Aaronut was appointed as a pro tem moderator in 2010, then elected as a moderator in 2011 in our very first moderator election. Unfortunately he hasn't been active on the site in the last year, and it's policy to remove inactive moderators, so his moderator status was removed today.
Over the years he contributed a great deal to the site, both as a moderator and as a user on the main site and here on meta. He has the third highest reputation on the site, and on meta he has by far the most answers of any user. He helped keep the site running smoothly, he helped iron out the scope and policies of our site from the beginning, and he shared an awful lot of cooking knowledge.
So, Aaronut, on behalf of the other mods and the community you served, thanks for everything you did!