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Chef Scott Gilbert "Honored" by Recent Award

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Dec 04, 2012

Chef Scott Gilbert of Custom Culinary® was recently awarded the Antonin Carême Medal by the American Culinary Federation, Pacific Coast (San Francisco) Chapter.  

Chef Gilbert’s impressive career in foodservice has spanned over 30 years. In additional to his current role of leading a talented and well-respected team of culinarians at Custom Culinary®, Gilbert has been recognized by winning numerous culinary and nutrition competitions and has been inducted into the Honorable Order of the Golden Toque. Gilbert is certified as an executive chef by the American Culinary Federation and maintains memberships in a number of other culinary organizations, including the World Association of Chefs Societies, American Academy of Chefs and Research Chefs Association.

The medal was named after Chef Antonin Carême who had a reputation as the “Chef of Kings and the King of Chefs” due to his love for the craft and his demonstration of compassion and humane qualities. Marie-Antoine (Antonin) Carême (1784-1833) was born in Paris at the height of the French Revolution. He is well known for greatly simplifying and codifying the style of cooking known as haute cuisine. Carême is often thought of as the first celebrity chef.

“I’m honored and humbled by this recognition. I’ve been very fortunate to make a career out of my passion and sincerely thank all those who have guided me along my journey,” Gilbert said.

The Antonin Carême Medal program was founded in 1969. In its 43-year history only 159 medals have been awarded. The purpose of the program is to honor those rare individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the culinary profession, particularly to education and the advancement of gastronomy and the culinary arts.

Custom Culinary® is proud to have another recipient of this prestigious medal on their culinary team as well. Industry pioneer Chef Mike Minor was awarded the 94th Antonin Carême Medal.