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Dear Members, prescription

The Washington State Chefs’ Association (WSCA) invites you or your company to help us advance our goal of promoting the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education of culinary professionals at all levels.  Our goal aligns with the mission of the American Culinary Federation, symptoms Inc., link founded in 1929 “to make a positive difference in the development of culinarians through community, education, apprenticeship, and certification”.

In order to accomplish our goal, we are reaching out to individuals and businesses like yours to support our growing apprenticeship program and provide scholarships to at least 10 students.  In addition we will be conducting an American Culinary Federation (ACF) sanctioned competition to select our next student of the year and award a special $10,000 scholarship to the competition winner.  Our total fundraising goal for this year is $50,000.

The long-term benefit of your generous contribution is immeasurable as students acquire the skill sets needed to progress through career opportunities in the culinary industry.  The benefit is passed on to employers and also connoisseurs who seek quality dining experiences. A recent scholarship winner, Tony, tells us:

“Scholarships from the Washington State Chef’s Association helped me complete the Culinary Arts Program at Renton Technical College.  As a result I was able to do my internship at the prestigious Rainier Club under Chef Bill Morris, one of Seattle’s best chefs, and my culinary career expanded through WSCA’s competition where I received silver and bronze medals.  I can honestly say that the scholarships I received though the ACF Washington State Chefs’ Foundation were critical to my current employment and launched me on a career path to becoming a successful executive chef.”

The WSCA is all about connecting with others in our industry – chefs, suppliers, students, educators and lovers of food.  We have over 250 students, chefs, and food enthusiast members that volunteer thousands of hours annually to advance the culinary industry through competitions, education, scholarships and networking.  Our most profound commitment is to education.  Can we count on you to help us achieve our scholarship and apprenticeship fundraising goal?

ACF Washington State Chefs Foundation is a 501c3.

ACF WSCA Foundation Sponsorship Opportunities

Friends of WSCA (GOLD Package)

ACF Washington State Chefs Association Foundation is pleased to offer its friends, purveyors, brokers, and associate members another option in partnership. By choosing the Gold Package this will allow your company an annual one time investment. For your convenience, all of your account activities will be managed by our Chairman of the Board Gary L. Fuller CCE CEC AAC.

The Gold Package includes:

  • ACF Membership: A one year ACF Washington State Chefs Associate Membership
  • Large Company Logo on all chapter website’s pages with link to Partner’s company website
  • Large Company Logo on chapter monthly newsletter with link to your company
  • 10 tickets to our annual “Bite of Apprentice in April.
  • Recognition and dinner for 10 at the annual Presidents Awards Banquet in March.
  • Position for one person on the Foundation board as a member at large.
  • One educational seminar about your company and products
  • Sponsorship for our Annual Chowder Competition
  • Sponsorship for our Annual Culinary Salon

The ACF Washington State Chefs Association Foundation is offering the Gold Package for:  $5,000

Friends of WSCA (Silver Package)

ACF Washington State Chefs Association Foundation is also offering its friends, purveyors, brokers, and associate members another option in partnership. By choosing the Silver Package this will allow your company an annual one time investment. For your convenience, all of your account activities will be managed by our Chairman of the Board Gary L. Fuller CCE CEC AAC.

The Silver Package includes:

  • ACF Membership: A one year ACF Washington State Chefs Associate Membership
  • Medium Size Company Logo on all chapter website’s pages with link to Partner’s company website
  • Medium Size Company Logo on chapter monthly newsletter with link to your company
  • 5 tickets to our annual “Bite of Apprentice in April.
  • Recognition and dinner for 5 at the annual Presidents Awards Banquet in March.
  • Position for one person on the Foundation board as a member at large.
  • One educational seminar about your company and products
  • Sponsorship for our Annual Chowder Competition
  • Sponsorship for our Annual Culinary Salon

The ACF Washington State Chefs Association Foundation is offering the Silver Package for: $3,000

Friends of WSCA (Bronze Package)

ACF Washington State Chefs Association Foundation also offers its friends, purveyors, brokers, and associate members another option in partnership. By choosing the Bronze Package this will allow your company an annual one time investment. For your convenience, all of your account activities will be managed by our Chairman of the Board Gary L. Fuller CCE CEC AAC.

The Bronze Package includes:

  • ACF Membership: A one year ACF Washington State Chefs Associate Membership
  • Small Size Company Logo on all chapter website’s pages with link to Partner’s company website
  • Small Size Company Logo on chapter monthly newsletter with link to your company
  • 2 tickets to our annual “Bite of Apprentice in April.
  • Recognition and dinner for 2 at the annual Presidents Awards Banquet in March.
  • One educational seminar about your company and products

The ACF Washington State Chefs Association Foundation is offering the Bronze Package for: $1,500

WSCAF Executive Board

Chairperson – Mark Linden CEC AAC

Assistant Chairperson – Tony Parker CEC AAC ACE

Secretary – JJ Meland

Treasurer – Jeff Pratt

Director at Large – Jeff Pratt

Director at Large – Gary L. Fuller CEC, CCE, AAC

Mission Statement

“To further the charitable aims of the Washington State Chefs Association by distributing charitable donations for education in the culinary arts.” 

The Washington State Chef’s Association Foundation is dedicated to providing funds to promote the education of the members of the Washington State Chefs Association and the general public by helping to improve their knowledge, skills, abilities and culinary arts in the food service industry.  Also to promote the charitable causes deemed fit by the executive board to further the aims of the WSCA, ACF, Chef and Child Foundation and other needs as determined.