25 Chapel Street — Albany, NY 12210

2007
• DiRoNA (Distinguished Restaurants of North America) Fine Dining Award
• Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence Award

2006
• Featured in “New Asian Cuisine” Fabulous Recipes from Celebrity Chefs
• Four Star Review, Albany Times Union
• American Culinary Federation Achievement of Excellence in Fine Dining

2005
• Featured in “Glorious Food” Cookbook, International Association of Culinary Professionals
• Guest panelist Asian Expo Javits Center, NYC
• Guest Lecturer NHI International Hotel School, Bandung, Indonesia

2004
• Seminar and Lecture for Minister of Tourism Indonesian Consulate, Chicago Illinois
• Best of Award of Excellence, Wine Spectator
• Enlisted by Cappiello Dairy to develop fusion recipes for consumers in the Asian market.

2003
• Culinary Demonstration, Flavors of Indonesia for the American Culinary Federatio NE Regional Conference Philadelphia, PA
• Lecture and Demonstration in Bandung, Indonesia at APN Hotel School for the AKBAR Reunion
• Served on the panel of judges in Jakarta, Indonesia for Inner-Circle Wine Society of Indonesia
• Four Star Review from Albany Times Union
• Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence”
• Sante Magazine Fine Dining Award
• Presented Gala Holiday Dinner for the Confrerie de La Chaine des Rotisseurs

2002
• Mentored Chef’s from the USS Albany, Nuclear Submarine
• Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence”

2001
• Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence”
• Sante Magazine Award “Cooking for Wine in the Mid- Atlantic States”
• Guest Chef at the James Beard House

2000
• Team Manager and Captain of NYS Culinary Team USA, Hotelympia, Bronze Medal Master Chefs Grand Prix
• Adds Studio 64 Nightclub to list of establishments

1999
• Sante Magazine Award “Cooking for Wine in the Mid-Atlantic States”
• Relocates Yono’s Restaurant to Armory Center
• Initiates “Special Events by Yono’s”

1998
• Guest Chef at the Eighth Annual James Beard Awards Reception
• International Bronze Medal (Team) Hotelympia ’98, London, England
• Team Manager/Captain, New York State Culinary Team, Albany!
• Guest Chef James Beard “Chefs and Champagne”
• Opens Bumpers Café, Automotive Theme Restaurant in Armory Center, a 65,000 Sq Ft Entertainment Complex

1997
• Gold Medal, American Culinary Federation
• Culinary Cornucopia Grand Award (Best of Show), American Culinary Federation
• International Bronze Medal (Individual), British Open Cookery Championship
• Team Captain and Founder, New York State Culinary Team, Albany!
• Inaugural Community Service Award, New York State Restaurant Assn./Capital District.

1996
• President – American Culinary Federation, Capital District/Central New York Chapter
• National Grand Prize Winner, La Parade des Chefs, Javits Center, NYC
• Silver Medal, American Culinary Federation

1995
• Chef of the Year – ACF, Capital District/Central New York Chapter
• Featured on the TV Food Network
• Vice President, American Culinary Federation Capital District/Central New York Chapter
• Guest Lecturer – Culinary Institute of America
• Cornucopia of Flavours Cookbook -Director of Project Development

1994
• Culinary Cornucopia Grand Award (Best of Show), American Culinary Federation
• Gold Medal, American Culinary Federation
• Presented Seminar on Indonesian cuisine at the ACF ‘s National Convention in CA.
• Recipient of the Chaine des Rôtisseur Medal of Honor
• Featured on the Today Show

1993
• Silver Medal, American Culinary Federation
• Bronze Medal, American Culinary Federation

1992
• Gold Medal, American Culinary Federation
• Culinary Olympic Team 1992 Apprentice, Chaine des Rôtisseurs USA
• Cited in Who’s Who Among Rising Young Americans
• Guest Chef, James Beard House

1991
• YONO’S is nominated as one of the Best of the Best Restaurants in America
• Honored as one of North America’s outstanding chefs
• Included in America’s 2000 by Chefs in America
• Named Restaurateur of the Year by the NYS Restaurant Association
• Recipient of the Medal of Honor from Les Amis D’Escoffier
• Gold Medal, American Culinary Federation

1990
• National Chefs Touring Program for Festival of Indonesia
• Guest Chef, Cornell’s “Cross Country Gourmet” Series
• Motivator with Benita Zahn, local cooking show “Let’s Eat” broadcasted weekly by NBC affiliate Channel 13 WNYT featuring regional chefs

1989
• Certified Food and Beverage Executive (AH & MA)
• Certified Executive Chef, American Culinary Federation (ACF)

1988
• Chef of the Year, ACF Albany

1987
• Culinarian of the Year, ACF Albany