December 2015

Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays to every one of you!

Thank you to all of you who attended this year's 56th annual Chef of the Year Dinner and to help make our 65th anniversary a very special event. This was truly one of the best dinners I have attended. Thank you Executive Chef Bryan Siegel CEC, CCA, Andrea Haddad and the Staff at the Portland Hilton and Executive Towers for going above and beyond to make our evening memorable and successful. Thank you for your donations, Duck Delivery for your produce, Portland French Bakery for the wonderful centerpieces, bread displays and rolls for dinner, and Young's Market Company for your fine wines. Great job Chef Aaron Guerra CEC for putting together the auction items and assisting me on stage. Thank you to all of you who donated items for the auction. Thank you Suzanne Gardner for sign up genius and Chef Nathan Weaver and Chef Barry Bowers for your assistance in helping with seating at the door. And a huge Thank you to Polly Sommers who helped me put this evening together. Thank you ACF Western Regional Vice President Carlton Brooks CEPC, CCE, AAC for attending from Arizona.

Congratulations to this year's award recipients:
Jack Cervetto Purveyor of the Year Award
Laurie Gaare; Portland French Bakery
Bryan Ostlund; Oregon Blueberry Commission

Chef Emeritus Award
Franz Popperl CEC. CCE

Charles Altorfer Chef Professionalism Award
Nathan Weaver

President's Award
Larry Mains
William Wise
Suzanne Gardner

Student Scholarship Awards
Robbin Fredrick Rock
Jennifer Hinjosa
Demetria Hester

Appreciation Award:
To all of you who are awesome in making this Chapter a success

Special Olympics Oregon Appreciation Award
ACF Pro Chefs Oregon

Chef of the Year Award
Anthony J. Danna CEC. AAC

My Toque is off to you. Well Deserved

Mark your calendars for Monday December 7th. This is our annual Christmas Dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory off Macadam Ave. Hosted by Chef Chis Hein. Don’t miss out on all the fun and a great time with family and friends. Remember to bring a gift for the white elephant, an unwrapped toy for a child 12 and under and two cans (or dry products) of food for the Oregon Food Bank. The cost is $25.00 per person and cocktails will begin at 6:00 pm. Hope to see you!

The Potato sensory is Monday December 14th at the Le Cordon Bleu School. Time is 4:00 pm. We need judges to taste varieties of potatoes and you can meet the scientist who develop the different varieties of potatoes. This our chapters fifth year judging this event. Each potato has its own distinct flavor.

The Western Regional Conference is approaching fast. This year it will be on the BIG Island of Hawaii. April 3rd – 5th. For details check for details. I hope to see you there. You will have an awesome time. I guarantee it.
Please if your dues are delinquent, take care of them , This effects your

On behalf of your Officers, Board of Directors and myself. We wish you who have birthday’s in December a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Have a wonderful Holiday Season and a Prosperous New Year!

Merry Christmas!
Until next month
Chow for now.