If you were to count all of Stafford Decambra’s awards, honors and accolades—well, you’d probably need to use a calculator.
This Hawaii native began his culinary journey at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, graduating in 1978. He began working in several food service positions in his home state shortly thereafter, as well as the cruise line industry, before relocating to the continental United States.
During his tenure, Decambra has climbed his way to the top of the culinary food chain, culminating with his induction into the Epicurean World Master Chefs Society in 2005. He currently serves as the National Chairman of the American Academy of Chefs, the honor society of the American Culinary Federation.
Decambra’s influence can be felt throughout Alabama. He’s currently the Corporate Executive Chef for Poarch Creek Indians, overseeing all culinary operations for Creek Casino in Wetumpka, Creek Casino in Tallapoosa, and the newly built Wind Creek Casino & Hotel in Atmore. These eateries span the culinary globe, featuring fresh seafood prepared in every imaginable style, from Asian and Italian to Mexican and traditional American.