The American Culinary Federation, the country’s largest chef organization, selected Michael Matarazzo, executive chef at Bear Mountain Inn, as U.S.A. Chef of the Year at its national awards held recently in Anaheim, Calif. Matarazzo, 31, led the Regional Team USA to become world champions in their category at the 2008 “culinary Olympics” held in Erfurt, Germany. At the time he was the team’s captain. Currently, he is executive chef of the Bear Mountain Inn in Bear ...

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