Chopping the competition

It was a great start to the New Year for one VCC instructor.

Shelley Robinson, VCC chef instructor for VCC's culinary program, won Food Network’s Chopped Canada on Jan. 9. In the intensive cooking competition, chefs prepare three dishes from mystery baskets of ingredients with only a limited amount of time.

Robinson who trained at both Dubrulle Culinary Institute and Vancouver Community College says, "I'm very grateful for my formal culinary education, which included attending VCC, to have the career I do now. I can't stress the importance of having strong role models and chef mentors for young aspiring cooks.”

“This is just another example showing the calibre of chefs instructing in VCC’s culinary program – our students learn from the top chefs in the city”, says Sandi Bailey, interim dean, School of Hospitality.

When asked what it felt like to show up in class today Robinson said," It just feels incredible to walk into a class I'm teaching and know I still have my culinary chops!"

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