Michael Allemeier Becomes Master Chef

June 22nd, 2017

Michael Allemeier is an instructor at Calgary’s Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in the Culinary Arts Program. He recently received the Certified Master Chef (CMC) designation and now is one of 3 Master Chefs in Canada.

“Let me tell you, the examination process is extremely rigorous,” Allemeier said about the program, which is offered by the Canadian Culinary Federation through Humber College. It took Allemeier four years to complete the intensive program, which was first rolled out in 2011. He completed it while continuing to teach classes at SAIT.

Current National CCFCC President Simon Smotkowicz was in attendance to watch Michael receive his certification, “31 years ago Michael started in my kitchen as an apprentice, and today he receives the prestigious Master Chef Certification. This is a proud moment for him, and I am thrilled to get to be a part of it.”

The two other Canadian Chefs that have received the designation are Judson Simpson, Executive Chef at the House of Commons as well as CCFCC Past President and current National Secretary, and Tobias MacDonald, an instructor at Vancouver Community College.

CMC Chair Jud Simpson is excited to have another Master Chef in Canada. “It is the highest level of Chef certification available to Chefs in Canada and for life-long learners and those that strive for excellence, there is no better program. Chef Allemeier is most deserving of this certification and will be a great ambassador for the program.”

The CCFCC extends our heartfelt congratulations and celebrates with Michael on this impressive achievement!