 7. Candidate's First Name

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* 8. Candidate's Last Name

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* 9. Candidate's ACF Member Number

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* 10. Candidate's Email Address

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* 11. Candidate's Resume

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* 12. Candidate's Biography

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* 13. Candidate's high resolution, digital, color photograph of candidate in a white chef coat

(minimum 300 dpi, .tif or .jpeg format, minimum 1200x1600 pixels)

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* 14. Candidate's Essay of why they have accepted the nomination

*Essay must include all the items listed from the completed nomination package listed above*

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* 15. Candidate's Letters of Recommendation (minimum of 2 required)

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* 16. Terms & Conditions to Apply for ACF Awards:

I hereby certify that the information I have submitted is correct. Furthermore, I grant permission to the American Culinary Federation and its subsidiaries to use the information included in my application in print and electronically for promotional purposes, which may include video and/or photography. I understand that I will not be compensated and that I may not be notified of each use. I understand my presence is required in order to accept the award, or I void the agreement stated in the application guidelines and the next competitor that is present will receive the award. Also, I agree that all decisions made by the awards task force are final and not subject to appeal.

Selection and Awarding Process:
· A selection panel (current task force) will select regional award recipients. This will include the four regions of the ACF and
  the military.
· The five regional semifinalists will move forward to the national convention.
           ·  Year one: The national winner will be selected by the current task force for the initial award to be awarded
               in 2021 in Orlando.

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