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CAFÉ Honors Nine Culinary Instructors at Leadership Conference
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CAFÉ Honors Nine Culinary Instructors at Leadership Conference

03 August 2019

Nine secondary and post-secondary culinary instructors were recognized for their innovation, leadership, sustainability efforts, and entrepreneurship during CAFÉ’s 15th annual Leadership Conference hosted by Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte. All recipients received complimentary conference registrations ($399 value) and cash prizes.

Sysco Ed of Year winners Michelle Riley Daniel Wagner web
2019 CAFÉ/Sysco Corporation Educators of the Year were honored at the 15th-annual CAFÉ Leadership Conference in Charlotte. Pictured (l. to r.): Daniel Wagner, Sysco’s Ross Howard, and Michelle Riley.

2019 CAFÉ/Sysco Corporation University Educator of the Year:
Dr. Jonathan Deutsch, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Penn.

2019 CAFÉ/Sysco Corporation Community College Educator of the Year:
Michelle Riley, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas

2019 CAFÉ/Sysco Corporation Secondary Educator of the Year
Daniel Wagner, Greene County Career and Technology Center, Waynesburg, Penn.

Brightwater Award Recipients web
Recipients of the 2019 Brightwater Food Entrepreneurship Award and Green Award were honored at the 15th-annual CAFÉ Leadership Conference in Charlotte, NC. Pictured (l. to r.): Kathleen Hassett, representing Horry Georgetown Technical Community College; Aria Kagan, Brightwater; and LJ Rush representing Guildford Technical Community College.

Brightwater Green Award:
Kathleen Hassett, International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, SC

Brightwater Food Entrepreneurship Award:
LJ Rush, Guildford Technical Community College, Jamestown, NC

IPC Innovation Award Winners Recipients web
2019 Idaho Potato Commission Leadership Innovation Awards for Excellence in Foodservice Education were presented at the 15th-annual CAFÉ Leadership Conference in Charlotte. Pictured (l. to r.): Annmarie Chelius, Evelyn Sussman, Edward Tracey accepting the award on behalf of Mo Montgomery, and IPC’s Alan Kahn.

Idaho Potato Commission Post-Secondary Innovation Award:
Annmarie Chelius, Atlantic Cape Community College, Mays Landing, NJ

Idaho Potato Commission Post-Secondary Runner Up Innovation Award:
Mo Montgomery, Pueblo Community College, Pueblo, Colo.

Idaho Potato Commission Secondary Innovation Award:
Evelyn Sussman, Stafford County Public Schools, Fredericksburg, Va.

CAFÉ Champion Award:
Don Odiorne, Idaho Potato Commission

Click here to view the 2019 CAFÉ Leadership Conference photo gallery as well as links to a variety of topics and power point presentations covered during the conference.