WASHINGTON STATE CHEFS ASSOCIATION 
DECEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER

Leading the Northwest's Culinary Arts
 into the 21st Century through
Professionalism, Education & Community Service
  
In This Issue
Message from WSCA President Tony Parker
Wine & Cheese Seminar
Culinary Salon Competition
Scholarships
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE FROM TONY PARKER
 
    
WSCA President
Tony Parker CEC, AAC, ACE
September 2017
 
Greetings Culinarians and Associates,

New Officers

It has been my honor and privilege to serve as your president these last four years. It has gone by so fast but all things must change as it is time to turn over the helm to your new president, Brandon LaVielle. He officially starts on January 1st and I know that he will do everything he can to continue to grow our association and mentor our young culinarians.

We have a new Vice President as well for a one year term. Roger Knapp is finishing the current term of VP taking over for Brandon who left the VP office for the Presidency. Roger is a long time member and has been very active in our association for many years. We are fortunate to have him step into the VP position. Thank you Roger for serving.

Our new Secretary is Daniel Griffith. Daniel is a relative newcomer compared to some of us older chefs in the association, but he has stepped up time and time again to lend a hand at special events or meetings. I for one am very excited that Daniel has taken on the role of secretary for our association and I am sure that he will do a great job. 

We have four new board members and one new student board member: Tin Ngyen, Executive Chef at the Clearwater Casino and Resort, Tamas Ronyai, owner of L'atelier on Bainbridge Island, Lyle Hildahl, Northwest Career & Technical Academy, Steve Sleasman, VP Sales for Go Green Distribution and our new student member is Gabriel Montgomery from Bates Technical College.

Coming Events

Board Meeting - Our next board meeting is Monday January 8th, 2018 at 4pm at Joey Southcenter. 

Wine & Cheese Educational Seminar - The seminar will be on January 20, 2018. Find more info on the website or in the box below...

Culinary Salon - We are having a culinary salon on May 19th, 2018. It will be held at the Art Institute in Seattle. It will be a one day competition this year and more information will come out soon from our new competition chair. We are asking for support the day of the culinary salon from anyone who wants to help out. We will need runners and individuals to help direct contestants and people from kitchen to kitchen. Those that can help please reach out to Janet Waters at janet.waters@lwtech.edu or 206-437-4158. It takes a lot of support to have a successful salon, I am sure we have the group of professionals to make this happen. We are also looking for 10 sponsors that will donate $500.00 each for this salon. We will have a sponsor page listed on the chapter's website thanking those sponsors that contributed to the success of this culinary salon. 

Past Events

Holiday Dinner - Our Holiday dinner and silent auction was a big success this year. The food was exceptional again from the staff at the Clearwater Resort and Casino. Without a doubt one of the best meals I have enjoyed in a while. Big "Thank You" to their team. We also raised a couple of thousand dollars on our silent auction to benefit the apprenticeship and the Chaine de Rotisseurs have pledged $2500.00 to the apprenticeship as well. View the pictures on the website...

Master Chef Roland Henin - We were thrilled to have our own Master Chef Roland Henin in the house signing copies of his new book on 50 years of mentoring great American chefs. I know the apprentices were all excited since they were each given signed copies of the book. Chef Henin shared a few words of wisdom with each apprentice and with all the members in attendance. Thank you chef for taking time out of your busy schedule to come share some of your knowledge with us. 

September Meeting Pictures - We put up pictures from the September meeting at Woodland Park Zoo also.

With a new year comes new challenges and opportunities, I am positive our chapters officers and board members will attack these challenges with the tenacity of a hungry zombie. I am looking forward to the future of our association. Thank you for all of your support these last 4 years as your president.

 
Tony Parker CEC, AAC, ACE
President WSCA 2014-2017
Chef Instructor Renton Technical College 
 
"The only limits you have are your imagination,
live your dreams."
-Tony D. Parker-

 
WINE & CHEESE SEMINAR

Wine & Cheese
Educational Seminar

Date:
Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Location:
Renton Technical College
3000 NE 4th Street
Renton, WA 98056

Time:
2-5PM

Price:
There will be a nominal cost for this event.
Please pay at the event.

Reservations:
Please make a reservation ASAP by sending an email to  brandonlavielle@icloud.com, so that we know how many people to expect.  There is limited space for the wine and cheese class, so the first 50 people that sign up will be admitted.  

Cheese 101 will be an 8-course cheese tasting from Certified Cheese Professional, Rosie Shetak from DeLaurenti Specialty Food & Wine. This will be a great event. Don't miss it!

For more info,
please visit the webpage.

 
CULINARY SALON COMPETITION

We are having a culinary salon on May 19th at the Art Institute in Seattle. It will be a  one day  competition this year and more information will come out soon from our new competition chair. We are asking for support the day of the culinary salon from anyone who wants to help out. We will need runners and individuals to help direct contestants and people from kitchen to kitchen. Those that can help please reach out to Janet Waters at  janet.waters@lwtech.edu  or 206-437-4158.

It takes a lot of support to have a successful salon, I am sure we have the group of professionals to make this happen. We are also looking for 10 sponsors that will donate $500.00 each for this salon. We will have a sponsor page listed on the chapter's website thanking those sponsors that contributed to the success of this culinary salon.

Registration is coming soon!

Click here to visit the competitions page...
 
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

To download the scholarship application or for more info, please visit the  scholarships page on our website  for details.

 

CONTACT US

Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have ideas for the association. 

Check out the new WSCA Videos page here:

Visit the WSCA Contact page to find contact info for the Association as well as each WSCA officer.  


Sincerely,

Tony Parker CEC, AAC, ACE
Washington State Chefs Association
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
2017

January 8, 2018
Board Meeting Only
Joey Southcenter

January 20, 2018
Wine & Cheese
Educational Seminar
Renton Technical College
Click for more info...

May 19, 2018
Culinary Salon Competition
Art Institute in Seattle

Visit the 
Coming Events page
for more event details...

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2017 WSCA OFFICERS
PRESIDENT
Tony Parker CEC AAC ACE

VICE-PRESIDENT 
Brandon LaVeille CEC

TREASURER
Jeff Pratt

SECRETARY
JJ Meland CECĂĺbal

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Mark Linden CEC AAC

BOARD MEMBERS
Janet Waters, CWPC
Lyle Hildahl
Daniel Griffith
Jeff Duncan
John Clark
David Wynne

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Michael Ventura
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Jake Applegarth
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BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Jim H. Douglas CEC CCE AAC
John Fisher CEC CCE AAC
Chris Plemmons CEC AAC
Karl Hutter
Gary Fuller CEC CCE AAC

CHAIR POSITIONS
& COMMITTEES

Membership Chair
Gary Fuller CEC CCE AAC

Education Chair
Dan Lewark CEC CCA

Chef & Child Chair
Brandon LaVielle

Culinary Salon Chair
Open

Co-Chair

Tamas Ronyai

Certification Chair
Jeff Duncan

Sergeant at Arms
Steven Schrader CCA

Apprentice Coordinator
Tony Parker CEC AAC ACE

Photographer
Holli Yu

CONTACT INFO
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