Bruno Burnichon was presented with The Order of the Legion of Honour from France by France’s ambassador to Canada at 17 Wing ,Winnipeg Air Force Base on April 25 2017.
The Legion of Honour is the Highest decoration that France can bestow. Bruno is a long standing associate member of CCFCC Winnpeg and has been instrumental in educational and fund raising efforts and received the Associate of the Year Award in 2016.
The April meeting of the CCFCC Winnipeg Branch was held at Gordon Food Service’s fantastic facility on Sterling Lyon Parkway. Following an insightful tour of their state of the art operation by Nelson, we were treated to a tasty and wholesome dinner featuring an array of the products presented.
The educational portion of the meeting focussed on seasonal harvest transitions and their impacts on the current state of produce. We learned about the methods that Markon farms of Salinas California uses to insure our market availability of fine produce.
We were introduced to the launch of the new line of Pepper Mill salad dressings and were sweetened up by Ice cream varieties and a dessert bar featuring the offerings of Wow Factor desserts.
We would like to welcome new members Jose Noboa and Mark Delores to the association.
Special thanks to Bob and Howard for their long time support of the branch, and to the team at Gordon Food Services for an informative and delicious meeting.
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.