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Jean Yves Vendeville earns award

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Jean Yves Vendeville (Source: ACF) Jean Yves Vendeville (Source: ACF)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Jean Yves Vendeville department chair at Savannah Technical College was named the best culinary educator in the Southeast, according to the American Culinary Federation.

Vendeville received the American Culinary Federation Southeast Region Chef Educator of the Year Award at the 2014 ACF Southeast Regional Conference held in North Charleston. He is an ACF certified Executive Pastry Chef.

"Being able to share my knowledge with the next generation of chefs is most important to me," said Vendeville in a news release. "I train my students to be successful in culinary arts and perhaps someday to surpass me as leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs and instructors in the culinary profession. I thank my students for believing in me and following me every day. This is why I am honored to have been selected Chef Educator of the Year for the ACF Southeast Region."

The ACF Chef Educator of the Year Award was established in 1998 and honors culinary educators that enhance the image of the professional chef.

Vendeville was one of four Southeast Region candidates competing for the award. He moves on to vie for the national title at the 2014 ACF National Convention in Kansas City in July.

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