The Culinary Institute of Canada will host over 60 secondary and post-secondary school cooking teachers for the annual conference of the Canadian Chef Educators Association of Canada later this month, the first time the group has held their conference in Atlantic Canada.
Founded in 1991, the CCAE was established to facilitate communication between chef educators, to standardize training across the country, and to establish articulation and ease of movement between secondary and post-secondary institutions. The annual conference gives members from across the country to meet face to face for professional development and networking.
Many of the conference’s participants are red seal chefs who teach in secondary and post-secondary schools across Canada. On Prince Edward Island, with the new cooking program curriculum that is being developed at the high school level, this would be a tremendous opportunity for Island cooking teachers to hear about the experiences of their colleagues from coast to coast. Conference co-chairs Hans Wicki and Blair Zinck encourage them to consider attending the conference.
“They will find a great community of colleagues who are willing to share their experiences and seek solutions to similar challenges,” Wicki said.
The conference takes place June 21-24 at the Tourism and Culinary Centre, 4 Sydney Street in Charlottetown. For more information or to register, visit www.canadianchefeducators.com.
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Date: Monday, June 11, 2012