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Culinary Institute of Canada students win gold at Atlantic Culinary Exhibition

April 25, 2014

By Kayla Woodside

 (L-R) Culinary students Bryce Degner, Josh Morin, Michelle Matheson, Catherine Los, and Sean Audet celebrate their win at the Atlantic Culinary Exhibition with Coach Chef Jennifer Bryant.

(L-R) Culinary students Bryce Degner, Josh Morin, Michelle Matheson, Catherine Los, and Sean Audet celebrate their win at the Atlantic Culinary Exhibition with Coach Chef Jennifer Bryant.

Charlottetown, PE – Students from The Culinary Institute of Canada (CIC) took home top awards from the Atlantic Culinary Exhibition hosted by the College of the North Atlantic in St. John’s, Newfoundland recently.

CIC students Josh Morin, Sean Audet, Catherine Los and Bryce Degner, along with Team Captain Michelle Matheson demonstrated their culinary and artistic talents at the exhibition as a junior team, taking home not only the a gold but also the grand gold, making them overall champions of the junior event. The team was coached by Chef Jennifer Bryant and Chef Instructor Blair Zinck.

The exhibition was part of the Canadian Culinary Federation’s annual Atlantic Conference. The junior team wasn’t the only representative from the culinary institute to win medals. Senior Team P.E.I., which included graduates Bryant, Chef Krista MacQuarrie, Applied Degree in Culinary Operations student Darren Wyand, Chef Javier Alarco and Team Manager Chef Ross Munro, also took home a gold medal and second place overall in the exhibition. Chefs Bryant and MacQuarrie both work for Canada’s Smartest Kitchen, the research arm of The Culinary Institute of Canada.

Chef Austin Clements, program manager for the culinary programs said The Culinary Institute of Canada is proud of the students and staff who participated in the competitions.

“Once again, the CIC demonstrates the importance of competition within our programs and the continued commitment of our staff and students in the pursuit of excellence,” he said.

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