Aluminum Chef Competition June 20

On Sunday, 20 June 2010, Rio Tinto Alcan invites media to come and enjoy the final culinary showdown of this year’s Aluminum Chef Competition at the 2010 Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival.  Headlining this year’s panel of judges is Marc André Choquette, executive chef of the Voya Restaurant at the Loden Hotel. Previously the executive chef of Lumiere, Chef Choquette brings to this year’s competition his classical training and years of creating exquisite food for Vancouver’s most discerning palates.

The fourth annual Aluminum Chef Competition will see students from Vancouver’s top culinary schools – including the Vancouver Community College and the Art Institute – as well as representatives from the Jr. Chefs Association of B.C., go head to head during the Festival weekend.  The two finalists will meet for the ultimate cook-off on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Competitors are encouraged to be creative with their menus, but all ingredients must come from within a 100-mile radius of Vancouver and dishes must use non-stick “Slide” aluminum foil innovatively during preparation or presentation.  To add to the pressure, the student chefs are given only 30 minutes to create their masterpieces.

Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival

Creekside Park (False Creek)

Rio Tinto Alcan Cooking Stage (glass gazebo across from the entrance to the Telus World of Science)

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Final Heat #1:                                                 2:00 pm

Final Heat #2:                                                 3:00 pm

2010 Aluminum Chef Announcement:             4:00 pm

All are welcome to come and watch as part of your admission to the Dragon Boat Festival.