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More Sad News 
by thickeyNo presence information
 9/17/2015 12:57 PM

​The Golden Toque is sad to announce that Chef Willy Rossel has passed away Wednesday the 16th of September at the age of 94. Willy had been a member of our order since 1988 and also was a past president of the American Culinary Federation. He influenced...

Great Loss for the Golden Toque 
by thickeyNo presence information
 6/4/2015 3:15 PM

​Tuesday June 2nd the Golden Toque lost past Grand Commander Dr. Robert Nograd. He was a great Chef and a true gentleman. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Golden Toque Sponsored Scholarships 
by amerryNo presence information
 9/12/2011 11:48 AM

The Golden Toque now has available scholarships from Sullivan University's National Center for Hospitality Studies in Louisville, Kentucky.

For applications to above scholarships go to the scholarship directory on this page.

Golden Toque Golf Shirts - Monday, October 19, 2009  
by amerryNo presence information
 1/5/2011 10:06 AM
Golden Toque golf shirts are available through New Chef Fashions. They also will put the Golden Toque Emblem on your Chef Jackets.
For further information contact:

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The "Golden Toque" was originally founded in France and brought to this country by Chef Pierre Berard. It is registered in the United States Patent Office as The Honorable Order of the Golden Toque founded in 1961.

Golden Toque means Golden Chefs Hat. The Honorable Order is the highest acclaimed recognition a Chef can receive in America.

The Honorable Order of the Golden Toque was established to give recognition to Chefs of at least twenty years service, who have achieved professional attainment of high estate, abiding interest in professional progress and devoted and distinguished service to the Culinary Profession and Arts.  Membership is restricted to One Hundred life-time members. One may not apply for membership, but must be nominated by three active members.  After the nomination a screening process is conducted thru the Acceptance Committee composed of past Grand Commanders, the Board of Directors and final acceptance must be granted by the membership at the Annual Meeting.