1988 Chef Of The Year, Medal and Plaque, American Culinary Federation
1998 Community Service, Franklin Beal Award, Silver Plaque, American Culinary Federation
1988 The N.C. Food and Wine Festival, Medal
1989 Style Magazine Chef Of The Year
1992 Presidents Medal, American Culinary Federation
1994 Presidents Medal, American Culinary Federation
1994 Entrepreneurial Success Of The Year, Great Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce
1995 Presidents Medal, American Culinary Federation
1995 Chef Of The Year, Medal and Plaque, American Culinary Federation
1997 Presidents Medal, American Culinary Federation
1998 Childhood Hunger Day, Two Medals
2000 Presidents Medal, American Culinary Federation
2000 ACF Chef’s Forum Award
2002 Presidents Medal, American Culinary Federation
2007 True Spirit Award, American Culinary Federation
2010 Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award, American Culinary Federation
2012 Chef Of The Year, Plaque, American Culinary Federation
2013 Chef Professionalism Plaque, American Culinary Federation


The American Academy of Chefs

1997 Inducted into The American Academy of Chefs, The Honor Society of the ACF: An Honor Society – The American Academy of Chefs (AAC) promotes high standards and professionalism for the culinary arts. AAC ensure the future of the culinary industry through mentoring and scholarship programs.


Associations, Certificates and Appreciation

1987 A Night of Wine and Roses, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
1987 Distinguished Volunteer Leadership, March of Dimes
1997 Inducted into The American Academy of Chefs, The Honor Society of the ACF
1997 1st Time Campaign Award, United Way of Forsyth County
1999 9th Annual CONTACT: Helpline of the Triad
2007 – 2008 Excellence in Teaching, Honor Roll, Culinary Instructor at GTCC
2012 Best Community Partner and Best Chef Award, Family Services
2013 North Carolina Chef Of The Year, Achievement Award, Family Services
Kauffman Entrepreneur Internship Program Award
The Blue Chip Enterprise Award, From Connecticut Mutual, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Nation’s Business.
La Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, Vice Conseiller Culinaire Du Bailliage De Winston Salem
Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine
La Confrerie Des Amis Des Formages De France
Le Comite National Des Vins De France



Chamber of Commerce
A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau – Donald C. McMillan C.E.C. A.A.C. – Past Board Member (not a member) 
Visit Winston Salem
IACP – International Association of Culinary Professionals
IFSEA – International Food Services Executives Association
ACF – American Federation of Chefs
AAC – American Academy of Chefs
The Chef and Child Foundation – As a leading voice in the fight against childhood hunger and obesity, the foundation provides education and assistance to promote the understanding of proper nutrition.
Chefs Move to Schools – Chef Donald McMillan has taken the lead role in the Triad to help with this worth cause. This exciting initiative was created by First Lady Michelle Obama and Sam Kass, White House senior policy adviser for healthy food initiatives, as part of the White House’s Let’s Move campaign.

Awards Photo Gallery