The Taste Awards Committee have announced from Hollywood that Mississauga resident, Chef Stephan Schulz, frequently featured on TOtimes.ca, is a finalist in the “Best Instructional Web Series” category. The video series is featured on his Youtube channel which provides free and easy “How To” video recipe guides for culinary enthusiasts.
The TASTE AWARDS in Hollywood and Beverly Hills are the premier international awards celebrating the year’s best in Food, Fashion, Health, Travel, and Lifestyle visual and audible media programs. These include: Film, Television, Online and Streaming Video, Podcasts, Radio and Photography.
“There were hundreds of entries in this category from around the world from well known and celebrity chefs, so I am ecstatic to know that my simple video concept showing how to prepare the recipes is a hit at the international level with the judges,” states Schulz. Stephan Schulz’s Youtube channel is called “Chef Stephan Schulz” and it is one of the six nominated by the judges in this popular category. The winners will be announced in April 2021.
Chef Schulz works across Canada with corporations introducing new tested product items to the menus of the restaurant trade. He showcases these products through major trade shows, and works with food brokers developing recipes for major restaurants and restaurant chains across Canada.
“One of the popular items I developed for restaurants years ago that is still on menus today, is the Orange Roughy Fish encrusted with Miss Vickie’s Chips. Not many knew what an Orange Roughy Fish was, but when they tasted the new concept/recipe many wondered why they never heard of this fish before. Of course today it is well knows and used on the menus of many restaurants across Canada,” said Chef Schulz.
When asked if his German heritage has had any influence on his cooking or recipes, he replies, “Heck no! The market influences that, not Germany.”
Chef Stephan Schulz has an big Instagram following — @chef_schulz — and from the start he set a goal for himself to post a recipe each day. So far after a few years, he has managed to continually meet his goal. “When one has passion, and inspiration it provides them the drive to create and it helps to be working with people to assist in making the vision happen,” states chef Schulz. “I am fortunate to use TGTV Inc as my production company who have helped me structure the concepts on my Youtube Channel. I am very excited about this nomination and also very thankful.”
“In our current situation with the Pandemic, we all must adjust and develop new means and approaches to doing what we do, so we can maintain our restaurant clients and customers. The Pandemic has forced all of us to create new ways of doing what we did and a better delivery mechanism. In short, keep at it, adapt fast and be an innovator,” said Chef Schulz.
by Frank Greco