Liaison College Oakville students, instructors, and staff were honored with producing the “Best New Chefs in Canada” for 2013 in the Taste Canada Best New Chefs Competition after a strong showing in 2012 .
The chef team of Liaison College Oakville students Samantha Lazuric, David McCulloch and Mackenzie Lowe won Canada’s Best New Chefs 1st place honors in Taste Canada Cooks the Books new chef competition.
Taste Canada Cooks the Books is a unique two-day event leading up to Taste Canada – The Food Writing Awards. The competition invites culinary students from across the country to make a dish from a shortlisted Canadian cookbook with the author on stage.
The cook book authors train and counsel the student chefs in a mentoring program and the timed cooking and plating of the dish is played out in front of a live audience. The 2-day event took place at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto on Nov 2nd and 3rd, 2013.
The best new student chef winners were announced at the well-attended Taste Canada, Food Writing Awards Ceremony and Gala Reception at the historical Arcadian Court in Toronto, hosted by Michael Bonacini (Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants), Karen Gelbart (National Chair of Taste Canada) and Stefano Faita of CBC TV’s In the Kitchen with Stefano Faita on the 4th November, 2013.
For info on the 2012 Chef Team Click Here.