Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dean of Daytona State culinary program earns prestigious award

Chef Costa Magoulas
Costa Magoulas, dean of the Mori Hosseini College of Hospitality Management at Daytona State College, has been named a regional winner of the American Culinary Federation’s prestigious Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award.
The award was announced this week at ACF’s Southeastern Regional Conference in Atlanta. Magoulas is among four regional Rusch award winners who will be considered in July for the national honor at ACF’s national convention in Dallas, Texas. The winner will be selected by a vote of ACF’s 225 voting chapters.
Every year ACF hosts four regional conferences and one national convention. The national convention draws nearly 2,000 culinary professionals interested in learning about the latest industry trends.
The Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award honors chefs who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to both ACF and the culinary profession, advancement of the culinary craft, and the enrichment of students and ACF members. Rusch was a longtime ACF member, master chef, author and advocate for the culinary profession.
Chef Magoulas is a longtime ACF Certified Executive Chef. He also is one of 200 Certified Culinary Educators and one of 50 Certified Culinary Administrators in the United States. Additionally, he is a fellow of the American Academy of Chefs, the honor society of the ACF. He also is a member of the Research Chefs Association, a leading professional community for food research and development.

The ACF was established in 1929 and is the premier professional organization for culinarians in North America. The organization is the culinary leader in offering educational resources, training, apprenticeship and programmatic accreditation both here and abroad. In addition, ACF operates the most comprehensive certification program for chefs in the United States.
For more information, please visit To reach Chef Magoulas, call (386) 506-3578, or e-mail