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Philip Jones Appointed to Académie Brillat-Savarin Board of Governors
Jones Dairy Farm Chairman and CEO Philip Jones was recently appointed to the Board of Governors of The Académie Brillat-Savarin, a committee founded by the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the world’s oldest international gastronomic society. Philip is one of only ten Governors.
The original mission of the Académie Brillat-Savarin was to encourage a technical and detailed understanding of foods, their preparation and effect on the senses. The Académie is composed of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs members who are either involved in preparation of foods or its production, food critics, educators, writers, and scientists as well as gastronomes and connoisseurs dedicated to promoting education and enjoyment of fine food.
Named after Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, who, as the author of The Physiology of Taste, gained fame as an epicure and food lover, effectively founding the whole genre of the gastronomic essay.
The appointment of Philip to the Brillat-Savarin Board of Governors is well deserved. As a food industry leader, Jones, who is also a Paris trained chef, has had a distinguished and highly decorated culinary career. At The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), Philip was a member of the Society of Fellows and is currently on the Board of Trustees of the college. Philip also serves on the Board of Directors of the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) and was honored with NAMI’s Edward C. Jones Community Service Award in 2014, an award named after his grandfather. In 2017, Philip was elected to the Wisconsin Meat Industry Hall of Fame for outstanding lifetime contributions to the meat industry.
In 2020, Philip was inducted into the American Academy of Chefs (AAC) as an Honorary Fellow (HAAC) and received the Presidential Medallion from the American Culinary Federation (ACF) in 2021. More recently, Philip received the prestigious Antoine Careme medal and will be inducted into The Honorable Order of the Golden Toque in June.
“Having conducted my early formal culinary training in Paris, it’s an incredible honor to be appointed to this particular Board of Governors that is not only comprised of some of the world’s best chefs and culinarians but also pays homage to Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin,” said Philip.
More information about The Académie Brillat-Savarin is available at: https://usa.chainedesrotisseurs.com/pages/74/lacademie-de-brillat-savarin.html