FOLLOW ME FOODIE: The knives come out for Connect Show’s Top Chef competition

BC Place’s executive chef, William Tse, competed for the title of Top Asian Chef last year. This year he’s going for the BC Top Chef title. Photo by Mijune Pak.

By Mijune Pak , Follow Me Foodie – WE Vancouver
Published: October 23, 2013 4:00 PM
Updated: October 23, 2013 4:50 PM

There are hobby chefs and restaurant chefs. And then there are competition chefs, who are another breed altogether. When the title of BC Top Chef is on the line, the beast comes out.

On Oct. 27 and 28, the BC Chefs’ Association presents the 2013 BC Top Chef Competition and the Asian BC Top Chef Competition as part of the Connect Show at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

The BCCA has been organizing local competitions since 1958. Each competition round features a black box challenge where chefs have 45 minutes to make an entrée from start to finish with the ingredients they’ve been given. The last round consists of three finalists who battle it out for an award-winning appetizer and the title of BC Top Chef.

These competition chefs usually fly under the radar even though their skills and talent can rival those of celebrity chefs. Not to say who is more deserving, because they both are, but let’s shed some spotlight on the dark horses. Read the full article.

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