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    CCPC President’s Letter January 2017 Print

    President's Letter

    Chef Reed

    CCPC President’s Letter

    Jan 2017

     

    To the Members of CCPC

     

    CCPC President’s Letter

    Jan 2017

     

    To the Members of CCPC

     

    As 2016 comes to an end and we look forward to 2017 I wish to thank all of you for your commitment to the organization over the last 18 months. We started something new and it takes time to get our feet wet. As we wait for the election results to be announced,I am confident that the organization will be in good hands. The transition board spent a lot of time setting up a nimble flexible organization for the future that is focused on the member first and foremost.

     

    So as 2017 begins and with new leadership,CCPC has a goal of providing great benefits for the members. Theleadership will be focused on the following initiatives:

     

      • Reduced Membership Ticket Pricing and Scholarships

      • Expanded Educational Content and Meetings

      • CCPC Exclusive Rebate Programs

      • Networking Opportunities and Membership Growth

      • Social Media Support for its Members

      • Professional Development and Certification

     

    We can only support these programs through membership growth, fund raising and corporate sponsors. Our sponsors believe in the value of ACF membership and understand they need to be involved in providing support such as hosting events, donating food and beverage and supplying scholarship funds. They are aware the Chapter is not an open marketing invitation and we take that very seriously. We respect our member’s privacy but also feel that these relationships allow great potential to our future culinarians, educators and professional chefs who make up most our ranks. Our vendors are passionate about their goods and services and they believe that you as ACF members would benefit greatly by knowing what is out there by getting new and innovative products into hands before anyone else.

     

    As I transition to a new role within the organization, my focus will be on providing members the professional development and networking needs that best suit the current state of the industry here in Chicagoland. That includes, supporting all of member who are on a certification track, creating relationships between employers and great candidates at all levels and professional development in and out of the kitchen. I can’t say enough about the relationship with ACF and my own growth as a chef and culinary professional. Knowing all of you, getting involved with the chapter, competing and attending regional and national events has been a wonderful compliment to my own personal commitment to my craft. I hope all of you feel the same.

     

    So, I challenge you to think about attending Chef Connect as a paid attendee or supporting the chapter by volunteering some of your time over those 3 days from Feb 5-7th at the Hilton Chicago.

     

    Let’s make 2017 a year of professional development, networking and reward for all the members of Chefs and Culinary Professionals of Chicagoland.

     

    Happy New Year and Great Food for All!

     

    John Reed CEC, CCA

    President Chefs and Culinary Professionals of Chicagoland

     

    So as 2017 begins and with new leadership,CCPC has a goal of providing great benefits for the members. The leadership will be focused on the following initiatives:

     

      • Reduced Membership Ticket Pricing and Scholarships

      • Expanded Educational Content and Meetings

      • CCPC Exclusive Rebate Programs

      • Networking Opportunities and Membership Growth

      • Social Media Support for its Members

      • Professional Development and Certification

     

    We can only support these programs through membership growth, fund raising and corporate sponsors. Our sponsors believe in the value of ACF membership and understand they need to be involved in providing support such as hosting events, donating food and beverage and supplying scholarship funds. They are aware the Chapter is not an open marketing invitation and we take that very seriously. We respect our member’s privacy but also feel that these relationships allow great potential to our future culinarians, educators and professional chefs who make up most our ranks. Our vendors are passionate about their goods and services and they believe that you as ACF members would benefit greatly by knowing what is out there by getting new and innovative products into hands before anyone else.

     

    As I transition to a new role within the organization, my focus will be on providing members the professional development and networking needs that best suit the current state of the industry here in Chicagoland. That includes, supporting all of member who are on a certification track, creating relationships between employers and great candidates at all levels and professional development in and out of the kitchen. I can’t say enough about the relationship with ACF and my own growth as a chef and culinary professional. Knowing all of you, getting involved with the chapter, competing and attending regional and national events has been a wonderful compliment to my own personal commitment to my craft. I hope all of you feel the same.

     

    So, I challenge you to think about attending Chef Connect as a paid attendee or supporting the chapter by volunteering some of your time over those 3 days from Feb 5-7th at the Hilton Chicago.

     

    Let’s make 2017 a year of professional development, networking and reward for all the members of Chefs and Culinary Professionals of Chicagoland.

     

    Happy New Year and Great Food for All!

     

    John Reed CEC, CCA

    President Chefs and Culinary Professionals of Chicagoland

     

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