Tony Parker CEC, ACE
Greetings Culinarians and Associates,
Presidents Awards Dinner
Our annual president's awards dinner was February 9th at Cedar Brook Lodge and was well attended. Find more info on the event page. Look for pictures on the webpage next week.
Congrats to the Award Recipients:
Humanitarian of the Year: Bates Technical College
Presidential Medallions: Jeff Pratt and Michael Baldwin
Allied Members of the Year: FSA, Peterson Co. and Bargreens
Professional Chef of the Year: JJ Meland
Student of the Year: Emily Romnes
Chef of the Year: Tamas Ronyai
I would like to take this time to give special thanks to Mark Linden for the help and support he has given me this year. The board members and chair positions that take time from their lives to make this organization run are extremely appreciated. I thank all of you who help support the association.
American Academy of Chefs Induction
Three of our chapter's chefs have been approved for induction into the American Academy of Chefs at the ACF National Convention in August. I know from personal experience that it is not an easy process and takes commitment for years in order to acquire the necessary criteria to be accepted into this prestigious organization. Chef Michael Baldwin, Chef Dan Lewark, and I(Chef Tony Parker) have the honor to represent our chapter in August at the National Convention and be inducted into the AAC.
February 28th Events
There are two events taking place on February 28th this month. Both are very important and I would not want to miss either one of them. The first is the annual
ProStart Invitational sponsored by Boyds Coffee
. It is being held at the McGavick Conference Center at Clover Park Technical College. It is a High School culinary competition and over 30 schools will participate in the competition. If you have never been to a ProStart competition I would highly recommend it. The finished plates these high school students put out is simply amazing. It starts early in the morning and ends in the evening with the awards.
The second event is our chapters educational segment:
. It is being held at Renton Technical College. It is being presented by Tim Koerner. It will have hands on and classroom style presentations with spherification, emulsions, foams, and nitrogen freezing and more. It starts at 8:30am and runs until 12:30pm. Please look on the website for reservation information. This is one that does not come along often.
New Student Corner Section
Please take the time to read our new
Student Corner section in the newsletter by Emily Romnes:
More Coming Events
- Our March board meeting will be held at Bates downtown campus from 4-6pm.
- Our April dinner will be the Bite of Apprenticeship at RTC.
- Our May board meeting will be at Le Cordon Bleu in Tukwila.
- The Culinary Salon Competition will be held May 16 & 17, 2015 at Bellingham Technical College.
- Our June meeting is Food Truck Wars - Location TBD