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.
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.