NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. — Justin Beaulne has won the bronze medal at the Hans Bueschkens Young Chefs Challenge, held in Quito, Ecuador.
Representing Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute (CFWI), Beaulne competed in the Americas section of the competition where he was required to prepare a three-course meal in three hours using mandatory items for each course. Competitors were judged on their kitchen work — including hygiene, sanitation, skill, organization and work ethic — as well as the flavour of food and timing.
A graduate of the College’s Culinary Management (2014) and Baking and Pastry (2015) programs, the 21-year-old has represented the CFWI at several competitions including Skills Canada and Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. Beaulne currently works as a cook apprentice at Benchmark Restaurant at the Niagara-on-Lake Campus.