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Holland College announces head chef for this year’s culinary boot camps

May 7, 2013

Charlottetown, PE – Chef Ilona Daniel will be donning new whites as head chef of Holland College’s popular culinary boot camps this coming season. Chef Ilona is Executive Chef to His Honour, Frank Lewis, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island and resident foodie writer for G! Magazine.

The highly successful culinary boot camps held at Holland College’s Culinary Institute of Canada provide unique, customized experiences which allow participants to work in the CIC’s state-of-the-art kitchens alongside experienced chefs, learning the intricacies of preparing fabulous culinary creations as well as essential kitchen fundamentals and cooking tips. The camps are popular with visitors and local groups looking for authentic cooking experiences in which to participate, as well as with individuals.

This year, in addition to perennial favourites such as Local Flavours, Thrills on the Grill and Seafood 101, the college has some new camps, including Taste of Asia; Mmmm Beer, in partnership with the new PEI Brewing Company; World Tour; The Rum Experience, which examines the Island’s historical relationship to rum running while teaching participants how to cook with rum; and Time Machine, where the traditional fare and preparation styles unique to the Island’s past are explored. The college also offers popular four-day camps for children aged seven to 12 and youth aged 13 to 17.

Brodie Coffin, manager of Ancillary Services at Holland College said Chef Daniel’s skills are a perfect fit for the position.

“We are very fortunate to have acquired someone as talented as Ilona, who has both an impressive list of accomplishments and an engaging personality. Combined, they will most definitely provide our guests with a memorable culinary experience,” he said.

Chef Daniel, who earned an Applied Degree in Culinary Operations at The Culinary Institute of Canada after receiving President’s Honours in the Culinary Management program at the Niagara Culinary Institute, is excited about returning to Holland College’s Tourism and Culinary Centre.

“I’m looking forward to my new role as the head chef of the culinary boot camps at The Culinary Institute of Canada. It’s an exciting opportunity to share my energy and culinary expertise in this inspirational avenue of learning,” she said.

For more information about Holland College Bootcamps or to register, please visit www.hollandcollege.com/bootcamps, call Karen Wortman at (902) 566-9611, follow Holland College Bootcamps on Twitter and Facebook, read reviews of the bootcamps on Trip Advisor, and watch videos from bootcamps on YouTube.


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