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

  • 2014 / 2015 Workshop Schedule

    – The Branch Executive is putting together an exciting series of interactive workshops for its members. Stay tuned for the details.
  • CCI Program News

    – The next Chef de Cuisine program starts at NAIT September 8. If you would like to be in this program, you need to register with the college now at as well as applying with CCFCC at (follow the prompts). Be aware that that in order for your application to be approved and validated you must make sure that you have all documentation in place or you will not be approved. Payment for the CCFCC registration will only be accepted when original application is approved.

    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 – September and October

We encourage you to get involved in your Branch activities, participate, and be part of our community! It is one more tool to help you grow professionally.

  • Pizza and Beer Night – September 15, 2014

    Join us for our annual membership night on September 15, 2014 starting at 5:30 p.m. in Ernest’s Dining Room at NAIT. At this casual social we welcome new potential Junior members, network and connect with members. You will meet the Board of Directors and can let them know what you want the branch to do for you. There will be Minute to Win It challenges, prizes and pizza and beer.
  • The Art of Cheesemaking Workshop – October 6, 2014

    Join NAIT’s Cheesemaster, Alan Roote, and learn to make basic cheeses in our hands-on cheese- making workshop. Experience what each stage of the process looks like from milk handling through pressing. We will also discuss the ways you can brine, dry and age cheese on a small scale, economically at home. The workshop starts at 6:00 in Lab 0-122 at NAIT. To reserve your spot, please call the office at 780-475-2433 or email Limited to 20.
  • International Chefs Day – October 2014

    Once again CCF Edmonton will participate in International Chefs Day. The details are TBA. Stay tuned.

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