Aramark Canada Presents Annual Chefs' Cup Competition and Culinary Tradeshow at Centennial College

2023 Edition - National phase

 chef holding pan on fire with logo written Canada Chefs Cup 
Toronto, ON – April 21, 2023 – Aramark Canada proudly announces its 4th annual Aramark Canada Chefs' Cup competition, scheduled for May 31st at Centennial College. This eagerly awaited event assembles Aramark's leading culinary talents from across the nation, providing them a platform to demonstrate their exceptional skills and creativity.

The competition will feature eight Chef competitors and their Sous Chef assistants, who will be given three hours to craft an appetizer, entrée, and dessert using key ingredients from a mystery black box, unveiled only on the competition day. A distinguished panel of top Chefs consisting of Aramark partners and Executive Chef of Centennial College’s School of Hospitality, Tourism, and Culinary Arts will evaluate the participants’ dishes and kitchen technical scores . The gold medal-winning culinary team will go on to represent Canada at Aramark's International Chefs' Cup competition in Toronto, in April 2024.

The participating competitors include Alejandro Velasquez, Concordia University; Aurelien Legue, Carleton University; Adrian Salalac, Aramark Culinary Innovation Centre; Sheena Nixon, Bethany Healthcare; Richard Perks, Country Day School; Bryan Davidson, Dalhousie University; Brett Howson, Bishop Strachan School; Eric Jacobs, Rogers Communications (Mount Pleasant Rd.).

"The Aramark Canada Chefs' Cup competition offers a fantastic opportunity to unite the country's finest culinarians, enabling them to showcase their remarkable talent and creativity," said Andy Siklos, President of Aramark Canada. "We are delighted to welcome our esteemed client partners to Centennial College for this memorable event."

This year’s competition is complimented with an interactive tradeshow for Aramark clients to experience innovative food and technological solutions while the behind-the-scenes aspect of the competition takes place. This is followed by an evening reception featuring delectable cuisine paired with the Awards Ceremony that recognizes the Chefs' Cup winners.

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About Aramark
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves the world’s leading educational institutions, Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, prominent healthcare providers, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world with food, facilities, and uniform services. Because our culture is rooted in service, our employees strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. Aramark has been recognized on FORTUNE’s list of “World’s Most Admired Companies,” DiversityInc’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” and “Top Companies for Employee Resource Groups,” Newsweek’s list of “America’s Most Responsible Companies 2023,” the HRC’s “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality,” and scored 100% on the Disability Equality Index.