Oakville, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) November 07, 2013
The chef team of Liaison College Oakville students Samantha Lazuric, David McCulloch and Mackenzie Lowe won Canada’s Best New Student Chef 1st place honors in Taste Canada Cooks the Books student 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.
Taste Canada Cooks the Books, Canada’s Best New Student Chef, is part of Taste Canada’s goal to foster the next generation of culinary professionals through networking, exposure and the sharing of skills.
The Liaison College Oakville student chefs cooked a recipe from the gold medal winning book, Canada’s Favourite Recipes by Rose Murray and Elizabeth Baird, published by Whitecap Books.
Rose Murray personally coached and mentored the students in the week leading up to the competition working with the recipe of Gnocchi con Sugo de Pomodoro (Potato Dumplings with Tomato Sauce) contributed to the Canada’s Favourite Re
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