Culinary Federation chefs do Canada proud at the 2020 IKA Culinary Olympics

Highest praise is in order for the Canadian teams who competed in the 2020 IKA Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart, Germany. Thanks to their Olympian efforts, Canada retains its international reputation as a culinary leader, bringing home numerous medals.

Held every four years, the IKA Culinary Olympics is the oldest, largest and most diverse culinary competition in the world. Canadian chefs were up against 32 other national teams, with around 60 countries represented and 6,000 entries across all categories. Canada had five teams and two individual competitors in attendance for the 2020 Olympics, which took place on Feb. 14-19.

Competing chefs take part on a voluntary basis – which is quite the commitment, considering most teams begin preparations for the event at least two years in advance. In a country as geographically large as Canada, this poses a unique challenge for the national teams, which are composed of chefs from almost every province.

That effort more than paid off, however, with Canada preserving its reputation for culinary excellence with the following final standings:

Youth Culinary Team Canada pose with their gold medals at the IKA Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart, Germany.
Youth Culinary Team Canada took home gold in two categories and placed 4th overall.
National Culinary Team Canada pose with their silver medals at the IKA Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart, Germany.
National Culinary Team Canada took home silver in two categories and placed 8th overall.
Culinary Team BC pose with their silver medals at the IKA Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart, Germany.
Culinary Team BC took home silver in one category.
Culinary Team NAIT pose with their bronze medals at the IKA Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart, Germany.
Culinary Team NAIT took home bronze in one category.
Manitoba's Agriculture Culinary Team poses with their silver medals at the IKA Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart, Germany.
Agriculture Culinary Team Manitoba took home silver in one category.
Chef Tina Tang, from Okanagan, B.C., shows off her bronze medal and certificate for competing in the 2020 IKA Culinary Olympics - Pastry Art.
Tina Tang, CF Okanagan, took home bronze as an individual exhibitor in the pastry art competition.

5 thoughts on “Culinary Federation chefs do Canada proud at the 2020 IKA Culinary Olympics

  1. Excellent showing of all our Canadian Teams, we are very proud of you!
    Thank you for the countless hours of dedication to our craft, it served you well.

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