Making The Connections

There have been many connections made during my personal and professional journey that I couldn’t possibly fit them all into one post. Instead, please follow the links provided to learn more about each of their visions and my personal interaction with them.                            …

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Electrolux

Electrolux specializes in providing solutions to every facet of culinary production. This European based company has headquarters right here in Charlotte North Carolina making it very accessible for me to learn more about their company and designs. In 2015, I was invited by my predecessor, Scott Craig, to an Electrolux WACS Cook and Chill Seminar…

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TurboChef

TurboChef is one of the Team’s primary sponsors. They “design, manufacture and market a variety of rapid cook solutions” and have a substantial cooking facility in Texas. Many of our team practices are hosted there as their test kitchens are equipped perfectly for our group.      The students that assist us at their facility…

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Friedr. Dick

Friedr. Dick Team USA Sponsor Friedr. Dick is our team’s knife sponsor. They have provided brand new complete knife kits to each chef on the team to practice and compete with. George and I did a demo with Friedr. Dick at Atlanta’s Chef Connect conference to show the quality of the knives including their durability,…

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Unilever Food Solutions

      “At Unilever Food Solutions, we help chefs all over the world serve tasty, wholesome meals that keep guests coming back for more. We create ingredients that save precious prep time in the kitchen, without compromising on flavor or flair. And, we constantly provide ideas and inspiration that keep menus fresh and exciting….

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Waynes Farm Chef’s Craft

Wayne Farms Chef’s Craft Team Sponsor Chef’s Craft’s passion is to provide incredible ingredients to all chefs. Their products are 100% farm raised, gluten free, and fresh; never frozen. They have supported the team since 2014 and continuously assist us on our journey to gold! Explore all of Chef’s Craft’s Products Follow Chef’s Craft on…

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Southbend

      Southbend is recognized as a global leader in heavy-duty, commercial cooking equipment. With perpetual new equipment innovations in the areas of energy savings, cooking speed, automation and safety, Southbend products are considered the best in the industry by chefs, consultants and industry experts. Southbend became involved with the ACF Culinary Team USA in…

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Browne Food Service

“From cookware to bar service, you can trust that you’ll find everything you need when you’re in the Kitchen. For more than 50 years, Browne is widely recognized as a leader in the Foodservice industry, offering exceptional quality. Through our dedication to excellence and our belief in the culinary industry, Browne food service is proud…

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US Foods

Team USA Sponsor US Foods is a national service distributor. They’re greatly helped the team by providing us with all of our disposables such as gloves, a variety of deli containers, plastic wrap and so much more. Their contribution is significant when you look at how many tasting spoons the team goes through alone in…

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New Chef Fashion

New Chef Fashion Team USA Sponsor  New Chef Fashion is the company that provides all of Team USA’s Chef Jackets and sponsor patches. They offer much more than that to consumers including pants, head wear, knives and accessories. We’re extremely grateful to their contribution and helping us on our journey to gold! Explore all of…

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Waring Commercial

Waring Commercial Team USA Sponsor  Waring Commercial provides the team with blenders, food processors, grinders and, other table top equipment for all team practices. Waring is also fitting each of the appliances that we’ve been practicing on with European plugs so we can use them at IKA. This will make all the difference in the…

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Wisconsin Cheese and Marketing Board

Wisconsin Cheese    “Cheesemaking is more than an occupation; it is a way of life in Wisconsin, the only place outside of Europe with a master cheesemaker program.”      Wisconsin Milk and Marketing Board exhibits a true passion for their craft. They’ve graciously provided fine cheeses at both of our Team USA Dinners: A…

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