This is a news piece that ran in Delaware North’s internal newsletter, 360. I wanted to posted to help further congratulate Chef Padua for his efforts. I’m hopeful Chef Padua will do a Q and A interview for the blog that we can post later this week.
Paul Padua, executive pastry chef at The Ahwahnee hotel in Yosemite National Park, was honored as Western Regional Pastry Chef of the Year by The American Culinary Federation (ACF) after winning a competition at the regional conference May 3 in Scottsdale, Ariz.
With the win, Padua moves on to represent Delaware North and compete for the national title against other regional winners at the ACF National Convention in Dallas July 22-26.
“I’m fortunate to work for a company that supports its chefs,” Padua said.
Padua also was honored as a pastry chef who displays a passion for the craft, has an accomplished reputation in the pastry field and has helped educate others by sharing skills and knowledge. He had been anonymously nominated to participate in the ACF Western Region competition.