Macrina continues focus on education and culinary industry collaboration
Rosemont, Ill., 2015-6-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — This week, US Foods’ Food Fanatics Chef Tom Macrina was re-elected as the national president of the American Culinary Federation (ACF), the premier professional chefs’ organization in North America. Committed to providing the educational resources and training to enhance chefs’ professional growth, Macrina has already helped shape the future of the ACF in his first two years in the position.
“It’s truly an honor to be re-elected as president and lead an organization that shares my passion for helping culinary professionals succeed in the industry,” said Macrina, Food Fanatics Chef, US Foods and President, American Culinary Federation. “In the next two years, I’m looking forward to taking the organization to the next level by expanding partnerships and educational opportunities to ensure success for the industry and our future.”
Chef Macrina joined US Foods’ Philadelphia division seven years ago. In 2013, he was selected as one of the company’s esteemed Food Fanatics Chef where he uses his culinary expertise and business acumen to inspire chefs, restaurateurs and others in the foodservice industry to take their operations to the next level.
“Everyone at US Foods is proud of Chef Macrina’s many accomplishments and congratulates him on his re-election as ACF national president,” said Marshall Warkentin, vice president of Marketing, US Foods. “His expertise and insights are incredibly valuable to our customers and our own team members who work with chefs and restaurateurs each and every day. We know his continued role at the ACF will only further advance food industry professionals across the country.”
Chef Macrina’s career spans 35 years in the industry, previously serving as executive chef at some of the nation’s top resorts and restaurants. Among his many accolades, Chef Macrina was honored with the American Academy of Chef’s Chair’s Medal and the Medal of Honor from Taiwanese Chefs and the Chinese Gourmet Society. He also received a Doctorate of Food Service degree from the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers and was recently inducted into the Canadian Chefs Honor Society.
Known as an ardent mentor and community leader, Macrina’s work extends beyond the kitchen. In addition to his work with the ACF, he has volunteered with the American Academy of Chefs, Philadelphia Delaware Valley Chefs Association, Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, Escoffier Society of Chicago, the National Restaurant Association and the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association’s Brandywine Chapter. Always a champion for the next generation of chefs, he created the Young Chefs Club with the ACF, frequently serves as a judge for the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s ProStart competition and delivered the commencement address at the Culinary Institute of America in 2014.
Chef Macrina is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and holds the Certified Executive Chef® (CEC®) and Certified Culinary Administrator® (CCA®) distinctions.
About US Foods
As one of America’s great food companies and leading distributors, US Foods is Keeping Kitchens Cooking™ and making life easier for customers, including independent and multi-unit restaurants, healthcare and hospitality entities, government and educational institutions. With approximately $22 billion in annual revenue, the company offers more than 350,000 products, including high-quality, exclusive brands such as the innovative Chef’s Line®, a time-saving, chef-inspired line of scratch-quality products, and Rykoff Sexton®, a premium line of specialty ingredients sourced from around the world. The company proudly employs approximately 25,000 people in more than 60 locations nationwide. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and jointly owned by affiliates of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. Discover more at www.usfoods.com.
Lisa Lecas, Manager
Corporate Communications, US Foods