Chef Allen Named Top Instructor by ACF

Chef Doug Allen Named Instructor of the Year by the American Culinary Federation
Posted on 01/25/2019

Chef Doug Allen from Pelham High School was recently honored as Instructor of the Year by the American Culinary Federation, Birmingham Chapter. Chef Allen teaches Culinary I, Culinary II, and Baking & Pastry classes in the Hospitality & Tourism Academy at PHS.

When he's not teaching or overseeing students at events and competitions, he is often tapped for the role of guest chef or guest speaker at culinary events and conferences. While Mr. Allen is an accomplished chef in his own right, he credits the students and the support of administration for giving the program a great opportunity to interact with the local culinary community.

This year Pelham culinary students have participated in several events including Graze hosted by the Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network, the Alabama Sweets Dessert Competition, and the World Food Championship in Orange Beach. They are currently preparing for the annual ProStart State Culinary Competition which will take place in March.  

Congratulations to Chef Allen! He's a true asset to our culinary program, and we're very fortunate to have him teaching our students in Pelham!