OCTOBER 2010 MEETING & CRABCAKE COMPETITION
Wow! What a night we all had, tasting 24 different, delicious and creative crab cakes in our 1st "Best of the Pacific Northwest" event, with Gold Sponsors Ocean Beauty Seafoods and Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission providing all our Dungeness Crab of the competition.
Other sponsors served up some of their fantastic Northwest Seafoods, thank you Taylor Shellfish with their sweet succulent oysters, Crimson Cove with their smoked nuts, salmon and cheeses, Western Foodservice Marketing with their clams and chowder and Two Snooty Chefs smoked salmon corn chowder.
A special thanks to all judges and volunteers.
Jeffery Stern Muckleshoot Casino
Perry Mascitti Tulalip Casino
Kim Berto Poulsbo Central Market
Jermey Bryant Seattle Mariners
Bruce Bryant Food Enthusiast
Kathy Bryant Food Enthusiast
Elsa Kush Food Enthusiast
Student volunteers were from Puget Sound & West Sound Tech Skills Centers and Lake Washington Technical College they all did a great job helping out.
Our competition was held at the Le Cordon Bleu School where professionals, students and food enthusiasts competed. Here are the winners.
Erol Kunmaz 1st Place Professional
Sous Chef Timberline Lodge
Mt. Hood, Oregon
Dustin Buckholtz 1st Place Student
West Sound Technical Skills Center
Ralph Pesnecke 1st Food Enthusiast
Resort Manager Timberline Lodge
Mt. Hood, Oregon
Hosting our event, Gene Fritz, Director at the Le Cordon Bleu, and Robert Mullins helped coordinate. Thank you both for all your help, it is appreciated by all in attendance.
I would like to express my gratitude to five of our key members that helped make this event a special one to remember, thank you Dan Lewark CEC, AAC, CCA, Tony Parker CEC, AAC, ACE, Kevin Blaylock CEC, Janet Waters CWPC and Matthew DiMeo CC.
Thank you Chef Bob Mauer for the great October educational meeting we had at Tacoma Bargreen Ellingson. Bob and his group served up a tasty menu. The manufacture reps helped educating us on the newest trends on gas, wood and electrical ovens. Thank you Frank Milward from WoodStone Oven and Josper Charcoal Oven and Grill. Reps from Northwest Britain and Jason Pahlman, AltoShaam Combi operated by Robin Oury and Larry Jake of Pro Pacific Amana AXP-20 high speed oven, operated by Bill Kelly of Kelly Minks. We appreciate you all for showing us some of the newest in restaurant equipment available.