Culinary Federation Winnipeg Executive Board 2022
President: Peter Ecker, Past President: Brian Humniski, Vice president : Scott Hyndman, Second Vice President: Jared Lavalee, Secretary : Chris Coombs, Treasurer : Jeff Bilious.
Chef Directors : Hans Schweitzer, John Reimers, Joseph Lindhorst, Jeff Gill, Sergei Didenko,
Associate Members : Saputo – Colleen Robbins, 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. Brian has retired from teaching and maintains the website and social media for the association.
Brian’s accomplishments include being Winnipeg Chef of the Year, recipient of: Culinary Federation Sandy Sandison Award, Culinary Federation Branch Communication Award, Provincial Champion for Tourism Sustainability, Conference Board of Canada Outstanding Business/Education Partnership.
His passion for all things gastronomic has driven Brian to be an avid gardener, forager and food enthusiast.
Chef Director Scott Hyndman
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
Executive Director of the Manitoba Private Wine Stores Association / Member of CCFCC for 45 years, half of these years serving on its Executive Board / Also serves on the Board of Directors of the Chaine des Rotisseurs / owned & operated 6 Retail Stores: Cheese, Deli, Vegetarian Bakery, Wine, Cognac & Cigars, and Gourmet Foods, at the Forks & The Osborne Village / Owned & Operated Importers & Wholesale Distributors of Specialty Foods / former Chairman of the Board of Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, and former Chairman of the Board of The Forks Market Merchants Organization.