CCFCC Summer 2014 Magazine

Hello and welcome to the 4th edition of Mise en Place. Some exciting news—the members of the CCFCC have approved our bid for the 2018 WACS Congress. We are off to Norway to present our bid to the world at the 2014 WACS Congress. 
The 2014 CCFCC Conference in Gatineau, Quebec was highly successful. The friendships and learning that took place over those few days was one that will not be forgotten soon.
The CCFCC junior chefs’ icebreaker reception is always a highlight of our conference. Seeing the junior chefs from across the country come together and create such great food, it makes us all proud to be part of such a great organization. There were so many great events at this year’s conference from the competitions, the Honour Society dinner, all the education seminars, and the social events. I want to congratulate all the competitors, Honour Society inductees, and all of the CCFCC award winners. I would also like to thank CCFCC Junior Team Canada and CCFCC Senior Team Canada for their great efforts at the Sunday night gala dinner. 
The mini trade show was a great success and I would like to thank all of our partners who participated in our conference. Without your support, our conferences would not be the successes they are. And I especially would like to extend a special thank you to the 
organizing committee and all the volunteers that put on such a successful conference. 
I also would like to thank all the CCFCC members for having the confidence in re-electing me as the president for the next three years. I would also like to congratulate the new CCFCC board of directors. 
Moving forward all the committee chair positions will need to be filled this year, so watch for details early in September regarding how to apply for these positions. 
We are still looking for branch news for our magazine. Share your events with your CCFCC family across the company. If you have any ideas or comments for your board, feel free to contact us. We’re here for you. Get involved to make your federation stronger and the most relevant culinary association in Canada. 
If I don’t see you during the coming months, I hope to see you in 2015 at the national conference in Newfoundland. 
Living the dream, 
Donald Gyurkovits
President, CCFCC