Canada’s First Master Chef Named


OTTAWA — Judson Simpson, executive chef at the House of Commons in Ottawa, has successfully earned the Certified Master Chef (CMC) designation, becoming the first Canadian to complete the program.

Offered by Toronto’s Humber College, through the Canadian Culinary Institute and the Canadian Culinary Federation (CCFCC), the program gives candidates four years to complete a series of requirements. Chefs must complete courses in Garde Manger, Baking and Pastry Arts, Entrepreneurship,Vegetarian Nutrition and Food Allergies and more. Candidates must also complete four practical examinations in front of a panel of experts, and achieve a minimum passing grade of 70 per cent.



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