President’s Blog 2012-06-30

October 30th, 2014

It’s the last day of June on the West Coast, or “wet” coast, as we have to say around here. No sunshine on the horizon for us, it seems.

It wasn’t the same for Toronto when I was there from June 21 to 24 for the first practical exam of the Certified Master Chef (CMC) course. To be in a room with Canada’s best chefs administrating the exam that the participants were taking was eye-opening. I have new respect for the four candidates, going through this intense practical exam over two days.

Things are slowing down around the country with the CCFCC chapters, but the national administration is still working on the transition between treasurers as well as some other projects to be announced and launched in the future. Our national marketing committee is working towards some major partnership agreements, but these initiatives can happen only with the help of the local branches. It’s imperative that you respond to our requests for information because your local funding depends upon your response. If you do not reply to our requests, we will assume you have enough money to run your projects and programs and so your branch will be left out of the funding.

In less than two weeks, I’ll be at the American Chefs Federation (ACF) conference in Orlando, along with two junior members that were selected to attend the conference. My next blog will be all about that conference because it has a strong community and education focus that I’m sure we’ll all be interested in.

Remember, if you have any ideas, comments, or concerns, please contact me.

Living the dream,