Notre Dame Food Services Executive Chef Don Miller Receives Regional Culinary Award for Professionalism

Author: Lisa Wenzel


Donald Miller, CEC, CCE, AAC, was honored this week by the American Culinary Federation (ACF) for his outstanding professionalism. Miller received the organization’s Central Region Chef Professionalism Award, at the 2012 ACF Central Regional Conference held in Detroit, April 14–16. 

Chef Miller has been with the University since 1987, originally at the Morris Inn, then bringing his skill and experience to Notre Dame Food Services in 2004. 

On campus, Chef Miller routinely demonstrates his professionalism in his development of staff.  Chef Miller is the ACF Apprenticeship Chair.  Through his work with this program he mentors chefs to develop their full potential.  Chef Miller is the culinary leader and mentor for a culinary staff on campus of over 150 professionals.  This group learns from Chef Miller each day. 

The University has also benefited from Chef Miller’s efforts in the area of sustainability.  Chef Miller was the driving force in Notre Dame Food Service’s efforts to become Marine Stewardship Certified (being the first university to achieve this in the nation).  Chef Miller brings to our operations fresh produce each summer from our own campus garden. 

Learn more about Chef Miller’s impact on the culinary industry.