News and Upcoming Events




February 24th & 25th

The North Vancouver Island Chefs Association is happy to offer the new version of the Food Safe Level 2. It will be the first time that the updated version of Food Safe Level 2 will be offered in the Comox Valley, and is an opportunity for chefs, kitchen managers, food service and restaurant owners to upgrade their knowledge. Alert First Aid from Victoria  will send an instructor to teach the workshop. FOODSAFE Level 2 is designed for chefs, food service owners, managers and supervisors and others who are responsible for managing food safety in food service establishments. Participants will be able to reduce the risk of food-borne illness, heighten their level of due diligence, and strive to operate a safe and financially viable business.  Level 2 focuses on management techniques, teamwork, and producing a Sanitation and Food Safety Plan. The course includes a short review of Food Safe Level 1 and modules on Managing for Food Safety and Writing a Food Safety Plan.  


As space will be limited for this workshop, we are offering Early Bird Pricing for all 2019 members prior to December 31st, 2018!!   Pre-Requisites  1. Completion of Food Safe Level 1 2. The first module of Level 2 is online and MUST be completed before attending the workshop. Further information can be found in the workshop details. How to Register Contact Jo-Anne Steele directly or email Pay by cash, cheque, or by e-transfer.  PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS Please read the attachment for further information about the workshop details. 


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.