14th annual Vancouver Healthy Chef Competition – March 13, 2013
Wednesday, March 13th, marks the 14th annualÂ Healthy Chef Competition, co-hosted by BC Produce Marketing Association (BCPMA) and BC Chefs Association (BCCA).Â It features up to ten challengers made up of culinary schools, hotels and restaurants who will feed 450 plus guests.
The entrÃ©es and desserts will showcase a variety of fruits and vegetables. The objective for the competitors is to create dishes using up to 10 produce items in unique and delicious ways that captures the attention of the judging team.
The competition will take place Wednesday, March 13 at The Hyatt Regency in downtown Vancouver. Judging takes place at 6:30pm with dinner starting at 7:30pm.
â€œI always enjoy helping out at the Healthy Chef Competition, it not only showcases some of the cityâ€™s best establishments, but the dishes they come up with are always top quality, and good for you!â€ states emcee Marke Driesschen.
While chefs and their teams are working hard to prepare the competing dishes to tantalize the taste buds of the team of judges, produce industry folks, foodies and other guests will be mingling and enjoying the table presentations, appetizers, and entertainment while bidding on silent auction offerings.
The night is full of surprises. For guests, the plates they enjoy will differ from their companions as each place setting gets a different offer. This provides the chance for the table of 8 to 10 to experience the range of delectable dishes prepared by several of the challengers.
Trophies are awarded for Best EntrÃ©e, Best Dessert, Best Table Showcase, Healthy Plate (includes a $1,000 cheque to the team) and the Peopleâ€™s Choice (which is decided by the audience).
Highlights of the 5 to 10 A Day Healthy Chef Competition include:
- A cheque presentation to the BC Chefs Junior Scholarship program as well as presentations to three non-profit health organizations that benefit from this event.
- Watching the jury of judges make their rounds as they score each station
- Awards for the Healthy Plate, Best EntrÃ©e, Dessert, Table Showcase and Peopleâ€™s Choice.
- Silent and live auctions and musical entertainment
- A box of goodies including fresh produce given to each guest.
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
655 Burrard Street,
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2R7
Date and time:Â Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Cost:Â Tickets are available for $90 each and can be purchased viaÂ http://www.bcpma.com