Board Meeting Minutes

Date:                             Tuesday October 27, 2015

Location:                     Campagnolo, 1020 Main St., Vancouver

Call to Order:            Scott Jaeger at 14h00

Roll Call:                      Céline Turenne

Board Attendance:     Robert Belcham, Andrea Carlson, Darren Clay, Scott Jaeger, Gus Stieffenhofer-Brandson, Céline Turenne

Guests:                         Kathleen Beveridge (Town Hall Communications),

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from September 28, 2015

1st:Scott; 2nd: Robert



  1. Financial Report
  •  Accounting for 2014: still waiting for HSBC bank statements from Neil
  • 48.5k in bank accounts – few expenses pending


  1. Membership
  •  As of today: 73 chefs and 64 supporters = 137 members
  • November/December will be “renewal months” for lapsed member
  • Automate renewal in web site to facilitate process
  • Discussion on who gets memberships for free –
  • Get auto-renew operating again to facilitate management of membership (Email Stephanie to get information re web since Karen will no longer be managing it)


  1. Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee
  •  Slow Fish Dinner final numbers: 5.5k profit
  • Appointment of Gus Stieffenhofer-Brandson as chair
  • Appointment of Andrea Carlson as co chair
  • Motion to accept 1st Robert 2nd Darren


  1. Marketing & Branding
  • Update on November Membership event: various locations looked at; this will have a budget of app 2.5k for about 50 people and media;
  • Vice-president Robert accepted
  • Motion by Scott; 1st: Darren 2nd: Gus
  • f/u with Robert re marketing activities


  1. Curry Cup 2016
  •  Date to be decided – plan a few weeks after wine festival; day to be on a Tuesday or Sunday
  • Email to Neil and Chris


  1. Spot Prawn Festival
  •  Update from conf call Ryan/Rob/Celine
  • Date is set for May 15 for Festival and May 14 for Gala (location to be decided: PICA, Aquarium,…).
  • Number of attendees to be confirmed
  • Speakers will be invited as this is the 10th anniversary
  • Looking for sponsorship for cooking stage: Andrea to follow up on contact with VanCity (Celine to follow-up)
  • More volunteers needed for the event as this will be the biggest one


  1. Fundraising/Scholarship Committee
  • Summary from Danny:

Since the AGM, the focus has been on finalizing the Chefs Table/BC Hospitality foundation entries, and selecting the winners.

I’m happy to report that three students were selected based on merit and their achievements. They are Shawna James from VIU,

Brittany Louie from Johnston Heights Secondary, and Mary Wan from the Arts Institute. The winning students were presented a cheque for 1500$ each at the Connect show breakfast last Monday.

BCHF has also reached out to add info to their website. I will get back to them with a follow up.

During the AGM last month, I spoke with Barbara Jo with regards to getting her store more exposure thru CTS, and how we could help get books into the hands of cooks.

This will be a work in progress…

  •  (BCHF said they would not pay accommodations and travel expenses in the future; use technology to get presence for out of town winners, if needed.


  1. Miscellaneous
  • Update on participation to Connect Show Oct. 18 and 19, 2015: 9 memberships ($315)+ many new contacts – all costs are covered $250 for booth set-up + $ parking/cabs = $310.00) – to be re-done next year, but chefs to attend
  • Update on Farms to Fork gala (Growing chefs auction) $375. For silent auction prize
  • The Vinegar Lady products received at Connect show given to board members for their review; Celine to email Vinegar Lady
  • Use of board titles/responsibilities from ex members: Leeann suggested she looks after it since from a PR point of view it can be confusing – message to all ex board members.


Adjournment:  Scott Jaeger at 1505

Next meeting:  Tuesday November 24, at 2 pm

Location:  Campagnolo, 1020 Main St.

Board Meeting Minutes

Date:                            Monday September 28, 2015

Location:                   Barbara Books to Cooks, 1540 W. 2nd Avenue, Vancouver

Call to Order:           Scott Jaeger at 14h02

Roll Call:                     Céline Turenne

Board Attendance:  Robert Belcham, Ryan Bissell, Darren Clay, Sid Cross, Scott Jaeger, Jamie Maw, Danny Markowicz, Céline Turenne, Chris Whittaker, Neil Wyles

Guests:                          Kathleen Beveridge (Town Hall Communications),

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from August 25, 2015

1st: Scott; 2nd: Ryan


 1. Financial Report

  •  Accounting for 2015 has been re-done; 2014 still under work
  • 50k in bank accounts – some expenses pending


  1. Membership
  •  Follow-up on new members
  • Automate renewal in web site to facilitate process


  1. Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee
  •  Slow Fish Dinner Overview (Sept. 27, 2015)
  • Sold out event – plan for same timing for next year
  • Great committee worked on event and on board for next year
  • Link with sommelier to serve wine in each kitchen (work with Leeann)


  1. Marketing & Branding
  •  New stickers and t-shirts received; stickers will be given at all events;
  • November Membership event: Scott Jaeger and Robert Belcham to chair:  use as recruiting event, format to be confirmed
  • $1k budget (if needed)


     5.Curry Cup 2016

  •  Chris and Neil to co-chair
  • Location: Heritage Hall
  • Date to be decided – plan a few weeks after wine festival; day to be on a Tuesday or Sunday
  • Alumni judging panel to be set-up (ask previous winners)
  • Media panel to maximize media exposure


  1. Spot Prawn Festival
  •  10th Anniversary planning
  • Ryan and Rob Clark to co-chair
  • Chris will contact Jed Grieve (cooks culture) re: demo kitchen sponsorship
  • Vancity to be contacted for sponsorship as well
  • Set date for Spot Prawn Festival + gala
  • Enter to win a physical way to win: ways to enter the contest
  • Set committee


  1. Fundraising/Scholarship Committee
  •  Update on scholarships to be awarded at Connect Show: 65 school/instructor contacted with only 10 replies


  1. Miscellaneous
  • Executive Director position motion vote: accepted motion 1st Robert; Second: Ryan
  • Participation to Connect 18 and 19, 2015
  • Farms to Fork (Growing chef auction) – Celine to attend


Adjournment:  Scott Jaeger at 15h00

Next meeting:  Tuesday October 27, at 2 pm

Location:  Campagnolo, 1020 Main St.

Annual General Meeting 2015 Minutes

Date:                   Monday, September 28, 2015

Location:          Barbara Jo’s Books to Cooks – 1740 W. 2nd Avenue, Vancouver

Call to Order By Scott Jaeger at 15h00

Roll Call: By Céline Turenne

In attendance: Robert Belcham, Ryan Bissell, Darren Clay, Sid Cross, Scott Jaeger, Danny Markowicz, Jamie Maw, Céline Turenne, Chris Whittaker, Neil Wyles,

Guests: Leeann Froese (Townhall Communications), Kathleen Beveridge (Townhall Communications) Barb Finley, Brandon Pirie, Alex Tung, Charles Miller, Daniel Oong, Gus Stieffenhofer-Brandson, Victor Girardi

Approval of AGM Minutes:  September 29, 2014

Motion to approve by Céline Turenne; 1st: Ryan Bissell; 2nd: Sid Cross


  1. President's report – Scott Jaeger
  • Welcome to all attending and reminded everyone that all board meetings are open to the members and the public.
  • Thank you to Barbara Jo for the use of her store to hold CTS board and AGM meetings as well as for the Barbara Jo’s Scholarship program.
  • Very happy with the board’s energy. A great year with 3 public events:  Curry Cup, Spot Prawn Festival and Slow Fish Dinner.  Thank you to all chairs and committee members.
  • Welcome officially to the Executive Director, Céline Turenne, who has been in the role for the last year.
  • All members who want to get involved in committees or with the board are welcome!
  1. Presentation of un-audited 2015 Financial Statements – Neil Wyles
  • Positive balance of 50k with additional revenues generated by this year’s events.
  1. Secretary's report – Céline Turenne
  • Meetings will be scheduled for the last Tuesday of every month except for December and July. All members and members of the public who want to attend are welcome, with notice to Secretary.
  • Lawyer’s office will prepare and file Annual Report upon receiving minutes from the AGM and membership list.
  1. Presentations from Committee Chairs:
  • 2015 Spot Prawn Festival Committee – Ryan Bissel
  • Successful 2015 Festival – largest attendance and profits - will be expanded in vision and scope for 2016 to include a gala and a festival;
  • Dates will be confirmed in advance of season’s launch to help secure sponsors and finalize details;
  • Planning will start next month (October);
  • Wharf donation will increase in 2016;
  • Demo kitchen location will be changed to allow better flow;
  • Robert Clark is co-chair for the 10th anniversary Festival;
  • Looking forward to working with committee to expand Festival.
  • 2015 Curry Cup Committee – Jonathan Chovancek/Kyle Nordman (no report given)
  • Very successful event with 2k cheque given to Project Chef;
  • New chair for 2016 – Chris Whittaker;
  • Location will probably be maintained at Heritage Hall;
  • Pricing to be reviewed;
  • Event will be held around mid-March
  • 2015 Slow Fish Dinner – (report given by Céline Turenne)
  • Sold out second annual Slow Fish Mystery Dinner was held on September 27
  • Fishers and farmers present to talk about their products
  • Is now scheduled as annual CTS event
  • Branding & Marketing Committee - Robert Belcham
  • 1 successful members event: post Spot Prawn Festival event at the wharf;
  • New CTS stickers launch;
  • Katharine Manson’s work to be replaced. Call out for more volunteers in social media and graphic design.  Volunteers to contact info@chefstablesociety;
  • Robert will work on securing grants to propel CTS forward and increase exposure.
  • Membership Committee – Kyle Nordman & Chris Whittaker
  • No activities during the year; the membership has been looked after by Interim Executive Director;
  • New Chair: Darren Clay
  • Scholarship Committee – Danny Markowicz
  • 3 scholarships to be given out in conjunction with BC Hospitality Foundation for a total of 4.5k;
  • 65 letters sent out to secondary and post-secondary institutions for scholarship application, only 10 applications received.
  • Sustainability Committee – Andrea Carlson (no report)
  1. Townhall Communications report

Binder regrouping events’ coverage for the year has been presented to board and members as well as PowerPoint presentation highlighting major coverage items.

  1. 2014/2015 Board resignation

All board members resigned their current position on the Board

  1. 2015/2016 Board nomination and election

President: Scott Jaeger

Past President:


Treasurer: Neil Wyles

Secretary: Céline Turenne

Chairs:  Robert Belcham, Ryan Bissell, Robert Clark, Darren Clay, Danny Markowicz, Chris Whittaker

Executive Director:  Céline Turenne

Advisors:  Sid Cross, Jamie Maw

Motion to approve new Board slate by Céline Turenne: 1st: Danny Markowicz; 2nd: Robert Belcham


Meeting Adjournment by Scott Jaeger at 16h00

Board Meeting Minutes

Date:                            Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Location:                     Campagnolo, 1020 Main Street

Call to Order:            Céline Turenne at 14h03

Roll Call:                      Céline Turenne

Board Attendance:    Robert Belcham, Scott Jaeger, Danny Markowicz, Céline Turenne, Neil Wyles

Guests:                         Kathleen Beveridge (Town Hall Communications),

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from June 30, 2015

1st:Neil; 2nd: Robert



  1. Financial Report
  •  Cash on hand 48k
  • all data entered into accounting software for 2015
  • Financial documents available and current – 2014 still pending (awaiting data from accountant’s computer
  1. Membership
  •  Current count: 115 members
  • 40 new members since January
  1. Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee
  •  Slow Fish Dinner (Sunday, September 27, 2015) – need one more chef; all wine is donated (except for sparkling for reception); salmon-safe farms have been contacted to provide produce (donation or discount at farm’s discretion); discount being negotiated for additional rentals;
  1. Marketing & Branding
  •  Status of shirts’ order: ordered – no GST/PST to pay (part of a special)
  1. Curry Cup 2016
  • Date to be discussed (Kyle and Jonathan) –Kyle indicated in an email that he does know if it is coming back – no update
  1. Spot Prawn Festival
  •  10th Anniversary planning – Robert Clark is on board; Celine to handle logistics as in 2014; committee will be operational starting October 1, 2014
  1. Fundraising/Scholarship Committee
  •  Danny is working with BCHF re: CTS scholarships to be handed out at Connect show
  • Contacted Dennis Green at Go2hr for contacts
  1. Miscellaneous
  • AGM: Date - Monday September 28
  • Summary preparation required from all chairs, president, vp, treasurer, secretary
  • Send announce to Scout (Town Hall)
  • Location: Barbara Jo - Celine to ask and follow-up;
  • board members participation (who is staying on) – send email
  • new members: Darren Clay (PICA) has indicated that he would like to join the board;
  • Executive Director position vote – Scott to send email to board for vote
  • Participation to Connect 18 and 19, 2015: booth requested; Celine will follow-up and set-up
  • Mealshare request for participation – guest for AGM? – Celine to follow-up
  • Growing Chef silent auction price: CTS basket to be offered (similar to last year’s)
  • BC Restaurant Hall of Fame gala participation – 2k – board to attend?; Sept. 28; Celine to follow-up with Impact event.
  • Miscellaneous: web page and other service review with Karen Hamilton to maximize results and minimize maintenance – looking at electronic membership card; auto-renewal; private group on Facebook; etc...


Adjournment:  By: Scott Jaeger at 15h10

Next board meeting: MONDAY September 28, 2015 at 14h00

Location: Barbara Jo’s Books to Cooks

Job postings – Growing Chefs!

Growing Chefs! is growing!

If you, or someone you know, is interested in joining our team working to teach kids and families about healthy food and healthy food systems, we're hiring for two positions:

1) Fund Development/Marketing Assistant - Apply by July 9th
Part-time at 20 hours/week
 - possibility of full-time work combined with part-time position with Athletics For Kids

We are looking for an individual who is passionate about promoting food sustainability, local and urban agriculture, and children’s health. In this key support role, the successful candidate will work with the Executive Director to support and promote our fundraising and marketing efforts. It will offer the successful candidate an inside view of the workings of a registered charity and experience applicable to both the for-profit and non-profit sectors.

The anticipated start date is July 30th, 2015. This position is based in Vancouver, B.C.

Click here to see a more comprehensive job description and application information 

2) Acting Executive Director
13 month term beginning November 2, 2015; Full-time at 35 hours/week

Growing Chefs! is looking for a highly qualified individual who is passionate about food sustainability and working with children and who can lead our organization while our Executive Director takes a year’s maternity leave.

The role of the Acting Executive Director is to manage the full scope of operations of Growing Chefs! under the direction and governance of the Board of Directors. In this key leadership role, the successful candidate will work with the Board of Directors to lead our organization, guided by a strategic plan that we have in place. The Acting Executive Director will manage our annual schools programs, develop and maintain fundraising activities, and manage two paid staffers and a team of about 200 volunteers. As a small but growing organization, responsibilities include everything from stewarding our supporters and funders to collecting and cleaning school supplies.

The position offers the successful candidate an opportunity to use your executive-level experience leading a non-profit organization and to apply your hands-on skills in managing and growing a successful, established program. It also offers a highly rewarding personal experience in a caring, supportive environment.

Full position description and details to apply can be found here.

Thanks again!
Helen Stortini
Executive Director
Growing Chefs! Chefs For Children's Urban Agriculture

Board Meeting Minutes – May 26 2015

Date:                 Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Location:           AMS Student Nest, 6133 University boul.

Call to Order:   Scott Jaeger at 14h16

Roll Call:           Céline Turenne

Attendance:     Robert Belcham, Ryan Bissell, Sid Cross, Scott Jaeger, Danny Markowicz, Céline Turenne

Guests:              Kathleen Beveridge (Town Hall Communications), Amy Chen (Town Hall Communications), Leeann Froese (Town Hall Communications)

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from April 28, 2015

1st: Scott ; 2nd: Robert


  1. Financial Report

-         HSBC account has been emptied out with 2 payments to SPF (verify balance with Neil)

-         F/U on GST liability

  1. Membership Committee

-         Results of mailing to lapsed members:  only 10 renewals; Celine to follow-up by sending personal emails to all with log-in name to facilitate renewal.

  1. Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee

-         Slow Fish Dinner (Sept. 27, 2015) – Scott, Jonathan, Robert C., Chinese chefs?

-         Ned Bell will chair committee

  1. Marketing & Branding

-         How to decrease bags inventory: include with purchase of tickets in Sept and March events?

-         Order of chefs’ t-shirts:  L, XL and XXL only? Celine to send t-shirts quantity to Robert for quote.

-         Stickers:  send an email to Katharine re stickers

  1. Spot Prawn Festival

-         Post Mortem:  overall, a very successful event great atmosphere – highest number served and highest revenues;

-         Celine will prepare a written logistic document to add to Spot Prawn prep binder for next year recapping this year’s set-ups in all areas for reference;

-         Refrigerated truck was a great asset to have on site;

-         Review equipment needs and streamlined orders;

-         Keep Rational oven for speed but have a boil going for (name of event);

-         Prepping off site at AMS made food prep easy and fast;

-         Spruce up look of deck and add seats/high tops;

-         Discuss side dishes and review costs (avocadoes too expensive) – see if we can get sponsors for vegetables;

-         Comments: need more signage to indicate where check-in is and process to check in;

-         Time slots worked well as did bracelet and tickets for meal and alcohol samples;

-         Suggestion: selling ice instead of beer – sell from the dock? Permit for selling? Part of business license – follow-up required for next year.

-         Add head chef or maitre d’ (team to work on flow) to direct crowd

-         Cooking stage signage: schedule – large sign with time/name;

-         Media coverage review: SPECIAL MENTION TO TOWNHALL for great effort on getting media coverage before, during and after the festival.

-         Townhall toast to the team!

-         10th festival planning will start next month; chair and committee to confirm;

  1. Fundraising/Scholarship Committee

-         New Chair: Danny Markowicz

-         Hawksworth Scholarship: final word – email received from Brody Jones confirming that CTS will be considered Founding partner on web site

  1. Miscellaneous

-         Participation to Connect  Oct. 18 and 19, 2015 – Celine to send another email to Samantha.

-         Participation in Nathan’s Fong PASSIONS, Sunday September 13, 2015 – f/u with Nathan required – Celine to send another email (replied to Nathan’s) saying that CTS will not be offering an auction prize;

-         Herring Conservation Dinner: next year yes but too late for this year’s event.  Celine to send an email that we will pass for this year based on timing, but would like to start conversation early for next year’s.

-         Project Chef:  cheque giving ceremony at the Junior Curry Cup; media handled by Town Hall.

-         AGM date: September – board meeting – new board member wanted

-         Partners offers/process: need to develop a plan to work out partnering with vendors/suppliers – define what it really means for the company and CTS and its members.  A new chair on the board could be created to look after sponsor relations.  To be discussed further.

-         Executive Director position: job description to be given to Scott; meeting to be organized by Scott to further the discussion.


Adjournment:  By: Scott Jaeger at 15h40

Next board meeting: Tuesday June 30, 2015 at 14h00

Location:  Campagnolo, 1020 Main St.


New Board Member: Chef Danny Markowicz


The Chefs' Table Society of British Columbia is pleased to announce that Danny Markowicz has joined the CTS Board as Chair of the Scholarship Committee.

Danny brings 20 years of diverse culinary experience to the White Spot and Triple O’s organization.

After completing his Red Seal designation at the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel, Danny moved to Vancouver to pursue his passion for all things food…

From the Five Diamond property at the Pan Pacific Hotel, to opening the Fairmont Vancouver Airport and honing his culinary excellence at Diva @ the Met, Danny is always up to the challenge to create that next great taste… As Development Chef at Browns Social House he was instrumental in building the menu and culinary team to a point where the brand reached scalability, and he now leads the charge as Executive Chef for White Spot limited, creating menu items for promotional and core menu offerings across two iconic brands. Danny’s rare level of creativity, unfalteringly positive attitude and deep understanding of the hospitality business make any culinary challenge an exciting possibility.




Board Meeting Minutes – April 28, 2015


Date:                Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Location:          Campagnolo, 1020 Main Street

Call to Order:    By: Scott Jaeger at 14h00

Roll Call:           By: Céline Turenne

Attendance:      Robert Belcham, Ryan Bissell, Jonathan Chovancek, Scott Jaeger, Céline Turenne, Neil Wyles

Guests:             Darren Clay (Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts), Kathleen Beveridge (Town Hall Communications),  Amy Chen (Town Hall Communications), Leeann Froese (Town Hall Communications), Danny Markowicz (White Spot)

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from March 31, 2015

1st: Robert; 2nd: Scott



  1. Financial Report

-         Second account with RBC – link to Paypal now with new RBC account funtional

-         Cash on hand 40k includes; expenses to be reimbursed to Neil and Karen

-         Celine will be doing the accounting for CTS and create monthly reports


  1. Membership Committee

-         Membership event linked to membership renewal?  Go ahead – to discuss with Katherine

-         Celine to prepare mailing to expired members inviting them to the event if they renew their membership


  1. Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee

-         No report


  1. Marketing & Branding

-         Members’ event update – go ahead for the Spot Prawns member events – Celine to get permit

-         Cost of t-shirts? Celine to get back to Robert with quantities needed


  1. Spot Prawn Festival

-         Update & next steps:

-         Sponsorship package: Scott has finalized and will send to Celine; will also send letter to chefs with all details;

-         Boil line-up:  Ryan to confirm participants – Vikram is confirmed

-         Volunteers:  Celine to finalize logistics and get names of all to create badges; voted that volunteer students get free membership for 1 year.

-         Darren confirmed that menu is finalized,

-         Amy to get ad in Chinese market (Fairchild publication?)

-         Celine to contact Mary McKay to get more details on bread

-         Leeann to follow up with Steve re: boat police escort

-         Logistics: Celine to finalize plan and send around; meeting to be arranged for week of May 4 to finalize all details.

-         Celine to follow-up with Chris re: what signs he has on hand.


  1. Fundraising/Scholarship Committee

-         Hawksworth Scholarship: final word; Céline to follow-up with Brody

-         Chair has been offered to Danny Markowicz


  1. Miscellaneous

-         Participation to Connect  Oct. 18 and 19, 2015 – email sent to Samantha, waiting for reply

-         Tequila expo: contacted to ask permission for giving out tickets

-         Participation in Nathan’s Fong PASSIONS, Sunday September 13, 2015: Celine to contact Vikram with proposal from Nathan:  short demo plus signing of book.

-         Project Chef:  cheque giving ceremony – Scott and Danny to judge; Leeann to coordinate media



Adjournment:  By: Scott Jaeger at 15h18

Next board meeting: Tuesday May 26, 2015 at 14h00

Location:  AMS Student Nest, 6133 University Boul.


Board Meeting Minutes – March 31, 2015


Date:                Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Location:          Campagnolo, 1020 Main Street

Call to Order:   Scott Jaeger at 14h01

Roll Call:           Céline Turenne

Attendance:      Robert Belcham, Ryan Bissell, Sid Cross, Scott Jaeger, Céline Turenne, Stephanie Yuen (guest)

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from February 24, 2015

1st:  Scott; 2nd: Ryan


  1. Financials

Neil: accountant passed away; will get all information and Celine will complete records for 2014.

GST liability to be reviewed 

  1. Membership Committee

 No report 

  1. Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee 

No report

  1. Marketing

-         Stickers confirmed and to be ordered – order will be on credit card

-         Van City patnership – no new development

-         Scotiabank– Scott followed up and will advise potential partnership for future event

-         SPF tickets to be given to both banks – Scott and Robert to provide contact info to Celine 

  1. Spot Prawn Festival

Update & next steps:


-         Oceanwise confirmed

-         Growing Chefs: to be contacted by Celine

-         Project Chefs: to be contacted by Celine

-         Pica: confirmed

-         Northwest: to be contacted by Robert

-         CTS: email to members (Celine)

Price is confirmed at $17.50 (plus GST + service fee) for tasting of a spot prawn tasting Pacific Northwest delicacy – 3 prawns with 5 sides and bread

Order insulated bag 200 ea on order (Celine)

Cooking stage line-up:  Scott to confirm

Chefs for the boil:  Ryan to confirm

All beverages and other sponsors are confirmed 

  1. Curry Cup

-         Great event! Well done Kyle and Jonathan!

-         139 tickets sold (21 left to sell)

-         DONATION OF $2000 to Project Chef

-         Cheque presentation:  Barb and Leeann are to organize

  1. Fundraising/Scholarship Committee

Hawksworth Scholarship: information update

Scott phone call with David –we are no longer providing the prize money but will remain as founding partner. David said thank you to CTS! Celine to send email on behalf of board. 

  1. Miscellaneous

-         Participation to Connect  Oct. 18 and 19, 2015 – Celine to coordinate

-         Participation in Nathan’s Fong PASSIONS, Sunday September 13, 2015 –  ask Jonathan to coordinate

-         Tequila expo free admission – offer ticket to a supporter or sponsor

-         Dish n Dazzle free admission - Katharine

Postpone to next meeting:

-         Plans to get rid of cotton bags

-         Inventory of all promotional material has been completed. Cost of t-shirts Robert to provide

Stephanie:  involvement to link Asian community with CST; STEPHANIEYUEN@SHAW.CA link with Leeann re: media and sponsors on special events. Advise where involvement is needed sustainability with Asian restaurants. First step: involve other communities in the dialog.


Adjournment:  By: Scott Jaeger at 15h15

Next board meeting: Tuesday April 28, 2015 at 14h00

Location:  Campagnolo, 1020 Main St.

Board Meeting Minute – February 24, 2015

Date:                Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Location:          Campagnolo, 1020 Main Street

Call to Order:   Scott Jaeger at 13:57

Roll Call:           Céline Turenne

Attendance:      Robert Belcham, Andrea Carlson, Scott Jaeger, Céline Turenne, Chris Whittaker, Neil Wyles, Ned Bell

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from January 27, 2015

1st: Scott; 2nd:Chris


Scott Jaeger announced that Robert Clark resigned his position as Chair Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee and as a member of the Board.  We want to thank Robert for his dedication to the CTS, his effort in building the Spot Prawn Festival to what it is today and his efforts to promote and grow CTS.

  1. Financials

-         Fiscal 2015 Budget – presentation of budget as a guidelines for revenues and expenses for fiscal 2015 – to be voted on at next meeting: voted all in favor;

-         Neil to follow-up with RBC re on-line access problem;

-         Financial status: accounting (pending), bank account transfer (pending) and credit card (received) – will be completed in March;

-         Change Mailchimp to the CTS credit card; 

  1. Membership Committee

 No report 

  1. Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee

-         No report;

-         Ned Bell will be head of organizing committee for Slow Fish dinner in September; Celine to assist 

  1. Marketing & Branding

-         Stickers project confirmed

-         Members event in May at SPF

-         Business plan – Robert to email summary to board members

-         Dumpling cook-off in Chinatown – sponsor give money back $1000 – Mid Summer to be discussed further; email communication; Robert to send more info to board

-         TV segment from Chefs Table Society: Leeann is coordinating

-         Marketing agreement with TownHall Communication - vote all in favor

-         Robert is in contact with Linda Morris (Van City) 

  1. Spot Prawn Festival

-         Ryan could not attend – SPF meeting scheduled for Feb. 25 at 11h00 at PICA; in all likelihood, gala will not be held this year but will be planned for next year.  Tickets should go on sale late march/early April

-         Liquor license to be set-up asap (Celine)

-         Double contribution for 10th year (2016) 

  1. Curry Cup

-         101 tickets sold as of February 24 – still need to sell 69!  All are asked to tweet and facebook and promote the event

-         No reply from Mijune and Nathan re membership

-         Attending as volunteers: Neil and wife; Robert;

-         Wine sponsor – Leeann confirmed Mt. Boucherie

-         Chai tea from the Chai Company

-         Beer –  R&B sole sponsor;

-         Give away from Three Farmers (roasted chickpeas for all and gifts for judges)

  1. Fundraising/Scholarship Committee

-         Hawksworth Scholarship: still committed to 3rd year; 

  1. Miscellaneous

PSF – Costanza – Costanza to contact Scott; to help with breaking convention center; Oceanwise – canapés section to be taken over by CTS; heavy in salmon; April 16? Lead time might be to thight for this year.


Guests presentations:

International Tequila Expo:

-         Samantha Schofield, International Tequila Expo may 30 grand tasting – afternoon trade and evening consumer event;

-         Alan Sacks, BCHF

-         Manual Otero, International Tequila Expo

Proceeds to hospitality foundation set aside to create a scholarship for CTS (CTS to confirm participation in event).  Interested in working with tequila expo to fill 2 stations; ask for 1200 people (3 sous-chefs working together; station from CTS – 1 captain each) in the evening; bartender scholarship with BCHF; increasing profile of mescal and tequila in market; see agave week;

CTS to review and advise (Samantha to send info to Celine; what has to be done and ...) – no per diem; logo for sponsor, etc.  Criteria for scholarship to be developed by CTS and BCHF – professional development not just for young chefs

Membership nights:  tequila focus?


Kathy Muenster and Teddy Geach

10th anniversary – engaging the public Seafood Symposium on April 27 – new chefs engaged in Oceanwise; – 3 hours then party; networking option afterwards; resource for all chefs; sold out; Members’ events to stream event – viewing party?


Adjournment:  By: Scott Jaeger at 1532

Next board meeting: Tuesday March 31, 2015 at 14h00

Location:  Campagnolo, 1020 Main St.

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