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Chefs' Newsletter


Tobias MacDonald earns CMC

Tobias MacDonald earns CMC


Vancouver Community College (VCC) instructor Tobias MacDonald has become Canada’s second Certified Master Chef (CMC). Chef Tobias was the only one in his class to successfully pass testing and receive the highest culinary designation in Canada.


To receive the Certified Master Chef distinction, MacDonald completed an intensive two-year program that was developed by industry master chefs and faculty from the Canadian Centre of Culinary Arts and Science at Humber College. After completing the eight areas of study, students had to complete five days of practical examinations where they were judged on plated desserts, handmade chocolates, artisan breads, cake, a buffet platter, a five-course gastronomic menu and a vegetarian three-course meal complete with a nutritional analysis.


MacDonald has a long and impressive history in the realm of culinary competitions including gold medals as Team Canada Captain in 2008 at the prestigious IKA World Culinary Olympics in Erfurt Germany, as well as gold medals in the World Culinary Cup in Luxembourg and the Salon Culinaire Mondial in Switzerland. He was the America’s representative at the WACS, Global Chef competition in Daejeon, South Korea in 2011 garnering an impressive third place finish. Tobias also was instrumental in coaching and inspiring the 2012 National Junior Culinary Team in