By: Wang Shu-fen and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Aug. 2 (CNA) Bill Sy (司宛春), 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. [FULL STORY]