Chef Jesse Friesen of Pizzeria Gusto had a busy month, first representing Manitoba at the World Culinary Olympics in Germany and then coming home to Win the Winnipeg Gold Medal Plates competition.
Winnipeg’s Chefs Association was out to tell visitors about the benifits to the Manitoba Hotel Association show at the Victoria Inn last Tuesday. Thanks to Helmut Mathae, Ron Dobrinsky, Trevor Bailey and Bonnie Mularchuk for attending the booth. Thanks to Helmut and Lionel Brunel for the edible art on display. Chocolate Painting and Salt Sculpture.
At our May Meeting we we experienced a presentation by Chef Larry Devries of Agricultural Culinary Team Manitoba. Agriculture Team Manitoba will be representing Manitoba this fall at the Culinary Olympics.
Chef Eldon Brink and his staff provided us with a memorable buffet featuring smoked brisket at the Holiday Inn South
Meeting was sponsored by Sysco foods and Binner marketing.
On Saturday April 9, 2016 CCFCC Winnipeg celebrated the year by recognizing the accomplishments of Manitoba’s finest in the culinary community. Chef Chris Coombs of Steinbach Regional Secondary School was named Chef of the Year. Chef Kyle Helash of Great West Life was named Junior Chef of the Year . Bruno Burnichon of European Gourmet was named associate member of the year. Chef Raymond Czayka was awarded the lifetime achievement award for his culinary endeavors. Excellent dinner prepared by Chef Heiko Duehrsen and his team at Qualico Centre, Assiniboine Park.
Out with the old and in with the New for 2016. How time flies when one is busy and involved with life. Our new year’s weather has started much friendlier than last year’s winter wonderland. We look forward to new initiatives and meeting new members and friends in the coming months.
They are currently working on the ice sculptures for the Ice Festival at the forks for us all to enjoy. We will all be amazed when we see the work of 40 ice carvers, who can create great works of art from simple, large blocks of ice.
The tradition of dining on Red River ice looks like it has come to an end this year and will have to be moved to land because of the mild weather, hope you have your tickets to attend, sold out again.
Your Winnipeg branch executive would like to invite you to this year’s meetings and dinners. Our executive will be busy putting together and finalizing this year’s Gala President’s Ball, April 9th at the Qualico Centre in Assiniboine Park. Please join us and help us with our branch initiatives and events. The experience of working with some of Winnipeg’s finest Chef’s and instructors is priceless.
Networking, learning, and meeting new friends will help us all become better members, associates and involved in our community.
We look forward to meeting everyone at Assiniboia Downs, January 13th for the branch meeting. Join us, mix, mingle and converse with our Western Canadian Vice President, Anthony McCarthy CCC.
Remember our branch dues are due and can be paid at our next meeting. Dues need to be sent in to national office on time to provide for our branch votes at the national conference.
Happy New Year
Paul Lemire President CCFCC Winnipeg