WASHINGTON STATE CHEFS ASSOCIATION 
OCTOBER 2015 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
November 2015 WSCA Meeting
Culinary Competition
Scholarships
PRESIDENTS MESSAGE FROM TONY PARKER
 
    
WSCA President
Tony Parker CEC, AAC, ACE
October 2015
 
Greetings Culinarians and Associates,

Garde Manger Demo Follow-up

For those of us that attended the fruit and vegetable carving seminar at Bates on Saturday were treated to a fast paced class that lasted a little over four hours and could have gone another four according to the evaluation sheets that were turned in.  The class had about 45 participants and Chef Ray Duey kept everyone focused on not only his carving abilities but on his stories.  The only negative thing that could be said about that day was the torrent of rain and wind that came down after the class.  Special thank you to Chef's Roger and JJ for allowing us to have this seminar at their school on a Saturday.  Very much appreciated.

Regional Conference 2016

Our next Regional conference(ACF Signature Series ChefConnect) will be in Hawaii on April 3-5, 2016. Check the website for information about this conference and plan ahead to attend in one of the most beautiful spots in the world. 

AAC Dinner - March 5th, 2016

Start planning for our AAC dinner that will be hosted by Chef Michael Baldwin at BTC on March 5th.  Check the chapter's website for updated information as it draws closer.  Michael has arranged great rates at a local hotel for those traveling who do not want to drive after the dinner.

Annual Holiday Dinner & Silent Auction

Come join us for dinner and help support our ACF Washington State Chefs Association Apprenticeship Program. It is all happening on November 9th at the Clearwater Casino! Don't miss our holiday dinner and silent auction. Also, annual elections will be held at this meeting. If you could bring some items for the auction that would be great! We are in need of gift cards, gift baskets, trips, hotel and casino packages, dinner gift certificates, and of course any culinary items. If you are able to procure a gift, please drop it off before the auction starts. We will be setting up at 4pm. The auction starts at 6pm during our reception and ends at 7pm. Gary Fuller is in charge of the silent auction. Gary can be reached at garylf3@wavecable.com

Please make sure to come and vote so your voice is heard. Costs are $40.00 for students, $45.00 for members and $50.00 for non-members.  Board meeting 4pm to 6pm, reception and silent auction 6-7pm, elections 7-7:15 and dinner 7:30 to 9:00pm.  Address and directions are on the website.  Get more info and pay online at the meetings webpage .

The Near Future

2016 will be an exciting year.  We start the process of creating a one of a kind event for the Governor's Ball that will take place in January of 2017.  Lots of meetings and planning go into this event and we will keep you informed on the progress.

It has been a short two years since I took office as the president.  I made the decision to continue if approved by the membership for another two years.  I feel that I have not completed what I wanted to do during my term.  I hope that you allow me to continue as president of this great organization.  Thank you.
 
 
Join us on WE ARE CHEFS and FACEBOOK
 
Tony Parker CEC, AAC, ACE
 
"Don't sweat the little stuff, it will all work out in the end" 
 
 

NOVEMBER 2015 WSCA MEETING

HOLIDAY DINNER & SILENT AUCTION
 
Date:
Monday, November 9th, 2015

Location:
Clearwater Casino
15347 Suquamish Way NE
Suquamish, WA 98392
 
Times:
Board Meeting: 4-6PM
Reception & Silent Auction: 6-7PM
Dinner: 7-9PM

Price:
Students: $15
(The 1st 50 students & apprentices to register are free)
Members: $20
Non-Members - $25

Reservations Required by November 5th, 2015

Come join us for dinner and help support our ACF Washington State Chefs Association Apprenticeship Program with our silent auction. It is all happening on November 9th at the Clearwater Casino! Also, annual elections will be held at this meeting. If you could bring some items for the auction that would be great! We are in need of gift cards, gift baskets, trips, hotel and casino packages, dinner gift certificates, and of course any culinary items. If you are able to procure a gift, please drop it off before the auction starts. We will be setting up at 4pm. The auction starts at 6pm during our reception and ends at 7pm. 


For more info and to pay online

For questions concerning
the silent auction contact:

 
CULINARY COMPETITION



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. 

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
2015

November 9, 2015
Holiday Dinner
& Silent Auction
Clearwater Casino
Click for details...

2016

March 5, 2016
WSCA AAC Dinner
Bellingham Technical College 

April 3-5, 2016
ACF Signature Series
ChefConnect
Waikoloa Village, Hawaii
Click for details...

May 14 & 15, 2016
WSCA Culinary Quest
Competition
Bellingham Technical College
Click for details...

MORE EVENTS

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

 
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2015 WSCA OFFICERS
PRESIDENT
Tony Parker CEC ACE

VICE-PRESIDENT 
Dan Lewark CEC CCA

TREASURER
Jeff Pratt

SECRETARY
Janet Shaffer CWPC

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Mark Linden CEC AAC

BOARD MEMBERS
Charles Ramsayer
JJ Meland
Michael Baldwin CEC CCE
Tamas Ronyai
Brandon LaVeille
Jennifer Sohonie CEC

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

CHAIR POSITIONS
& COMMITTEES

Membership Chair
Lori Taylor
Co-Chair
Gary Fuller CEC CCE AAC

Education Chair
Jennifer Sohonie
Co-Chair
Dan Lewark

Chef & Child Chair
Brandon LaVielle

Culinary Salon Chair
Michael Baldwin
Co-Chair
Tamas Ronyai

Certification Chair
Jeff Duncan
Co-Chair
Janet Waters

Sergeant at Arms
Steven Schrader CCA

Apprentice Coordinator
John Fisher

Photographer
Holli Yu

Food Truck Chair
JJ Meland

Food Truck Committee
Gary Fuller CEC CCE AAC
Stephanie Branica
Matt Dimeo
Maria Ancira

CONTACT INFO
To find contact info for any of the WSCA Officers,
please visit the
Contact Us page.
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