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Who is Top Home Chef in Vankleek Hill?


shows likeMasterchef or Chopped Canada, on television nowadays, thanks to his missus being a fan of these and other similar shows. “This all percolated together into an idea for a fun event,” he said. The Top Home Chef Vankleek Hill com- petition rules emphasize that the event fo- cus is on people who are passionate about cooking, but do not make their living from it. Professional chefs, commercial short-order cooks, even people who work as support staff in commercial kitchens, restaurants or for catering outfits are not allowed to enter. “Only amateur cooks cooking at home are eligible.” Would-be competitors have all of April to plan out their entry meal and also list the sources of their ingredients.The contest definition for ingredients includes butter, spices, condiments, along with the vege- tables, fruits, grains, and meats or fish. All entrants then submit their recipes inMay to the CoOp, including the list of ingredients and their sources. Deadline for recipe sub- mission is May 31. A main course entry must have meat or poultry or the equivalent, plus one starch food itemand one vegetable side. All ingre- dients must be local and proof of purchase for same is required. The panel of judges will review all the recipe entries over June and narrow themdown to a short list of five based-on factors like creative use of ingre- dients and degree of difficulty. The five semi-finalists selected will have

Got a burning desire to be in the kitchen all the time? Does cooking fulfill that inner creative urge?Thesemay be the signs of the Top Home Chef in Vankleek Hill. The VankleekHill Producer CoOp is taking a lettuce leaf or two from all the mouthwa- tering episodes of MasterChef, MasterChef Canada, and every other cooking competi- tion show now available on most network T.V. channels, and more than a few cable and satellite stations, including The Food Network. Top Home Chef Vankleek Hill is a competition with two goals inmind: find the best home chef in the community and see what that person can create using nothing but local produce, meats, and beverages. “We are looking for Vankleek Hill’s top home chef,” said Ken Duff. “This is a com- petition to find the home-cooking chef who can put together the best, as determined by our judges, main course meal using only local ingredients.” The idea for the competition began last fall as Duff listened to a local grocer, be- moaning that he saw too many young folks buying “prepared foods” during their grocery shopping and that not enough people, in- cluding those with families, seemed aware of the importance of healthy eating or thought that they had no time for it anymore. Mixed with that is Duff’s own growing familiar- ity with the wealth of cooking competition

What kind of gourmet-level restaurant-quality dish could result from these selections of local produce? Top Home Chef Vankleek Hill will find out. —photo submitted

all of July to practise their preparation. In August, the five semi-finalists called up will each prepare four servings of their entry dish. The top two selected will then have to prepare a different recipe to present to the

judges in September for final selection of Vankleek Hill’s Top Home Chef. All rules and details for the competition, along with the online entry form, are at www.

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