Welcome to Our Twenty Three Issue!

April, from the Latin word aperio, " to open" (bud), because plants begin to grow during this month.
Featured Chef
Executive Chef Brady Williams

Executive Chef Brady Williams joined Canlis a year ago. His mother is Japanese, which accounts for the Japanese aesthetic so prevalent in his food. It’s part of what attracted him to Canlis, and vice versa. “So much of the restaurant’s story aligned with my story,” he said. (Lindsey Wasson/The Seattle Times) 

Chef Brady's Signature Dish
Roasted Pork with bolted kale rapini, stinging nettle, pine nuts and a sauce made from bread and oyster
Canlis Restaurant
Chef Brady's Signature Dish
Barley porridge with geoduck, shiso, green strawberry and wood sorrel
Canlis restaurant
Chef Brady's Signature Dish
Ribeye, radicchio, rutabaga and fermented garlic.
Canlis Restaurant
Chef Brady's Signature Dish
Spring Duck Eggs
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Boost Your Memory

If you’re feeling forgetful, it could be due to a lack of sleep or a number of other reasons, including genetics, level of physical activity and lifestyle and environmental factors. However, there’s no doubt that diet plays a major role in brain health. 

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Do you have the skills to make a great coach?

  1. Hire the right fit for your open position
  2. Allowing this new employee(s) to adjust to your company culture
  3. Seeing their potential
  4. Begin grooming them to take positions that are higher than yours in the industry
  5. Be open to their ideas
By Toni Ali / HR Expert

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Food for Thought
The Power of Pineapple

Pineapple juice is 500% more effective at helping you to stop coughing than cough syrup is. Fresh pineapple contains a substance known as Bromelain: a specific type of enzyme that has anti-inflammatory characteristic which can combat infections and eradicate bacteria.

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Information provided by Aminta Martínez-Hermosilla, MS

Brain Food

essential minerals for health y brain development in childhood. In addition to these brain-fortifying minerals, the oil s in fish also contain essential omega-3 fats, which act as building blocks for the fatty sheaths that surround nerve cells, coating the nerves and allowing them to function properly. Oily fish, such as salmon, anchovies, sardine, mackerel, trout, and tuna, have the most. plentiful supply of brain-fortifying omega-3 fats



Phyllo dough 8 oz. clarified butter 4 oz. Egg white 1.5 oz. Granulated sugar 2 oz. Walnut Coarsely ground 4 oz. Almonds coarsely ground 4 oz. Rose water 1 tsp. Granulated sugar 7 oz. Water 6 fl. oz. Fresh lemon juice .5 tsp Orange flower water .5 tsp Rose water .5 tsp Pistachio nuts, chopped 2 oz.
Recipe provided By Chef Raymond Bar CEC-CCE-ACE / Board Member


1- Stack 10 sheet of dough on a flat surface, keeping any reminder covered with a dry towel, then a damp one on top of it. 2- Brush top sheet of stack with clarified butter, lift sheet and replace on stack, buttered side down. Brush top with butter, lift top two sheets and turn over on stack. Repeat until all 10 sheets are buttered, lifting an extra sheet each time. Top and bottom of finish stack should remain unbuttered. 3- Cut stack into 4 inches. squares. Stack and cover. Prepare any remaining sheets. 4- Beat egg whites stiff. Add sugar little at the time. Fold in walnuts, almonds and rose water. 5- Butter top of phyllo squares and place a tsp. of nut mixture in the center. Gentle squeeze into a lily shape with 4 corners of square of petals and filling in center. 6- Place in a buttered baking pan close together. 7- Bake at 350F. for 30 minutes; reduce to 300F and bake 15 more minutes. 8- To make the syrup, dissolve sugar in water over high heat; add lemon juice, orange flower water; bring to a boil. Boil for 15 minutes, remove from heat, add rose water and cool. 9- Spoon cold syrup over hot pastries. Leave until cool and sprinkle pistachios nuts in center. Serving size 2oz. / Calories per serving: 212.31 The Nutrition Facts for this Recipe was done utilizing the INFOODSYS Recipe App.

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Think Positively (Leadership)

Is the guiding force that will help you identify your path to success by providing a strong foundation for all strategic decision-making.

Definition: Leadership is getting results in a way that inspire trust, it is maximizing both your current contribution and your ability to contribute in the future by establishing the trust that make it possible. Lead on!


That will help you stay ahead of the game.

It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort. And when you bring that effort every single day, that’s where transformation happens. That’s how change occurs.

Lead On!
Participative Theories of Leadership

Participative Theories of Leadership are considered by some to be an ideal style of leadership because they consider input from others. Leaders utilizing this type of theory tend to encourage both contributions and active participation from other group members. In turn, this allows the other group members to feel more relevant and committed to the direction the leader has chosen to go. The only real caveat here is that the leader maintains the right of what input to allow from the other group members.

For more information regarding the Participative Theories please visit: Behavioral Leadership

It has been my observation, over the years, that many leaders rank low on empathy. They understand it intellectually, they just don’t pay enough attention, ask the right questions or comprehend that it is not just about what your colleagues think, but about how they feel. To be an effective leader you need to do more than just manage the bottom line and watch the numbers like a hawk. Obviously that may be necessary, but so is offering suggestions, being supportive, being a source of creative ideas, helping your people think through their roles and helping them make the best use of their time. In fact, that is precisely what the best leaders do.

As you think about how you exhibit genuine empathy here are five questions for you to contemplate. For more information visit: patrickmckenna.com

Culinary Corner

Form the American Culinary Federation, your chance to create spectacular dishes and contribute with inspirational new ideas.

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The 2016 Menus of Change Annual Report was released at the fourth annual Menus of Change leadership summit on June 14. It includes an analysis of issues at the convergence of public health, the environment, and the business of food, plus and updated Dashboard of how the food and foodservice industries have progressed—or not—since last year’s report was issued.

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Trends to Watch

Just like fashion, food trends come and go in the blink of an eye. Every year, we see a rise in these fads that inevitably affect the way we eat and plan our meals. From superfoods to juice cleanses, the modern dining pattern has undeniably been influenced by the presence of a health-conscious effort, which we see continuing into 2019.

Hungry for more? Visit 2019 Food Trend Predictions

If you’re feeling forgetful, it could be due to a lack of sleep or a number of other reasons, including genetics, level of physical activity and lifestyle and environmental factors. However, there’s no doubt that diet plays a major role in brain health.

The best menu for boosting memory and brain function encourages good blood flow to the brain — much like what you’d eat to nourish and protect your heart. Research found the Mediterranean Diet helps keep aging brains sharp, and a growing body of evidence links foods such as those in the Mediterranean diet with better cognitive function, memory and alertness

Learn more by visiting: Types of Foods to Help Boost Your Memory

Meeting the Demand for Safe, Natural Products

Lately, while shopping at my local grocery store, I have noticed the increasing number of food products marketed as organic or preservative-free. More and more, consumers are demanding green labels and ingredient lists they can understand. Yet food safety — preventing food spoilage and contamination from microbial pathogens — must remain a top priority for food producers. The food safety industry faces many challenges if it is to transition away from the use of refined chemicals toward more label-friendly preservatives.

By Suzanne Osborne, PhD
Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Hail to the Kale!!

Kale is one of the cruciferous vegetables, cancer fighters full of fiber and antioxidants. great addition to salads or you can bake it with a spritz of extra virgin-olive oil and sea salt for a crispy potato chip alternative.

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Nutrition, Eat Better

Salt, Consuming the right amount, Most Americans consume more sodium than is good for their health, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Learn more!

8 Tips For Avoiding Gluten Cross Contamination – PrimoHealthCoach

▪ Oils that have been used to deep fry battered foods will contaminate foods like French fries. Use separate oils, and ask the chef when dining out if the same oil is used for battered foods.

▪ Cutlery, utensils and potsand pans must be thoroughly cleaned before cooking gluten-free to avoid cross-contamination.

▪ Toasters and ovens that have been used for glutenous breads can contaminate gluten-free breads. At home try to keep two separate toasters.

▪ Grills and barbecues can easily cross-contaminate foods if not properly cleaned. Many sauces used to barbecue have gluten.

▪ Sifters used for both glutenous and gluten-free flours will cross-contaminate. At home if you use both types of flour, keep separate properly labeled sifters.

▪ Your mayonnaise, peanut butter jar, jams and jellies are easily contaminated when making sandwiches.

▪ Glutenous flours have a tendency to stay airborne for some time after use. Cooking in a kitchen shortly after preparing foods with glutenous flours is risky for the sensitive person. Because of this I find it very hard to believe that you can get a truly gluten-free pizza from a pizza restaurant that makes regular pizza as well.

▪ Any foods not prepared in a gluten-free facility, including your own home, runs the risk of getting cross-contaminated.


Avocado oil; this silky fruit oil helps fight joint condition and promoted soft skin.

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