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Founding Fathers of the Calgary Bailliage

September,1974: The first official meeting of the Alberta Chaine des Rotisseurs

Standing from left:

Hans Heinke, Edmonton (guest); Eckhart Kolesch, Manager, Jasper
Park Lodge; Jack Hayes*, Brewster Transport; Ted Balderson*, General
Manager, Chateau Lake Louise; John Smithers, Sales Manager, Andres
Wines in Alberta; Kurt Amsler, Executive chef, Banff Springs Hotel;
Walter Varvazovsky, Instructor, SAIT; Robert Vercleyen*, Executive
Chef, Palliser Hotel, Calgary; John Luvisotto*, Food and Beverage
Manager, Palliser Hotel, Calgary.

Seated from left:

Reg Sargent, Vancouver (officiating); Jean Phisel*, Montreal (officiating);
Garnet Page*, Managing Director, Coal Association of Canada, Calgary;
Ivor Petrak*, General Manager, Banff Springs Hotel; Paul Mastalir,
Department Head, Culinary Arts at SAIT and President of the Canadian
Federation of Chefs de Cuisine.

*now deceased

As produced by Nova Photo. This is from Paul Mastalir’s personal archive.