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USA Rice Federation Chef Mentor of the Year

This award seeks to recognise an individual whose significant contributions over a minimum span of 10 years to the chefs’ profession and has led to the growth of excellence within the Chefs’ careers. This individual has a track record of mentoring other chefs to achieve and reach new heights in their culinary journey as a chef.

Evaluation criteria:
  • Professionalism: Nominee must be professionally trained and knowledgeable in all facets of culinary operations, from a kitchen’s market list procurements and astringent storage system through to service delivery in the restaurant and the training of younger chefs.
  • Leadership: The Nominee is a leader who works well with the kitchen and service staff in order to ensure that the quality of the food is upheld and produced in a timely manner. The Nominee is also a keen mentor who is willing to share their knowledge and develop the skills of their subordinates.
  • Consistency: The Nominee strives to perfect his or her technique and displays a desire to constantly improve and learn.
  • Commitment to Quality: The Nominee is always committed to seeking out the freshest ingredients available and using the best techniques, so as to provide quality dishes.