By Culinary Federation on Thursday, 21 November 2019
Category: President's Message

Autumn 2019

 As we move into another season of change – associated with shorter days, chillier temperatures and the brilliant colours of Fall – I am reflecting on the change that is starting to take place within the Culinary Federation. We are committed to embracing new approaches to managing our branches (similar to the new approaches we are embracing to manage our kitchens) while still honouring the traditions that brought us here, and hope that each and every member is committed to the same journey of transformation – so that we can SUSTAIN AND GROW OUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER.

For everyone involved, thank you again for participating and contributing to the "Building the Federation Branch by Branch" brainstorming session that took place at the Niagara conference. This was the first step to sharing branch successes (and opportunities for change) so that we can learn from each other. The next – AND MOST IMPORTANT – step is to allow each branch (and all members) to dig deeper through the brainstorming results and ideas, to create your own plan for growth, with the assistance and guidance of the National Office. We encourage you to start this process as soon as possible, ideally at your first branch meeting in September.

Here's a sampling of what's on the menu for the Federation this Fall:





Thank you again for your continued dedication and support of the Culinary Federation. Should you have ideas to share about how we can continue to embrace change, please feel free to reach out to me (contact information is below). I look forward to growing our community together into the future.


Chef Simon Smotkowicz

President, Canadian Culinary Federation
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