A sea of white coats filled the halls of the Shaw Conference Centre at noon yesterday for the third annual High School Chefs Award Luncheon.
Students from St. Albert, Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Camrose, Fort Saskatchewan and Vegreville showed their talents by preparing the luncheon’s sample three-course meal.
“I want to master the whole kitchen,” said Nicholas MacDonald from Paul Kane School in St. Albert.
MacDonald and his two teammates, Travis Poseluznoy and Adam Hayman, competed and won second place at the lunch hosted by the Canadian Culinary Foundation (CCF).
The eldest of the group, MacDonald said he wants to get as much experience now to use in the future.
Poseluznoy, a Grade 11 student, wants to be a head chef in a restaurant when he graduates.
Hayman has already started to log his hours as an apprentice at NAIT. The CCF created the Edmonton High School Culinary Challenge in order to boost interest in the culinary arts across the city.
Held as a followup to the Feb. 6 CCF competition held at NAIT, yesterday’s ceremony honoured each student for their hard work and talent.
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