Humber Students Take Top Honours in CCF Central Region Culinary Challenge


TORONTO — Humber College recently hosted the Canadian Culinary Federation (CCF) Central Region Culinary Challenge at its North Campus.

Humber students, Alexander Delgado and Kelly Schmidt Balbinot David participated in the Junior competition of the CCF Central region Culinary Challenge. The two competed against four other students from Centennial College and Georgian College in a black-box-style challenge requiring each student to prepare one main dish for four people in a 60-minute time frame. Each black box contained various proteins, vegetables, fresh herbs, starch, and cheeses that competitors were required to use in their main-course dish.

A team of five judges scored competitors dishes based on cooking skills, food presentation and overall taste. Delgado received top marks, which won him the Junior competition’s top prize — a trophy, cash prize and the opportunity to compete at the national competition in Charlottetown during the CCF’s National Conference in June. Schmidt Balbinot David placed second overall in the competition.

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