Two American Culinary Federation (ACF) members received International Culinary Academy Awards at the 2011 Cordon d’ Or - Gold Ribbon awards presentation, held at The Don CeSar, St. Pete Beach, Fla., May 15.

In the Academy of Culinary Arts category, Thomas Macrina, CEC, CCA, HGT, AAC, of Plymouth Meeting, Pa., executive chef at Desmond Great Valley Hotel and Conference Center, Malvern, Pa., received the Chef Educator/Executive Chef award. Macrina is chair of the American Academy of Chefs, ACF’s honor society, and is a member of ACF Philadelphia Chapter.

Also in the Academy of Culinary Arts category, Charles Carroll, CEC, AAC, executive chef at River Oaks Country Club, Houston, received the Culinary Life Achievement Award. Carroll is a seven-time “culinary Olympian,” an inspirational speaker and a member of ACF Professional Chefs Association of Houston. In addition, he received a Cookbook Award in the Culinary Literature category for Tasting Success: Your Guide to Becoming a Professional Chef (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010).