CCFCC - Edmonton:

Meet your new Board of Directors

Members of the new CCF Edmonton Board of Directors being sworn in at the June meeting

On June 16 members of CCF Edmonton elected and swore in a new Board of Directors for 2014 - 2016. They are: Stanley Townsend, President; Hong Chew, 1st Vice President; Norman Brownlee, 2nd Vice President; Simon Smotkowicz, Secretary; Ganesh Subramanya, Treasurer; Sieg Bressmer, Membership Director and George Pokrandt, Associate Members’ Rep. Everyone on the Board is keen to get to work to make the upcoming year new and exciting. Meet the new Board at our September Membership Night.


News & Highlights

  • June 16, 2014 Awards Dinner

    – This year’s Awards Dinner was held at the Edmonton Petroleum Club. Many thanks to Chef Patrick Chaudet and his staff for an excellent and delicious dinner. A big congratulations to Stanley Townsend who won this year’s Outstanding Member of the Year award, to Terence Chow who received the Outstanding Junior Member of the Year award, to Alberta Canola Producers Commission who received the Outstanding Associate Member of the Year award, and to Victoria Kelso who received the Culinary Arts Student Scholarship award.
  • June 1, 2014 Lobsterfest

    – A good time was had by all at the CCF Edmonton 8th Annual Lobsterfest. Stephen Kaiser did a great job, as he does every year, organizing one of our best events. The Shaw Conference Centre’s Riverview Room was alive with East Coast music and guests ‘kissing the cod’, feasting on oysters and mussels, gaming with funny money and, of course, sitting down to a delicious lobster dinner. Many thanks to our volunteers Louie Aquino, Pathmasiri Salpadoru, Lupe Munoz de Ratcliffe, Christian Wolff, Barry Bissoondatt, Jason Wild, Ganesh Subramanya, Kelly Lehman, John Kramshoj, Jeff Kaiser, Cypris Kaiser, Sieg Bressmer and Wanda Collins Kaiser. Also a huge thank you to our donors and sponsors Fin’s Seafood, Shaw Conference Centre, Something Special Deli-Foods Ltd., WOW! Factor Desserts Ltd., Russell Food Equipment Ltd., Chef Siggy’s Spice, GFS Edmonton, Ernest’s at NAIT and Alberta Canola Producers Commission.
  • CCI Program News

    – Congratulations to Deepak Arora who successfully completed the Chef de Cuisine program in June through NAIT. The next session starts in September. If you would like to know more about the CCC certification process, contact John Bond by email at The Canadian Culinary Institute’s website is an excellent resource for culinarians wanting to take the next steps. Visit to learn more .about the Certified Chef de Cuisine, Certified Working Chef and the Certified Master Chef programs.

Upcoming Events

There are no meetings or events scheduled for July and August.

However, the new Board of Directors will be busy preparing the schedule of meetings, workshops and events for the September 2014 - June 2015 year which will kick off with Membership Night at NAIT on September 15.

Stay tuned and happy summer!

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