Taste Canada Cooks the Books
It’s not always about throw-downs, fear-factor ingredients, and catchphrases. Taste Canada Cooks the Books is a unique two-day event leading up to Taste Canada — The Food Writing Awards. Canadian cookbook authors mentor student chefs in a mentoring program played out on stage, in front of a live audience, at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.
The competition invites culinary students from across the country to make a dish from a Canadian cookbook—with the author on stage. Their goal? To impress the panel of judges and create a dish worthy of earning them the title of Canada’s Best New Student Chef. And it won’t be easy. Mentors and judges have included such Canadian household names as Elizabeth Baird, Rose Reisman, and Christine Cushing.
Taste Canada Cooks the Books is part of Taste Canada’s goal to foster the next generation of culinary professionals through networking, exposure and the sharing of skills. The winner is announced at the Taste Canada Awards in November.