Award Recipient – Associate of the Year

Associate of the Year

An award to recognize an Associate member that has supported Academy ideals and goals throughout the year; support is demonstrated by attending meetings and social functions, helping organize Calgary Chef Association events and supporting in unscripted manner our Association and our chosen profession.

1988 Canadian Pacific Hotels
1989 John Birk
1990 Western Quality Meats, Dennis Kazakoff, account representative
1991 Camera Foods Marketing
1992 Valbella Meats,  Walter VonRotz
1993 Western Quality Meats, Glenn Baxter
1994 Calgary Food Equipment, Bill Peters
1995 Marie Dickenson
1996 not awarded
1997 World Wide Foods, Dave Russel, account representative
1998  Trason Marketing, Tom Shindruk
1999 Billingsgate Fish Company, Bryan Fallwell, President
2000 WOW Factor Desserts, Warren Koskey, account representative
2001 Suzanne Tenold, Alberta Agriculture
2002 Ocean Food Sales, Dave Howell, account representative
2003 SYSCO Calgary, Vaughan Thomson, President


2004 Kraft food Services- Western, Michael Virzi, Manager
2005 Alberta Learning, Mr Bruce Comfort
2006 John Birk, Bridge Brand / GFS
2007 Mike Mitchell, Ocean Foods
2008 Ivan Sgarbossa & Weston Food Service
2009 Al Kennedy, Advantage Foodservice
2010 GFS Calgary supporting High School Culinary Arts
2011 Alberta Cheese
2012 World Wide Foods
2013 SYSCO Calgary
2014 Al Kennedy
2015 David Crowfoot
2017 Dawn Foods
2018 not awarded
2019 not awarded
2020 not awarded
2021 not awarded