Jean-Louis Gerin Becomes New ACF President

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On June 6, 2010, Chef Jean-Louis Gerin was elected by secret ballot as the new president of the US delegation of the Academie Culinaire de France, succeeding Chef Jean-Jacques Dietrich, who served the A.C.F. for 32 years.

In his acceptance speech, Gerin announced his desire to open the Academie to American chefs – both male and female – who have been trained by French chefs. Gerin’s first board-team comprises of 2 pastry chefs, 3 French chefs de cuisine and 2 American chefs de cuisine.