Niagara College Team to Represent Canada at Culinary Olympics

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NIAGARA —The title of Junior Culinary Team Canada has gone to Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute (CFWI) at the Canadian Culinary Federation of Chefs and Cooks (CCFCC) Junior Culinary Team Selection Competition.

The CFWI team will represent Canada at the 2016 World Culinary Olympics — held once every four years in Erfurt, Germany — where it will compete against teams from more than 30 countries. The team has also earned the right to represent Canada at international competitions for the next three years, including the World Culinary Championships in Luxembourg (2014) and Singapore (2015).

“Earning the right to represent our country at the World Culinary Olympics is a monumental achievement for our College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute, and I couldn’t be prouder that our students and graduates have been chosen to represent Canada,” said Dan Patterson, president of Niagara College. “This victory speaks to the exceptional culinary education our students receive, as well as the expertise and unwavering dedication of our chef professors and staff who have gone above and beyond to train our team. Now, the entire country and the world will be watching Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute.”

The CFWI team competed against culinary teams from Humber and Holland Colleges at the competition this past weekend.

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