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Oct 07, 2019

at Newly Weds Foods

CF Oakville, ON

With consumer demand growing for Plant Based Proteins on restaurant menus, where does the future of Canada’s Beef Industry fit in? Link to register: https://syscocanada.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rsrs-vccQFqB1zkr_E06fw

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Sep 08, 2019

at Newly Weds Foods

CF Oakville, ON

Are you ready for International Chefs Day? The 2019 theme is "How Healthy Food Works". Get your branch involved and download our toolkit at https://www.internationalchefsday.worldchefs.org

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Jul 16, 2019

at Culinary Federation

A distinguished member of the Culinary Federation and a noteworthy, significant past president, Georges Chauvet has passed away. https://tinyurl.com/georgeschauvet

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Jul 15, 2019

at Newly Weds Foods

CF Oakville, ON

Amazing opportunity for CF Young Chefs from across Canada to learn and network at the Windsor Salt Young Chef Culinary Exchange in Niagara, July 2019

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Jun 05, 2019

at Newly Weds Foods

CF Oakville, ON

That's a wrap! Thanks to everyone for making the 2019 Annual Conference in Niagara Falls so memorable. Stay tuned for more event photos to be posted soon! #cfcon19

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Apr 26, 2019

at Newly Weds Foods

CF Oakville, ON

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHT - Join Chef John Placko's workshop to learn the most up-to-date ingredients, techniques and equipment associated with modern (molecular) cuisine. He'll even be serving edible helium balloons to attendees!

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Apr 10, 2019

at Newly Weds Foods

CF Oakville, ON

Room block at our host hotel is almost SOLD OUT! If you're attending the conference, book your room ASAP at: https://bit.ly/2uYkD5H Looking forward to seeing you at the end of May!

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Mar 23, 2019

at Newly Weds Foods

CF Oakville, ON

Looking forward to seeing you at the 2019 Annual Conference in Niagara Falls. SAVE $50 IF YOU REGISTER BY MARCH 31st! For more information and to register: ww.cdnchefsconference.ca

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Mar 19, 2019

at Saskatoon Club

CF Saskatoon, SK

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Mar 15, 2019

at Newly Weds Foods

CF Oakville, ON

NIAGARA CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHT! Join Chef Shonah Chalmers for a snapshot of the "SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION FOR CULINARY PROFESSIONALS" program founded by Worldchefs. Register at: www.cfregistration.ca

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Feb 24, 2019

at John G. Stewart School

CF Winnipeg, MB

The Western Conference of the Culinary Federation concluded with the fantastic hospitality and culinary talents of the Vancouver Chefs Ball. Thanks to Edgar and Jonanthan and the team at the Vancouver Branch who put together a great conference.

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Feb 14, 2019

at John G. Stewart School

CF Winnipeg, MB

The Winnipeg Branch welcomed Joy Lorette from Manitoba Agriculture as she introduced Manitoba Producers to describe and share their products for our February meeting at the St. Charles Golf and Country Club.

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Jan 30, 2019

at John G. Stewart School

CF Winnipeg, MB

Winnipeg Chefs took home the first place (Argie Garcia) , and second place (Anthony Carino) in the Young Chefs Challenge in Toronto on January 27, 2019.

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Jan 30, 2019

at John G. Stewart School

CF Winnipeg, MB

First meeting of 2019 for CF Winnipeg was hosted by Deluca’s at their new Winnipeg facility at 66 South Landing Drive in Oak Bluff, Manitoba. Browsing chefs were treated to some evening specials, a tour of the new facility and an Italian buffet.

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Jan 17, 2019

at John G. Stewart School

CF Winnipeg, MB

Chef Don Pattie C.C.C. presented an informative presentation on chocolate to members on January 16, 2019 sponsored by Deluca’s and Callebaut Chocolate. There was a good representation of local culinary students and instructors.

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May 08, 2018

at HOUSE Media Group

A quick snap for our new Culinary Federation members! welcome letters, certificates, and pins are being prepared & sent out ! We have 'CF' pins and 'FC' pins for our English and French members.

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May 04, 2018
Lentelus Farm Tour

CF North Vancouver Island, BC

Meeting our Pigs!

Lentelus Farm Tour
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May 03, 2018

at HOUSE Media Group

The Regional Competition was held at Humber College on April 7th, please congratulate Senior first place winner, Chef John Barreda, and Junior first place winner, Chef Alexander Delgado! These two will represent the Central Region at the National Competit

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Apr 26, 2018

at HOUSE Media Group

Congratulations to TEAM CANADA! It was a team effort at the recent continental semi-finals of the worlds toughest chef competition: the Bocuse d’Or awards. Canada placed 2nd and is now in training for the finals taking place in Lyon, France early ne

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Apr 26, 2018

at HOUSE Media Group

Congratulations to Chef Tina Tang, Pastry Chef at Predator Ridge Golf Resort (Vernon, BC) who was awarded "Culinary Federation Western Chef of the Year 2018"

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Apr 23, 2018
Disco Soup 2018 Event

at HOUSE Media Group

From Uganda to Japan, Brazil to the Netherlands, the global Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) joins forces for World Disco Soup Day. You can be a part of this event on April 28th 2018. Register Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/386984021775079/

Disco Soup 2018 Event
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Apr 18, 2018

at HOUSE Media Group

A huge congratulations are in order for Chef Irwin MacKinnon of Papa Joe's Restaurant, who was recently awarded the "Culinary Federation Eastern Region - Chef of the Year 2018” at this year’s regional CCFCC conference.

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Apr 11, 2018

at HOUSE Media Group

We are seeking partners who share our commitment to the advancement of culinary professionals across our country. When you partner with us, you gain access to a group of 1500 active culinary professionals from 23 regional branches in major cites and town

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Apr 11, 2018

at HOUSE Media Group

Lucky day! #WordOfTheDay & it happens to also be #NationalSpanishPaellaDay ????¡Que te vaya bien! Can anyone translate? Comment below!

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Mar 23, 2018

at HOUSE Media Group

Happy Friday! Be sure to check out our Instagram and Facebook page, Instagram: @culinaryfederation Facebook: Culinary Federation

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Mar 23, 2018

at HOUSE Media Group

Here's our Chef of the week, Rod Butters, a well-respected Culinary Federation member from British Columbia. Rod has been actively committed to Culinary for over 30 years, and has been very progressive in this industry.

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Mar 19, 2018

at HOUSE Media Group

We are excited to have launched the new redesigned Culinary Federation website! Remember to check out the Culinary Federations new Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts as well!

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Mar 14, 2018

at Reuven International Ltd

CF Oakville, ON

Great event last night with @culinaryfederation In support of sending Young Chef's to the World Chefs Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2018. Thank you John Rocha for organizing this great fundraiser event!

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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. The summary report and links to all of the brainstorming notes, can be accessed at:

CF2019 BRANCH HEALTH REPORT

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

CONNECTIONS

·     Survey results indicate that networking is one of the primary reasons that members attend the National Conference. Come build connections with us at the 2020 Conference in Saskatoon (called “Canada’s Hottest New Foodie Destination” by Forbes Magazine). I’m looking forward to sharing the unique hospitality of the Canadian Prairies with you in 2020. SAVE THE DATE:  May 31 to June 3, 2020. Registration opens soon.

COMMUNITY

·      Are you ready for International Chefs Day on October 20th? The 2019 theme is “How Healthy Food Works” and we encourage each branch to get into the community and make a difference, sharing our culinary knowledge with the next generation. For more information and to download the complete toolkit, go to:  www.internationalchefsday.worldchefs.org

COMPETITIONS

·     Our National Teams (both Senior and Youth) are hard at work getting ready for the IKA/Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart, Germany this February. Let’s cheer them on as they “GO FOR THE GOLD” in 2020! To support locally, be sure to watch our Facebook page for information about fundraising dinners for Culinary Team Canada, including September 27th in Toronto and October 3rd in Edmonton.

·     If you like to compete, don’t forget to apply to participate at the 2019/20 Sysco Culinary Challenge. There are Regional/Provincial challenges taking place over the next few months, to secure competitors for the Nationals at the conference in Saskatoon. For information about upcoming dates, etc., please check the events section on the CF website and Facebook page and/or connect with your Regional Vice President.

CULINARY & SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

·     Thank you to our partners at Sysco Corporation for their commitment to sharing knowledge with our members and the culinary community at large. Over the past few months, Sysco has hosted insightful webinars on topics ranging from Social Media, Food Photography and Plate Presentation to the Effects of Delivery Apps on the Foodservice Industry.

·     We are currently working on a series of joint webinars with the Sysco team, so watch for information and registration details about these upcoming webinars:

o  Butchery on November 13th

o  Bread Baking in January

o  Vegan Cooking

o  Food Allergies

·     We are also working on building a digital library so that all joint webinars will be available for viewing by members.

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.

Sincerely,

Chef Simon Smotkowicz

President, Canadian Culinary Federation

president@culinaryfederation.ca

780-297-6912

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