A chef from Vancouver came out victorious this past weekend during the annual Hawksworth Young Chef Competition.
Connor Sperling, the Chef de Partie at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar in Vancouver, was the last chef standing at the 2017 competition, which went down on Saturday, October 14 at George Brown College in Toronto.
- Here's what the Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship finalists eat after late-night service
- This week in food news from across Canada: October 8 to 14
- Canada's top young chefs share their signature potluck dishes
- Meet 2016 Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship winner Alex Hon of West Restaurant
Sperling competed against seven other talented young Canadian chefs in this prestigious non-profit competition in a black box challenge, where participants were provided with a common pantry and seven secret ingredients in front of a live audience and expert judging panel.
After an intense day of going head-to-head with his competitors, Sperling was named 2017 Top Young Chef of Canada by the judges, and he received a cheque for $10,000 and a place at a top international restaurant.
Sperling follows in the footsteps of last year’s winner, Chef Alex Hon, who is also a Vancouver resident.