Washington State Chef's

Chef of the Year

The “Chef of the Year” award is the most prestigious award a culinary professional can receive from The American Culinary Federation (ACF).  Chef of the Year is a top honor presented to an individual who has been nominated by their peers and voted by a membership ballot.

Chef of the Year 2021 - Kahale Ahina

The WSCA presented the 2021 “Chef of the Year” award to Chef Kahale Ahina, a Bonney Lake High School Culinary Arts Instructor who also serves on the Board of Directors for the Washington Hospitality Association Education Foundation. For more info on Kahale Ahina, visit his Member Spotlight page.

The Chef of the Year Award was given at the 2022 Presidents Awards Dinner at the Hilton Seattle Airport Hotel. For more info on the dinner, pictures and other rewards given, click here…