Special Recognition Awards
Since 1990, the Special Recognition Awards have paid tribute to notable culinary professionals who have made significant and lasting contributions to the culinary industry and/or IACP.
The Special Recognition Awards are now part of the IACP Awards! Read more about this new awards category, and enter your submissions here.
2013 Winners Announced: —See all our winners here!
Over the years, distinguished award recipients have included Rick Bayless; Julia Child, CCP; Jacques Pépin, CCP; Judith Jones; Ingrid Esplid Hovig; Richard Sax; Anne Willan, CCP; and Martin Yan, among others. The IACP Board of Directors serves as the Special Recognition Awards Committee, which, based on established criteria, determines winners in five Special Recognition Awards categories: Humanitarian, Lifetime Achievement, IACP Volunteer of the Year, Community Service, and Milestone. Any culinary professional may nominate him/herself or another culinary professional for the Humanitarian, Lifetime Achievement, and Volunteer of the Year Awards. Only the Volunteer of the Year Award requires that the nominee be an IACP member. The Community Service and Milestone Awards are determined at the sole discretion of the Board of Directors, with recommendations for the Community Service Award provided by the Annual Conference Host Committee. For more information about Special Recognition categories, past recipients, judging procedures, and other guidelines, please review the links, above or below, or contact:
Kathleen Flinn, IACP Director, Awards Program Co-Liaison
Shani Phelan, Member Programs and Operations Manager
Phone: (646) 358-4957; (866) 358-4951