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Ex-chef professor from Taiwan inducted to U.S. culinary hall of fame

Ex-chef professor from Taiwan inducted to U.S. culinary hall of fame

Taipei, Aug. 2 (CNA) Bill Sy, a Taiwanese American who had served as an academic director of culinary arts in the United States, was inducted to the American Academy of Chefs Culinary Hall of Fame Aug. 1, becoming the only American of Asian descent to win the honor.
According to the American Culinary Federation (ACF), which sponsors the certification of inductees to the culinary hall of fame, only those who have been recognized for outstanding contributions or achievements in the culinary arts have a chance to earn the honor.
All of the inductees, who have won the respect and love of their professional guild, have a duty to cultivate talents in the culinary and baking arts, the ACF said.
Sy was the academic director of culinary arts and baking and pastry arts at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Tucson, Tucson, Arizona. He has received numerous awards, including ACF Chefs Association of Southern Arizona Tucson's Chef of the Year, Chef Educator of the Year and Chef Professionalism awards.
The retired chef professor from the Art Institute of Phoenix holds a master's degree in management and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Golden Gate University, San Francisco, and a bachelor's degree in adult education and journalism from National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan.
Since recent years, Sy has been invited back to Taiwan to act as chief judge at Taipei's international beef noodle festival and other gourmet food competitions.
He has been generous in giving advice to student chefs, in addition to being a judge at culinary competitions. (By Wang Shu-fen and Elizabeth Hsu)


Updated : 2021-09-21 01:46 GMT+08:00