Taste Canada Cooks the Books



November 2016: Taste Canada Cooks the Books

Taste Canada Cooks the Books is a cooking competition that invites Canadian culinary students from across the nation to compete for the title of Canada’s Best New Student Chefs. Taste Canada Cooks the Books showcases the talent of Canada’s next generation of chefs, honours the authors and brings some of this year’s outstanding submitted cookbooks to life. Cooks the Books is presented by Taste Canada Awards and by the Alberta Canola Producers, sponsored by Egg Farmers of Canada, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and RICARDO.

The teams are paired with a culinary author and given the challenge to recreate a recipe from an author’s cookbook, along with their own signature garnish. This year, the students competed in front of food lovers, industry professionals and peers at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair on November 12th and 13th. A mentoring author who offered guidance and motivation joined the teams on stage. A panel of notable culinary experts judged the competition. 

The winners were announced at the Taste Canada Awards Gala on November 14th where they were presented with prizes, a letter of recommendation and a trophy to display at their school. 

Bronze:
School: Red River College
Students: Brayden Palmer, Tom Sherwin & Sydney Kinkead 
Author: Emily Richards
Book Title: Per la Famiglia: Memories and Recipes of Southern Italian Home Cooking
Recipe: Veal Cutlets with Tomato Sauce
 
Silver:
School: Pius Culinary Institute
Students: Dino Som, Arturo Montiel & Marcus Barksdale
Author: Robin Summerfield
Book Title: Winnipeg Cooks: Signature Recipes from the City’s Top Chefs
Recipe: Pan Roasted Pork Chops with Apple, Fennel & Date Compote
 
Gold:
School: Durham College
Students: Kristin Atwood, Victoria Rinsma & Jonathan Soligo
Author: Barry C. Parsons
Book Title: Rock Recipes 2
Recipe: Peanut Butter Sriracha Bacon Cheeseburger 

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Taste Canada Cooks the Books is a cooking competition that invites Canadian culinary students from across the nation to compete for the title of Canada’s Best New Student Chefs.

Presented by Taste Canada Awards, Cooks the Books showcases the talent of Canada’s next generation of chefs, honours the authors and brings some of this year’s outstanding submitted cookbooks to life.

The teams are paired with a Taste Canada culinary author and given the challenge to recreate a recipe from the author’s cookbook, along with their own signature garnish.

This year, the students will compete in front of food lovers, industry professionals and peers. They are joined on the stage by their mentoring author who will offer guidance and motivation. A panel of notable culinary experts will judge the competition.

The winners will be announced at the Taste Canada Awards Gala Fundraiser, where they will be presented with prizes, a letter of recommendation and a trophy to display at their school.

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