SAN FRANCISCO CONGRESS 2019

 

3 days on the most beautiful lands of the USA, to meet the vineyards, the producers of the best natural products, conviviality, friendship was on the menu during this unforgettable congress but also chefs including the most famous of them, chef Thomas Keller. All the guests were able to enjoy the Domaine Cameros where a very nice reception was given, later in the day it is in the Winery Robert Mondavi that the chefs were welcomed before ending the evening with a prestigious dinner given on the spot. Tuesday was held the General Assembly of the Academy Culinaire de France / USA Delegation, the same evening the gala dinner of friendship ACF/MCF at the Four Seasons San Francisco with the introductions ceremony of new Academicians.

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TROPHEE PASSION 2019

Brandon SCOTT was team USA Candidates at the 2019 Trophee Passion in Paris, Brandon has generously give is time and passion to this competition he trained in chicago at the French Pastry School among coaches who also give their time to Brandon and fulfill the Academie legacy to teach and transmit their “savoir Faire”.

Thanks to all of you !!

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Dinner de Chasse et de l’amitié 2019

Our annual Dinner de chasse et de l’amitié 2019 was once again a great and successful evening of friendship and good food, this year our Host and Academicienne Georgette Farkas at Rotisserie Georgette welcome us in the Heart of Manhattan in the presence of the Consule General Of France Anne Claire Legendre.

More then 110 guest among academicians friends, partners and family enjoy a diner created and executed by Académiciens Christian Delouvrier, Pierre Landet, Tomo Kobayashi, Sylvain Leroy, Eric Bertoia, Fabrice Guinchard.

Thank you so much to all of you and to all of our partners for yours and theirs support to the Academie Culinaire de France/ delegation USA.

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Medailles Joseph Favre

The 2019 Medals “Joseph Favre” was giving this year to 7 Accomplished chefs who help and give their time to transmit their knowledge and savoir faire to train young chefs who participate in competitions in Lyon (ICC) and Paris (Trophée Passion)

Eric BERTOIA

Sylvain LEROY

Olivier REGINENSI

Sebastien CANONNE

Fabrice GUINCHARD

Bernard CRETIER

Jacquy PFEIFFER

Photos by Alan Bresson & Christina Vircillo at www.31nyc.com

San Diego Congress 2016

Académie Culinaire de France and its sister organization, Maîtres Cuisiniers de France, gathered in June for their annual joint congress. Their North-American delegations meet annually, and this year San Diego hosted the prestigious event for the first time.

Members of the Académie de France (aka ACF) encompass all nationalities and welcome professionals from the entire Food & Beverage industry.

Members of the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France (aka MCF) are all French nationals. Selected by their peers, they are regarded as the most highly skilled in techniques and transmission of the French culinary arts. These maestros, all trained at Michelin star-caliber institutions, are reshaping modern French cuisine in America.

Bernard Cretier is the 2012 Chef de l’Annee

At the 2012 ACF conference in Chicago, Chef Cretier also received the “Fauteuil de l’ Academie” for lifetime achievement.

Chef Bernard Cretier, a native of Vichy, France, founded Le Vichyssois Restaurant in 1976. Chef Bernard apprenticed under Jean and Pierre Troisgros in Roanne; then he worked for Paul Bocuse in Lyon until his military service. He was in the Navy in Paris as the personal chef of General Billotte, who was the Secretary of State. Following his military service he went to work at Maxim’s in Paris for 4 years. Bernard then worked in Germany and Switzerland before working for Maxim’s in Chicago where he served as Executive Chef for 6 years.