Culinary Institute of Canada to represent country as national culinary youth team
For the next four years, students at the Culinary Institute of Canada in Charlottetown will represent the country at international competitions as National Culinary Youth Team Canada.
The CIC was awarded the honour following its exceptional performance at the 2016 Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany, last fall. Rather than representing the country and competing against other junior chefs, they competed against experienced professional chefs as Regional Team P.E.I., bringing home two gold medals and placing fourth overall out of 57 teams. In 2012, the team also brought home a gold and silver medal as Regional Team P.E.I.
The National Culinary Youth Team Canada includes Isabelle Chevarie, Quebec; Duncan Pursey, New Brunswick; Lindsay Armstrong, New Brunswick; Emma Hughes, P.E.I.; and Bria Amyot, Nova Scotia. Chef instructor Joerg Soltermann will manage the team with chefs Kevin Boyce, Hans Anderegg, and Christian Marchsteiner as the coaching staff. Their first competition will be the Nations Cup in Michigan this October.
Over the next four years, they will travel to various international competitions, culminating in the 2020 Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany. By the time the team travels to Germany in four years, the expertise they will have gained through international competitions
will make the experience invaluable.
“We are honoured to represent Canada as the national youth team. We are proud of our competition program and recent success as a regional team in Germany this past October,” said Austin Clement, program manager for the CIC.
“This will be our third time as National Culinary Youth Team
Canada, and we are looking forward to the challenge ahead as we focus on the podium at the 2020 Culinary Olympics.”
Since 2003, teams from the CIC have received national and international attention for their exceptional performance in competitions in the Culinary Olympics, in the Nations Cup, which takes place in Michigan, at the Association Chefs
Society Junior Championships in Dublin, Ireland, in the SCOTHOT World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, and at Skills Canada National Competitions in 2003 and 2004.
For more information about programs at The Culinary Institute of Canada, visit hollandcollege.com/cic, email info@ hollandcollege.com, or call 1-800-446-5265.
National Cullinary Youth Team Canada members Emma Hughes, back, left, Duncan Pursey, Lindsay Armstrong, and Isabelle Chevarie, with Bria Amyot, front, take a break from training at the Culinary Institute of Canada.