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Celebrating the Life of Chef Michael Ty

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26th August 2022

Paris, 26th of August 2022 – The Worldchefs community mourns the death of Michael Ty, former American Culinary Federation (ACF) National President, who passed away on 22 August 2022.

Michael Ty served two terms as the ACF as National President from 1993-1994 and from 2009-2013. He was a force in our community and the culinary world. There was never a need for recognition, as he quietly did what he loved to do in support of community and his passion for the culinary arts. 

Worldchefs President Thomas A. Gugler wishes a personal and heartfelt farewell and offers his sincere condolences for his family and friends.

Our thoughts go out to all those who loved him and we wish them strength at this difficult time in dealing with his enormous loss.

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About the American Culinary Federation

The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF), established in 1929, is the standard of excellence for chefs in North America. With more than 12,000 members spanning more than 170 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, with the Certified Executive Chef®, Certified Sous Chef®, Certified Executive Pastry Chef® and Certified Culinary Educator® designations accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation is home to ACF Culinary Team USA, the official representative for the United States in major international culinary competitions, and to Chef & Child, founded in 1989 to promote proper nutrition in children and to combat childhood obesity. For more information, visit Find ACF on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and digital publications hub



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