Walworth resident Chef Brian Mattice has been honored with the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Rochester Chapter’s 2023 “Chef of the Year” award.
This prestigious recognition salutes his exceptional service and support in the culinary profession, which spans over 27 years. A Culinary Institute of America member, Mattice has been nurturing and mentoring students as the Culinary Arts Instructor at the Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES Career & Technical Center in Williamson for the past four years.
To qualify for this accolade, Mattice met several stringent criteria, including holding a sous chef or higher position, having a minimum of five years’ experience in the food industry with at least three years as an executive chef, and being a Chapter member for at least three years.
He also fulfilled additional requirements like obtaining ACF Certification and engaging in public culinary education. The journey to culinary excellence for Mattice began at a small restaurant in SUNY Brockport, culminating in him assuming various roles in different culinary domains in Rochester. In his new capacity, Mattice will serve as an ACF representative for a year, proudly adorning his medallion and trophy.
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