Loblaw Companies Limited hosted a special cooking competition with Chef Quang Dang, Executive Chef of Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver’s Diva at the Met, Chef Ned Bell, Head Chef of Rosewood Hotel Georgia, and Chef Gennaro Iorio, Executive Chef/Co-Proprietor of La Terrazza, to encourage Vancouverites to donate during the 2011 Extra Helping™ Spring National Food Drive.
Chef Gennaro Iorio, La Terrazza; Chef Ned Bell, Rosewood Hotel Georgia; and Chef Quang Dang, Diva at the Met.
The ingredient list for the cook-off was based on a selection of our most-needed food items and remained unknown to the competing chefs until the start of the event. The ingredients were: canned tomatoes, green beans, peach slices, salmon and a bag of rice. The chefs had 30 minutes to develop and create a tasty and nutritious entree.
Chef Challenge Secret Ingredients
The final dishes were judged by a distinguished panel of judges which comprised of Dawn Chubai, co-host, CityTV Breakfast Television; Claudia Kwan, food reporter, Vancouver Sun; and Sophie Lui, co-host, Global TV.
Sophie Lui, Global TV; Dawn Chubai, City TV; Cheryl Carline, CEO, Greater Vancouver Food Bank; and Claudio Kwan, Vancouver Sun.
Quang Dang won the “Winner’s Cup” with his wonderful salmon cake dish.
A donation of over $1,000 was made to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society on behalf of the participating chefs and judges.