Congratulations to Chef Jesse Friesen of Merchant Kitchen and Pizzeria Gusto for his showing at the Great Canadian Kitchen Party held in Winnipeg on November eighth. Chef Jesse will move on the the Canadian Culinary Championships in Kelona B.C. in February of 2019. It was a busy week for Chef Jesse who awed Red River Colleges School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts Homecoming dinner the night before with his Sake Cured Trout. Winnipeg is a true treasure chest of culinary talent and Jesse is one of our shining stars. Bravo Chef!
Chef Donald Pattie CCC was inducted into the CCF Honor Society at the annual Honor Society Dinner at Holland College, in Charlottown P.E.I. as part of the national convention held this weekend. Chef Pattie is recognized for his many accomplishments in the field of pastry art and technology. His work has included many fine pieces on the national and international stage as well as being the mentor for hundreds of bakers, patisserie and culinary artists. Congratulations Chef Donald.
On April 5 2018 , Red River College held a luncheon to honor one of Winnipeg’s greatest Chefs, Nick Marchak,
At the luncheon Nick presented his 1976 Gold Olympic medal to the college. Nick Marchak was the first Canadian born Chef to earn the gold medal for Canada at the world culinary olympics. . Red River College has gladly excepted the 1976 Olympic Gold medal for permanent display at the college.
Congratulations Nick Marchak and thank you for Red River College for honoring his accomplishment of putting home grown Canadian Chefs on world culinary stage.
Chef of the year , Jesse Friesen of Pizzeria Gusto
Platinum Sponsors Sysco bring the best.
Appetizer actions stations by our future stars.
Selkirk Regional Secondary School appetizers rocked.
Casinos of Winnipeg helps celebrate.
Holiday Inn South, Chef Eldon
Culinary students join the festivities.
Longtime associates the Gunn brothers of Gunn’s Bakery.
Our friends from Pratt’s
Convention centre dignitaries
Associate of the year Herman Grauer of Natures Farm.
Junior Chef of the year , Christy Barkman and mentor Michael Fitzhenry CCC Red River Colllege
Gold Sponsor Mariner Neptune Seafood
Gala wine host and sponsor, Mo Razik
The CCFCC Winnipeg Branch celebrated over fifty years of culinary excellence with this years recipients of recognition for their contribution to the vibrant Winnipeg food scene. This year Chef of the year was awarded to Jesse Friesen of Pizzeria Gusto. Associate of the year was awarded to Herman Grauer of Natures Farm. Junior Chef of the year was presented to Christy Barkman.
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.