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Canada Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs

Calgary, October 17, 2014

Seven young chefs vie to be Canada’s best

Canada’s best young chefs battled it out at this year’s Final of the National Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs Competition at Calgary’s SAIT Polytechnic Culinary Campus.

At the Induction Ceremony of the concurrent Grand Chapitre of the Bailliage of Canada all competitors were inducted into the Chaîne. The seven competitors, all regional winners, represented the following Bailliages and sponsoring restaurants:

Calgary - Tyler Paquette (The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel)
Edmonton - Jesse Woodland (Sage Restaurant - River Cree Resort & Casino)
Montreal - Louis-Philippe Chabot (Casino de Montréal)
Ottawa - Dominique Roy (Fairmont Château Montebello)
Toronto - Ryan Sharp (Caledon Mountain Trout Club)
Vancouver - Michael Christiansen (The Pear Tree Restaurant)
Winnipeg - Mackenzie Ferguson (St. Charles Golf & Country Club)

Using the contents of a very challenging ‘black box’, the young chefs were given four hours in which to create a menu and prepare and serve three courses for a notional table of four.

The competitors were judged by a team of Professional and Non-professional judges, under the watchful eye of Conseiller Culinaire Takashi Murakami, for the taste, originality, creativity, presentation, portion size and nutrition of their courses, as well as on their working practices: namely dress, kitchen cleanliness and timing.

The winner of the Chaîne Gold Medal and the National Bailliage’s ‘Fulgence Charpentier’ Trophy was Vancouver’s Michael Christiansen. Runner-up was Ottawa’s Dominque Roy and in Third Place was Calgary’s Tyler Paquette. Dominque Roy was also recognized for having the highest kitchen score and was the first to receive The Chef Paul Mastalir Award for Kitchen Excellence.

Eric Jones, Chargé de Presse                       Photos courtesy of Suzanne Tetrault (Suzannelizabeth Photography)