Mark Linden, CEC AAC
From the Range
Greetings Fellow Culinarians and Associates
A special thanks to the entire team of dining services at Muckleshoot Casino. They hosted our annual appreciation evening and did a wonderful job with many action stations. We do appreciate our partnership with them. We also appreciate all of you for the volunteer work that you do for us in so many ways. A small token of our appreciation to each and every one of you.
Special Olympics Volunteer Event
May 30-31 brought about another successful Special Olympics Box Lunch Assembly. For all who came out, thanks for your two days of hard work. This is an annual fundraiser for us, and allows for us to maintain a sizable fund dedicated to scholarships. Please take the time to apply for a scholarship if you are pursuing any form of culinary education. Even if it is continuing education hours and you need assistance with the costs associated with it.
We have decided 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.
The National ACF Convention is soon upon us, held in Las Vegas. Bring plenty of sunscreen as it will be hot. Once again Lake Washington Technical Institute will be defending its national championship for the Culinary Knowledge Bowl. And Chef Fisher is up for the Herman Rusch Award as well. I hope to see many of you there.
There will be no meeting until September so enjoy a great summer. Get out and enjoy all that our state and country have to offer.
The Darrell Anderson Archives
I am pleased to let you know of an important achievement in our chapter. If you are ever at Renton Technical College and have a few minutes take a look at the Darrell Anderson Archives. In 2007, Darrell Anderson, chef and culinary educator, donated his papers and other artifacts (trophies, commemorative plates, etc.) to Renton Technical College, to create the Darrell Anderson Culinary Archives.
The contents of the archive include:
- Historical information on Washington State culinary organizations
- Information about national culinary organizations, including the American Culinary Federation
- Thousands of recipes
- Information on cooking techniques
- Trophies, award plaques, ACF commemorative plates, etc.
The archive is housed in Renton Technical College Library, and is open when the library is open. For more information, call (425) 235-2331, or visit the archive online.
The culinary archives main page is:
And the online archives, with images of a very small part of the collection is: http://cdm16320.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/
September 2013 WSCA Meeting
In September we will be hosting a major education seminar as a result of many questions from all of you to have more of these types of events. We are bringing in a nationally known chef whose speciality is charcuterie. Please make plans to attend this event. It will be held Saturday, September 14th, 2013 at Le Cordon Bleu Seattle. See more info below...
Unique Employment Opportunities
We have been presented with a great overview of the food service program at Century Link Field (home of the Seahawks and Sounders) by Chef Pascal Beaute. Delaware North Companies is offering career opportunities within the sportservice industry. Truly an exciting chance to develop great line skills, organizational habits and have fun while you are at it and see a few games for free. Contact Chef Beaute at email@example.com. You can also learn about the company at www.delawarenorth.com. Our very own Roland Henin CMC also works for this company. Click here for more information.
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