Culinary Team Canada win four Gold Medals and place fifth in the world at Culinary Olympics

    ERFURT, Germany, Oct. 25 /CNW/ - Culinary Team Canada, representing the
Canadian Culinary Federation and the chefs of Canada have won four Gold Medals
in four different cooking competition events at the Culinary Olympics held
this week in Erfurt, Germany. The Team placed 5th overall out of 32 teams from
around the world in the National Team Category behind Singapore, Sweden,
Germany and the new world champions - the great chefs of Norway.
    The two cold food categories - the presentation of a display table
consisting of canapés, appetizers, buffet platters, vegetarian items, a three
course menu and main courses, plus the third category - the dessert table-
yielded three gold medals on the first day of their competition. The final
category, - cooking a three course menu for 110 people in front of the general
public, resulted in their fourth and final gold medal and their prestigious
fifth place standing.
    Working under Manager, John Carlo Felicella of Vancouver Community
College, the Team is made up of Team Captain Tobias MacDonald (La Belle
Auberge Restaurant, Ladner, BC), Scott Jaeger (The Pear Tree Restaurant,
Burnaby, BC), Hamid Salimian (The Westin Bear Mountain Resort, Victoria, BC),
and Cameron Huley (St. Charles Golf and Country Club, Winnipeg, Man.). Mickey
Zhao (St Germaine Bakery, Vancouver, BC) is the Team's pastry chef. The Team
was supported by many volunteers who helped represent Canada at this
prestigious culinary competition.
    Bruno Marti, Chairman of the Canadian Culinary Federation and culinary
coach of the Team, was excited with the results of the National Team. "This
great result strengthens the already great reputation that our Canadian chefs
have around the world," said Marti, "they are not just great competitors but
incredible cooks who help to make Canada a great culinary destination!"
    The Team return to Vancouver today (October 25th)

    From October 17 - 20, Erfurt was host to the greatest occasion that the
cooking fraternity has to offer. The trade fair INOGA forms a backdrop to the
world's most important cooking competition, the International Exhibition of
Culinary Art, IKA HOGA - the Culinary Olympics. Held every four years, this
competition attracts thousands of leading chefs from every continent who
gather to compete in a huge variety of culinary competitions.

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For further information: and photographs: Jane Ruddick, J.R. Food
Consultants,, (604) 916-9071

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