American Culinary Federation (ACF) chefs Louis Perrotte and Russell Scott III were named to Orlando Sentinel's second annual Culinary Hall of Fame. This list honors 10 culinary professionals that have made significant contributions to how Central Florida eats and drinks.
Perrotte is a certified executive chef; American Academy of Chefs member; and former chef-owner, now partner, of French bistro-style restaurant Le Coq Au Vin in Orlando, Fla. Originally from France, he was trained in the classics and worked his way up through kitchens in the United States in the 1950s. Perrotte was the sole owner of Le Coq Au Vin from 1976 to 2008 and is now a partner. An ACF member since 1972, he currently is mentoring chefs in nutrition and technique.
Scott is a certified master chef and executive chef at Isleworth Golf & Country Club, Windemere, Fla. His formal training includes a degree in baking and pastry from Johnson & Wales University, Providence, R.I. He also is the proprietor of Vino!, a boutique wine shop in Winter Park, Fla., and he has taught as an associate professor at the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, N.Y. He has been an ACF member since 1988.
The names of all the Orlando Sentinel Central Florida Culinary Hall of Fame inductees for 2009 are available at www.OrlandoSentinel.com.