SOURCE: Boca Grove Golf & Tennis Club

Boca Grove Golf & Tennis Club

July 22, 2016 10:18 ET

Boca Grove Golf and Tennis Club's Executive Chef Awarded American Culinary Federation 2016 National Chef Professionalism Award

Boca Grove Golf and Tennis Club, a Prestigious, Members-Only Golf and Country Club in Boca Raton, Fla., Is Proud to Announce That Executive Chef Dominick Laudia, CEC, AAC, has Been Awarded the American Culinary Federation 2016 National Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award

BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwired - July 22, 2016) - Boca Grove Golf and Tennis Club, a prestigious, members-only golf and country club in Boca Raton, Fla., is proud to announce that Executive Chef Dominick Laudia, CEC, AAC, has been awarded the American Culinary Federation 2016 National Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award.

This national award recognizes an ACF chef who best exemplifies the highest standard of professionalism in today's kitchen through certification, continued education and training, culinary competitions and community involvement. Chef Laudia won the 2016 Southeast Region Title for the ACF Chef Professionalism Award in March placing him in competition with the Central, Northeast and Western regional winners for the national title.

In his career tenure Chef Laudia has been awarded more than 20 culinary competition medals from the ACF, as well as Chef of the Year Award for 2001 and 2012 for the Palm Beach ACF Chapter. Laudia has also been awarded the 2003 ACF Presidential Medallion, 2007 Palm Beach County School District Business Partner of the Year, 2009 Prostart Industry Participant of the Year and 2014 Professional Chef of the Year for the ACF Palm Beach Chapter.

In his third term as President of the Palm Beach County ACF Chapter, Chef Laudia is a driving force behind the Chapter's growth keeping focus on its mission and keeping its positive momentum going. Laudia strives to keep the field growing with mentoring programs and competitions for young chefs and students. He works to ensure the chefs in the Chapter are staying up-to-date with the industry by inviting vendors, other educators and professional chefs to meetings to further their education in the field. Chef Laudia believes that, "Gaining knowledge is an everyday occurrence; passing along what you have learned is a lifelong commitment."

Chef Laudia is a member of the Choice Academy Advisory Board for West Boca Community High School and a board member of the Florida Career and Technical Education Association. Laudia was an integral part of the planning and construction phase of West Boca Community High School's Culinary Academy Program. He played a key role in helping it attain National Academy Model status and is a mentor to the students and teachers in the Culinary Arts Academy. Chef Laudia is also involved in community service and outreach with the Quantum House at St. Mary's Hospital, Children's Home Society and The Lord's Place.

About Boca Grove:

Boca Grove is a boutique golf and tennis club located in the heart of beautiful Boca Raton, Florida. With 444 member families, Boca Grove exhibits style and grace afforded only to the most elite private clubs in South Florida. For more information on Boca Grove, please visit www.bocagrove.org or call (561) 487-5300.

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Contact Information

  • Heather Dupree
    Public Relations Coordinator
    Boca Grove Golf & Tennis Club
    hdupree@bocagrove.org
    561.487.5300 ext. 133

    Boca Grove Golf and Tennis Club
    21351 Whitaker Drive
    Boca Raton, Florida 33433
    Phone: 561.487.5300
    Fax: 561.488.4895
    www.bocagrove.org