Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Executive Chef Robert Anderson sits in the chair of the Speaker of the Iowa House surrounded by State Representatives Zach Nunn (left to right), Rob Taylor, DMACC Dean of Arts and Sciences Jim Stick, State Representatives John Landon and Kevin Koester.


DMACC Executive Chef Robert Anderson was recognized in a special ceremony by the Iowa House of Representatives on Monday afternoon. Anderson was recognized for his 43 years of world-renowned leadership at the Iowa Culinary Institute; for receiving the prestigious L’Ordre des Palmes Academiques award from the French Republic; and for being one of only 99 American chefs and the only active chef from Iowa to be inducted into the Honorable Order of the Golden Toque.