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The Chef de Cuisine Association of California, ACF-Los Angeles

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a good and healthy holiday season! I would like to wish everyone a healthy and prosperous 2016!

As we welcome the start of the New Year, I would like to remind everyone of the great loss to the Culinary World of Chef Harry Brockwell. Chef Harry Brockwell was one of America's Greatest Culinarians, and was one of our local greats. There will be a Memorial Service for Chef Harry Brockwell, on Monday, January 25, 2016. His Family is asking in lieu of flowers a donation to IFAW be made. Please contact me for further details. Our January Meeting will be attendance at Chef Harry's Memorial Service. I look forward to seeing you there to commemorate Chef Harry's life. All board members are expected to attend as we will be having our monthly board meeting immediately following the service.

I would like to include a brief wrap up of the end of the year 2015!

We had a very successful Escoffier Society Dinner at The Luxe Hotel in West Los Angeles, in November in which we plan to re book for next year same time.

We worked our tails off at the Veterans’ Holiday Celebration at the Westwood V.A. in December. I would like to extend a special Thanks to Chef Bob Higgin's and all of his students at John Francois Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley, CA, and the many many more culinary volunteers for all of the hard work they did.

We had a very successful Chef of the Year and Presidential Ball at the LA Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles that was hosted by Chef Kevin Harry. We were honored to have many important people in attendance including the ACF Western Regional Vice President, Carlton Brooks. A great time was had by all in attendance.

Our success depends on your continued participation! Please participate and pay your dues.

I would like to thank all of my past and continuing board members for their service to the CCAC. You will need to attend our next board meeting to receive your plaque honoring your service and your certificate of ceh's. Those not picked up will be donated to future award recipients.

I would like to welcome all of our new board members to the board and remind you to send me your information for your board information statements Bio’s & pics for the website.

We still have open board seats and are still looking to fill our Culinary School Culinary Advisor Positions. Please contact me if you are interested in serving. And three area Vice President positions. Please contact Me if Interested.

In the area of upcoming events we have many! Some of the mare coming up very quickly!

January 26, 2016, ACF and CCAC Sponsored Culinary Competition at U.S.C. Please contact me if you are interested 2slots left open.

February 29, 2016, Chef and Child Golf Tournament, at the Porter Valley Country Club in Porter Ranch, California. We still need sponsors, golfers and everything that one can think of. Please be a part of this! Please contact Chef Eloise Cantrell for more information.

We will also be hosting an A.C.E. Training course and Practicum in July. Please contact me for more information. Or see Calendar on CCAC Website.

Additional upcoming events include the Regional Chefs Picnic in June. An American Academy of Chefs Dinner in July. The National Convention in July. The Western Regional in April. We are awaiting confirmation of our February, March and April Meetings. If you would like to host a meeting, please contact me.

Best, Always,

Robert Philips CEC. CCA, AAC
CCAC President



Congratulations to Charles Carroll, CEC, AAC, New President of Worldchefs