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Aug 18 2015 | 03:19 AM

DELHI — SUNY Delhi culinary arts major Kathryn Eurich of Warwick has won the 2015 American Culinary Arts Federation national "Student Chef of the Year" title at the ACF National Convention in Orlando, Fla., July 30-Aug.3.

This prestigious title recognizes the best up-and-coming culinary student in the nation.

Eurich is the first SUNY Delhi student to win this title and earned her trip to the national competition by winning the 2015 ACF Northeast Regional "Student Chef of the Year."

She competed in Orlando against student competitors from Florida, Illinois and Oregon.

Eurich is a senior in SUNY Delhi's Culinary Arts bachelor's degree program. She is an active member of the student culinary club and has assisted the college's hot food team during competitions.

Eurich received a gold and a bronze medal in 2014 at ACF-sanctioned competitions. Her goal following graduation is to move to New York City and someday own her own restaurant.

"Katie is exceptionally talented and we are thrilled to see her recognized as the best student chef in the nation," said SUNY Delhi President Candace Vancko. "Her success is the latest example of how Delhi's culinary arts program helps students achieve exceptional results."

SUNY Delhi's culinary arts program has long been recognized as one of the best in the country. The college's hot food team has the distinction as being the only team from New York State to have claimed the national title, winning in 2010 and 2012.

Eurich was coached by SUNY Delhi culinary arts alumni, chef Victor Sommo '01 (lead coach) and chef Brianne Slocum '09, and chef Sean Pehrsson.