Congratulations to our 2013 Winners!
National Grand Prize Winner; Regional Winner, British Columbia: Allegra Jimenez, “The Pearfect Pearing: Savory Cheesecake with Poached Bosc Pears, Pear Chips, and Candied Beet Salad,” Culinary Institute of Vancouver Island
Regional Winner, Maritimes: Aaron Lackie, “Pear Cake Delight,” New Brunswick Community College - St. Andrews
Regional Winner, Prairies: Rebekah Roberts, “Pear and Bison Grilled Flatbread,” Assiniboine Community College – North Hill Campus
Regional Winner, Quebec: Diego Beltran, “Trout Ceviche with Pear Blinis,” Trade School of Catering and Tourism in Montreal
People's Choice Award; Regional Winner, Ontario: Connie McKibbon, “Pear & Black Thai Rice Cakes with Pear Sage Pesto,” Liaison College Durham
These five finalists worked hard to create competitive and delicious dishes for the panel of esteemed judges in Toronto on April 16. Congratulations to all 2013 entrants for their creativity, talent, and dedication!
Click here to view the winning recipes!
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Culinary Students, it's your time to shine!
Don your whites and toque to create your best culinary insPEARation! Whether you create an appetizer, salad, entrée, dessert, or beverage, we want to see your flair with the pear! The flavour and texture of fresh pears are perfect for many culinary applications. Baked, sautéed, juiced, sliced, pureed… the only limit is your imagination!
Five regional finalists will win a trip to Toronto in April 2013 to compete for the $2,500 Grand Prize!
A finalist will be selected from each of the following five regions:
- British Columbia (Northwest Territories)
- Prairies (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba)
- Maritimes (New Brunswick, Newfoundland/Labrador, Nova Scotia, PEI)
The four finalists not selected as Grand Prize winner will each receive $1,000. Plus, each finalist’s school will receive an award for supplies or its general scholarship fund; $500 to the Grand Prize winner’s school and $300 to the other finalists' schools.
Don't delay! Entries are due March 5, 2013!
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Void where prohibited. Must be 18 or over to enter. Open only to culinary students seeking a culinary associate’s degree, diploma, or certificate at accredited schools located in Canada. Entries accepted through March 5, 2013. See Terms and Conditions for further details and restrictions.