Chef Cyruss Wülffgang Barreiro Castañeda is the winner of Canada Chefs' Cup!

Canada Chefs Cup Winner 

Toronto – Chef Cyruss Wülffgang Barreiro Castañeda, from Banque Nationale in Montreal, is the winner of the Canada Chefs' Cup, organized by Aramark Canada on November 29 at Centennial College. Bringing home a gold medal after an intense round of culinary competition, Chef Cyruss will be representing Aramark Canada in the International stage of the Chefs' Cup in Chile on April 17, 2023.

With extensive travels across the world, Chef Cyruss is an “up and coming” Aramark Executive Chef with distinguishable honours to his impressive culinary journey. Since joining Aramark in 2017, his exceptional culinary skills have earned him numerous awards in the industry. In the national stage of the Chefs’ Cup competition, Chef Cyruss relied in his heritage to take the Cup home. "The competition was quite challenging, but I used my Portuguese and Colombian heritage in the most creative way to bring life to my recipes. I’m so happy to win but also getting ready to take it to the next level in April.” Said Chef Cyruss, well-known for his self-discipline. He has not only mastered the culinary skills but also has a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo.

About the Canada Chefs’ Cup - The Canada Chefs’ Cup Competition gathers annually eight of Aramark Canada’s top chefs. The winner represents Aramark Canada in the International stage of the competition, hosted by a different country every year. The 2022 edition of Canada’s Competition had the participation of Adrian Salalac, representing the Aramark’s Culinary Innovation Centre; Brett Howson - Bishop Strachan School; Cyruss Castañeda - Banque Nationale; Eric Jacobs – Rogers Communications; Paul Maniaci - University of Calgary; Richard Perks - Country Day School; Roel Alcantara - Lakehead University; and Ryan Kochen – from Bayview Glen School.

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