Why are you entering the Healthy Chef Competition? It's a great opportunity for our Apprentices to get out and have some fun. It's also another great building block in helping strengthen our evolving kitchen culture. Best way to eat a mango, a pineapple or a kiwi? With maximum mess and a roll of paper towels
Keith Pears E.B.O. Delta Hotel
Why are you entering the Healthy Chef Competition? Our team enters because it is a great annual event where we are able to promote healthy eating by showcasing our innovative talent and having a good time doing it. It is also a really great feeling to give back as a portion of the proceeds goes to our junior chapter from the BC Chefs Association.
Current favourite apple and why? A heirloom variety called Mountain Rose Apple because it is not genetically modified and it looks and tastes amazing. The look of it is something else that most consumers are not use to. It has a bright pink flesh and taste so clean, sweet and fresh. It has as a nice crunch to it.
Manuel (Manny) Carganilla Jr. Executive Hotel Plaza Coquitlam - The Wild Fig
Why are you entering the Healthy Chef Competition? It’s a good public exposure for the property that I run as well as the Restaurant within and at thesame time exposing and training my younger cooks to these events to be a better well rounded cooks and Chef one day
Best way to eat a mango, a pineapple or a kiwi? The best way to eat mango, pineapple kiwi for me would be on a parfait glass with some plain yogurt. Mix a bit of simple syrup on the fruits (diced) and top it off with plain yogurt and some honey granola; you got yourself a fine healthy refreshing breakfast or snack.
Vancouver Island University Chef Francois deJong
Why are you entering the Healthy Chef Competition? It's great exposure for our Students at VIU. Competition helps develop their cooking and knife skills, as well as palate development, team work, self- esteem. It also creates an opportunity for our Students to meet others in the industry. And it’s fun!
A fruit or veggie you used to hate/dislike but now can't live without? Leeks
Two to Three essential veggies Onions, Leek, Cabbage