CCFCC - Edmonton:
2013 CCFCC Conference is in Edmonton
The 50th annual National Canadian Culinary Federation Conference is in Edmonton from May 29 to June 1, 2013. We have an excellent line up for you, from education sessions with some of the top chefs in the country, to culinary experiences that are truly Western and will take you, quite literally, to the field. It is an action-packed, not-to-be-missed culinary event that will let you network with seasoned and junior chefs, learn new skills, and return home with plenty of new knowledge to share.
This year’s CCFCC National Conference is focusing on new trends and technologies in cooking. Whether your interest is sourcing local foods for your restaurant or finding more efficient ways to cook using cutting-edge technologies, we have something for you.
Find out more about the 2013 conference at http://ccfcc2013.ca/!
News & Highlights
Alberta Junior Culinary Challenge
– On March 2nd, five Albertan CCFCC Junior members competed at NAIT for the honour of representing Alberta at the CCFCC National competition to be held in Edmonton at the end of May. The winner was Andrew Bai from Calgary. Congratulation and good luck, Andrew.
High School Culinary Challenge Awards Lunch
– Over 200 guests, parents, teachers, chefs and school dignitaries gathered in Hall D at the Shaw Conference Centre to fete all 36 competitors of this year’s CCF Edmonton High School Culinary Challenge. The students convened in the Shaw Conference Centre kitchen at 8 a.m. to help prepare the meal - the same one used for the competition. The winners of this year’s competition were Bev Facey Community High School (1st place), Louis St. Laurent Catholic School (2nd place) and Salisbury Composite High School (3rd place). All 36 competitors are now eligible to apply for one of the three available all-inclusive scholarships.
April 1 Dinner Meeting and AGM
– Thank you Chef Ganesh and the staff of the Fantasyland Hotel for a wonderful dinner meeting experience. As always, the AGM meeting was painless and a good time was had by all. Thanks to the evening’s sponsors Sysco Edmonton, Wild Game Consultants, Saputo Foods, Kronos and Canada Bread.
CCI Program News
– Another group of CCC candidates began working on their certification through the NAIT program in September. We wish them well and hope they are successful. If you would like to know more about the CCC certification process, contact John Bond by email at email@example.com. The Canadian Culinary Institute’s website is an excellent resource for culinarians wanting to take the next steps. Visit http://www.ccicc.ca/ to learn more about the Certified Chef de Cuisine, Certified Working Chef and the Certified Master Chef programs.
Upcoming Events – April and May
The Art of Sushi Workshop - May 6, 2013
Join us on May 6 for the Art of Sushi workshop in the Shaw Conference Centre’s kitchen. Sushi chef extraordinaire Don from the Monya Restaurant will lead this very hands-on workshop. You will learn to prepare various types of sushi by practicing and creating them from scratch. Chef Don will teach us the art of fileting a sushi grade fish and the fundamentals of traditional and modern forms of sushi.. To reserve your spot, please call the office at 780-475-2433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
7th Annual Lobsterfest - May 26, 2013
It’s back! For a great lobster dinner with all the trimmings, music and fun, join us on May 26 in the Riverview Room at the Shaw Conference Centre. The cost is only $55 per person. To order your tickets contact Stephen Kaiser at 780-467-4448 or email@example.com , Brett Gerlitz at Fin’s Seafood Distributors 780-449-3710 or the office at 780-475-2433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . SEATING IS LIMITED SO BUY EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.