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Canadian Chef wins Gold at Aramark International Chefs’ Cup 2024 in Toronto


TORONTO, June 14, 2024 /CNW/ – The Aramark International Chefs’ Cup 2024 taking place in the renowned foodie city of Toronto, concluded yesterday with a landmark victory for Canada. The prestigious event at Cirillo’s Culinary Academy saw the Canadian chef, Adrian Salalac and his chef assistant Richard Perksclinch the gold medal in a highly competitive showcase of culinary excellence.

The competition, featuring top chefs from around the world, was a testament to skill and creativity. Adrian Salalac emerged as the gold medalist, bringing honour and pride to the host nation. The silver medal was awarded to Nitin Sharma from Aramark UK, and the bronze medal was secured by Jiří Kryda from Aramark Czech Republic, both showcasing remarkable culinary talent.

Additionally, special recognition was given in the awards ceremony, with the Best Technical Score Award and Best Assistant Award. Chef Nitin Sharma from Aramark UK won the Best Technical Score, showcasing exceptional skill and precision. The Best Assistant Award was presented to Jakub Vytiska from Aramark Czech Republic, highlighting the indispensable role and superb teamwork displayed throughout the competition.

A Celebration of Global Culinary Artistry

The event presented a unique challenge to the chefs, requiring them to prepare a full-course dinner with a plant-based starter, a main dish, and a dessert using locally sourced ingredients. The rigorous evaluation by a panel of esteemed judges focused on technical skills, creativity, and taste, culminating in a momentous win for the Canadian representative.

“It’s a matter of immense pride and joy for Canada to have hosted this prestigious culinary event and to celebrate the victory of our very own chef Adrian,” said Steven Prisco, President and CEO of Aramark Canada. “This win is a testament to the exceptional talent and hard work of chef Adrian Salalac and his chef assistant Richard Perks. It’s a historic moment for Aramark Canada’s culinary scene and an inspiration for our chefs across the country.”

Aramark extends its heartfelt thanks to all the participating chefs for their incredible talent and hard work as well as the technical and tasting judges for their expertise and discernment in making this event a success.

“This year’s Aramark International Chefs’ Cup has been an extraordinary journey,” said Karen Williams, Vice President of Marketing and Culinary, Aramark Canada. “We are incredibly proud of all the participants, especially our winning chef from Canada, who has set a new benchmark in culinary excellence.”

As the curtains close on this year’s event, Aramark looks forward to continuing its tradition of celebrating and nurturing culinary talent. The next International Chef’s Cup will be held in China.

Learn more about Aramark Canada at www.aramark.ca and connect with us on LinkedInFacebook, and Instagram.

About Aramark

Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves the world’s leading educational institutions, Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, prominent healthcare providers, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 15 countries around the world with food and facilities management. Because of our hospitality culture, our employees strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and the planet. Aramark has been recognized on FORTUNE’s list of “World’s Most Admired Companies,” The Civic 50 by Points of Light 2024, Fair360’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” and “Top Companies for Black Executives,” Newsweek’s list of “America’s Most Responsible Companies 2024,” the HRC’s “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality,” and earned a score of 100 on the Disability Equality Index. Learn more at www.aramark.com and connect with us on LinkedInFacebookX, and Instagram.

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