Nova-Scotian Chefs Score at Finland Competition


DARTMOUTH, N.S. — A pair of Nova Scotian chefs have made their mark at an international cooking competition in Finland. According to The Chronicle Herald , Ricky Mailloux and Liam Crane — both culinary students at the Nova Scotia Community College in Dartmouth — were part of the Canadian team that finished with the highest score the TaitajaPLUS, a national Finnish skills competition for people with disabilities.

Crane and Mailloux participated through Skills Canada-Nova Scotia’s Disability Services initiative, a program to encourage students with disabilities to follow their passions.

They earned high praise for their traditional Finnish dish of Spinach soup, rainbow trout and a rye-crusted bilberry pie. The pair scored 91.33 per cent on the dish but was not permitted to win because they were guests and not residents of Finland.

More than 500 chefs and 80,000 exhibitors and visitors visited the TaitajaPLUS. The annual competition promotes vocational education and encourages awareness about the quality and development of professional skills.

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