Each year, a local chef is honored as the “Chef of the Year” at the Annual Awards Banquet of the ACF Flint Saginaw Valley Chapter. The professional chef, cook and baker members of the chapter vote for one of their own to receive this special honor.
This year, they selected one of Zehnder’s chefs, Lance Buchinger, certified sous chef, as the recipient of the award. Chef Buchinger is a graduate of the Mott Community College Culinary Arts Program. Additionally, Chef Buchinger completed the written and practical exams required to become a Certified Sous Chef. He regularly competes in professional chef competitions and has won many culinary honors. Chef Buchinger also serves as the chapter’s treasurer.
The American Culinary Federation is the professional chef, cook, baker and pastry chef organization with over 200 chapters nationwide.
ACF Flint Saginaw Valley has twice been selected as “National Chapter of the Year”. Congratulations Chef Lance!