The American Culinary Federation Central Florida Chapter presented longtime restaurant critic Scott Joseph with its 2018 Achievement in Culinary Excellence Award at its annual president’s gala Sunday, Jan. 20, at Isleworth Country Club in Windermere.
Chapter president, Brian Frick, shown above with Joseph, presented the award in recognition of his work with the chapter in establishing Scott Joseph’s Sous Chef Challenge: The Next Big Thing, a cooking competition held in conjunction with the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show at the Orange County Convention and Visitors Center.
Joseph has been reviewing restaurants in Central Florida for 31 years. He was the senior critic for the Orlando Sentinel for 20 years before forming Scott Joseph Company, which publishes the online site Scott Joseph’s Orlando Restaurant Guide (scottjosephorlando.com). He also serves as a consultant and recently launched Scott Joseph’s Restaurant Server Training Guide, an online resource that teaches proper skills for food service workers.
The American Culinary Federation is a national organization based in St. Augustine with chapters throughout the country, including Central Florida. It was established in 1929 to promote the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education of culinarians at all levels.