Posted: March 22, 2009
Early Saturday, March 21, 2009, 8 student chefs from 4 District 16 High Schools arrived at Miramichi Valley School to prepare 3 courses for 2 professional chefs. Chefs Graham Tricket and Terry Pond were charged with judging the students as they prepared and presented their courses. The District 16 students had been previously selected from in-school competitions. Recipes for the competition were provided by chefs from NBCC St. Andrew’s and Moncton campuses. The salad course was spinach salad with cucumber crown and goat cheese followed by a main course of breaded chicken breast served with warm tomato salsa and duchess potatoes with vegetables. Dessert was an apple cake garnished with whipped cream and strawberries. Participants prepared two plates, one for tasting and a second presentation plate. At the end of the day, Karsena Davis from Bonar Law Memorial School was selected the winner. She will go on to the provincial Culinary Competition to be held at NBCC St. Andrew’s on April 17, 2009. Second place went to Jennifer Carnahan from James M. Hill Memorial High School. Third place winner was Nathan Carroll from James M. Hill Memorial High School. Other students in the competition were from Miramichi Valley High and Blackville School. While the students were preparing their competition courses their teachers had a professional development session with Chef Frank Horvat, owner of Knives for Chefs. To see photos from the event visit the Culinary Competition Photo Gallery .