Discovered Culinary Competition looks for Canada's next great chef

TORONTO, Nov. 3, 2011 /CNW/ - Calling all chefs! Want a chance to showcase your culinary skills and win a trip to Spain? Join the Discovered Culinary Competition - sponsored by Discover®, Nella Cucina and the CRFA Show -- and you could be training at a two-Michelin-star restaurant in sunny Spain.

About Discovered Culinary Competition:

  • Starts on Nov. 21 and runs on Mondays in November, January and February.
  • Mystery box challenge where four Canadian chefs compete against the clock to create an appetizer, entrée and dessert.
  • The winner of each Monday night goes on to compete live on stage at the CRFA Show, held March 4 - 6, 2012.
  • Two winning chefs will also be flown in from our sister show, the BC Foodservice Expo, in Vancouver.
  • Friends and fans of the competition can vote for two "fan favourites."
  • Altogether, 16 chefs will compete in the finals to determine the winner of the Discovered Culinary Competition.

In addition to bragging rights, the winner will spend a week cooking at a two-Michelin-star restaurant in Spain.

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.

For more information and to apply, go to the Discovered Culinary Competition page on Facebook at Complete the application on the "Info" page and send it to as soon as possible. The first round of competition starts on Monday, Nov. 21.

With over 1,200 exhibit booths and ongoing chef demos, seminars and events, the CRFA Show offers restaurant and hospitality owners, managers, chefs and executives a variety of fresh ideas to help promote, grow and manage their business.

Registration is open now at and those who register before Jan. 16 are entered into a draw to win a professional espresso machine worth $1,500.

The CRFA Show 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. Through its trade shows, member savings and advocacy, CRFA works to create an environment that allows foodservice operators to prosper and grow. For more information on the CRFA Show, go to

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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