CALGARY — Brenan Madill will spend the summer practising his technique as he prepares to represent Canada at the 2013 Concours International des Jeunes (International Competition for Young Chefs Rotisseurs), held in Istanbul in September. He will join chefs under the age of 27 from around the world to compete in a black-box challenge.
In the La Chaine des Rôtisseurs-sponsored event, competitors will have four hours to create a menu and three-course meal for four people, using only ingredients in the black box.
Madill is currently executive sous chef of Seasons by Atlantica inside the Atlantica Hotel Halifax. He graduated from the Nova Scotia Community College Culinary Arts Program in 2010 and has received various awards, including a gold medal in the 2012 National Canadian and Provincial Chaine de Rôtisseurs Jeunes Commis Competitions and the gold medal in the Canada Apex Scattered Black Box Competition.
The Concours International des Jeunes was first held in 1977 in Switzerland, providing young chefs the opportunity to demonstrate their skill on an international stage.