Kiernan receives ACF presidential medallion

Hospitality and food studies instructor, Mary Ann Kiernan, was honored with the Presidential Medallion from the National American Culinary Federation (ACF). ACF President Michael Ty recognized her dedication to the Syracuse ACF chapter and the success of the northeast regional conference, which was held recently at the Turning Stone Casino with over 700 professional chefs in attendance. In 1991, Jack Braun, then national ACF president, introduced the ACF President’s Medallions as tokens of appreciation, and to honor those who exemplify culinary excellence and leadership, and have contributed their knowledge, skills and expertise to the advancement of the culinary profession.