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Chef Instructor at Olympic College Wins Prestigious Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Culinary Industry

North America’s largest association of professional chefs, the American Culinary Federation (ACF), presented Chef Instructor Chris Plemmons with a prestigious award. Chris won the “Cutting Edge Award” for his leadership and service to the culinary industry during the 2011 ACF Western Regional Conference. The conference was held April 29 – May 2, 2011 at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.

His impressive list of involvements include: the First Lady Michelle Obama’s Chefs Move to Schools program since it was founded in 2010; the Farm to Plate movement for the past three years; board membership in the Washington State Chefs Association and Bremerton High School’s Culinary Arts Program; and chef in the Kitsap County AIDS Foundation’s monthly Red Ribbon Supper Club.

Chris Plemmons is a chef instructor at Olympic College’s Culinary Arts Institute. Chris is a Certified Executive Chef (CEC) and a member of the American Academy of Chefs (AAC). He graduated from the Western Culinary Institute and Rocky Mountain College. Additionally, he has been awarded various culinary honors.

Olympic College’s Culinary Arts Program is nationally accredited by the American Culinary Federation, and affiliated with the Washington State Chefs Association.

For more information, contact Chef Instructor Steve Lammers at or at 360-475-7571.

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