Canadian Junior Chefs Compete in ACF Event


NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — A Canadian culinary college team made history recently, becoming the first Canuck team to compete in the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl at the ACF’s Northeast Regional Conference in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Three members of Barrie, Ont.’s Muskoka & District Chefs’s Association Junior Branch took part in the double-elimination, jeopardy-style challenge held in ACF regions leading up to the national championship at the ACF National Convention in July.

Coached by Chapter president David Jones, of Georgian College, the Georgian culinary management students — Anna Chidiac, Zachariah Lampert and Kendall Fullerton — competed against six regional U.S. college teams, finishing third overall. “The students worked hard to be able to compete for the first time in this intensive first -ever International Knowledge Bowl event,” said Jones. “The students had an excellent time at the conference and felt very welcomed by their American counterparts,”

Meanwhile, the Canadian Culinary Federation’s (CCFCC) Norm Myshok, the National Office Chairperson for the Canadian Culinary Institutes’ education and certification program, is interested in introducing a similar program in Canada or partnering with the ACF for a North American event. “It’s early days, yet, but this is a very impressive culinary-knowledge event and one that deserves our attention,” he said. “Today’s event also demonstrates our students are competitive with those at U.S. colleges.”

Toronto’s Samuel Glass, a chef professor at Centennial College and event judge, was excited about the possibility of bringing a similar program to Canada.

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