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Humber College culinary students create truckin’ good food truck dishes

Humber College’s brightest culinary and baking students competed in a live cook-off where they were tasked with creating food truck inspired dishes in front of hundreds of onlookers.

As part of their ongoing partnership, Nestlé Professional MINOR’s and Humber College challenged students to create innovative food truck recipes that included at least one Nestlé Professional MINOR’S Base and one MINOR’S Flavour Concentrate. The Nestlé Professional MINOR’S® family of products encompasses a selection of premium bases and flavour concentrates that provide chefs with the foundations they need to create and personalize dishes.

Humber’s top three culinary and top three baking students who participated in the on-campus cook-off demonstrated that food truck dishes can be so much more than just an average taco. David Lam and Tina Pistarelli won first place with their innovative Braised Pork Belly and Chicken and Waffles Ice Cream Sandwich recipes showing a wide variety of flavour profiles which ultimately won them the prize.

The up and coming chefs were judged by a professional panel of industry experts. Please see below for the names and dishes of all the winners. As well, a selection of images from the event are attached.


Culinary Winners:

1st place – $1,000 – David Lam, Braised Pork Belly

2nd place – $750 – Omkar Atre, Chicken Tikka Roti

3rd place – $500 – Maria Feliz, Lobster Corn Dog

Baking Winners:

1st place – $1,000 – Tina Pistarelli – Chicken and Waffles Ice Cream Sandwich

2nd place – $750 – Ruby Nguyen – Korean Fried Chicken Burger

3rd place – $500 – (Gina) Gajin Lee, Oriental Prawn Ravioli