Walter Leible, CMC
Walter is one of 67 Certified Master Chefs (CMC) in the United States. He is a senior culinary instructor/assistant professor at The Art Institute of Phoenix, where he has worked for 17 years.
He has served as academic director, assistant academic director, assistant professor and senior lead chef instructor during his time at The Art Institute of Phoenix. Beginning in Germany as an apprentice.
He moved on to work in some of the finest hotels, resorts, country clubs, cruise ships and restaurants in Germany, Sweden, England, Canada and finally the United States.
He participated in the Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung, commonly known as the “culinary Olympics,” in Erfurt, Germany, first as a member of the ACF Western Region Culinary Team USA in 1988 and then as the team manager in 1992. He has received numerous gold and silver medals in both ACF-sanctioned and international competitions. From 1999 to 2001.
He was president of ACF Chef’s Association of Arizona, Inc. and was named chapter Chef of the Year in 1989 and 1999. In 2001, he received chapter Culinarian of the Year, and in 2002, chapter Educator of the Year.
He received an Antonin Carême Medal in 2007, and an ACF President’s Medallion in 2010. He is a member of La Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and the German Chefs Association
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