Chef Jesse Friesen of Pizzeria Gusto has a big month.

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.

Congratulations Chef.


Manitoba Hotel Association Show

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.


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Bee Maid gives Chefs Sweet tour!

beemaidBee Maid Honey offered the Chefs a chance to see behind the scenes of a Manitoba treasure, pure and simple. Great food prepared and served by Agriculture Team Manitoba. Insight-full presentation by Bill Bygarski, bee keeper and  Bee Maid Staff Shannon Bowden and Isela Arroyo.


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Chefs Serve up South Beach Picnic

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National Awards CCFCC Convention

Congratulations to Chef Raymond Czayka for his Lifetime Achievement Award presented at this years CCFCC  National Convention this May in Windsor Ontario.

Congratulations to Chef Brian Humniski who received the National Branch Communication Award  also presented at the convention.


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Sysco gets creative

Chef Peter Ecker

Chef Peter Ecker and the team at Sysco gave the CCFCC Winnipeg Branch a fine sendoff for the summer. We were shown how people helping people and  STIR  program works. Success though innovative resources. Fantastic ideas and deliciousIMGP7368 samples galore.

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May Meeting Holiday Inn South Wednesday May 11, 2016

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.


Gala Award Winners

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.


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Presidents Message 2016

 Dear Members:

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

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