VANCOUVER, Jan. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - The woks will be steaming and the fish
sauce flying when 10 local chefs compete to be crowned the first ever
BC Chinese Chef of the Year. This iron-chef-style live competition will
take place Jan. 29 and 30 on the Discover Presentation Stage at the BC
Metro Vancouver is among the top destinations outside of China for
outstanding Chinese cuisine. The BC Chinese Chef of the Year
Competition aims to recognize culinary professionalism in local Chinese
restaurants and to raise the profiles of Chinese chefs within the wider
chef community. While other restaurant awards acknowledge winning
restaurants' cuisine excellence, the BC Chinese Chef of the Year will
endorse the individuals behind the gourmet dishes.
The competing chefs are members of the Canadian Culinary Federation
(CCFCC) and the BC Chefs Association. Nine teams have been selected to
date, based on merit and experience.
Gordon Ping Wah Chan of Always Seafood Restaurant
Sam Ka Bo Leung of Dynasty Seafood Restaurant
Wing Ho of Fortune Seafood Restaurant
Anthony Shy Wing Leung of Grand Dynasty Seafood Restaurant
Joseph Jiang of The Jade Seafood Restaurant
Kent Wong of Red Sun Seafood Restaurant
Chun Lum Ma of Shiang Garden Seafood Restaurant
Keng Wai Ng of Vivacity Restaurant
Todd Bright of Wild Rice Modern Chinese Restaurant
"The competition will surely be the highest-profiled professional
Chinese chef event for the Chinese chef community in this province,"
said Chef Donald Gyurkovits, CCFCC president and one of the event
organizers. "I am so proud of my colleagues in the Chinese community
for stepping up to this exciting challenge. I look forward to
witnessing the making of Canadian culinary history!"
Over the two-day event, the chef teams will be engaged in multiple
rounds of competitions with the quarter-final, semi-final and final
rounds of competition carried out in the black box format.
"This competition offers chefs a brilliant opportunity for both
professional and personal development," said Chief Judge Alex Chen,
Canada's representative to the Bocuse d'Or and one of Canada's top
chefs. After getting his own competition start at the BC Foodservice
Expo over 10 years ago, Chef Chen is delighted to come full circle and
to be judging here for 2012.
With over 250 exhibit booths featuring new products, foods, ideas and
services, the BC Foodservice Expo is British Columbia's largest
hospitality trade show. Industry professionals who register will join
more than 5,000 attendees who travel from the Lower Mainland, Fraser
Valley, Vancouver Island and the Okanagan to attend two days of focused
trade show, seminars and chef competitions.
Register online at www.bcfoodexpo.ca to take advantage of the special advance discount - $20 off the on-site
The BC Foodservice Expo is owned and operated by the Canadian Restaurant
and Foodservices Association, one of the country's leading business
associations with more than 30,000 members. CRFA also owns and operates
the CRFA Show (www.crfashow.ca) and is the title sponsor of the ApEx show in Halifax (www.apextradeshow.ca) and the Alberta Foodservice Expo (www.albertafoodserviceexpo.ca). Proceeds from the shows fund CRFA's advocacy, research and member
services in support of a growing and prosperous Canadian restaurant
SOURCE Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association
For further information:
Samantha Scholefield, BC Foodservice Expo Show Manager
Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association
Office: 604-685-9655 x2 Cell 604-838-7956