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Hari Pulapaka

Hari Pulapaka

Chef/Founder/Owner , Global Cooking School
Hari Pulapaka, PhD, WCMC, CEC, AAC
  • Founder & CEO, Global Cooking School, LLC
  • Inducted into American Academy of Chefs (AAC), the honor society of the American Culinary Federation (ACF), 2023
  • Worldchefs Certified Master Chef (WCMC)
  • Tenured Associate Professor of Mathematics, Stetson University (since 2000)
  • 4-time semifinalist, James Beard Award - Best Chef South (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • 2-time Food & Wine Top 100 Peoples' Chefs in America
  • ACF, Certified Executive Chef (CEC), since 2012
  • Strategic Advisor, Postelsia
  • Chief Sustainability Officers (CSO) Group, Food Tank
  • GRIST 50 fixer, 2017
  • James Beard Foundation Culinary Equality Mentor
  • Chef Partner, Enroot Organics PBC
  • Executive Board, Mainstreet DeLand Association
  • Inaugural ZAGAT Orlando, Top Food & Restaurant (food score 29/30)
  • ACF Excellence in Culinary Achievement
  • Chef Rôtisseur, Chaines des Rôtisseurs
  • Orlando Sentinel, Culinary Hall of Fame
  • Orlando Sentinel, Best Chef
  • Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Foundation
  • Multiple author
  • ACF Certified Master Chef (CMC) Practical Candidate
  • Co-founder & former Co-Owner, Cress Restaurant (2008-2019)



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