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Navajo Technical University
Lowerpoint Road, State Hwy 371
Crownpoint NM 87313

Phone: 505.387.7401
Fax: 505.786.5644

 

Chinle Instructional Site
PO Box 849, Chinle AZ, 86503
Phone: 928.674.5764
Fax: 928.674.5700

 

Teec Nos Pos Instructional Site
PO Box 1203, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514
Phone: 928.656.3600
Fax: 928.656.3596

 

Kirtland Instructional Site
40 Road 6580, Kirtland, NM 87417
Phone: 505.609.5020/5017

 

Zuni Instructional Site
67 301 North, Zuni, NM 87327
Phone: 505.782.6010

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 Chef Brian Tatsukawa

CROWNPOINT, NM - On June 23, 2022, Navajo Technical University Culinary and Professional Baking Program Instructor Chef Brian Tatsukawa will be recognized at the American Culinary Federation (ACF) 2022 awards luncheon in Las Vegas, NV on July 25th where is hard work, teaching, and most of all contributions toward the ACF will be acknowledged.

A Certified Executive Chef and a Certified Evaluator. Chef Brian Tatsukawa recently received the recipient of the Cutting-Edge Award from the ACF which recognizes a Chef’s commitment to leadership and service to the culinary profession. His commitment to Native American Chef’s across the country for the Sean Sherman aka The Sioux Chef and Nephi Craig are being recognized for having close relationships.

The future looks bright for Chef Tatsukawa, within the next year he hopes to get the Bachelor’s Degree of Hotel and Restaurant Administration accredited through the ACF and become a Certified Culinary Educator. Another goal is to be inducted into the American Academy of Chefs of Chef with friend and colleague Chef Robert Witte.

Both Chef Brian Tatsukawa and Chef Robert Witte, colleagues, started the Four Corners Chapter of the American Culinary Federation. A website to help evolve passionate chef’s share their ideas, write down recipes, activities they plan, and employment opportunities within the area. You can join the ACF as a member by submitting an application, prices vary, each member has a category based on the designation that describes you as a student to a professional culinarian.

"I have truly enjoyed being a member of the American Culinary Federation. I have met some amazing chefs from around the world and built friendships that have gone beyond the federation. I am hopeful that I can pass along the importance of joining the ACF to our students as it will give them an advantage in the culinary world." – Chef Brian Tatsukawa

“Chef Brian came on board and wanted to teach. I was very happy with that. Brian is well deserved for this award. Very good hearted, he will give credit to his students and colleagues. He can go anywhere if he wanted to and be an executive chef. I have high hopes for him.”

His other accomplishments with the ACF include Chef Educator of the Year award in 2018 for the state of New Mexico.

Contact NTU

Navajo Technical University
Lowerpoint Road, State Hwy 371
Crownpoint, NM 87313

Phone: 505.387.7401
Fax: 505.786.5644


Chinle Instructional Site
PO Box 849, Chinle, AZ 86503

Phone: 928.674.5764
Fax: 928.674.5700


Teec Nos Pos Instructional Site
PO Box 848, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514

Phone: 928.656.3600
Fax: 928.656.3596


Kirtland Instructional Site
40 Road 6580
Kirtland, NM 87417
(505) 609-5020/5017
(Located off of Highway 64 next to Judy Nelson Elementary School in Kirtland, NM)


Zuni Instructional Site
67 301 North, Zuni, NM 87327

Phone: 505.782.6010