Chef George Tyminski wins round seven of Discovered Culinary Competition

TORONTO, Jan. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Chef George Tyminski, sous chef at Annona restaurant at the Park Hyatt in Toronto, won round seven of the new Discovered Culinary Competition, held last night at Nella Cucina in Toronto. Chef Tyminski will join the winners of the first six rounds to compete in the semi-finals at the CRFA Show, March 4 - 6, 2012 at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto.

The Discovered Culinary Competition is a four-month search for the best of Canada's up-and-coming culinary stars. The winning chef will get the opportunity of a lifetime:  an all-expenses-paid trip to spend a week cooking at a Michelin-star restaurant in northern Spain.

In a mystery box challenge, the Discovered Culinary Competition features four Canadian chefs competing against the clock each week to create an appetizer, entrée and dessert. In addition to Chef Tyminski, the competitors included David Williams, artistic cook at Torito Tapas Bar; Daniel Henderson, executive chef at Bento Sushi, all of Toronto; and Jessica Cat, fruit carver at Edible Arrangements and chef at Cora's Restaurant, both in Waterloo.

The judging panel comprises three local chefs. Last night's panel included Aaron Foster, executive chef of Little Anthony's Italian Bar; Anthony Rose, executive chef at the Drake Hotel; and Cynthia David, well-known food writer and editor.

The mystery boxes included squid, capers, corn tortillas and Amsterdam Natural Blonde lager in the appetizer round; LiberTerre chicken supreme, black olives, salami and dried figs for theentrée round; andcaramel rice cakes, banana, cream and Cadbury Caramilk bars for dessert.

Winners to date:
Round 1 - Chef Arron Carley of Volos restaurant, Toronto
Round 2 - Chef Trish Gill of Beast restaurant, Toronto
Round 3 - Chef William Tolentino of Celestin restaurant, Toronto
Round 4 - Chef John Koplimae of the Drake Hotel, Toronto
Round 5 - Chef Alejandro Winzer of Ristorante Verdicchio, Sudbury
Round 6 - Chef Glenn Sheridan of Le Bon Marché, North Bay

The competition continues on Mondays in January and February. Applications are still being accepted. For more information and to apply, go to the Discovered Culinary Competition page on Facebook at Discovered Culinary Competition is open to all Canadian chefs employed in the hospitality/foodservice industry. You must be at least 19 years old to compete. There is no entry fee.The competition is sponsored by Discover and presented by Nella Cucina and the CRFA Show.

Chef Tyminski will next compete on March 4 or 5 at the CRFA (Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association) Show, Canada's largest event for hospitality professionals. The four semi-final winners will then compete on March 6 to determine the overall winner.

Registration for the CRFA Show (trade only) is open now at

SOURCE Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association

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Prasanthi Vasanthakumar, Communications Specialist, 1-800-387-5649, ext. 4254 or

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