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Friday, November 18, 2011


Chevron's Annual Service Awards Banquet
Hart House at Deer Lake Park

It is a rare feat these days to be employed with one employer for more than 5 years. So when someone celebrates a milestone anniversary of employment it is definitely worth celebrating.

On November 17, 2011,  Chevron's Burnaby Refinery hosted their Annual Service Awards Banquet at the historical Hart House in Deer Lake Park, Burnaby. Chevron has a long standing history with hosting their banquets at the Hart House.

The evening started with incredible hors d'oeuvres  that included: Angus beef sliders, Anjou pear topped with a crisp blue cheese and wrapped in Italian prosciutto, Deep fried Risotto balls with aioli sauce, Spring rolls and Deep fried prawn and crab balls.

The evening's dinner menu started with a fresh and crisp Caesar salad followed by a generous portion of steaming mushroom, sweet pea risotto. The creamy texture blended with the wild mushrooms made it appetizing and delectable to the palate. The main course was a choice of either Angus beef or chicken. The beef was prepared in a perfect medium rare and served up with potatoes gratin, haricot verts and roasted garlic. The chicken breast was roasted and also accompanied by the potatoes gratin and haricot verts.  Dessert was a caramelized lemon tart with a raspberry coulee along with coffee and tea.

The evening's entertainment not only included employees receiving 'commemorative' gifts to mark the anniversary. (the gifts were all in good fun marking the decades that each service award was given for and the 'real' Chevron Service Awards were awarded independently).  10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service were recognized by Chevron and their respective employees (including Pitt Meadows residents Jim Hamilton and Brek Stewart each with 30 years). Humor to the night was added not only by the beautiful snowfall outside but also by the Vancouver Theatre Sports Improv Troop from Granville Island. Hilarity, and `gentle` ribbing of a few select Chevron employees made the evening festive and delightful to be a part of.

Congratulations to all the Service Award Recipients.

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