Minden's Dominic Tanzi has lots of medals. As a Marine in World War II, he served from 1939 to 1945 and fought in battles ranging across the Pacific.
But recently he received a medal for his service to the food and beverage industry in the years since the war ended.
Tanzi received the 2012 Antonin Careme medal, which is named after a 19th Century Parisan chef, from the Chef's Association of the Pacific Coast.
Before he came to Lake Tahoe, Tanzi did a lot of things including teaching, and running officers clubs. He owned a restaurant in San Carlos for …