News & Events
16th Annual Healthy Chef Competition
Location: The Hyatt Regency, Regency Ballroom
3rd Floor, 655 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Program: 6:30pm Reception
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.