News & Awards
Each year, the Institute of Arts and Popular Traditions of Alsace recognizes talented Alsatians who preserve the arts and traditions of Alsace, the culturally rich, eastern region of France, bordering Lorraine and Franche-Comté, with Germany to the east and Switzerland to the south.
“Kings of Pastry” follows ACF member Jacquy Pfeiffer, co-founder of The French Pastry School at City Colleges of Chicago and two other distinguished pastry chefs in their quest to do more than the best they can do in pastry, “but the best that can be done.”
On June 6, 2010, Chef Jean-Louis Gerin was elected by secret ballot as the new president of the US delegation of the Academie Culinaire de France, succeeding Chef Jean-Jacques Dietrich, who served the A.C.F. for 32 years.