WINNIPEG — Rupert Garcia, of the Calgary Golf & Country Club, won the gold medal and the Fulgence Charpentier Trophy at the 2013 Jeunes Chefs (Young Chefs) Rôtisseurs Competition held in Winnipeg, Friday, Oct. 25.
Garcia will now represent Canada at the 2014 Concours International des Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs, to be held in Durban, South Africa, next September. “The experience itself is the ultimate prize, and being awarded to represent our country on the next level is a great honour,” said Garcia of his win.
The silver medal was presented to Winnipeg’s Chinnie Ramos from Glendale Golf & Country Club while the bronze medal went to Ben Lillico from Benchmark Restaurant at Ontario’s Niagara College.
The competition, which is open to cooks under the age of 27, was hosted by La Chaine des Rôtisseurs, Bailliage du Canada.