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Chef Garry Waldie Named Western Regional Director of American Academy of Chefs

Local chef instructor selected for experience, dedication to prestigious culinary society

Scottsdale, AZ, September 02, 2007 --( Garry Waldie, chef instructor at Scottsdale Culinary Institute (SCI), was recently named the western regional director of the American Academy of Chefs (AAC) by the Honor Society of the American Culinary Federation (ACF). In his new role, Waldie will serve as a liaison between AAC members and those recommended for induction into the academy. Waldie was selected from a pool of more than 800 members for his dedication to and leadership in the AAC.

“Chef Waldie’s appointment is a testament to the dedication and passion he has for the craft. We are immensely proud of his accomplishment,” said Jon Alberts, president of Scottsdale Culinary Institute. “This level of achievement absolutely reflects the quality of the faculty at SCI.”

Waldie has thirty years experience preparing American, French and continental cuisines in educational, commercial and private estate environments. He has earned the titles of Certified Executive Chef, Certified Culinary Educator and Executive Pastry Chef, bestowed by the ACF. In 2002, the ACF Philadelphia Chapter named Waldie Chef of the Year, and in 2006 presented him with the prestigious AAC Sharing the Traditions Award for his lifetime commitment to promoting excellence in the education of professional chefs.

About the Scottsdale Culinary Institute
The mission of Scottsdale Culinary Institute, the only Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in Arizona, is to be a leader in quality culinary education. The Le Cordon Bleu curriculum emphasizes hands-on learning, and is delivered by skilled and caring faculty. SCI promotes the professional growth of its students while fostering a mutual commitment between the school and the community. For more information visit

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