News & Events
BC Chefs Association Associate Appreciation Night
Location: Executive Plaza Hotel Coquitlam
405 North Rd. Coquitlam, BC
Date: April 21, 2015
Host: Chef Manny Carganilla
April 21st is our BC Chefs Associate Member Appreciation meeting, instead of doing a mini trade show format we are allowing each Associate member 5 to 7 minutes to feature and item or their business to the meeting. If you would like to hand out product information or samples this would be allowed at this time as well. We will not be doing any cooking of samples at the meeting.
So what will happen is Associate members will have to register with Anthony via email (
) to book a time slot to address the meeting group. He will call up each Associate who is registered to the front of the room to speak to the group for 5 to 7 minutes. For time constraints we will only be allowing 10 to 12 speakers so please book early. After all the associates have spoken we will allow for more networking between chefs and associates to discuss the items that may have peaked their interests.
The meeting will be at the Executive Plaza Hotel in Coquitlam hosted by Chef Boban Kovachevich.
Doors open at 6 p.m., Club business starts at 7 p.m. Associate presentations will start directly after club business.
Student Recipe Competition
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!
CONNECT Food Drink Lodging Trade Show
Wnen - October 18-19, 2015
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West, Exhibit Hall C
Western Canada's largest restaurant, foodservice and hospitality trade show. Bringing together lodging, liquor and restaurant professionals under one roof to showcase the best and newest products and trends. This is the annual event that allows you to network with your industry colleagues in all segments of the industry.