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
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 www.facebook.com/discoveredchefs.The 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 www.crfashow.ca.
SOURCE Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association
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