Tony Parker CEC, ACE
Greetings Culinarians and Associates,
Nominations and Elections
We have made it through another summer and need to get back to business at hand. At our September meeting we will open it up for nominations for three board positions, the president and secretary's positions. The elections will be held at our November 2nd holiday dinner at Clear Water Casino. If you are interested in serving on the board or possibly another position, please do not hesitate to let us know.
The national convention was held in Orlando, Florida the first week in August and there were lots of highpoints and a couple that were not as high as we wanted. Our knowledge bowl team unfortunately did not win. They did a great job getting to the nationals and I would like to thank Janet and her team for representing our region and chapter at nationals.
The Hermann G. Rusch award went to Hans Schadler this year. The completion was tough for this award. Thank you Gary for taking this all the way to nationals as well. JJ Meland was awarded a presidents medallion at the convention. Congratulations Chef on a well-deserved honor.
Three of us from our chapter were inducted into the AAC at a ceremony and dinner on August 1st. The day culminated with a nine course meal at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Orlando. Chef Dan Lewark, chef Michael Baldwin and myself chef Tony Parker are the newest members of the honor society of the ACF. I know that it was exciting and humbling to be there and be sworn in as fellows.
August Board Meeting
At our Board meeting at Western Foodservice in Kirkland we discussed future fundraising opportunities and the Governors ball in January of 2017. We need to look for other opportunities to raise funds and we will be looking at streamlining costs.
September WSCA Meeting
Join us Monday September 14th for our dinner meeting at Timber Ridge. Costs are $15.00 for students, $20.00 for members and $25.00 for non-members. Board meeting at 4pm to 6pm and reception at 6-6:30 and dinner to follow. Address and directions are on the website. Get more info and pay online at the
Tony Parker CEC, ACE
"Don't sweat the little stuff, it will all work out in the end"