17th Annual Healthy Chefs Competition

On March 16th I attended the 17th Annual Healthy Chefs Competition held at the Hyatt Regency. I was fortunate to be one of the invited media judges to judge the table presentation of each of the participating restaurants. Guests mingled about enjoying appetizers and drinks while bidding on silent auction items and previewing each of the restaurants food displays and menus for the evening. In tradition at this event, as the Dinner began, everyone at the table received an envelope with 2 cards inside for one entrée and one dessert. We then went about tasting the various entrees and desserts.

My favourite savoury dishes were the

Chicken 3 Way

Chicken 3 Way

Chicken 3 Way with a sunchoke and lentil tart by Torafuku, what a gorgeous plate!

The Salmon Duo

The Salmon Duo

The Salmon Duo by VCC Culinary was a beauty and so tasty too!

Rack & Roll Lamb

Rack & Roll Lamb

Rack & Roll Lamb by the Wild Fig Restaurant was such a stunning plate

 

My favourite desserts were the:

Strawberry Mousse Layer Cake

Strawberry Mousse Layer Cake

Strawberry Mousse Layer Cake from the Hyatt Regency was unreal, wow in both deliciousness and in presentation

Dark Chocolate Passionfruit Mousse

Dark Chocolate Passionfruit Mousse

Dark Chocolate Passionfruit Mousse from Torafuku, a delicious beauty

Squash Tart

Squash Tart

Squash Tart from EBO Restaurant, a stunning plate

Pastry Chef Candace of EBO Restaurant with her delicious Squash Tart

Pastry Chef Candace of EBO Restaurant with her delicious Squash Tart

Hyatt Regency Culinary Team

Hyatt Regency Culinary Team

 

Torafuku received the Healthy Chef Competition Award for Best Entree.

Healthy Chef Competition Award for Best Dessert was awarded to Wild Fig Restaurant.

EBO Restaurant took home the Best Table Showcase Award.

Make sure you purchase your ticket next year for this wonderful annual event that supports the BC Chefs Association as well as the youth culinary teams.

By: Richard Wolak