One of our founding fathers and charter member of the ACF Rhode Island Chapter, Chef Socrates Inonog, CCE, AAC has passed away
Hello All Chefs, Members & Friends,
It is with a sad heart this morning that I report to you the passing of one of our founding fathers and charter member of the ACF Rhode Island Chapter, Chef Socrates Inonog, CCE, AAC.
Chef Socrates Inonog, CCE, AAC was the former Dean Emeritus of Culinary Arts at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. He served as a culinary professor, Department Chairman, Dean of Faculty, and Director of Operations before accepting the Dean Emeritus position at the Johnson and Wales University. One of his former students from the class of 1978 was none other than famous international Chef Emeril Lagasse.
Chef Inonog, CCE, AAC proudly promoted Philippine cuisine wherever he went. “We should be proud of what we have,” he said. “Our cuisine, it’s not simple, it’s a combination of so many cultures, Spaniards for 300 years, Japanese, Chinese, Malaya Polynesian we should be proud of our cuisine. To this day whenever I cook, although I know how to cook everything, they want my Filipino food. As a Filipino, love your cuisine, really promote it and love it. ”
Chef Socrates Inonog, CCE, AAC moved to Simi Valley, CA. right around the time that I started to get involved with the chapter approximately 7 years ago from what I can remember. Ironically Chef moved to a city where I previously lived in and graduated high school from which immediately established a connection for us.
Our thought and prayers are with him and his family during this time.
Daniel Van Etten
ACF Rhode Island Chapter
Chef Socrates Inonog CCE, AAC