Awards

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  • Top 50 Research and Development Executives, 2003

  • Top 5 Chef, Chef Magazine, 2004

  • Top 50 Tastemakers, Nations Restaurant News, 1999

  • National Champion, National Wild Game Cook-off, 1998

  • Innovator of the Year, Chef Magazine, 1997

  • Man of the Year, National Fisheries Institute, 1997, 1995

  • People to Watch, Restaurants and Institutions, 1996

  • World Medal Recipient, WACS, 1996

  • Culinary Olympics, 5th place Overall, Berlin, Germany, 1996

  • Escoffier Cup All Around World Champions, Team USA, Hotel Olympia, London, England, 1996

  • Grand Gold Cold Food Presentation, Grand Silver Hot Food, 2nd Overall, The American Culinary Classic, Chicago, Illinois, 1995

  • Culinary World Cup, All Around World Champions Team USA Luxembourg, 1994, 1990

  • Grand Gold Cold Food Presentation, 2nd Hot Food, 2nd Overall, Basil, Switzerland, 1993

  • Culinary Olympics, 7th place overall, Frankfurt, Germany, 1992

  • The American Culinary Classic, 3rd place overall, 1991

  • Silver Addy Award for A Cut Above I, 1990

  • Grand Gold Winners, Team Disney, The Culinary Olympics, Frankfurt, Germany, 1988

  • Overall Champions, Igeho, Basil, Switzerland 1987

  • Florida Governors Cup in Seafood Champion, 1985-1986

  • National Seafood Superbowl Champion, 1985

  • Overall 21 International Gold Medals, 10 National Gold Medals, 5 World Championships, 2 National Championships