Board meeting minutes

Date:                            Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Location:                    Campagnolo, 1020 Main Street

Call to Order:            Scott Jaeger at 14h01

Roll Call:                    Céline Turenne

Board Attendance:        Andrea Carlson, Scott Jaeger, Danny Markowicz, Céline Turenne

Guests:                         Kathleen Beveridge (Town Hall Communications), John Blakeley (Pastis Restaurant)

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from May 26, 2015

1st: Scott; 2nd: Danny



  1. Financial Report

-         F/U on GST liability: work in progress; waiting on accountant’s paperwork to verify filing to date;

-         > $50K in RBC accounts


  1. Membership Committee

-         Emails to be sent by Céline to all lapsed members (include link and logon name to facilitate process);

-         111 members in good standing (includes PICA student volunteers from SPF)


  1. Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee

-         Slow Fish Dinner (Sept. 27, 2015) – Ned is planning to organize the meeting shortly to get the ball rolling!

-         Buy tickets for Growing Chefs for auction at Slow Fish event (TBC)


  1. Marketing & Branding

-         Order of chefs’ t-shirts:  L, XL and XXL only – quantities sent to Robert, waiting for quote;

-         Stickers picked-up; will be launched at AGM


  1. Spot Prawn Festival

-         10th festival planning: Ryan has tentatively agreed to chair the committee pending further developments. Committee to confirm;

-         Master plan to be sent out by Céline.


  1. Fundraising/Scholarship Committee

-         Scholarship application from KP sent to Danny;

-         Danny to contact Barbara Jo to organize meeting with Scott


  1. Miscellaneous

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

-         AGM date: Monday September 28 (TBC) – board meeting – new board member wanted

-         Executive Director position: job description and draft of contract given to Scott – position to be offered to Céline - to be voted on at August Board Meeting;

-         Send request from Nature’s Path information to Scott


Adjournment:  By: Scott Jaeger at 14h40

Next board meeting: Tuesday August 25, 2015 at 14h00

Location:  Campagnolo, 1020 Main St.

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 – 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.

Board Meeting Minutes – January 27, 2015


 Date:                Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Location:          Campagnolo, 1020 Main Street

Call to Order:    By: Scott Jaeger at 14h06

Roll Call:           By: Céline Turenne

Attendance:      Robert Belcham, Ryan Bissell, Andre Carlson, Robert Clark, Scott Jaeger, Kyle Nordman, Céline Turenne, Neil Wyles

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from November 25, 2014

1st: Ryan; 2nd: Scott



  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

-         Financial reports 2014 – financial reports will be done in April;

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

-         Royal Bank:  one account; credit card has been given to Neil; when a deposit is needed then use credit card – 1k; transfer not done from HSBC to RBC as of yet – will be completed in February.


  1. Membership Committee

-         No activities

-         Blast email to lapsed member in February (Celine)

-         Membership table at Curry Cup


  1. Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee

-         No new activity


  1. Marketing & Branding

-         CTS stickers’ update – Robert B. to follow up

-         Members’ event update – to be planned once insurance is in place

-         Kyle offered his long table facility for members’ events


  1. Spot Prawn Festival

-         Update from 1st committee meeting; members event

-         Food to be done at UBC; then transported over; Darren in charge

-         Next steps: long week-end?; members’ event on Sunday night, gala night on Saturday

-         Gala to be held at PICA – same format as Slow Fish;


  1. Curry Cup

-         Update from 1st committee meeting: looking for a wine, beer and chai tea sponsor

-         Volunteers: all good


  1. Fundraising/Scholarship Committee

-         Hawksworth Scholarship: new information; vote on next year’s involvement; Perpetuity founding sponsor no; Dinner yes; send letter back to say founding YES include CTS judge; events for David; Scott to have a meeting with David and finish off. Follow up in 1 week.

-         New member Danny Marcowitz has been asked to be chairperson; being discussed


  1. Miscellaneous

-         Insurance: due diligence to get insurance for all events (including serving alcohol) as well as liability insurance for board.

-         Dish’n Dazzle participation recap:  CTS is supplying 12 chefs (out of 14)

-         Oceanwise event: April 27, 2015 – more details to get from organizer (Céline)

-         Request for members email: mailing list not to be given out to anyone


Guests presentation:


Mike Meneer from Pacific Salmon Foundation with Constanza Testino


-         Talked with Chef Ned Bell – grant to Ned for his bicycling tour in 2014;

-         pink salmon festival (date: August 30 – free festival to be held at Vanier park) and PSF certification (Constanza); Vancouver gala dinner mid-April 600 at convention center – donations of meals in home from chefs);

-         how can the PSF be more supportive of our events like salmon safe (Slow fish mystery dinner);

-         funds available for sponsorship – dollars available for education event; sourcing from salmon safe and promoting PSF on our web site???  Finest at sea donates fish for raw bar;

-         Brenda (events director) – CTS to help with setting up guest chefs at convention center;

-         Corporate sponsorship for CTS to fit with philosophy; invitations to events set-up by CTS; corporate relationship coordinated efforts with PSF; educating the public; what it means to the chefs;  Chef Ned asked education given to members – event to be organized.  Held at UBC?

-         A point person to be named and communications made with PSF


Adjournment:  By: Scott Jaeger at 15h30

Next board meeting: Tuesday February 24, 2015 at 14h00

Location:  Campagnolo, 1020 Main St.

Board Meeting Minutes – November 25, 2014


 Date:                Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Location:          Campagnolo, 1020 Main Street

Call to Order:    By: Scott Jaeger at 14h06

Roll Call:           By: Céline Turenne

Attendance:      Robert Belcham, Ryan Bissell, Jonathan Chovancek, Leeann Froese, Scott Jaeger Céline Turenne, Chris Whittaker

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from October 28, 2014

1st: Scott Jaeger;  2nd: Robert Belcham



  1. Financial Report

-         January 1 starting point for financials;

-         Budget proposal  postponed to end of January for vote

-         All invoices and expenses are to be send to ED for processing, then cheque request will be made to Treasurer

-         Motion to vote on organizing  old books by Scott Jaeger, seconded by Robert Belcham and Ryan Bissell, approved by all.


  1. Membership Committee

 -         Membership committee meeting held in November:  a new automated membership system will be considered for implementation in first quarter 2015 to facilitate membership management.

-         Addition of automated renewal option with 30-day cancellation clause approved by all

-         Increased members benefits needed

-         E-blast to be sent to all students and lapsed members including best 3 pictures from events – Celine to coordinate

-         Member appreciations event – due for one in January

-         Vendors or supplier will be incorporated at $200.00 yearly and featured on web site; Vendors criteria for becoming approved; does your business align with CTS values

-         Salt spring coffee application – Celine to follow-up

-         Web site is static vs Facebook and twitter; #belong @walkin; create a private group on Facebook (to be managed by Kyle – Celine to change his rights)

-         Mission statement to be re-visited(Leeann to review and advise)

-         See Kyle for template for newsletter

-         All board members to add proud member of CTS; # and “like” on Facebook; add on bottom of menus and other material;

-         Stickers for CTS:  Robert B. to look into – already designed but modifications are needed to add social media


  1. Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee

 No report


  1. Marketing & Branding

 Member events to be organized in 2015 – insurance needs to be finalized for events to happen


  1. Spot Prawn Festival

 -         Robert Clark will be on committee;

-         Ryan to have a meeting in January with Mike at wharf

-         Event marketing personnel and catering facilities from UBC to organize

-         Entertainment to be added

-         Line-up to be managed differently from last year

-         Food offered will be different

-         First committee meeting: January 19, 2015


  1. Curry Cup

 -         Update from 1st committee meeting: $65.00 + tax and fee (TBC)

-         Same format as last’s year with minor modifications:  beer only and no wine; non-alcoholic cocktail with hot chai tea in a go cup when guests leave;

-         Leeann to send out “Reserve Date” and “Tickets sale” press releases – if media and appearance, then must make sure tickets are available for sale at that time;

-         Media judge? Colleen Christie?

-         Discussion needed on who will receive the proceeds from  the event: Project Chef to receive 2k (Celine to contact Barb and remind about membership lapse)

-         Thank you to Katharine Manson for sender her detailed step by step for the event management!


  1. Fundraising/Scholarship Committee

 -         Hawksworth Scholarship: recap of meeting:  as per David Hawksworth comment, CTS can vote not to participate in year 3; a few points need to be clarified:

-         In principle we are founding sponsor – they approached us in the beginning and CTS should be linked in perpetuity which was the main reason for participating;

-         How HYCS will cooperate so CTS can get the money to help pay scholarship needs to be worked out;

-         Move forward with letter and next move to know what HYCS commitment is;

-         Board had agreed to continue relationship providing above-mentioned points are clarified.


  1. Miscellaneous

 -         Dish n’Dazzle participation: Celine to coordinate chefs’ participation with BCHF;  CTS would like 2 or 3 products to be selected (linked to featured wine) and prepared by all chefs.

-         Oceanwise presentation:  member appreciation event at Aquarium would be a good idea;  Celine to reply to Ann Marie Copping and loop in Robert Belcham.


  1. Executive Director report

 -         Time/Attendance/etc:  all members to provide a proxy is no co-chair;  at least chair or co-chair need to be present at meetings;

-         Membership Drive:  Celine to carry on with contacting lapsed members.

-         Motion to get small storage locker by Celine Turenne; seconded by Scott Jaeger and Ryan Bissell; approved by all.


Adjournment:  By: Scott Jaeger at 15h35

Next board meeting: Tuesday. January 27, 2015 at 14h00

Location:  Campagnolo, 1020 Main St.

Board meeting minutes, October 28, 2014


Date:                Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Location:          Campagnolo, 1020 Main Street

Call to Order:    By: Scott Jaeger at 14h04

Roll Call:           By: Céline Turenne

Attendance:      Robert Belcham, Andrea Carlson, Leeann Froese, Scott Jaeger, Kyle Nordman, Céline Turenne, Chris Whittaker

Guests:  Tyler Day, Mathew Koyanagi, Alberto Ruiz Larrea Medina,

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes from September 29, 2014

1st:  Robert Belcham; 2nd: Kyle Nordman



  1. Financial Report

 No report


  1. Membership Committee

-         Kyle has found alternatives for the on-line membership; Céline, Kyle and Chris to meet and review;

-         new drive – schools and a letter from the board to all lapsed members – draft by Céline sent around.

-         Senior and juniors in all establishments should be members.

-         Members event:  City of Vancouver garbage demo; Andre Larivière (Robert B. to contact and coordinate)


  1. Sustainability/Growers/Green Initiatives Committee

 - Slow Fish Mystery Chef Dinner – CONFIRMED for Sunday September 27, 2015


  1. Marketing & Branding

 -         Marketing Plan – meeting at Peartree (done by Karen and Katharine) – everyone to read and respond to Robert B. as to where CTS is going and should go.  Please all – by next Friday (separate email send to the board). Celine will consolidate answers and forward to Robert B for analysis and recap for next board meeting.

-         Robert wants to involve Leeann in the process of determining where we are going and if change is needed how to go about it.


  1. Spot Prawn Festival

-  Date for first committee meeting to be confirmed – send email to Ryan to follow-up as changes need to be done to format, planning needs to start now.


  1. Curry Cup

 -         November 15  start of event planning copy of last year’s event – post event feedback from guests - Céline to organize;

-         Silent auction to prepare; raffle; sell more tickets 30 more;

-         Leeann wine contacts; Céline to offer information about Slow fish wineries.

-         Event’s save the date.  March 3, 2015; December all details judges, participants.

Insurance:  email Neil for details;


  1. Fundraising/Scholarship Committee

 -         Auction item for Growing Chef (recap) – Bittered Sling package $55; dinner gift certificates part of “dine out for a year package” – generated $1000

-         Hawksworth Scholarship: next steps meeting Nov. 6 – finding a sponsor to find money for the prize; all participants be members of CTS; increase attendance from CTS;

-         Hospitality scholarship:  giving 3 scholarship - 1 high school and 2 college level  at lunch on Monday at Connect Show.  Scott to attend.


  1. Miscellaneous

 -         Auction item for Tina Fineza fundraiser (recap) – $500 value, generated $300.00


  1. Executive Director report

 -         Executive Director recruitment: next steps – will start in the new year;

-         Time/Attendance/etc.: discussion needed on attendance to meetings; ALL TO RESPOND TO EMAILS SENT.

-         Review of financial set-up and next steps

Motion to accepts revamped financial structure:

In order to simplify the accounting process within the Society, to facilitate reporting, it is proposed that the Society will go to:

-         From 2 bank accounts to only 1 (keep one currently at RBC)

-         2 account holders on record at all times:  President and Treasurer

-         2 signees: President and Treasurer

1 signee for amounts less than and equal to $2500.00

2 signees for amounts greater than $2500.00

-         Request to be made for a CTS credit card: to be used for monthly charges (web hosting, contact management software, etc)

-         Request to be made for client card

1 allowing all transactions

1 allowing deposits only

-         Additional contacts on file (info given, no transactions):  Executive Director and Secretary

Motion proposed by Céline Turenne - 1st: Scott Jaeger; 2nd: Robert Belcham

Céline will initiate the change process.


Adjournment:  By: Scott Jaeger at 14h57

Next board meeting: Tuesday. November 25, 2014 at 14h00

Location:  Campagnolo, 1020 Main St.

Annual General Meeting Minutes, September 29, 2014

Annual General Meeting 2014 Minutes

 Date:                Monday, September 29, 2014

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

 Call to Order By Scott Jaeger at 15h09

 Roll Call: By Céline Turenne

In attendance: Robert Belcham, Ryan Bissell, Andrea Carlson, Sid Cross, Jonathan Chovancek, Scott Jaeger, Kyle Nordman, Céline Turenne, Neil Wyles, Barb Finley, Christine Derek, Leeann Froese, Joanne Mackinnon, Gus Stieffenhofer, Victor Girardi

Approval of AGM Minutes:  September 23, 2013

Motion to approve by Céline Turenne; 1st: Kyle Nordman; 2nd: Jonathan Chovancek



  1. President's report – Scott Jaeger

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.  The role of the Executive Director will change in the new year.  Exciting events with new annual events Curry Cup and Slow Fish Mystery Dinner and on-going success of Spot Prawn Festival.  Hawksworth Scholarship for second year, a 10k cheque given to Michael Christiansen, winner of this year’s competition – competition is now expanded to all of Canada and will be the same in 2015.


  1. Vice-president’s report – Jonathan Chovancek

Looking forward to another year working with board members in creating events and promoting CTS. Causes such as 4ARL will be at the forefront this year.


  1. Presentation of un-audited 2014 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 last Tuesday of every month except for December and July.  All who want to attend are welcome, with notice to Secretary.

Special thank you to Katharine Manson, Manson Communications and Leeann Froese, Townhall Brands for on-going support of marketing activities throughout the year and special support during the last month.


  1. Presentations from Committee Chairs:

Spot Prawn Festival Committee – Ryan Bissel

  •  Successfull 2014 Festival (slide show) will be expanded in vision and scope for 2015 one;
  • Looking forward to working with committee to expand Festival.

Branding & Marketing Committee - Robert Belcham

  •  2 successful members events:  R&B Brewing with food trucks and visit of second brewery and First spot prawn taste in the city at Campagnolo.
  • Looking forward to focus marketing approach and goals for the Society.
  • Call out for more volunteers in social media and graphic design.  Volunteers to contact info@chefstablesociety.
  • Will be working with Executive Director to increase traffic on web site and social media presence.

Membership Committee – Kyle Nordman

  •  Curry Cup sold out 5 days prior to event (slide show). 2015 event scheduled for March 3;
  • Will keep working with schools to increase awareness and inform students about Society
  • Signing up members at events will be a priority

Scholarship Committee – Scott Jaeger

  •  4 scholarships given out in conjunction with BC Hospitality Foundation for a total of 6k
  • Growing chefs and Projects Chef will be looked at as recipients for upcoming years sponsorships
  • Will look at Hawksworth scholarship and how to generate funds for prize
  • Barbara Jo’s scholarship recipients to be evaluated and confirmed – one grant per season

Sustainability Committee – Robert Clark (Céline Turenne gave report)

  •  Working with Slow Food movement and their Slow Fish initiative to help promote ideology.
  • First Slow Fish Mystery Dinner was held on September 27 (slide show) and will be an annual event.  Successful evening with participation from Sustainable fishers, salmon safe wine producers and organization to promote and educate public on slow fish concept.


  1. 2013/2014 Board resignation

All board members resigned their current position on the Board


  1. 2014/2015 Board nomination and election

President: Scott Jaeger

Past President: Julian Bond

Vice-President: Jonathan Chovancek

Treasurer: Neil Wyles

Secretary: Céline Turenne

Chairs:  Robert Belcham, Ryan Bissell, Andrea Carlson, Robert Clark, Kyle Nordman, Chris Whittaker

Advisors:  Sid Cross, Jamie Maw

Motion to approve new Board slate by Neil Wyles: 1st:  Kyle Nordman; 2nd: Jonathan Chovancek


Meeting Adjournment by Scott Jaeger at 16h05

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