Culinary students get quacking for Amazing Race spinoff

A team of culinary students from Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute are getting their ducks in a row for what promises to be an exciting spinoff of The Amazing Race.

The students will join 10 teams of students from other Ontario Colleges in the Great Amazing Duck Race, to be held Saturday, March 24.

Their day will begin in the early morning at King Cole Farm near Newmarket where the students will embark on their first task – selecting their farm fresh eggs.  From there, they will travel down the road to another farm to visit a duck-raising facility and processing plant where they will select and process their duck. This will be followed by trips to other secret locations as well as St. Lawrence Market in Toronto where they will gather ingredients.

Their journey will end at George Brown College where they will cook their farm-to-table meal to be presented to a panel of judges.

The winning team will receive $2,000.

NC students participating include Bianca Aversa and Jonathan Williams who are both in the second year of the program. They are being mentored and trained by chef Olaf Mertens.

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