DERRICK DAVENPORT – ACF CHEF OF THE YEAR

Taylor Shellfish Farms was proud to join hundreds of cheering chefs at the 2015 National American Culinary Federation in Orlando, Florida as Derrick Davenport, CEC, CPEC, MBA – Master US Navy Chef was selected Chef of the Year.

In an inspiring acceptance speech, Chef Davenport, who has prepared outstanding cuisine for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington DC, urged chefs to remember that, with training and dedication, the Hospitality Industry offers an opportunity for creativity rarely equaled by other careers. 

Speaking in both French and English, Chef Davenport thanked ACF President Thomas J. Macrina for the honor of his selection and spoke about the need to mentor young chefs. Dressed in sparkling military dress whites, he is already an inspiring leader.