Walter J Bronowitz CCC, CCE, AAC Bio
Chef Bronowitz led a dedicated life of service to the American Culinary Federation as well as to his local chapter, The Washington State Chefs Association. His passion for culinary excellence, mentoring of young culinarians and being involved in all phases of the culinary industry has led him through a very successful career as a chef. His personal touch and active involvement within our Association has touched numerous culinarians, enriching them and empowering them to continue on with their career choice of being a chef. Chef Bronowitz always took the opportunity to serve others and in so doing enriched their lives. He was a pioneer member of the chapter in terms of establishing the current apprenticeship program and developed it into a very successful model of apprenticeship excellence.
Chef Bronowitz was well known throughout the Seattle Culinary Industry with stints in several Washington Restaurants, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Functional Fuel and country clubs. He had also served as a chef instructor at Kentride Senior High School, Kent, Wash., and at Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood, Wash. He recently served as a Health Care Specialist for RHI Consultants.
He had won numerous ACF competitions and awards, including five President’s Medallions and two American Academy of Chefs Merit Awards, and has held many leadership roles at the local and national levels. He is also a recipient of the Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award which recognizes a chef who has generously shared his/her knowledge with others throughout the years and continues to be a source of information and guidance for other culinarians. Chef Bronowitz volunteered much of his time to community service efforts, such as cooking demonstrations, classes and fundraisers for the Alzheimer’s Foundation, March of Dimes and American Heart Association, among other groups. He was also a member of Association for Healthcare Foodservice, Chefs Collaborative, Slow Food Seattle and the Washington State Farm Project.
Chef Bronowitz had served on the national level on the following boards.
2001-2008 Chef & Child Foundation Board of Directors, member
2003-2005 ACF Board of Directors, western region vice president
2005-2009 ACF Board of Directors, national secretary
2005-2009 ACF Board of Trustees, member
2005-2009 Apprenticeship Committee, board liaison
2005-2009 ACF Bylaws Committee, board liaison
2010-2014 ACF Ethics Committee, western region representative
Chef Bronowitz passed away on February 9th, 2017 while doing that which was his passion, passing along his knowledge.
Walter Bronowitz Scholarship
Application Deadline: October 1st
Scholarship will be awarded at November Meeting