The Culinary Federation Winnipeg held its first meeting of the season at Bistro 101 on Wednesday September 11. The branch shared some information on plans for the upcoming year. The meeting was also a chance to recognize our new associate member, Countryside Farms. Peter Wieler accepted a membership certificate on behalf of Countryside Farms Nutrgroupe.
Gord Harris, protein specialist with Pratt’s spoke about the fine Beef Loin sampled that evening and the other products of Northern Gold Canadian Beef. We were reminded of the irreplaceable flavour of home grown meat and the ingredient list that consists of only one thing, Canadian Beef. In the time of laboratory foods with ingredient lists an arm long, Gord pointed out the local goodness that Northern Gold provides.
Culinary students from Manitoba Institute of trades and Technology were on hand to assist Chef Ferdinand Catalan and Sous Chef Jesse in presenting a fantastic buffet. Membership celebrated a pre dinner reception with tasty appetizers including a Bothwell cheese board and hot items. The main course featured Slow Roasted Loin of Northern Gold Canadian Premium Beef and an array of hot and cold items, all exceeding our expectations. Finally , with the tutelage of Chef Ferdinand , the students were able to prepare Crepes Flambe with a variety of fresh fruits which was an unexpected treat.
The evening continued with a display of the hidden talent of the CF Winnipeg with a karaoke night hosted by Chef Ferdinand. That guy can sure sing!
Thanks to Pratt’s and to Jamie Campbell for arranging the evening and the membership in attendance who made it a truly enjoyable event.