Meeting Minutes

Société Culinaire meeting minutes



In-Office Attendees:
Henri Dubarry, Jacques Coustar, Pascal Petiteau, Bernard Malet-Dupont, Pascal Guillotin

Zoom Attendees:Jean F. Claude, Gérard Drouet, Thomas Santamaria, Dominique Payraudeau, Gérard Vidal, Susan Lifrieri-Lowry, Maurice Pailleret, Louise Hoffman, André Moisan, Nduvoakim Abdus-Salaam, Michel Pombet

Laurent Morisse, Angel Sanay, Steve Walljasper, Jean Le Rouzic, André Soltner

President Pascal Guillotin opened the meeting at 3:08 pm

Pension: Nothing to report.

Death Notices:  Nothing to report.

Sickness Benefits:
– James Mollitor’s request for sickness benefits were approved at the Trustees’ meeting of May 19th .

Culinarian Home Foundation: Jean LeRouzic is unable to report.

Picnic:  It was the decision of the officers and trustees to postpone the 2022 Picnic.


Louise was on zoom and said there are photos and articles for the next newsletter. Louise said Susan has been editing articles and also has been communicating with Diane in the office.  She’s hoping to fit it in to the June schedule.  Louise thanked everyone for their contributions.

Vote on Potential New Member:

Rodrigo Campos, Sous Chef at Gabriel Kreuther Restaurant on West 42nd Street in NYC. He is a native of El Salvador. Rodrigo’s two sponsors are André Soltner and Jacques Coustar.  He is a resident of the upper East Side in NYC.  President Pascal spoke about the interview with Rodrigo. Henri Dubarry and Jean Claude were given the opportunity to speak with him; all were very impressed.  Rodrigo has been to the Culinarians’ Home Picnic in the past. Pascal said he’ll make a good member. A vote was taken of those members present in the office.  Rodrigo was unanimously voted a new member of the SCP.

Chefs de Cuisine Association Annual Gala and Awards Dinner is being held on Tuesday, June 14th at 6:00 pm at Tiro a Segno of NY. President Pascal and Henri Dubarry will attend.

Report of the Chapters:
– NJ Chapter:  Michael Latour is planning a meeting on Monday, June 13th at 1:00 pm at the Joe Jefferson Club.  Space is limited to 20 people.
– LI Chapter:  James Mollitor held a meeting on Sunday, April 24th at Encore Luxury Living located in Jericho, NY.  President Pascal said it was a nice meeting. Alain DecCoster is the Chef at Encore.
– Florida Chapter: The April 27th meeting had to be cancelled due to illness in the chefs family.
– Mid-Hudson Chapter: Cynthia Keller said it is challenging to schedule a meeting at this time.

Report by the Committee of French Speaking Societies:  Henri Dubarry had nothing to report.

Membership Dues:
– All members have paid their dues.

Elections:  The SCP Elections are being held via google email. Members will vote for their candidate on-line and submit it electronically. Emails were sent to all members on Thursday, May 26th. Pierre Baran is the Chairman. The deadline to vote is June 3rd. 

Office: The worker’s comp/payroll audit has begun virtually with an expected completion date by mid-June.

Report by Archivist:  Nothing to report.  

Cemeteries: President Pascal spoke about the two members who placed flowers at the cemeteries on Memorial Day. Mr. Thomas Santamaria was on zoom and he said he put a blanket of flowers at Greenwood Cemetery. He took photos and he said he spoke with a lady and man in the office about trimming the bushes around the stone. Mr. Santamaria said all went well. Pascal said that Laurent Morisse placed a wreath of flowers at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Laurent also took photos. President Pascal thanked both Mr. Santamaria and Mr. Morisse for their time and service.

President Pascal Guillotin inquired if anyone had any comments.

The next Officers’ Meeting will be held September 1, 2022.

Meeting was adjourned at 3:20 pm.

The next Quarterly Meeting will be held June 2, 2022.

Meeting was adjourned at 3:42 pm