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L. Edwin Brown
Prior to his current position as secretary general of the World Association of Cooks Societies, L. Edwin Brown was the executive vice president of the American Culinary Federation in St. Augustine, Florida and chief operating officer of the Educational Institute of the American Culinary Foundation. Mr. Brown is also the recipient of many awards, including the Howard B. Meek Award presented by the Council of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Educators to the Hospitality Educator of the Year and the American Culinary Federation Educational Institute's Educator of the Year Award, recognizing him as the educator who has made the greatest contributions to the advancement of the culinary arts in America. In 2000, he was awarded a Doctorate in Business Administration by Johnson & Wales University.
In addition, he was awarded an honorary lifetime membership in the German Chef's Association, and was inducted into the Order of the Golden Toque as a lifetime member. Mr. Brown has served in the past as chairman of the American Culinary Federation's Educational Institute and as a member of the Chefs' and Cooks' Association of Pittsburgh, the Council of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Educators, and on the Florida State Vocational Education Advisory Board.
2005 The Pennsylvania Culinary Institute of Pittsburgh dedicated their library and resources center to L. Edwin Brown.