Niagara College culinary student reps Canada in Young Chef Olympiad event in India

Culinary Management student Selah Schmoll prepares to compete in the Young Chef Olympiad in India at the end of January.

Niagara College’s second year Culinary Management student Selah Schmoll will represent Canada when she competes in the Young Chef Olympiad in India at the end of January.

The life-long resident of Niagara Falls will compete for four days, January 29-February 1, in four rounds of competition with the winner vying for the championship title and top prize of $10,000. The international competition was won last year by NC alumni and chef, Daniella Germond of St Catharines.

Schmoll, 23, won a silver medal in culinary arts at the Ontario Technological Skills competition last year.

Schmoll, who works part-time in the pastry department at Trius Winery and Restaurant in Niagara-on-the-Lake, has been training for the event under the direction of NC chef professor Scott Baechler who will accompany her to the event in India where 60 countries will compete for the prestigious top honour.


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