Plugrá® European-Style Butter Presents Stephan Schubert with ACF Pastry Chef of the Year Award

Plugrá® European-Style Butter Presents Stephan Schubert with ACF Pastry Chef of the Year AwardPlugrá® European-Style Butter named Stephan Schubert Pastry Chef of the Year at the 2014 American Culinary Federation (ACF) National Convention on July 30. The annual ACF Convention brought together more than 1,000 chefs, cooks, students, and foodservice professionals from across the nation to Kansas City, Missouri.

Four finalists from each ACF region competed at the national convention after first being nominated by colleagues and then winning their respective regional competition. Competitors had 2 hours, 30 minutes, to prep and serve three items: a cold contemporary plated dessert, a sugar cookie, made with Plugrá European Style Butter, and a showpiece that was at least 2 feet tall, representing the designated theme, The Wizard of Oz. A panel of ACF-approved judges determined the winner. Executive Pasty Chef Stephan Schubert received the title of ACF Pastry Chef of the Year and $5,000 for his completed menu.

“We were truly amazed by the tremendous talent and extreme passion demonstrated by all of the participants; it was absolutely incredible,” stated Sherrie Hay, Plugrá National Specialty Manager. “The ACF Pastry Chef of the Year competition brings together the best-of-the-best to compete at a professional level, and we’re incredibly honored to be able to work alongside the American Culinary Federation and sponsor such a prestigious event.”

During the National Convention, the American Culinary Federation presented Dairy Farmers of America with the 2014 ACF Industry Partnership Award for their continued work and advancement in the culinary industry.

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About Plugrá® European-Style Butter

Plugrá European-Style Butter is marketed by the Consumer Brands division of Dairy Farmers of America. The European-style butter’s slow-churn process creates less moisture content and a creamier texture leading to fluffier cakes, flakier pastries, creamy sauces, rich risottos, and extraordinary flavored butters and sautés. For more information, recipes and culinary inspiration visit us at , FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest.

About the American Culinary Federation

The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF), established in 1929, is the standard of excellence for chefs in North America. With nearly 20,000 members spanning 200 chapters nationwide, ACF is the culinary leader in offering educational resources, training, apprenticeship and programmatic accreditation. In addition, ACF operates the most comprehensive certification program for chefs in the United States, with the Certified Executive Chef®, Certified Sous Chef®, Certified Executive Pastry Chef® and Certified Culinary Educator® designations accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. ACF is home to ACF Culinary Team USA, the official representative for the United States in major international culinary competitions, and to the Chef & Child Foundation, founded in 1989 to promote proper nutrition in children and to combat childhood obesity. For more information, visit . Find ACF on Facebook at and on Twitter @ACFChefs.