Since 2004, Impact Communications has been the video and event producer for the Chef Professionalism Awards ceremony at the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) annual convention. Held at various convention centers throughout the country, the Chef Professionalism Awards presentation is sponsored by Minor’s / Nestlé Professional.
Four top chefs, representing the ACF’s four national regions, are honored with one being named the national winner at the live event. As event producer, Impact shoots and edits a biographical video about each winner, along with developing the event theme, speaker support graphics, and a printed program. In addition, Impact directs and manages the staged event and prepares show elements such as walk-in music, animated loops, and photo tributes to all past winners since the award began in 1991.
A recent addition to the production are “Meet the Regional Winner” videos – short vignettes produced and distributed prior to the national conference. These allow the entire ACF membership to get to know the nominees prior to voting for the national winner.
The American Culinary Federation’s annual conference attracts thousands of culinary experts, apprentices and managers from across the country. The Chef Professionalism Award presentation serves to motivate and encourage all attendees to become leaders in their field through certification, continuing education and training, competition, the development of young culinarians, and community involvement.