The first Canadian Chefs’ Congress Culinary Scholarships was awarded by Michael Stadtländer, Chef and President/Founder of the Canadian Chefs’ Congress on the occasion of All Clad’s 40th Anniversary celebration which took place at the Sub-Zero Wolf Showroom in Toronto on April 13, 2011. All Clad is a Gold Sponsor of the Canadian Chefs’ Congress and has been a supporter since it began in 2008. John Higgins, Chef and Director of George Brown Chef School was in attendance at the ceremony.
There was a silent auction with the proceeds going to the Scholarship program.
The Canadian Chefs’ Congress Culinary Scholarship program is an initiative of the Canadian Chefs’ Congress. The first recipient is Stephen Hunt from George Brown Chef School in Toronto. Stephen is a graduating student who was selected by his instructors for excellence in his studies. The Scholarship offers Stephen the opportunity to travel from coast to coast to coast in Canada, spending one month working with and learning from a participating chef in each province and territory. He was given a Flip video camera (donated by Earth Day Canada) and asked to post a video to youtube each month, which will be linked to the CCC website (canadianchefscongress.com).
The scholarship recipients will be working with:
Northwest Territories: Pierre LePage, L’Héritage, Yellowknife
Yukon: Carson Schiffkorn, Inn on the Lake, Whitehorse
British Columbia: Sooke Harbour House, Sooke, Vancouver Island
Alberta: Scott Pohorelic, Chef Instructor, SAIT Polytechnic, Calgary (former chef at River Café)
Saskatchewan: Moe Mathieu, Chef Instructor at SIAS/ Cultivate Popup Restaurant, Saskatoon:
Ontario: Michael Stadtländer, Eigensinn Farm/ Haisai Restaurant and Bakery, Singhampton
New Brunswick: Christian Aerni, Rossmount Inn, St. Andrews
Nova Scotia: Craig Flinn, Chives Restaurant, Halifax
Prince Edward Island: Ilona Daniel, Stanhope Bay and Beach Resort, Stanhope
Newfoundland / Labrador: Jeremy Charles, Raymonds, St. John’s
The Canadian Chefs’ Congress will award the Culinary Scholarship on an ongoing basis to deserving recipients from culinary programs all across the country. To continue its support for emerging chefs through this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, the Canadian Chefs’ Congress is welcoming contributions and sponsorships from individuals and businesses everywhere.
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