Over the next few days we will start posting about the Healthy Chef 2013 Competition which takes place at the Hyatt on March 13th. You will find the link here shortly. If you could like to purchase tickets you can check out this link at:



Winners from 2012

BCPMA and BCAA Healthy Chef Competition 2012


Best Entree: Vancouver Community College
Best Booth: River Rock Casino
Healthiest Plate: Executive Inn Coquitlam
Best Dessert: Hyatt Regency
People’s Choice: Vancouver Community College

Best Entree: Vancouver Community College – made up of members of the Junior Culinary Team Canada.

The dish that took Best Entree: Steelhead and halibut press, scallop ahi tuna bar, poached daikon taro har gow, sweet carrot puree, hot and sour emulsion, green curry sauce
More details on the team can be found here:


Best Dessert: Hyatt Regency
Dulce de leche, poached pear, pineapple star anise panna cotta, goose berry mint pate

The line up this this year’s competitors


  • Chinese Canadian Chef Association
  • Copper Chimney
  • Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts
  • Executive Plaza Hotel, Conference Centre Coquitlam
  • WahWing Szechaun Restaurant
  • River Rock Casino Resort
  • The Hyatt Regency Vancouver
  • The International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Vancouver
  • Vancouver Community College
  • Pier 7

Some more fav fruits and veggies

The winner of the Healthy Chef promotion will be selected today but in the meantime enjoy some of the answers we’ve received to date:

Mauro’s favorite vegetable is zucchini because it can be used in summer (BBQ) or winter (stews and soups), and in dessert (carrot-zucchini muffins) or main courses.

Geoff’s favorite fruit is Okanagan nectarines. Cycling the Kettle Valley Railway Line years ago with a friend, we popped out onto the highway after hours on the dry, dusty trail. There was a small shaded fruit stand where a young girl was selling fruit from the family orchard. I will never forget the experience of biting into a huge, ripe nectarine, the juice running off my chin and down my arm, slaking my thirst. It may have saved my life that day.

My favorite veggie is baby Bok Choy. It is just so easy to prepare, seems to compliment any dish and tastes great. Even better with a tiny dab of butter and a little salt and pepper. Yum.

Doris declared her favourites as being the Atualfo Mango – love the sweetness and so velvety!

Avocados are the best… umm, fruit? Vegetable? Either way, they are life changing states Dominique

All we know is that eating a greater number of fruits or veggies everyday is a good thing to do. And don’t forget to pick up your tickets to the Healthy Chef Dinner Competition that takes place March 7th, 2012 in Vancouver BC.

What is your fav produce item? Win tickets to Vancouver’s Healthy Chef Event March 7.

What is your favourite fruit or vegetable and why?

Send in our answer (or a visual if you wish) by midnight, Thursday, March 1, 2012 to: HealthyChef2012

Please include your first and last name, address, email address and ten digit day time and evening telephone number in the body of the email. Limit of one (1) entry per individual.


View The Photo Albums

2011 Flicker Set
Enjoy photos from the 2011 Healthy Chef event.

2010 Healthy Chef Photos
Enjoy photos from the 2010 Healthy Chef event.

Healthy Chef 2008
More photos shared on Flickr

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