Chef Corey Shoemaker Earns IFWTWA Culinary Excellence Award

The International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association's prestigious award recognizes the best of the best in culinary achievement around the world.

Diamond Bar, CA, August 11, 2011 --( The International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association's (IFWTWA) Excellence Awards program recognizes the world's finest industry professionals in several categories as experienced by the organization's journalist members. Newly promoted Chef Corey Shoemaker earned IFWTWA's Culinary Excellence Award for his exemplary work as chef at Mii amo Spa in Sedona, Arizona. At Mii amo, he employs a spontaneous and open-minded approach to cooking, elevating fresh seasonal ingredients with his exciting new menu items.

According to the IFWTWA member journalist who nominated Chef Shoemaker for recognition: “Corey Shoemaker has created fresh takes on the usual and sometimes bland fare served typically at spas. He shares his recipes with guests through cooking demos...and he grows an organic chef garden at the Spa providing herbs, tomatoes and veggies he uses in his fresh cuisine.”

The award nomination was carefully evaluated and recommended by IFWTWA's Excellence Awards Committee and the award approved by IFWTWA's Board of Directors.

“As a winner of an IFWTWA Excellence Award, Chef Shoemaker demonstrates the professional standards that represent the best in his industry,” says Maralyn Hill, IFWTWA President. “He and other professionals in his class set – and raise – the bar in the culinary field worldwide.”

About IFWTWA: The International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) is a global network of journalists who cover the hospitality and lifestyle fields, and the people who promote them.

Allen Cox