John Zehnder Awarded Thomas Jefferson Award

Frankenmuth, MI, February 20, 2009 --( Chef John Zehnder, CEC, AAC is the 2009 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Award for culinary excellence. This national award was presented by the ACF Capital Chefs of Greater Lansing on February 7th at a reception held at the Golden Rose Restaurant in Mason, MI. Given in conjunction with the American Culinary Federation National Office in St. Augustine, FL, Chef Zehnder is only the fifth chef to receive the honor dedicated to our third U.S. President who is often called our fist gourmet president. Past recipients include Chef Jack Braun, CEC, AAC from Pittsburg, PA, Chef Owner of the Braun Restaurant Group and Past ACF President; Chef Milos Cihelka, CMC, AAC, retired Executive Chef of the Golden Mushroom Restaurant in Detroit; Chef Jan Vardonschot, CEC, AAC, Executive Chef for Famous-Barr in St. Louis, MO, Chef John McCormack, CEC, CCE, AAC Executive Chef at the Detroit Athletic Club. Congratulations Chef!

Zehnder's of Frankenmuth
Terri McNutt