News & Events
45th Annual Presidents' Ball
Location: Delta Grand Villa Burnaby, 4311 Dominion St. Burnaby, BC
Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Program: 6pm Reception
6 - 9pm Silent auction
7pm Dinner & Awards
Ticket: Single $120 (taxes included)
Table of 10 $1,100 (taxes included)
All proceeds will go towards our junior chefs scholarship
Location: VCC, 250 West Pender St., Vancouver, BC
Date: January 20, 2015
Program: Registration 6-7pm
For reservations email
or call 604-825-4100.
Everyone is welcome and guests are welcome too.
Salad or soup, beverage or breakfast, we want to see Canadian culinary students' flair with the pear!
Students are encouraged to create a pear recipe that tantalizes our taste buds, and if it does, we'll sing their praises!
Five regional finalists will be selected to compete in Montreal for the $2,500 Grand Prize on April 14, 2015!
A finalist will be selected from each of the following five regions: British Columbia (including Northwest Territories), Prairies (Alberta,Saskatchewan, Manitoba), Ontario, Quebec, Maritimes (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland/Labrador, P.E.I)
Only one will win the prestigious Grand Prize!
The Grand Prize winner will receive $2,500 (US) and their school will win $500 (US) for supplies or its general tuition scholarship fund. The four finalists who compete in Montreal but are not selected as the grand prize winner will each receive$1,000 (US) and their school will be awarded $300 (US) for supplies or its general tuition scholarship fund.
A panel of judges will evaluate the recipe submissions on the following criteria:
Pears - Does the recipe use an appropriate amount of Green Anjou, Red Anjou, or Bosc varieties of USA Pears so that the flavour is identified when tasted?
Canadian-Grown Ingredient - Does the recipe showcase at least one Canadian-produced protein or produce item or dairy product, etc. that complements the pears in your recipe?
Creativity - Is the recipe creative and unique?
Mechanics of the Recipe - Does it work? Does it taste good?
Appearance - Does the dish look appetizing?
Inspiration - Does the dish have the capability to inspire?
Don't delay! Entries are due March 2, 2015!
Enter online atwww.usapears.org/excellence.aspx!