Currahee Club Chef Donald Sedivy inducted into American Academy of Chefs Honor Society
Donald Sedivy, Executive Chef at the Currahee Club on Lake Hartwell in Toccoa, GA was recently inducted into the American Academy of Chefs® (AAC), the honor society of the American Culinary Federation (ACF), and the leading membership organization for chefs and culinary professionals in North America. The AAC recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to both the culinary profession and ACF. Only sixteen chefs from across the Nation and around the World were inducted as AAC Fellows recently, during the Cook. Craft. Create. ACF Annual National Convention & Show.
To become an AAC member, chefs must be nominated by two current AAC members, have a minimum of 15 years of culinary experience and be an ACF-certified chef. Candidates are required to demonstrate their commitment to the culinary profession by serving in leadership positions, supporting professional development of other culinarians and participating in community service activities. Chef Donald has now joined over 800 other chefs who already belong to the AAC.
Currahee Club’s President, Andrew Ward, and Director of Food and Beverage Monica Kendrick accompanied Chef Donald and his wife Barb, to the ACF Conference to see him collect his prestigious award. “It was a stunning affair acclaimed Ward, with lots of formality and regalia. We are really proud that our Chef has been awarded this rare recognition and are thrilled to have him working here at Currahee leading our culinary team in the kitchens. Chef Donald came to us with a wealth of national level experience and his keen interest in training staff and performing his craft hands on with our team, is what first attracted us to hire him, and a key reason why we enjoy working with him so much. Tremendous food is of course the bonus!” concluded Ward.
When asked how Donald felt about his award he shared “It is an absolute honor to join the other members of the AAC that have come before me, and I am proud to promote this organizations principals as I continue on my journey here at the Currahee Club, and put into practice every day what I have learned throughout my career.
The AAC legacy focuses on giving back to others. AAC members work tirelessly to promote the education of all culinarians by awarding student scholarships, providing educational grants to professional working chefs and mentoring culinarians at all levels.
About Currahee Club
Currahee Club is one of the best golf communities in the south located in north east Georgia in Toccoa, on Lake Hartwell, and is nestled among 1,200 acres. The 18 hole Championship Jim Fazio designed golf course was voted the #1 Best Club in Georgia by the National Golf Course Owners Association in 2015, and final 4 in America as is featured in the Best of the Best Real Estate Communities for 2016 and 2017 by Ideal Living Magazine . The stunning 48,000 sq. ft. Club house sits atop the property, while the golf course enjoys elevation changes and views over 3 different States. Real Estate property is available for homes and home sites, along with Golf Memberships at this private and exclusive Club owned by Arendale Holdings. Visit www.curraheeclub.com
About the American Culinary Federation
The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF), established in 1929, is the standard of excellence for chefs in North America. With more than 17,500 members spanning more than 150 chapters nationwide, ACF is the leading culinary association offering educational resources, training, apprenticeship and programmatic accreditation. In addition, ACF operates the most comprehensive certification program for chefs in the United States, with the Certified Executive Chef®, Certified Sous Chef®, Certified Executive Pastry Chef® and Certified Culinary Educator® designations accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation is home to ACF Culinary Team USA, the official representative for the United States in major international culinary competitions, and to Chef & Child, founded in 1989 to promote proper nutrition in children and to combat childhood obesity.