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What is the CCAC?

As the new President of the CCAC, I want thank you for your continued Membership and faith in me to direct our organization for the next two years. We have established a excellent culinary board to lead us in the direction of the centennial celebrations for our chapter. This year we will be rehabbing several of our events. Our 90th Chef of the Year Gala, Presidential Ball, A Culinary Salon, American Academy of Chefs Dinner, very possible our Golf Tournament & Family Night and Summer BBQ.  If things go well for December, we’ll bring back the Escoffier Society Night. 

This year we have sponsored two teams to go to the Western Regionals and help represent the CCAC. 1 Knowledge Bowl from AI North Hollywood & 1 Food Competition from Le Cordon Bleu Pasadena. I look forward to seeing them both in action & I hope you are too! 

I want to Thank all of our Members that attended the January Meeting & Dinner at Preferred Marketing Group the turnout was truly amazing! I want to acknowledge PMG, Mercer Cutlery, Gourmet Foods & Eat Cleaner for their contributions, and the Awesome Students from Mission College under the direction of Chef Martin Gilligan CEC for all your help. We thank you for your kind attention and participation at this event.  Be active, it’s your organization.

We have a new board as you know they can be seen on our social media Pages. Use these sites as they are for the membership to communicate and enjoy food & Chef Friends. You can log on to them at www.chefdecuisinelosangeles.com I encourage all members and non-members to use them to learn and be informed of CCAC activities. I want to you to utilize your board members as you see them on the sites. Membership has jump drastically over the last month and a new student population is coming aboard. Please welcome and guide them in their Careers. Help out or older membership stay informed of things going on. Support the process of certification at every turn you can. This is a light part of our new directions and the board and I look forward to your help. Make a culinary difference!

For the First time in quite some time we will be giving away 10- $500 dollar Scholarships to Local Students thanks to the hard work of a few good Chefs. Please find ways to support them.


Chef Robert Phillips CEC, CCA, ACE, CFSP

President CCAC 2014/2015