2016 - April 1,  12 PM to 9 PM  |  April 2, 10 AM to 6 PM  |  April 3, 11 AM to 5 PM @ TRADEX, Abbotsford


Master Chef Competition

Presented by the BC Chefs' Association

Bulletin: Chef William Tse retatins his Master Chef title for second year in a row.

The eleventh annual  Master Chef Competition (Iron Chef style) will return again this year at the Fraser Valley Food Show.  Come and watch 17 chefs from British Columbia as they compete for the title of Master Chef in a head-to-head heated competition.

Black box cooking competitions are considered the most challenging of culinary competitions because the food content of the boxes is not revealed prior to the event. The pressure of competing is compounded by the unknown ingredients. The chef has to accept the challenge of devising a main course from the Black Box by using only the foods the box contains. Once open, it's up to the chef's creative talents to come up with an innovative idea and prepare it in the 35 minute time allotted.

Competitors will be judged by culinary professionals, on composition, creativity, correct preparations, service practicality, taste, proper utilization of ingredients, presentation and consistency. Distinguished members of the BC Chefs Association will act as the official judges during the two days of competitions: this year's judges are Chef Anthony Munroe,Chef Adi Bernhard, Chef Clarence Ma, Chef William Lam, Chef Dennis Green and Chef Ysabel Sukic.

Master of Ceremonies, for 11th consecutive year is Mr. David McIlwraith of Dudson China.

Master Chef Competitor Application Form
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Master Chef 2013 Champion-two years in a row


Executive Chef William Tse
Sandbar Restaurant
& Head Judge - Chef Boban Kovachevich


Executive Chef William Tse

With an extensive background in culinary arts, Chef Tse grew up in Toronto, absorbing the International cultures and global flavours of the metropolitan city. In 1992, moving to Vancouver to pursue formal training, Tse quickly learned the art of combining classical European techniques with his appreciation of Asian Cuisine.

Within the short span of 5 years, Chef Tse progressed from a Cook's Helper to a Red Seal certified Executive Sous Chef at Joe Fortes Seafood and Chop House. Proving his talent and drive, Chef Tse was then offered the Executive Chef title at Goldfish Pacific Kitchen, where he thrived for the three years.

William Tse has now taken on the role as the Executive Chef at The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant where he is in his element surrounded by fresh seafood, a large, open kitchen, and a strong culinary team.


First Prize:

$1,000 worth of Dudson China provided by Mr. David McIlwraith of Dudson China 

a 4QT ROUND COCOTTE GREY W/ 4 BONUS MINI COCOTTES provided by Hendrix Food Equipment

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Second Prize:

$500 worth of Dudson China provided by Mr. David McIlwraith of Dudson China

5 SPEED IMMERSION  BLENDER COCOA provided by Hendrix Restaurant Equipment

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Master Chef Competitor Application Form
Download here