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The planning has been underway for over a year and the 2012 conference is packed with all kinds of opportunities for networking, professional development, competitions, and special guest speakers. Chef Charles Carroll, a seven-time culinary Olympian, is our keynote speaker. I heard Chef Charles at the ACF conference last year in Dallas and I was so inspired by his message that I invited him to speak at our conference as well. I’m sure you will be inspired, too.
Some highlights of the conference will be:
The CCFCC juniors will once again be hosting the icebreaker with a diverse selection of food from across the country.
The Honor Society will have its 3rd annual dinner and induction ceremony.
The spousal program looks especially interesting with several events and tours to choose from.
I’d like to thank the organizing committee for their time and effort into this year’s program as well as all the volunteers who are so giving of their time. A big thank you goes out to our partners who have donated product, expertise, and funding to help make this conference successful.
I look forward to meeting all of you. Contact me with any of your comments, questions, or suggestions to help make the CCFCC stronger and more relevant to you. See you in June!
Living the dream,
Canadian Culinary Federation/ Fédération Culinaire Canadienne (CCFCC)
Director, Culinary Arts Foundation, British Columbia
This annual event has a long history of connecting culinary experts from across Canada for education, networking and food & drinks, of course. Hosting the 2012 event in Halifax, NS is a privilege and we look forward to showing off our city as we host you here from June 3 – 6, 2012.
The relevance of our 2012 theme, Sustainable Food Systems should not be under-estimated. As an important part of a global community, we have a responsibility to know more about the triple bottom line for evaluating our food systems as sustainable; people, planet, profit. All three are essential to ensuring long-term viability of food sources for future generations.
We are delighted with the presenters and topics covered at this conference, ranging from the learning more about sustainable food systems with our engaging panel discussion, the slow food movement, buying local, corporate commitment to being fully sustainable and other relevant topics. We look forward to having opportunities to network and share our own personal experiences as we come together to learn and celebrate our industry.
Don “Busch” Dubay
2012 National Convention Chairman
As Atlantic Vice President, I’m excited to be a part of hosting this year’s 49th Annual CCFCC National Convention here in Halifax. Join me and other chefs as we experience the best Atlantic Canada has to offer, while taking the opportunity to build new relationships and strengthen existing ones within the culinary field.
In keeping with the changes happening globally and the innovations of our food industry, one of the key topics and focus is Sustainable Food Systems. With a great line up of key speakers and industry leaders you are sure to be inspired and gain valuable knowledge in how to benefit from and support your local food industry boosting economic spin off within your community. I look forward to welcoming you this year in Halifax.