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ACA Graduate Named Pastry Chef of the Year

August 1, 2007

The American Culinary Federation named Patricia Nash, a 1997 graduate of the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College, National Pastry Chef of the Year. Nash received the honor at the 2007 ACF National Convention, July 21-24, in Orlando.

Nash, a former pastry chef at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, is pastry chef at Westchester Country Club in Rye, NY.

The former Ocean City resident represented the United States as part of ACF Culinary Team USA 2004, and served as an apprentice at the 2000 Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung in Erfurt, Germany. In addition, Nash earned four gold medals at the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York in 1999.

Nash earned a 4.0 GPA at ACCC and served as the honorary alumni chef at the 2004 The Press of Atlantic City Restaurant Gala, which raises funds for ACA scholarships.