WASHINGTON STATE CHEFS ASSOCIATION 
OCTOBER 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
September WSCA Meeting
Scholarships
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE FROM TONY PARKER
 
    
WSCA President
Tony Parker CEC, AAC, ACE
October 2017
 
Greetings Culinarians and Associates,

ACF Re-accreditation for Apprenticeship Program

It has been a busy month getting ready for the ACF accreditation visit for our apprenticeship program. The site visit is over and I have not heard any news yet, but I know they were pleased with the direction of our program. I would like to thank Chef Jeff Pratt for his help in taking time off to escort the evaluators to three of our apprentice houses. Skyline, Blackbottle and Bellevue El Gaucho were the three locations chosen to tour. They were impressed with all three. Three entirely different styles of houses that our apprentices train at and we finished up at Blackbottle for a great tasting of many of their specialty plates. I would definitely recommend going there if you have not already tried them. Braised short rib is the best I have ever had. Thank you to all the chefs and apprentices at the houses that made themselves available for the evaluators during their visit. When I get the report I will share it with all of you.  

Holiday Dinner & Silent Auction

Our next Dinner meeting is our annual Holiday dinner, silent auction and election at The Clearwater Casino Resort.  Board meeting is 4-6pm. Reception and auction from 6-7pm followed by an incredible dinner. The elections will take place during our auction and dinner times. We are still looking for silent auction items to benefit our apprentice program. Please reach out to Chef Diana Prine at chefprine@hotmail.com. Please bring the gift items at 4:00pm if possible, but no later than 5:30. If you cannot come to the event please reach out to Diana or myself to get the donations to the event. All proceeds from this auction go towards the apprenticeship.  Visit the Meetings Page  for more info...

Wine & Cheese Educational Seminar

We will be having a wine and cheese educational seminar at Renton Technical College on January 20th, 2018. There will be a nominal cost for this seminar. Chef Brandon LaVielle is organizing this seminar and will be sending out information soon. There is limited space for the wine and cheese class so the first 50 people that sign up will be admitted.  

Culinary Salon Competition

We are having a culinary salon in May of 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, Chef Tamas Ronyai and his co-chair, Chef Janet Waters.

I know we are fast approaching the holiday season in our businesses and will be all very busy, but I hope that we take the time to enjoy some of the holidays for ourselves as well.  Peace.

 
Tony Parker CEC, AAC, ACE
President WSCA
Instructor Renton Technical College 
 
"When you reach the end of your rope,
tie a knot in it and hang on!"
-Franklin D Roosevelt-

 
NOVEMBER WSCA MEETING

ACF Washington State Chefs' Association
Holiday Dinner & Silent Auction

Date:
Monday, November 13th, 2017

Location:
Clearwater Casino
15347 Suquamish Way NE
Suquamish, WA 98392
Time:
4-6PM - Board Meeting
6-7PM - Silent Auction
7PM - Holiday Dinner

Dinner Price:
Students - $20
Members - $25
Non-Members - $35

Hotel Option:

If you would like to book a hotel night at the amazing Clearwater Casino Resort, the special rate for the WSCA is $109 plus 11% tax. Call 360-598-8700 to book your room and be sure to mention the Washington State Chefs Association to get the special pricing.

Annual Apprenticeship Silent Auction:

Help Support our Apprenticeship Program...  We need lots of items donated for our silent auction. If you are able to donate, please contact Diana Prine at  chefprine@hotmail.com . Please bring the gift items at 4:00pm if possible, but no later than 5:30.


To register online or for more info,
please visit the WSCA Meetings 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

November 13, 2017
Holiday Dinner 
& Silent Auction
Clearwater Casino
Suquamish, WA

January 20, 2018
Wine & Cheese
Educational Seminar
Renton Technical College

May 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

ASSOCIATE BOARD MEMBERS
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
To find contact info for any of the WSCA Officers,
please visit the
Contact Us page.