Over the years, Chef Carroll has received over seventy national and international awards, including Chapter Chef of the Year in 1988 and 2005 and the American Culinary Federation President’s Medallion three times in 1989, 1999 and 2005. In 2008, he was the regional and national winner of the Chef’s Professionalism Award. He received the Central Regional “Good Taste Award” in 2006 and Sharing Culinary Traditions Award from the American Academy of Chefs in 2008.
He was nominated twice for ACF regional Chef of the Year.
The James Beard Foundation selected Chef Carroll as one of the Great Country Inn Chefs of 1993. He was awarded Educator of the Year by the ACFEI in 1993. In July of 2000, he was inducted into the World Master Chefs Association. The next year, in July of 2001, he was inducted into the American Academy of Chefs and then, in March of 2002, he was inducted into the Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs. Most recently, in August of 2005, he was inducted into the Honorable Order of the Golden Toque.
He has been guest speaker at several ACF meetings, regional and national conventions, as well a culinary classes, colleges and universities. Chef Carroll serves as President to the Board of Trusties of Culinary Institute Lenôtre and Secretary Treasurer of the Les Amis d’ Escoffier Society Houston. In 2008, Chef Carroll was appointed chairman of ACF certification appeals committee and, in 2010, was appointed chairman of the World Association of Chef’s Society World Congress held in 2012 in Daejeon, Korea.