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03/06/2014 - Cincinnati State Chef Wins Local ACF “Educator of the Year” Award

March 6, 2014

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Cincinnati State Chef Wins Local ACF “Educator of the Year” Award
Chef Danny Bungenstock from Cincinnati State’s Midwest Culinary Institute was recently presented the “John Sector Educator of the Year” award by the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Culinary Federation.

This award pays tribute to an active culinary educator whose knowledge, skills and expertise have enhanced the image of the professional chef, and who, by example, has given leadership, guidance and direction to students seeking a career in the culinary profession. According to the award criteria, the recipient “demonstrates the ability to help students define and develop their careers by using their skills and abilities to provide a strong foundation” for their future success.

In addition to leading a Cincinnati State student team in a recent ACF competition, Chef Bungenstock has also competed in the 2012 International Culinary Olympics as part of a Midwest Culinary Institute team which won two bronze medals. He also has garnered two silver medals in culinary competitions in the United States in 2013.

“It is an honor to share my craft with young chefs who are just as excited to be in the kitchen as I am,” said Bungenstock, a resident of Erlanger, Ky. “We actually are learning together, sharing collaboratively and enthusiastically. Thank you to Cincinnati State and my colleagues for giving me the forum to do so.”

Previous winners of the Educator of the Year award have included MCI Chefs Pat Huller, Alan Neace and John Kinsella.


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