Filipina Chef Melissa Sison, was recently conferred the Presidential Medallion by the American Culinary Foundation during the awarding ceremonies held at the Orlando World Marriot Resort in Florida in July.
The Center for Culinary Arts, Manila academic & continuing education programs head, received the award for her achievements and for her various contributions in setting high culinary standards in the Philippines through culinary education.
American Culinary Foundation (ACF) is the most prestigious and biggest organization of chefs and culinary professionals in the United States and is led by National President, Filipino-American chef Michael T.
The latest recognition was just part of the string of achievements of chef Melissa and CCA. In November last year during CCA’s 15th year, she led eight other chef-instructors in becoming the first ACF-certified culinary professionals in the Philippines, and she herself was accredited as the first Certified Executive Chef (CEC).