APPCA Inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame

Filed under: Bites & Bits , Author: Caron Golden , October 17, 2012

The American Personal & Private Chef Association has been inducted into the Denver-based Culinary Hall of Fame (, announced Oct. 11, 2012. The APPCA joins other recent notable inductees such as The Culinary Institute of America, Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” and Share Our Strength.

The Culinary Hall of Fame’s mission is to present a single, unified Hall of Fame to encompass all things culinary. Inductees include restaurants, writers of books and magazines, television shows, chefs and food stylists, popular recipes, pioneers and visionaries in a breadth of areas ranging from organic farming and sustainability to combating obesity.

To become inducted, the Culinary Hall of Fame puts all listed individuals and companies, no matter how large or how small, on a level playing field. Each entity or individual starts with a listing of zero points and, depending on the amount of popular support it receives, moves toward induction—via the power of the Internet rather than an independent council of judges.

The APPCA was inducted thanks to an outpouring of support by Hall of Fame visitors, many of whom voted for the APPCA through the Culinary Hall of Fame’s Facebook page. One goal of the Culinary Hall of Fame is to move its Internet presence into a brick-and-mortar museum.

The APPCA, based in San Diego, promotes the “business of doing business” as a personal or private chef through ongoing peer interaction and education while fostering professionalism in all aspects of cookery. Through its Institute and education partners, the APPCA offers sound training in establishing successful and fulfilling careers.

Candy Wallace, the APPCA’s founder and executive director, has devoted nearly 40 years to the foodservice industry during which she has served as a commercial chef, caterer, personal chef, private chef, teacher and mentor. Among a lifetime of accomplishments and industry accolades, she is co-author of the only academic manual to instruct on operating a successful personal-chef business, The Professional Personal Chef: The Business of Doing Business as a Personal Chef (Wiley, 2007).

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    Congratulations on this tremendous honor! What a coup! And well deserved.

    Comment by Caron Golden — October 18, 2012 @ 8:32 am

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