On April 26th 2022, 24 talented students demonstrated their skills by competing for the title of Iron Chef in the annual Kraft Heinz Iron Chef competition at Humber. This year’s competitors represented the breadth of Humber’s program offerings, including Baking and Pastry Arts Management, Culinary Management and Culinary Skills.
Watch this video to get to know our Iron Chef contestants.
We challenged our contestants to make a dish from randomly grouped ingredients. Watch this video to see what they make!
Team Humberlicious wins the Iron Chef Culinary Competition held at Humber College Tuesday April 26, 2022. The winning team comprised of chefs Yannick Charette, Mariel Quiambao, Quang Bach Pham, Zainab Waheed. They beat out 5 other teams with their 3 delicious dishes: Vegan Pad Thai, Chicken 3-way and Ube Cannoli with Ice Cream.
Watch the video to see the winning team's reaction upon finding out that they won.
The tasting judges for this year include Thomas Heitz, Corporate chef of Kraft Heinz, Dave Godfrey, Director of Culinary for Firkin group of Pubs and Alex Fineberg, Director of Culinary Operations for Shoeless Joe's Limited. Kitchen judges include Humber College's own Chef Instructors Francisco Rivera, George Taluri and Matt Fulton.
To begin 11 teams registered to join this year's competition and had to create and submit a menu & recipe package based on specific criteria. After a rigorous elimination process 6 teams of 4 students will move forward to compete for the title of Humber Iron Chef. The menus all had to have a theme of "Comfort Food Re-invented" and had to have one plant-forward course. There were a few mandatory ingredients that had to be incorporated, but the big reveal will be what is this years "secret ingredient" that they will have to showcase in their menu, the day of the competition.