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Welcome 2018 Meet & Greet!

Members & Guests
Renew or Enroll - 2018 Memberships

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, 6:30 pm Chalk Lounge, Westerly Hotel, 1590 Cliffe Ave. Courtenay

Enjoy Hors D'oeuvres from Executive Chef Dustin Setso -CCC just returning to the Comox Valley & Graduate of NIC Culinary Program


Mushroom Foraging at Nymph Falls

Monday October 2, 2017 - 4:15 pm
Nymph Falls parking lot

Vancouver Island Mushroom Adventures 
Mikel Vossen covering:

  • Poisonous mushrooms
  • Sustainable harvesting
  • Choice edibles
  • Medicinals

Followed by tastings at Blue Moon Winery & Ciderworx

Comox Valley Food Bank cooking demo 
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017

9:30 am - 1:00 pm

On location at Food Bank: #1 1491 McPhee, Courtenay

International Chefs' Day - Oct. 20, 2017



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The Comox Valley's fourth Flavour Festival took place Sunday September 18, 2016 at Coastal Black Estate Winery. 

Our finest chefs, vintners, farmers and producers showcased their talents in support of education and the culinary culture in our community.

Flavour was created by the NIC Foundation team for the purpose of highlighting the region's epicurean bounty in support of students and educational programs at North Island College.

In appreciaton of their assistance, partial proceeds from the event will be distributed to the North Vancouver Island Chefs Association (NVICA).

Be sure to view the Flavour Event video and pictures!









Thanks to everyone who stopped by to see us at the January 21st Comox Valley Farmers' Market.  Please click the image below to download a copy of the recipes from  that day:

Click to get a pdf document of recipes


The North Vancouver Island Branch of the Canadian Culinary Federation is a non-profit association which represents chefs and cooks from Bowser to the northern tip of Vancouver island.  We received official society status as the The Canadian Culinary Federation (CCFCC) North Vancouver Island Chefs Association in 2006. Our goals are to promote culinary excellence, aid the growth and development of our industry, and provide a network for our membership.

We are increasingly taking an educational role in promoting healthy lifestyles, conscientious food purchasing and global awareness in all that we do.  Working with local high schools and colleges, we strive to assist aspiring individuals in developing the skills which are in demand today in our industry. For deserving members we offer financial assistance for education.

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What is CCFCC?

Canadian Culinary Federation / Fédération Culinaire Canadienne.

The Canadian Culinary Federation is dedicated through training and partnering, to the promotion of a distinctly Canadian food culture both nationally and internationally.  It is committed to the development of innovative and engaging learning opportunities that inspire its members to be passionate, respectful and tolerant professionals who make a difference in the community.

The goal of the Canadian Culinary Federation is to unite chefs and cooks across Canada in a common dedication to professional excellence. The Canadian Culinary Federation (CCF) was founded in 1963 and incorporated in Ottawa as a non-profit association in 1972.  Since its inception, the federation has enjoyed a deep and long-standing tradition as Canada's true representation of the professional chef and cook.