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Cleveland Area Chef Named 2012 Chef of the Year

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ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida — A Chesterland man has been recognized as the top chef in the country according to the American Culinary Federation.

The ACF, a national organization of professional chefs, honored Scott Ryan, executive chef, The Country Club, Pepper Pike, as their 2012 U.S.A. Chef of the Year during the 2012 ACF National Convention held in Orlando, Fla., July 14-17.

“It is an honor to be chosen as U.S.A.’s Chef of the Year™,” said Ryan. “I am truly blessed to have an amazing culinary, service and management team at the club as well as friends and colleagues.”

Ryan received $5,000 and the 2012 U.S.A.’s Chef of the Year award.

According to a statement issued by the ACF, the award recognizes an outstanding culinarian who works and cooks in a full-service dining facility.

 “It is rewarding to see that with hard work and dedication anyone’s dreams are achievable,” said Ryan.