WASHINGTON STATE CHEFS ASSOCIATION
NOVEMBER 2013 NEWSLETTER

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Message from WSCA President Mark Linden
November 2013 WSCA Meeting
Member News
Scholarships

MESSAGE FROM WSCA PRESIDENT, MARK LINDEN



Mark Linden, CEC AAC

NOVEMBER 2013

 

From the Range

 

Greetings Fellow Culinarians and Associates

I apologize for the lateness of this letter. Seems at times our professional lives get the better of us. We have recently completed our application for a regional chapter achievement award and I was struck by how active we are as a chapter. When you put it all in writing one can see how many events and activities we have been involved in. Our efforts towards charitable events is commendable and I thank all of you for your participation in these events, as it takes all of you to pull it off. Those who have provided leadership in these events deserve many thanks as well as it takes a great deal of time and effort to coordinate these. 

 

November 2013 Meeting 

Our November meeting brings our annual elections. This year we will be voting for your president and secretary. Tony Parker has been nominated to be your president and Janet Waters has been nominated to be your secretary. Both have accepted and will make excellent officers for our chapter. Both are long standing members who are very active in our chapter and have provided excellent service to us in many ways. We also have several members to be voted in as board members. This takes some time commitment from each member and is time that is highly appreciated by all. Please make every effort to attend. 

 

The meeting will be in a new location for us. The chef for The Rainer Golf Club will host our annual Holiday event. He is providing a wonderful 3 course menu at a very affordable price. Please make your reservations. This event is also for our annual silent auction. This raises funds for our scholarship programs. Should you have anything you wish to donate please contact Gary Fuller at garylf3@wavecable.com.  One may ask why a holiday event in the early part of November? With the month of December very busy for most of us and the declining attendance, we discussed the idea of having it either in November or January and concluded November would be a better choice.  

 

The month of December will have no regular meeting or board meeting scheduled. 

 

Holiday Season

We are coming into the holiday season and it is a time to remember the many blessings we have been given and to be thankful for these as well. It is also a tough time for many people due to family loss, bad economic situations and other reasons. Please take a few moments and look around and see how you can take your talents and use them to benefit others. There are many organizations that need help in food preparation for large groups. It is amazing how a plate of nicely prepared hot food can warm the spirits of those in need. Many times we have good quality leftovers in smaller quantities that can be packed up in aluminum single serve containers or smaller half pan sizes and frozen. These can be stored and delivered to homeless shelters, church sponsored feeding centers, or heated up and passed out to so many people we see on the streets and corners in our neighborhoods or places of business. A little effort goes along way in the hearts of those who receive it. A joyous holiday season to all.  

 

Certification 

Congratulations to Phillip Keefe, our newest chef who has certified at the CEC level. He prepared some very good food for his practical exam and had a smooth flowing game plan to get him there. We are here to help any and all who are considering certification and can be available to answer any question. We have several chefs  within our chapter who volunteer their time to administer this exam. These chefs are John Fisher, Gary Fuller, Dan Lewark, Tony Parker and myself. Michael McBride serves as the test administrator. We thank each of them for this commitment.

 

I want to remind you that the value of certification is such a great addition to your career that we as a chapter will pay for the fees associated with certification. The rule is simple, pass the test and we will reimburse the certification test fees up to $500.00.

 

Join us on WE ARE CHEFS and FACEBOOK

 

Gouter a la Cuisine
Mark Linden CEC ACE AAC

 

Washington State Chefs Association Website

 

NOVEMBER 2013 WSCA MEETING
 

NOVEMBER 2013 WSCA MEETING 

November 11th, 2013
 
at
 
Rainer Golf and Country Club 
 
Location:
Rainer Golf and Country Club
 
11133 Des Moines Memorial Dr. South
Seattle, WA 98168
Telephone: (206)242-2222
Directions

 

Times: 
Board Meeting: 4-6PM 
Silent Auction: 6-6:45PM 
Dinner: 7-8:30PM

 

Price: 
$25.00 - Student Members 
$35.00 - Members 
$45.00 - Non-Members
 
A Three Course Seasonal Menu is Being Provided
By Chef John W. Clark
 
COCKTAIL HOUR: 6-7PM
 
PASSED HORS DE OEUVRES
  1. BACON WRAPPED MEJOOL DATES WITH GORGONZOLA
  2. SPANISH CHICKEN TARTLET WITH FIG AND MUSHROOM
  3. SLICED TENDERLOIN CROSTINIS W/ ARUGULA AND RED ONION JAM 
PLATED DINNER: 7PM
 
SALAD
MIXED GREENS W/ KIWI LIME VINAIGRETTE, JACK FRUIT, GORGONZOLA CHEESE & PANCETTA
 
ENTR´┐ŻE
SMOKED PORK LOIN W/ PORT WINE & CHERRY CHUTNEY 
PABLANO FRIED RICE 
ROASTED PATTY PAN SQUASH
 
DESSERT
CHOCOLATE DIPPED POACHED PEAR WITH NUTELLA MOUSSE
POMEGRANATE SYRUP 

   

For more info or to make a reservation,
visit the Meetings page.  

  

 

MEMBER NEWS!
 
Welcome New Members!
Katrina Oliver
 
Looking for a job, staff or business opportunity?
We receive new job openings and resumes all the time. 
Members can post their resumes or job openings for free. 
 

2013 Member Spotlight

FEBRUARY - JENNIFER SOHONIE

2012 Member Spotlight

OCTOBER - MATTHEW DIMEO
JUNE - CHRIS BOWENS
MAY - JEFF PRATT
APRIL - RICH HILL

MARCH - HILDE KORSMO

2011 Member Spotlight

JANUARY - KRISTA NAKUMURA

FEBRUARY - KARL HUTTER

MARCH - LINDA STRONG

JUNE - BRUCE BONHOLZER

AUGUST - JEFF DUNCAN
SEPTEMBER - DENISE FARKAS
OCTOBER - STEVEN SCHRADER
NOVEMBER - MICHAEL BALDWIN
DECEMBER - TONY SUMPTER 

2010 Member Spotlight

JANUARY - TAMAS RONYAI
FEBRUARY - STEFANIE BRANICA
APRIL - JANET SHAFFER CWPC
MAY - DAN LEWARK, CEC ACE
JUNE  - ROB NATHE
JULY - SHARLENE GREENDYK
SEPTEMBER - KEVIN BLAYLOCK
OCTOBER - CHRIS PLEMMONS
NOVEMBER - WALTER BRONOWITZ
DECEMBER - HOLLI YU

2009 Member Spotlight

JUNE - NANCY BEAUCHAMP
SEPTEMBER - JOSH SCHIESSL
OCTOBER - MARK LINDEN CEC AAC
NOVEMBER - TONY PARKER CEC
DECEMBER - JOHN FISHER CEC, CCE, AAC

Click here to view each Member Spotlight

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
Are you a culinary student? Looking for some green?

Our local American Academy of Chefs and our ACF Washington State Chapter student scholarship applications are available online. To find out when our next scholarship will be awarded and the application due dates please visit the scholarships page on our website for details.

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

 

Sincerely,

 

Mark Linden
Washington State Chefs Association 
  
UPCOMING EVENTS
2013

 

November 11th, 2013

WSCA Meeting
Rainer Golf Club
Silent Auction
Pre-Holiday Event
Click for details...

 

December 2013
No Meetings Scheduled

 

2014

 

January 13th, 2014
Board Meeting Only
4-6PM
Crush Restaurant

 

 February 10th, 2014
Presidents Gala
Possibly Tulalip

 

March 10th, 2014
Board Meeting Only
4-6PM 
  

April 14th, 2014
Bite of the Apprentice
Renton Technical College  

 

May 12th, 2014
Board Meeting Only
4-6PM 

 

May 29th-31st, 2014
Special Olympics Fundraiser

 

June 9th, 2014
Appreciation Event
Possibly Argosy Cruises

 

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2013 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PRESIDENT
Mark Linden CEC AAC

VICE-PRESIDENT 
Dan Lewark CEC CCA

TREASURER
Jeff Pratt

SECRETARY
Janet Shaffer CWPC

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Gary Fuller CEC CCE AAC

BOARD MEMBERS
Jeff Pratt
Steven Schrader CCA
Kevin Blaylock CEC, CSCE, CCA
Michael Baldwin CEC CCE
Lori Taylor
Jeffrey Duncan

TRUSTEES
Jim H. Douglas CEC CCE AAC
Walter Bronowitz
 CCC CEC AAC
John Fisher CEC CCE AAC
Chris Plemmons CEC AAC
Karl Hutter


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