September Newsletter 2017
Hello All Chapter Members and Friends,
As we begin the new year and transition to a new leadership, it is with utmost respect that we congratulate and recognize the efforts of our Chairman of the Board and former chapter President, Chef Dan Van Etten, for his accomplishments in creating chapter visibility within the community and through fundraising efforts with our vendors and partners. Our 2nd annual SeeFood Differently Lobster Boil with Hope & Main is a great example. These connections have proven to be a great collaboration for our chapter’s efforts to COOK.CRAFT.CREATE, which is the ACF’s central theme.
As chapter president, I would like to build on the solid framework that Chef Dan has left for me, with a few key factors as guiding principles. Attract younger chefs, increase professional certifications, increase engagement with associate members and a focus on industry specific health & wellness.
We had a fun and successful Lobster Boil fundraiser in mid August, raising $9,239 dollars for our chapter. We had a great 1st meeting of the year at Matunuck Oyster Bar, with a Oyster Farm tour by Perry Raso, followed by dinner. It was a very informative tour along with stunning views of Potter Pond. This past weekend, it rained on us again, at the Wachusett Mountain BBQFEST, but the turn-out was great. I must say, the enthusiasm and camaraderie from Epicurean Club of Boston and our chapter was terrific. By re-engineering the menu and improved donations, we should be able to improve on the funds raised from last year.
Update to the Leadership Team:
President Rolando Robledo CEC®, Vice President Ken Watt CEC®, Treasurer Ray McCue CEC®, Secretary Don Mead, Corresponding Secretary, Jeanette Scarcella, Sergeant In Arms Jeremy Andersen CEC®, Chairman of the Board , Daniel Van Etten
I’m excited for my term as president and looking forward to working closely with you all to achieve our annual goals.
Rolando Robledo CEC®