Christopher Neary, CEC, CCA, AAC, a 1975 alumnus of SUNY Cobleskill, has been named Northeast Region Vice President for the American Culinary Federation through 2019.

As a national officer, Neary will serve on the ACF’s board of directors, which oversees the organization and its subsidiaries and guides its growth.

“We are at a pivotal point in our organization with the introduction of a new board of directors,” said ACF National President Stafford T. DeCambra, CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC. “We will work together to ensure that ACF’s mission remains relevant for today’s professionals while demonstrating the standard of excellence in everything that we do. My personal commitment is to continue to improve ACF for the next generation.”

Neary has served as Corporate Executive Chef at JKings Foodservice Professionals since 2006. He was named to the board of directors during the annual ACF National Convention & Show July 9 – 13 in Orlando, Florida.

The American Culinary Federation, Inc. is the standard of excellence for chefs in North America. With more than 17,500 members spanning more than 150 chapters nationwide, ACF is the leading culinary association offering educational resources, training, apprenticeship and programmatic accreditation. In addition, ACF operates the most comprehensive certification program for chefs in the United States.


(Feature photo courtesy of The American Culinary Federation)