Board Meeting Minutes – April 5, 2016

Date:                            Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Location:                      Campagnolo, 1020 Main St., Vancouver

Call to Order:                Robert B. at 14h01

Roll Call:                       Céline Turenne

Board Attendance:        Robert Belcham, Ryan Bissell, Robert Clark, Darren Clay, Sid Cross, Scott Jaeger, Danny Markowicz, Celine Turenne, Neil Wyles

Guests:                         Alex Tung, Kathleen Beveridge, Leeann Froese

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from February 23, 2016

1st: Robert B ; 2nd: Ryan

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  1. Financial Report

52 k in the bank less expenses = 44 k

  1. Membership
  • VanMag award April 13 - Celine to attend
  1. Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee
  • No report
  1. Marketing & Branding
  • Scout membership: update pending from Sid – negotiate a discount
  • Fall event: fall harvest – pasta fall harvest competition night?  Alex and Sid to propose – farmers’ market and winter market;  food truck : guest chefs on trucks – last farmers’ market a truck and another chef;  one dish pays per dish; people’s choice award; tickets purchased for food – Alex to chair
  1. Curry Cup 2016
  • Profit of 3k after donation
  • Next year: Curry restaurant showdown
  • Neil: chair for 4th
  1. Spot Prawn Festival

Boil (Sunday May 15)

  • Disclaimer on date to be added to web site and press release
  • 10th PPFA 9k – booth on site to promote organization
  • Prep kitchen: Ryan to contact AMS and see if kitchen is available
  • Truck: Mark Hills has offered his truck – Celine to contact and confirm
  • Layout of event: change of position for cooking demo stage – backing into the south fence
  • Confirmation from Steve: Ryan to get confirmation from Steve via email re: quantity of spot prawns donation
  • Agenda of events
  • Robert B in charge of boil; Celine to send invitation to chefs
  • Ryan in charge of food prep (sides)
  • Cook Culture sponsorship of cooking stage not yet confirmed

Spot Sprawn Gala (Friday May 13)

  • Canapés – Robert C to ask Chris to prepare
  • Champagne reception: Alex to contact Moet & Chandon
  • Avalon dairy sponsorship? Alex to f/u
  • Vancity – 2 tickets for festival – Celine to send to?; Invite Bank to set-up tent on site; Leeann to f/u on contact for bank (Dave Perry)
  • Gala: Scott to thank everyone at the end of the evening
  • Giving tickets: 1 media for 2 tickets (Fred Lee) – good fit – Celine to email Fred
  • Invitee: Oceanwise – 1 ticket; Mark Hills – 1 ticket
  • Mayor: invited to the gala?  No

Spot Prawn Cooking Classes (Saturday May 14)

  • 6 classes – 1 hr ea
  • Darren in charge
  1. Fundraising/Scholarship Committee
  • Bocuse d’Or: 3 participants in the province; looking for help to cover expenses; no applications received
  1. Miscellaneous
  • Sprouting Chefs (Darren): one-woman show; seeds and grows and teach about planting; fundraiser in June (11); David Suzuki is speaker; presentation at next board meeting;
  • Add general discussion on school programs;
  • Sysco: want do you want to give us – discussion needed on how they can get involved with CTS; delivery TOTE PROGRAM?
  • PR: Kathleen – 1 yr anniversary; Thank you Kathleen and Town Hall!
  • BC mental health: meeting with Go2HR to be planned

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Adjournment:  Scott @ 3:36 pm

Next meeting:  Tuesday, April 26, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Location:  Campagnolo, 1020 Main St.

Board Meeting Minutes – April 26, 2016

Date:                            Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Location:                      The Fish Counter 3825 Main St., Vancouver

Call to Order:                Scott Jaeger @ 14h09

Roll Call:                       Céline Turenne

Board Attendance:        Robert Clark, Darren Clay, Scott Jaeger, Celine Turenne, Neil Wyles

Guests:                         Alex Tung, Eric Arrouze

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from April 5, 2016 – postponed to next meeting

1st:   ; 2nd:

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  1. Financial Report

57.9 k in bank

  1. Membership
  • No new development –
  • A membership booth will be set-up at the Spot Prawn Festival Boil to sign-up new members – ALL CULINARY STUDENTS can get a membership for free;
  1. Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee
  • No report
  • Robert has sent out a template for green initiative; Darren is using it and also returning all the cardboard boxes he is getting deliveries in at the school
  • Focus for the AGM – freshpoint; sysco and others: how can we work with the suppliers at getting better sustainable options for product deliveries;
  • Send invitation major players for attending AGM and discussing.
  1. Marketing & Branding
  • Fall event: Danny & Alex to co-chair event
  • Food trucks and farmer’s market: Alex spoke with some food trucks; Tie-in with farmers’ market will be challenging due to weather and ticketing restrictions;
  • October – LAST DAY OF THE MARKET –
  • Space TO BE CONFIRMED; Nat Bailey Winter market? Italian Cultural Center? Celine To f/u with Costanza
  • LIVE MUSIC?
  1. Slow Fish Dinner 2016
  • Date: Sunday September 18
  • Darren Clay is the chair
  1. Curry Cup 2016
  • Neil to chair Curry Cup 2017
  1. Spot Prawn Festival
  • Eric to send name of photographer

Boil (Sunday May 15)

  • Terry Mulligan radio show: Scott will attend if needed; Celine to send email to Amy
  • Cook Culture is still interested in the demo stage
  • Salt Spring coffee is out; Darren and Scott to contact alternate sponsors
  • Scott to contact Earls to get chefs to cook at the Boil
  • Darren and Ryan are working together on health permit, side dishes – lentils will be featured to celebrate the year of the pulse!
  • Celine to send invitation to all past chairs and chefs to participate in the boil

Spot Sprawn Gala (Friday May 13)

  • Champagne to be confirmed
  • Big push on tickets sale needed!

Spot Prawn Cooking Classes (Saturday May 14)

  • Celine to prepare Fish Counter gift certificate and send to Rob for review
  1. Fundraising/Scholarship Committee
  • No news

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Adjournment:  By Scott Jaeger at 3h16 pm

Next meeting:  Tuesday, May 31, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Location:  Campagnolo, 1020 Main St.

Board Meeting Minutes – May 31, 2016

Date:                            Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Location:                      Campagnolo, 1020 Main St., Vancouver

Call to Order:                Robert Belcham @ 1h33

Roll Call:                       Céline Turenne

Board Attendance:        Robert Belcham, Ryan Bissell, Scott Jaeger, Danny Markowicz Celine Turenne

Guests:                         Alex Tung, Kathleen Beveridge

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from April 5, 2016 – postponed to next meeting

1st:   ; 2nd:

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from April 26, 2016

1st: Ryan    ; 2nd: Danny

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  1. Financial Report

$86.7 in bank (expenses outstanding from SPF events)

  1. Membership

Activities needed to improve

  1. Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee

No report

  1. Marketing & Branding

No report

  1. Slow Fish Dinner 2016

First committee meeting was held, plans are moving forward.

  1. Curry Cup 2017

No report

  1. 10th annual Spot Prawn Festival events

Boil (Sunday May 15)

  • Very successful event with biggest number of attendees since inception of festival
  • Suggestions for next year:
  • All spot prawns deliveries to be accompanied by delivery slip
  • Donation agreement for free pot prawns to be managed by PPFA – along with payment since we keep having problems with deliveries/quantities
  • Count number of people in line to arrange for food portioning
  • Get more volunteers: 12 people per serving line are needed and then volunteers for other area;  if people show up, then their membership is paid, they get a shirt, ….
  • Add more table tops or other tables for people to eat at; no chairs so people move on
  • Skipper Otto set-up a table without checking with CTS – all tables to be checked by CTS and must be pre-approved
  • Sell water? See if we can get bottled water or juices to sell (additional revenues)
  • Sell wine and beer? See how we can set-up an alcohol selling area

Spot Sprawn Gala (Friday May 13)

  • Beautiful event
  • Generated less revenues as not sold out, but still profitable
  • Donation to Oceanwise to be organized
  • The Club want to work with us again … do we repeat?
  • Have a plaque made for the Club to go on their wall – Celine to organize

Spot Prawn Cooking Classes (Saturday May 14)

  • To be repeated next year
  • Sold out in 2 weeks
  • Same format, but try to get 2 instructors
  • Everyone got a lb of prawns and an apron
  • Increase price to $40.00 (from $35.00)
  1. Fundraising/Scholarship

No activities

  1. Miscellaneous

Fall food truck event

  • Meeting with Yaletown BIA, suggestion was made to get a Vancouver Trolley for serving alcohol, BIA will help with logistics of events and working with City to get permit for park and parking meters; they want it to be associated with Taste of Yaletown event.
  • CTS to pair one chef per truck

Donation for  Sprouting Chefs

  • motion to vote - donation of $ - no accepted, donation of gift basket items - accepted

AGM:

  • Tuesday June 28 at 2:30 pm
  • Focus: sustainable delivery containers, Scott to invite Sysco and others suppliers to attend

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Adjournment:  Scott Jaeger at 3h18 pm

Next meeting:  Tuesday, June 28, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Location:  PICA, 1505 W 2nd Avenue

Board Meeting Minutes – June 28, 2016

Date:                            Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Location:                       PICA, 1505 W. 2nd Avenue

Call to Order:                 2h04

Roll Call:                       Céline Turenne

Board Attendance:         Darren Clay, Sid Cross, Scott Jaeger, Celine Turenne, Neil Wyles

Guests:                         Alex Tung, Rob Clark, Mark Hills

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from April 5, 2016

1st:Scott Jaeger; 2nd:Sid Cross

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from May 31, 2016

1st: Sid Cross; 2nd: Scott Jaeger

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  1. Financial Report

58.1 K

  1. Membership

Erosion of numbers to 79; fall will see membership campaign

  1. Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee

No report

  1. Marketing & Branding

No report

  1. Slow Fish Dinner 2017

8 chefs:  Sean Cousins; Ned Bell; Miru Dalwal; Thomson Tran; Karen Barnaby; Wang?

Normand? Anthony? Send contact info to Darren for Anthony

  1. Fall Truck Event
  • Update: BIA to do the heavy lifting – expertise
  • Chefs to cook: Scott; Neil, Wang…
  • Permitting for alcohol: BIA to look after?
  • Date: September 13 – (CONFIRMED)
  • BIA to assist
  • People’s Choice to decide on favourite truck/chef combo?
  • Meeting to be planned with BIA
  • Mid-July deadline to firm up date, location and other details
  1. Fundraising/Scholarship

No report

  1. Miscellaneous

Sushi Showdown – Celine to get back to organizer and see what her next steps are.

Motion to give to Oceanwise:  $4k out of profit to Ocean wise; Accepted; Rob to work out details of cheque donation.  Townhall to issue a press release re: event donation; Celine to talk to Annmarie about timing of donation – during Oceanwise event?

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Adjournment:  2h36 pm

Next meeting:  Tuesday, August 30, 2016 @ 2h00 pm

Location:  Campagnolo, 1020 Main St.

Board Meeting Minutes – August 30, 2016

Date:                            Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Location:                       Campagnolo, 1020 Main St.

Call to Order:                 Scott Jaeger @ 2h00

Roll Call:                       Céline Turenne

Board Attendance:         Robert Belcham, Ryan Bissell, Darren Clay, Sid Cross, Scott Jaeger, Danny Markowicz, Alex Tung, Celine Turenne

Guests:                         Kathleen Beveridge

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from June 28, 2016

1st: Ryan Bissell; 2nd: Darren Clay

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  1. Financial Report

$73.0 K

  1. Membership

Board member to lend a hand and sell membership; table for recruiter

  1. Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee

Dr. Scott Wallace – sustainability of trollers; invitation to attend board meeting in October; Slow Fish invitation for next year

Commission salmon report? CTS to endorse issue; press release letter to support initiative; link to slow fish event

  1. Marketing & Branding

Investment project: postponement of project - next step to get back to Barbara Jo

  1. Slow Fish Dinner 2016
  • Update: sold out … 105 on 120 as of today
  • Ryan; Danny will be at event
  • Wine from SPF gala: donation of wine to the school; 6 bottles;
  • Sommelier: reach out to new graduates for the experience;
  1. Fall Food Truck Event
  • Update: 50 tickets sold ($69.00)
  • Posting of social medias – offer a CTS VIP experience
  • 8 dishes; beer and wine tastings wife, Sid to pour
  • Volunteers from NWCAV – volunteers? Not yet in session
  • 4oz and 7 oz glasses
  • Ryan’s presence (TBC)
  • Media? Truck on site to do a segment with participating chef
  • No amplified sound
  • Plastic ponchos – source
  • Lighting – do we need? Underneath the tent? See Scott for string of lights; see Robert;
  • Extra hands from board: membership;
  • If tickets don’t sell then …
  • BC living – Nicky Bailey – Eat Vancouver -
  1. Fundraising/Scholarship Committee

No report

  1. Miscellaneous
  • November event? Not this year
  • Request for event blueprint – proprietary information each request will be evaluated separately;
  • New spice venture (Darren to present) - have a store front to sell products: educational and sensory; Chefs to test and give feedback; Robert would love to be a wholesale customer – Curry Cup sensory table – sponsor
  • Spot prawns purchases – worked out – pay out outstanding
  • Tote initiative: works for PICA; Darren to send pictures to Celine to post on Facebook

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Adjournment:  Scott Jaeger @ 3h21

Next meeting:  Tuesday, September 27, 2016 @ 2h00 pm

Location:  Campagnolo, 1020 Main St.

Board Meeting Minutes – September 27, 2016

Date:                            Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Location:                       Campagnolo, 1020 Main St.

Call to Order:                 Scott Jaeger @ 2h03 pm

Roll Call:                       Céline Turenne

Board Attendance:         Robert Belcham, Darren Clay, Scott Jaeger, Alex Tung, Celine Turenne, Neil Wyles

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from August 30, 2016

1st: Scott Jaeger; 2nd: Alex Tung

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  1. Financial Report

Bank:  $79,950.00 - outstanding payments expenses app 5k; donation gala: 2 k; donation food truck: 2k

  1. Membership

161 members

  1. Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee

No report

  1. Marketing & Branding

No report

  1. Slow Fish Dinner 2016
  • Final review: successful sold out event 120 tickets; more volunteers needed for clearing helping in kitchens
  1. Fall Food Truck Event
  • Final review: very successful first event!
  • All meat, fish and groceries were donated along with $100 gift card per truck.
  • Repeat next year
  • Donation: $2000.00 to Food Bank
  1. Curry Cup
  • Date? Monday March 6 or March 27 – TBC – Neil Wyles
  • Celine contact Heritage Hall to reserve Hall
  • Neil to ask chefs
  • Waste Management bin required to dispose of compostable.
  1. Spot Prawn Festival
  • Start of planning Celine to present plan for upcoming SPF;
  1. Fundraising/Scholarship Committee
  • BCHF scholarships: timing + venue – PR??? – AGM????
  • Danny to take the lead;
  1. Miscellaneous
  • Growing Chefs silent auction prize – package to be prepared by Celine and delivered to PICA.
  • Fall/Winter sweet/dessert event – The Greatest Bake Sale Ever! Pastry event in late November – food cost to be covered; seek chocolate sponsor – supply sponsors – Neil is the chair – to ask James from Bella to ask James to be on committee;  Darren to ask Christine; Alex to second; Donation to Union Gospel Mission.
  • Gala: 2k to Oceanwise to be sent.

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Adjournment:  Scott Jaeger @ 3h36 pm

Next meeting:  Tuesday, October 25, 2016 @ 2h00 pm

Location:  Campagnolo, 1020 Main St.

Board Meeting Minutes – October 25, 2016

Date:                            Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Location:                       Campagnolo, 1020 Main St.

Call to Order:                 Robert Belcham @ 2h02 pm

Roll Call:                       Céline Turenne

Board Attendance:         Robert Belcham, Celine Turenne, Neil Wyles, Eric Arrouze

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from September 27, 2016 – postponed to November meeting

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  1. Financial Report

64 k in the bank

  1. Membership

158 members

  1. Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee

No report

  1. Marketing & Branding

Robert Belcham will be participating in Island Chef Collaborative’s event “The Shaker” on December 4

  1. Curry Cup
  • Heritage Hall is booked for March 6;
  • Neil to ask chefs
  • Waste Management bin required to dispose of compostable – delivery at 6 pm and p/u early morning due to lack of space in the lane for the bin.
  1. Spot Prawn Festival
  • Start of planning Celine to present plan for upcoming SPF – postponed to November meeting
  1. Fundraising/Scholarship Committee – report from Danny via email
  • Aaron Hoffman has been contacted as the recipient of 2K from CTS (he has not responded, but I know he’s away) – cheque ready to be mailed;
  • As of this morning, I have 17 nominations from across the province for the BCHF scholarship
  • I have confirmed internally with White Spot team, and we are comfortable hosting an event where we can give out the BCHF scholarships.
  • I have not yet contacted Alan Sacks, but in theory, we are good to go for 35 ppl luncheon, and WS will pick up the cost of F&B.
  • To make this work, ideally, we need the event to happen between November 14 – December 8, or else is gets too busy with holidays..
  • I will make the short list of finalists, send a note to all the instructors thanking them for their nominations, and be prepared to announce the winners (internally) to BCHF and CTS by end of this week.
  • Maybe we could discuss the luncheon event over the phone before I reach out to Alan?...
  1. Miscellaneous
  • Growing Chefs silent auction prize – package prepared and delivered to PICA.
  • Fall/Winter sweet/dessert event – The Greatest Bake Sale Ever! Pastry – POSTPONED TO NEXT YEAR.
  • Requests:
  • Project Chef – sponsorship – Curry Cup will make a donation
  • Wine Festival – PICA kitchen party – event – CTS logo to be included in Wine Festival Program as co-sponsor of event
  • Blue Fin Talk – event – Board agreed to participate; Celine to follow-up with Ned
  • BC Salmon Marketing Council – event – Board agreed to continue discussion and review feasibility
  • Hopscotch Festival – event – Board indicated CTS will not participate
  • Sushi Showdown – event – Celine to follow-up and get more information; could be on the calendar for next year - TBC
  • Better Buy Chairs – link on web site – no link to be included at this time.
  • Gala: 2k to Oceanwise to be sent

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Adjournment:  Robert Belcham at 3h05 pm

Next meeting:  Tuesday, November 29, 2016 @ 2h00 pm

Location:  Campagnolo

Board Meeting Minutes – November 29, 2016

Date:                            Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Location:                      Campagnolo, 1020 Main St.

Call to Order:                Robert Belcham @ 2 pm

Roll Call:                       Céline Turenne

Board Attendance:        Eric Arrouze, Robert Belcham, Ned Bell, Ryan Bissell, Darren Clay, Sid Cross, Scott Jaeger, Danny Markowicz, Alex Tung, Celine Turenne, Chris Whittaker, Neil Wyles

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from September 27, 2016

First: Ryan Bissell; Second: Robert Belcham

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from October 25, 2016

First: Eric Arrouze; Second: Danny Markowicz

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  1. Financial Report

65 k in the bank – 7.5 k in expenses pending = 57.5k

  1. Membership

155 members

Membership drive suggested by Alex – all board members to use social medias; next step to be discussed at January meeting

  1. Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee

Blue Fin Tuna talk – very well attended with representatives from various groups (NGO, fishers, chefs); other talks to be organized: wild salmon, shrimps/prawns, etc.

  1. Marketing & Branding
  • Suggestion was made by Ned to consider organizing another Chefs’ Congress – to be discussed further at January meeting
  • Celine met with Leeann Froese. Agreement with Townhall will be renewed for another 2-year term – signature of agreement to be scheduled.
  • T-shirts have been moved from Campagnolo to locker (General Store-All 1106 SW Marine Drive). Key has been left on site to allow access; contact Celine first so she can advise personnel to provide key.
  • T-shirts will be handed out at events to start lowering inventory on hand and eventually stop needing storage area.
  1. Curry Cup
  • Date: Monday March 6, 2017
  • Chefs suggestion: Neil would welcome suggestions from chefs about themes and participating chefs
  • Inclusion of chefs from other areas: Island chef collaborative (Robert to follow-up) and Okanagan chefs society (Ned to follow-up) – this applies to all events’ participation
  • Judges: Meeru and Vikram?
  • South China Seas as a sponsor (Neil to follow-up)
  • Neil and Eric to plan a meeting
  1. Spot Prawn Festival
  • Date TBC (Ned to follow-up)
  • Alternate site to be considered in case current site is under construction
  • Celine and Ned to meet early January to firm up festival outline (Celine to coordinate)
  • Festival is now broken down into parts with chefs overseeing each part
    1. Spot Prawns supply: day of event – weighing, supply chain
    2. Boil: coordination, staffing, serving
    3. Sides production, coordination
    4. Beverage sampling: coordination
    5. Education: NGO’s organizations
    6. Cooking demos: cooking stage
  1. Fundraising/Scholarship Committee
  • Aaron Hoffman scholarship: send letter to Scott re: scholarship (Celine to prepare) to be given with cheque
  • BCHF scholarships:5 chosen – travel? $500. Budget proposed – motion approved
  • Award ceremony will be in January at White Spot (sponsor)
  • All students (winners and proposed) along with instructors to be given membership
  • Mentoring program: assign a chef for the next year to ask questions offer stages… give contact information; Danny coordinate
  1. Miscellaneous
  • Presentation from Barb Koyanagi from Sprouting Chefs (sproutingchefs.com) - Edible education – would like to have chefs connect with the program and participate in the education process

Fundraiser: CTS provided a gift basket: next step: chefs to participate

Discussion: should CTS send a letter to government? To be discussed

  • By-law changes: Sid and Celine to review and propose amendments; to be agreed upon at AGM; new contact at law firm:  Jeffrey Thomas
  • Mailing address is now changed to Campagnolo’s: 1020 Main St., Vancouver BC V6A 2W1
  • AGM Date: Tuesday February 28 at 2 pm – everyone to consider renewing for one more year or finding suitable replacements for their committee.

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Adjournment:  Scott Jaeger @ 3h35 pm

Next meeting:  Tuesday, January 31, 2017 @ 2h00 pm

Location:  Campagnolo, 1020 Main St.

Board Meeting Minutes February 23, 2016

Date:                            Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Location:                      Campagnolo, 1020 Main St., Vancouver

Call to Order:              Scott Jaeger  at 2:01 pm

Roll Call:                       Céline Turenne

Board Attendance:        Robert Belcham, Ryan Bissell, Robert Clark, Darren Clay, Sid Cross, Scott Jaeger, Gus Stieffenhofer-Brandson, Celine Turenne, Chris Whittaker

Guests:                         Alex Tung, Kathleen Beveridge

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from January 26, 2016

1st:Sid ; 2nd: Robert B

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  1. Financial Report
  • $38.5 k in the bank + $8 k in Paypal = $46.5 k
  1. Membership
  • Lot more social medias for curry cup and promotion of event
  • All chefs at Curry Cup to become members
  • Celine to arrange for all chefs to follow up with participating chefs – include in the letter to be sent
  • Drive at Van Mag - Ask Jenni for a table for Chefs’ Table to sign up members
  1. Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee
  • GFS, Sysco and Freshpoint (system to follow) – what they are doing to be sustainable and what can we do to streamline;
  • Gus to get info from his computer at AMS;
  • Work with restaurants to inform/act
  • TOTE presentation at the AGM – Albion started the process of sustainable deliveries
  1. Marketing & Branding
  • f/u Sid and Alex will be working together to come up with a new event for the Fall – adjourned to March meeting
  • Scout membership : renew ask; for free membership – Andrew Morrison to be contacted by Sid
  1. Curry Cup 2016
  • Andrea Carlson filled in for Josh Gale;
  • Robert B to follow-up on disposable dishes as no answer received to date from last year’s sponsor – no need, got compostable from ;
  • Sid suggested getting gift bags for participants (follow-up required – Celine): roasted chickpeas will be given;
  • Students from NWCV to volunteers
  • Suggestion from Sid to talk about curry at the event to inform public - Chris to review
  1. Spot Prawn Festival

Festival:

  • Members’ event after the spot prawn festival
  • Vancouver Tourism to be contacted and get on board
  • Discussion needed re: participating on competition with Global
  • $17.50 same as last year

Gala dinner:

  • Aquarium no; Vancouver Club – selected venue
  • Ticket price: 200.00
  • Black tie optional
  • Chefs selection – Rob C to confirm other chefs
    • Frank?
    • Vancouver Island?
    • Okanagan?
    • Ned has been invited
    • Chefs selection: hors d’oeuvre – select apprentices – canapé 3 chairs that have run the festival; apprentice from Hawksworth?
    • Dessert: ?
  • Season will open on Tuesday prior to event
  • Restaurants to participate in activities – Rob C to contact

FRIDAY:           Gala – proceeds to Oceawise

SATURDAY:     Cooking classes – proceeds to school

SUNDAY:         Festival – proceeds to CTS

  1. Fundraising/Scholarship Committee
  • No report
  1. Miscellaneous
  •  Invitation to Japan Consulate Event verify email addresses as mail is not getting through
  • VanMag Supplier award – new ownership; next couple of days; chose a product, a supplier; and forward the email to all – then send to Jenni – Grain; SEND EMAIL TODAY
  • Mental Health initiative – Scott’s topic – send information to all board members; set-up meeting with Alan; seminar every year and students can attend; hearing from people who have had challenges; health plan from CTS; presentation from insurance – review health offers; identifying problems; alcohol and drugs; EMAIL FORWARDED
  • Miscellaneous : insurance is at same rate as last year

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Adjournment:  Scott 15h02

Next meeting:  Tuesday March 29, 2016 at 14h00

Location:  Campagnolo, 1020 Main St.

 

Board Meeting Minutes January 26, 2016

Date:                            Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Location:                     Campagnolo, 1020 Main St., Vancouver

Call to Order:              Scott Jaeger at 14h00

Roll Call:                      Céline Turenne

Board Attendance:     Céline Turenne, Robert Belcham, Scott Jaeger, Neil Wyles, Sid Cross, Chris Whittaker, Darren Clay, Robert Clark (For SPF topic)

Guests:                         Alex Tung, Kathleen Beveridge

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from November 27, 2015 -   1st: Robert; 2nd: Chris

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Financial Report

  •  $41.5 K in the bank
  • HSBC bank reconciliation still pending

Membership

  • Social media will be done by Darren Clay to help keep CTS in the forefront.

Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee

  • Gus is in Winnipeg, no report.

Marketing & Branding

  • No plans for members’ events
  • Sid and Alex will be working together to come up with a new event for the Fall

Curry Cup 2016

  • To date, no female chef participating
  • Robert B to follow-up on disposable dishes as no answer received to date from last year’s sponsor;
  • Sid suggested getting gift bags for participants (follow-up required – Celine)

Spot Prawn Festival

Festival:

  • Cookie cutter based on last year’s event;
  • Invitations have been sent to political figures at municipal, provincial and federal level to be present/speaking at the SPF when the boats arrive;
  • Scott to talk to contact at Earls to see if their staff would volunteer at the boil (10 to 15)
  • Cooking classes at PICA on the Saturday (profit generating or donated);
  • Volunteer students: if cooking classes are happening, then do we need students from other schools?

Gala dinner:

  • location to be confirmed as initial talks with Aquarium have not led to securing the venue;
  • Scott to talk to Gus about hosting the event at Perch;
  • Out of town chefs to be invited to participate (work out hotel rooms and incidental expenses – 4 Seasons?, Sutton Place?);
  • Chefs who participate at dinner could reproduce their dish at the cooking stage at SPF
  • Rob is proposing a week-long celebration with restaurants featuring spot prawn dishes,
  • Global Television: contact to see if interested in working on a one-week competition featuring teens and chefs – see if Project Chefs or Growing Chefs are interested in participating;
  • All events to be added to the SPF web site;

Fundraising/Scholarship Committee

  •  No report
  • Alex wants to get more involved with the Fundraising/Partnership part of this; should a new chair be created for Corporate fundraising to bring in additional funds and create additional scholarships?
  • Avalon Dairy: Alex will see if and how we can partner with them;

Miscellaneous

  • Proposal by Len (from Sysco) to get more involved in CTS: how can Sysco get involved with CTS: education? Budget? Not determined yet to follow up and create a committee to work and see if/how,
  •  IT update of work done: Dominic, new IT is doing a great job at fixing little bugs and coming up with creative solutions; membership payment and renewal has been automated and electronic membership cards are next.
  •  Dish n’Dazzle chefs participation (last year’s participant) confirmed on behalf of BCHF.
  •  Governor General’s Prize: Okanagan winery is sponsoring the award next year, does CTS want to get involved for the next one?

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Adjournment: Scott Jaeger @ 15h05

Next meeting: Tuesday February 23, 2016 at 14h00

Location: Campagnolo, 1020 Main St.

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