Wednesday, March 5, 2008

"My" Chef is Up for Lifetime Award

Indy can be proud to claim several top chefs.

One such chef is Ralph Comstock, who teaches at Ivy Tech's Culinary Institute. He recently received the Central Regional nomination for the American Culinary Federation's Hermann G. Rusch Lifetime Achievement Award.

The accolade follows Comstock's 2005 induction as a fellow in the American Academy of Chefs, the foundation's honor society. The award recognizes chefs who, according to the foundation, have "advanced the culinary profession and ensured the enrichment of students, our members."

The winner will be identified in July at the group's national convention in Las Vegas.

Asked if he'd be gambling in Vegas, Comstock said, "I'd feel lucky to simply be there. I never dreamed in a million years I'd be recognized at the top of the chefs' association."

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