CGHS teacher receives national honor for impact on culinary industry

Susanne Ebacher-Grier

(August 14, 2022) - Center Grove High School teacher and chef Susanne Ebacher-Grier was awarded the Presidential Medallion by the America Culinary Foundation (ACF) in July. The honor is the highest award given by the ACF and recognizes the recipient's outstanding representation of the ACF fundamental principles, including superior strength of character and continued contributions to ACF and/or the culinary industry as a whole.

"When I would see the Presidential Medallion awarded, it became a goal. Was I always cognizant of it – no. I just continued to serve the chapters I belonged to and then serve the Greater Indianapolis Chapter with a giving heart, mentorship and a passion for the hospitality industry," Grier told the culinary magazine Cuvée"Receiving this award is an accumulation of hard work and unknown wins shared with many. What makes me emotional about this is thinking about my Dad. He would have been beyond proud of me being a person of integrity and wanting to do the right thing while utilizing my culinary talents."

Grier teaches more than 350 students as part of the CGHS Culinary Pathway program.