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.

Meeting Sponsor

Meeting Sponsor

CCFCC National Conference Update

Members of CCFCC executive were wowed today by the fantastic potential of greenhouse technology at Mucci International in Kingsville, Ontario hosted by Nancy Hewitt of the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers. Later in the day, Chef John Placko presented a transformational  session on molecular gastronomy and the latest technology . The evening was capped by a visit to the  Canadian Club Heritage Centre and a sampling of some of Canada’s finest.

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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.

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April Meeting

Thanks to Chef Quentin Harty and the RBC Convention Center for hosting the April 12 Meeting . Sysco was our meeting sponsor and provided a fantastic buffet featuring the products of Binner Marketing. We were introduced to the fresh produce offered by Denis Dufour of Fresh Pro and had a chance to discuss the world of specialty produce. We capped the evening off with a behind the scenes tour of the  new R.B.C. Convention Center. We welcome Bonnie Mularchuk of Binner Marketing and Sales as a new representative.

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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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March meeting at Pratts

Thanks to Grant Avery and Chef Ferdinand Catalan of Pratt’s for an informative and wonder-full evening. We were introduced to the wonders of Electrolux combi and quick chill technology. We were treated to a fantastic Prime Rib Buffet and all the frills.

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Host Grant Avery and Past President Ron Dobrinsky

Host Grant Avery and Past President Ron Dobrinsky

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January meeting sponsored by Gordon Food Services

downloadThe January meeting was a great success , sponsored by Gordon Food Services and hosted by Chef Michael Keeler and his staff. Fantastic food and presentation of Sienna Bakery line of artisan bread products for the discerning chef. We were joined by Western Vice President Anthony J McCarthy CCC. remington-break

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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