Culinary Federation Winnipeg Executive Board 2021
President: Peter Ecker, Past President: Brian Humniski, Vice president : Jose Naboa Sanchez, Second Vice President: Jared Lavalee, Secretary : Cheryl Shefield, Treasurer : Jeff Bilious.
Chef Directors : Hans Schweitzer, Ron Dobrinsky, John Reimers, Chris Coombs, Froilan Ofiaza, J.D. Braid .
Associate Members : Saputo – Coleen Robbins, City Bread -Derek Kostyniuk, Fentons Wine Merchant- Mo Razik, Binner Marketing – Bonnie Mularchuk
These are the women and men who currently offer their time and energy to help CCFCC meets its mission in Winnipeg. Check them out, drop them a line, they would be more than happy to hear how we might be able help our culinary community be the best we can be!
President Peter Ecker
Chef Peter Ecker began his culinary journey in 1977 at the Turf N Surf restaurant in Niagara Falls and then began his apprenticeship with CP Hotels Skylon Tower, Niagara Falls. He moved on to become the Ex Sous Chef at the Pillar and Post Inn in Niagara on the Lake. With a wide range of Executive Chef experience in places such as the Rim Rock Hotel in Banff, Delta Hotels in Sherbrook and Regina, Red Deer Hotel & Conference Centre, Sheraton Winnipeg and Casino’s of Winnipeg, he found his home as the Corporate Chef at Sysco Winnipeg in 2004.
Chef Peter is a Free Mason of Canada and a member of the Canadian Chef Association. He has been involved in the community as a culinary instructor, promotion manager for the Manitoba Culinary Team, a speaker for the Agriculture Producers and Chef for the Canadian Bison Association.”
Past President Brian Humniski
Brian has been a part of Winnipeg s culinary community as a Chef and Culinary instructor for over thirty years.
His passion for all things gastronomic has driven Brian to be an avid gardener, forager and food enthusiast.
Chef Director Jose Naboa Sanchez
A native of Ecuador, South America, Jose found his calling to cuisine while a College student. He possess two Master Degrees and an US Chef de Cuisine Certification. After he worked in and owned several restaurants in Ecuador he thought on the importance of keep the learning process going, and as a Tenured Professor he focused his efforts on South American heritage flavours and fusion cuisine.
With more than 15 years in the Culinary Trade Jose decided to come to Winnipeg and after some experience at Canad Inns and Assiniboia Downs, for the past two years he runs Gardewine Cafeteria, with a daily service of 200 co-workers and a food operation that borders 27%.
He believes the most flavorful cuisine is made simply with the best, is now on the Board to learn, help, and why not inspire. Education-cuisine- the convergence of his two favorite field.
Chef Director John Jőrn Reimers CCC
John has been an integetral part of the Culinary Federation for decades. John spent his career from its start at Culinary Hotel Business School Hamburg Germany before moving on to the Hilton Hotels Europe-Rotterdam-Hilton Queen Elizabeth Montreal. He then moved on to work for Westin Hotels and Resorts in Chicago, Calgary and Winnipeg. John put down roots in Winnipeg and spent his time working with his company, Reimers Hospitality Corporation while taking on the position as an Instructor at Red River College. From his start in 1979 to his retirement in 2012 John rose to be Chair of Hospitality at Red River College. John has many talents which he brings to the board including being chair of the Presidents Award Gala held annually.
Johns other accomplishments include:
SR Board of Directors, MB. C.F.C.C. Since 1975
President C.F.C.C. MB. 1981-1985
Treasurer C.F.C.C. Wpg. Branch
Chaine des Rotisseur member
Chef of the year 1987 C.F.C.C. Manitoba Branch
125 Commemorative Medal Confederation of Canada 1989
International / National IGA
World Culinary Olympics Frankfurt Germany
Culinary Team Manitoba 1980 & 1984 ( Gold Medal) … Team Manager
(Red River College )Student Team Canada 1992… Team Manager
Queen Elisabeth 2 October 2002 Canadian Visit……Culinary Team Leader .
Associate Director Mo Razik
Mo has served many years on the board. He also served for many years on the Board of The Forks Market Merchants Organization Inc., including as the President and as the Chairman of the Board. Mo Chaired the Board of the Independent Specialty Wine Stores of \ Manitoba for 17 years. He is and was a member of and/or chairs dozens of other relevant committees.