Chinese Chef of the Year Award to Premiere at B.C. Foodservice Expo

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VANCOUVER — The B.C. Chinese Chef of the Year competition is set to premiere at the 2012 B.C. Foodservice Expo at the end of the month.

The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA), the B.C. Chefs Association (BCCA) and Canadian Culinary Federation (CCFCC) are partnering for the competition, which will feature a live culinary faceoff at the Discover Presentation Stage at the Expo that will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre from Jan. 29 to 30.

“The very first official B.C. Chinese Chef of the Year competition is the first of its kind in B.C., if not the country,” said Mike Li, president of the Chinese Canadian Chef Association.

The competition will be co-chaired by chef William Lam, chef and president of the CCFCC and Donald Gyurkovits, president of the Canadian Culinary Federation; it will be officiated by chef Alex Chen, Canada’s representative for the Bocuse d’Or in 2013, the world’s professional cooking competition in Lyon, France.

Chinese chefs and members of the BCCA or CCFCC were encouraged to submit entries; twelve chefs will be chosen to compete.

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