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Artlip Wins ACF Chef Professionalism Award

Mike Artlip, chair of Kendall College’s Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program offered through the School of Culinary Arts, received the Chef Professionalism Award from Windy City Professional Culinarians (WCPC), a chapter of the American Culinary Federation (ACF), Inc., at their annual awards banquet on February 9, 2009.

WCPC’s Chef Professionalism Award recognizes exemplary character and achievement throughout a chef’s career. A graduate of Kendall College, Artlip held executive cooking positions in a number of Chicago-area establishments before joining Kendall’s faculty in 1987. In addition to overseeing the School of Culinary Arts’ forward-looking two-year culinary-arts program, Artlip also manages the Cafe, the student-run restaurant that serves students, faculty and staff of Kendall’s four schools housed at the Riverworks campus.

Artlip serves as chair of the Culinary School’s Faculty Senate, and works with organizations such as Skills USA, Careers for Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) and ProStart, operated by the National Restaurant Association’s Educational Foundation, all geared toward helping high-school students achieve fulfilling careers in the foodservice industry. Among the many accolades garnered throughout his career, one of which Artlip is most proud is the Educator of the Year Award for the Central Region, bestowed by the American Culinary Federation in 2007. Like Koetke, Artlip has earned CEC and CCE credentials through ACF.

“We are quite proud of Chef Artlip’s accomplishments,” says Linda Rosner, CEC, CHE, president of Windy City Professional Culinarians and culinary-arts director at Lexington College. “Kendall is the best-known culinary program in greater Chicago, and among the top cooking schools in the nation. I have known Mike for many years, and I have great respect for his intense involvement with students and students’ futures.”

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