Learn more about edmontonCHEFS.ca and meet the Board of Directors
Photos: Christophe Benard Photography, Edmonton Commercial Photographer
edmontonCHEFS.ca is the CCFCC Edmonton branch. It is dedicated to uniting professional chefs, cooks and industry partners; to developing members professionally and personally; to educating national and junior members; and to promoting the culinary arts and excellence in the trade. We also provide scholarships to deserving students in the culinary field at the high school, college and apprentice levels.
Ron Wong, President
Steve Buzak, 1st Vice President
Jason Wild, 2nd Vice President
Stephanie Stolk, Secretary
Jason Gulliford, Treasurer
Roberto Laqui, Membership Director
Jon Setterlund, Associate Members’ Rep
Jesse Kushniruk, Young Chef Members’ Rep
Peter Keith, Director of Communications
Troy King, Director of Fundraising
Pierre Plamondon, Director at Large
John Bond, CCI Chair
The dedication of our city’s chefs to the culinary industry has been a longstanding tradition for more than 50 years.
Looking back —
August 1960 – The association now known as Canadian Culinary Federation – Edmonton Association (CCFCC Edmonton) is created three years prior to the creation of the national association. Some of Edmonton’s inaugural members are, in fact, involved in setting up the national organization—first called the Canadian Federation of Chefs de Cuisine.
April 1963 – The first meeting Canadian Federation of Chefs de Cuisine is at The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald in Edmonton.
1971 – CCFCC Edmonton—then called the Canadian Federation of Chefs and Cooks Edmonton Branch—hosts its first National conference at The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald.
1974 – The World Association of Chefs’ Societies holds its first congress outside of Europe—in Banff, Alberta. As part of the congress, the Edmonton branch hosts delegates to a Klondike Days evening at the Chateau Lacombe, and Edmontonian Henry Bachman organizes a cross-country tour for those delegates wishing to see other parts of Canada.
1988 – CCFCC Edmonton hosts the national convention three more times, the first in 1988 at the Fantasyland Hotel.
2005 – CCFCC Edmonton hosts the national convention at the Delta Edmonton South.
2007 – The branch changes its name from the Canadian Federation of Chefs and Cooks Edmonton Branch to the Canadian Culinary Federation – Edmonton Association, or CCFCC Edmonton.
2013 – CCFCC Edmonton hosts the national convention at the Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort.
2015 – The branch is still formally CCFCC Edmonton, but now moves its brand toward edmontonCHEFSs.ca, and a new look and feel is created.
For more information on the development of the Canadian Culinary Federation, please visit the national association website.