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March 7, 2014

Students bring home seven medals from Culinary Salon at CRFA show, Toronto.

Seven students from the School of Tourism and Hospitality successfully competed in the Culinary Salon competition at the Toronto Food Show this month. The Salon is held every year as part of the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) show, Canada's biggest event for the restaurant and hospitality industry.

After months of work and practice, the work of each student was put on display for judging under the strict international rules of the World Association of Chefs Societies. At the end of the competition, Fanshawe's talented culinary students won seven medals and one Overall Best in Show.

The students who competed worked under the direction of Chef Roland Hofner, coordinator of the culinary programs at Fanshawe College. "It is so satisfying to work with such a motivated, engaging and energetic group of students and witness their efforts and perseverance blossom into great success," said Chef Hofner. "I am very proud of them."

Overall Best in Show wedding cake by Rachelle GouletFanshawe students won the following medals:

  • Anna Bilcke - silver medal
  • Rachelle Goulet - silver medal and winner of Overall Best in Show entry in wedding cakes, shown at right
  • Carly Holloway - bronze medal
  • Iliah Krent - bronze medal
  • Annabelle MacDonald - bronze medal
  • Shauna Stewart - bronze medal
  • Bonnie Tingley - bronze medal

Fanshawe students have won 49 medals in the six years they've been entering Culinary Salon competition.

Fanshawe College

With 17,000 full-time students, 26,000 part-time students and over 150,000 alumni, Fanshawe College is one of Ontario's largest colleges and it prides itself on providing pathways to success, an exceptional learning experience and a global outlook to meet student and employer needs. The College offers over 150 degree, diploma and certificate programs, as well as apprenticeship training at each of our five campuses.

The School of Tourism and Hospitality

The School of Tourism and Hospitality at Fanshawe College prepares students for exciting global careers in resorts, restaurants, hotels, golf and other recreational clubs, government agencies, airlines and destination management companies.