Brendan Kobzan knows how to win at cooking

Brendan Kobzan knows how to win at cooking.

The Secrets to Cooking in a Competition

How one Canadian college sous chef stayed cool and led his team to victory at the Ottawa Culinary Federation Challenge (with powdered cheese as the secret ingredient!)

From planning the menu with a team of chefs to using a decoy recipe on local TV to dealing with competition-day nerves, Brendan Kobzan knows how to win at cooking.

The sous chef of Algonquin College in Ottawa recently led his team to the gold at the Ottawa Culinary Federation/Maple Leaf Foods/High Liner Foods/Ottawa Mission Culinary Challenge. The event highlighted the Ottawa Mission by featuring “mystery box” items that are typically donated and used by the Mission.


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