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Jean Rougié 2024: A Food Story

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A history making accomplishment for the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Culinary Arts Program.

SAIT 2nd year Culinary Arts student, Chef Erik Hansen, and his Coach, SAIT Culinary Arts Instructor, Chef Manuel Panfili have taken 1st Place in the prestigious Jean Rougié Culinary Competition in France. This is the first time a Canadian Culinary School has been invited to participate in this culinary competition. It is the first time Canada has ever been represented at this competition. The Jean Rougié Competition recognising Rising Stars in the culinary world.

We interviewed Chef Erik Hansen and Chef Manuel Panfili before they left for France to compete at the Jean Rougié Culinary Competition to learn more about the preparation that's been taking place before attending the competition.