Georgian’s culinary students showcase skills
November 19, 2013

A group of culinary students wearing chef's whites are at work in a kitchen.

Students Hannah Dicaire (clockwise, from left) Nadine Chrichton, Matt Wolfe and Cassidy Perry preparing chocolates for the Colleges Ontario’s Higher Education Summit this week.

About a dozen first and second-year Culinary Management and Culinary Skills students have the opportunity to showcase their cooking and hospitality skills to eminent guests at Colleges Ontario’s Higher Education Summit this week. They spent the weekend preparing hors d’oeuvres and making desserts.

At a luncheon on Nov. 18 at the Royal York Hotel, the Honourable Brad Duguid, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to retired Georgian College President and CEO Brian Tamblyn. Georgian students offered handmade chocolates to guests as they filtered out of the event.

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Georgian chefs and culinary students with Georgian College President and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes and Premier Kathleen Wynne at Colleges Ontario’s Higher Education Summit

Several colleges will be represented at the Colleges Day reception at Queen’s Park on the evening of Nov. 19. Georgian students will provide hors-d’oeuvres to about 100 MPPs, college presidents, college board members and community leaders – including Premier Kathleen Wynne.

“We’ve participated in Colleges Day for the past few years and it’s always an honour to be asked to cook for distinguished leaders,” says Georgian Executive Chef Ignatius D’Souza. “I know our students are so proud to have represented Georgian at this event, particularly at the luncheon for Brian Tamblyn.” Chef D’Souza would also like to thank his culinary colleagues for their hard work and support in preparing for this week’s summit.