The American Personal & Private Chef Association (APPCA) named Carol Borchardt, chef and proprietor of A Thought for Food, greater Memphis, Tenn., the association's 2010 Chef of the Year. APPCA founder and executive director Candy Wallace presented the award to Borchardt during the 2010 APPCA conference, which was hosted by Kendall College's School of Culinary Arts in Chicago.

(l to r) Carol Borchardt receives the APPCA Chef of the Year Award from founder and executive director Candy Wallace

Active in the APPCA for many years, Borchardt helped write the Personal Chef International Code of Ethics and has served on the organization's executive advisory committee. She opened A Thought for Food in 2002 after after receiving business training through the APPCA's education arm, the American Personal Chef Institute. For more information on Borchardt and her business, visit