Charlottetown PEI in June 2018!

2018 is a year of rebirth and growth for the CULINARY FEDERATION – and what better place to celebrate together than the birthplace of confederation in Charlottetown, PEI. As we shape the future of our federation, we challenge members and operators to take their own path of personal and business growth, that will be explored through conference education sessions, presentations and keynote addresses, networking and island exploration.

The world of work is changing – and so are each of our roles as chefs and cooks. In relaunching our federation brand, we are responding to both external and internal opportunities to grow and change. We are up to the challenge and are eager to help you do the same.

You’ll walk away from #CF18 feeling inspired and motivated with a renewed sense of purpose and passion. You’ll learn practical tools and strategies that you can apply immediately in career, business, and life. But most importantly, you’ll get the clarity you need to craft your own unique and authentic personal or business brand, that will help you stand out from the crowd, propelling you towards success.


Welcome To PEI!

Dear friends and colleagues,

Welcome to Charlottetown on beautiful Prince Edward Island and the Culinary Federation 55th National Conference.
It is an exciting time for the Culinary Federation and this conference comes at a pivotal time when we are redefining the Federation – with rebranding, providing new online programs that will give real value to your membership and welcoming new types of memberships.
Our conference committee has worked hard at putting together a program that is full of educational workshops, networking opportunities and events that will give you a full flavour of what PEI has to offer.
I look forward to meeting you and to your participation in making this conference a great success.
Simon Smotkowicz
Culinary Federation President

Welcome to Prince Edward Island and our 55 th  annual Culinary Federation Conference. I want to make sure your trip to this beautiful Island is a successful one, so I am going to share an important local procedure with

Take a tiny fork and move the oyster around in it’s salty liquid-filled half shell to make sure it’s detached. Then put down your fork, pick up the shell, and slurp down the succulent oyster (from the wide end – it’s more aerodynamic that way!). Chew the morsel once or twice before you swallow it. Repeat until fulfilled …

Following these simple steps will ensure that your conference and your trip to PEI will have long lasting memories.

All the Best,

Peter Dewar
CF Eastern Vice President, CF Culinary Chair
Oyster Lover!!!

It is with great pride and pleasure – as President of the Prince Edward Island Association of Chefs and Cooks – to welcome everyone to our beautiful province for the 55 th Annual National Conference!

It has been 14 years since PEI hosted the National Conference and we are eager and excited to have the opportunity again to showcase all that makes PEI “Canada’s Food Island”.

The team at The Delta Prince Edward, located on the beautiful Charlottetown waterfront, are gearing up to provide the visiting delegates with top-notch service and award-winning food with great “Down East” hospitality.

We have a full agenda of events planned with an emphasis on giving our delegates a true Island experience. This year’s theme of “Building Your Brand” has enabled us to create an exciting line up of speakers and seminars which I feel will leave everyone with information they can truly use and apply to their everyday experiences.

I am confident that all in attendance for this year’s conference will leave with fond memories and a sense that their time was well spent. I look forward to seeing many old friends as well as meeting and welcoming many more.

See you in June,
Irwin MacKinnon
President, CCFCC PEI


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