Checkout all of the great things that CCFCC Winnipeg is doing. Whether that’s culinary events, educational opportunities or working with our partners and sponsors, we’re sure to have something occurring that will be of interest!

Winnipeg High School Reunion

We were excited to join Tec – Voc High School and Chef Instructor Livia Gloux for the WINNIPEG CCF meeting with “THE HIGHSCHOOL REUNION” Featuring – “Food Services Sustainability & Chocolate Tasting”

The evenings topics included sustainable development goals, local and ethical food sources, repurposing food planning and the circular economy, the future of compostable / single serve products, and the concept of “Put waste in the right place”

Presenters: MCIC – Global Sustainability Goals, Green Action Center and Winnipeg Compost, Community Helper Unite (CHU & Food Rescue)

Student Presentation: Tec-Voc Students Speak: Culinary / Sustainability Committee

Holiday Brunch at the Holiday Inn

The CCF Family Christmas Brunch was well attended by about 100 people. Chef Eldon says that when he was doing it for 15 years pre Covid, the largest number he had was 75.  Winnipeg Culinary Federation members  and their families joined us for our Family Christmas Brunch held at he Holiday Inn South at 1330 Pembina Highway on Sunday December 11, 2022

A big Thank You to Chef Eldon Brink for coordinating with the Holiday Inn South and Chef Brian to make the Brunch happen.

Thank You to the Holiday Inn South for hosting us and to Chef Brian Hourigan and his team at the Holiday Inn South that provided a wonderful Buffet enjoyed by all.

Thank You to Tec Voc High School Culinary Arts Instructors who provided the Gingerbread Cookies, Cupcakes, Icings and Sprinkles.

Natalie Sample from Binner Marketing setup and tended to the Gingerbread Cookie and Cupcake Table, some of the kids thought she was so nice to let them eat candy before Breakfast!

Chef Ron Dobrinsky who said Grace and made Santa happen.

Thank You to all the donors to the two Gift Baskets for the Raffle, we raised $560.00 for the Christmas Cheer Board!

BeeMaid Honey, Wayback Burger, (Bell MTS Ice plex, MB. Moose and Chef Sergei Didenko),Fenton’s Wines, De Lucas, Saputo Cheese, Chef John Reimer Sweet

Thank You to all the Food Service Vendors that donated food for the Brunch, Dunrite, Sysco, GFS, To-Le-Do, Vanderpole Eggs, Campbells, Nestle, Maple Leaf, City Bread, Nature’s Farm, Saputo and Sweet Street


Many thanks to Bonnie Mularchuk and her committee who put together a wonder-full event featuring  Gingerbread & Cupcake Decorating Table for the Kids, a Brunch Buffet, Gift Bags (for Children 12 Yrs and under) and a Christmas Raffle with all proceeds to the Christmas Cheer Board.

Chefs Meeting at the Iceplex


Chef and Maples Coop Students prepared a fine buffet.

The November ninth meeting of the CCF Winnipeg was Hosted by Chef Sergei Didenko at the MTS Iceplex. In addition to bringing the chefs up to date on latest goings of the branch, the Canadian Culinary Federation and in the industry we were joined by our special guest and presenter Chef Dustin from Loaf and Honey.

Dustin is producing an aged and hand-washed Monastic cheese that was passed down to him from Brother Alberic of the Abbaye des Prairies Monastery in Holland MB. He is also producing small batch fresh whipped Ricottas in a variety of flavors.

Like many chefs in the room, Chef Dustin has a strong passion for our local food producers and he fully believes that one of our biggest roles as chefs is to support and promote our farmers and small scale producers.

The chefs were giving a sampling of some the unique adaptations that Chef Dustin has implemented in his cheese making. He encourages chefs in the discovery of the introduction of new ingredients an interesting example being his addition of the post fermented berries from gin making and blending them into the traditional cheese recipe.

Chef Sergei and his team prepared a fantastic buffet consisting of many items including Smoked Brisket, Cabbage Rolls, Penne Carbonara, Stuffed Mushrooms, Canapes and Cheeses.

The evening was topped off with some awesome frozen yogurt and delicious coffee and a behind the scenes tour of the complex. The Iceplex is the home away from home of the Winnipeg Jets, currently number one in their division.

Many thanks to Chef Sergei and his team for making the evening such a great outing.

October meeting at Club Regent

The CF Winnipeg October meeting was held at Club Regent at six pm on October twelfth.   The meeting was hosted by Alain Dumonceaux and featured the creations of Chef Brian  Finch and his crew as we sampled some products from Sysco and saw a presentation from Pina. The featured beverage was Blue Moon, Molsons Belgian White. Many thanks to our sponsors and host.



Presidents Awards Gala

The Chefs were out on September ninth for a long awaited Presidents Awards Gala held at the Royal Bank Convention Centre.


Associates of the year award was shared by Manitoba Hotel Association and Manitoba Restaurant and Food Service Association.

Chef of the year was awarded to late Chef Andy Ormiston for his many years of service . The award was accepted by his wife , sister and nephew.

Chefs congratulate the culinary team led by executive Chef de Cuisine Patrick Truax.

Branch President Peter Ecker RSE hosted to our annual President’s Gala Awards Dinner Friday September 9th, 2022  ,  6 PM RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg 375 York Ave. Chair persons were Ron Dobrinsky and John Reimers.  Young Chef of the Year was awarded to RRC student  Vi Le who was unable to attend the event.

Lifetime memberships in the Canadian Culinary Federation were presented to Chefs Jeff Gill, Tim Appleton and Brian Humniski.

Lawn Bowling with the Chefs

The Winnipeg Branch had a chance to get out to the St. James Lawn Bowling Club  located at 90 Ferry Road for an evening of fresh air and friendship. Our host for the evening was Chef Don Pattie who also rolls a mean game. Many thanks to the members of the club who came out and instructed us in this excellent way to get out and enjoy our summer. Many thanks to Bonnie and Natalie of Binner Marketing who helped to put together this event for the the chefs, their families and their guests. 


Young Chefs shine in Saskatoon


Manitoba Young Chef Joey Mai was proud to present her course at the Gala Reception at Culinary Federation Conference in June in Saskatoon. The team of young chefs had a chance to work with chefs from across the county who prepared the food for the five days of competition based menus.


Coconut Lime Roulade

Coconut Frangipanie Tart

Basil Gel

Roasted Strawberry Sorbet

Coconut Foam.

May meeting at Sysco

For our May meeting we had a guest chef come from Toronto to do a special education/demonstration with a few nice products from Italy. The chefs looked at two types of First class Prosciutto Hams and a Grana Pando cheese.   Hosted by Chef Roberto Fracchioni, the hour-long sessions coved serving suggestions, preparation, care and storage techniques, insight in their histories and how to ensure your serving the real deal to your guests. Check out their website





Young Chefs shine on a rainy day

The young chefs showed up early on a rainy day to show off their skills and creativity in a quest to represent Manitoba at the Chefs Hat , Young Chef Competition.  All the young chefs showed they had the right stuff to compete on a professional level.

The Winnipeg Branch of the Canadian Culinary Federation with the the co-operation of Red River Polytecnhic,  sponsored the  Chefs Hat , Young Chefs Local competition to select a young chef to represent Manitoba. The competition was held on Saturday April 23, 2022 at Red River Polytechnic.

The winning Young Chef moves on to the national challenge. Six young chefs competed and prepared two courses in the time given of one hour. The competition was organized by Chef Instructor Jordan Carlson. The judges for the event were Chefs Jared Lavallee, Chris Coombs, Ron Dobrinsky and Brian Humniski.

The final competition will take place at the 2022 Culinary Federation National Conference: Delta Hotels by Marriott Saskatoon Downtown 405 20th Street East Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on June 14, 2022.

Many thanks to Chef Jordan Carlson and Red River Polytecnhic for hosting this event. Congratulations to the young chefs who showed their talents on a rainy Saturday.



November Meeting at Holiday Inn South


 The November meeting of the Culinary Federation Winnipeg was held at the Holiday Inn South hosted by Chef Eldon Brink and Binner Marketing and Sales. A zoom meeting was followed by a fine Italian Themed buffet. 



Culinary Federation Winnipeg Italian Feast   November 10, 2021

On the Table 

Charcuterie Plates with assorted Cheese & Cured Meats,Condiments and Crostini

Assorted Dinner Rolls & Butter

Caprese Stacker

Pan Fried Cheese Ravioli layered on tomato slices, fresh Mozzarella Medallion,

topped with Pesto Drizzle with Balsamic Glaze

Dinner Buffet

Sunflower Shoots, Pea Shoots and Romaine Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Penne alla Bolognese sprinkled with Angel Hair Parmesan

Cavatappi Bacon Mac and Cheese

Portobella Mushroom Ravioli in Cheesy Garlic Alfredo Sauce

Italian Sausages with Onions and Peppers in Napoletana Sauce

Veal Osso Bucco


Deep Fried Gnocchi, tossed in Cinnamon Sugar or Cocoa Sugar

served over Salty Caramel Ice Cream

Assorted Seasonal Pies    Coffee & Tea


Thank you to the Vendors that donated product for this event:


Maple Leaf Foods

Three Guys Green


David Roberts Food Corporation

Mont Pack International



Sara Lee

Central Smith

Binner Marketing and Sales

A very special Thank You to the Staff and Management

of the Holiday Inn – South, along with the amazing Chef Eldon Brink,

for hosting the event this

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