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Vincent Parkinson

Chef de Mission, Bocuse d’Or Canada

Chef de Mission for Bocuse d’Or Canada. In addition to his Bocuse d'Or Canada duties, Parkinson is the Executive Chef at The Calgary Golf and Country Club.

A Day Competing at the Bocuse d'Or 2013

Alex Chen was the chef representing Canada at the Bocuse d'Or. He was assisted by commis Jack Beers who had to be under 22 years of age and Dan Olson who was the Canadian coach. The team competed on J...
02/18/2013 12:28 EST

How A Bocuse D'or Chef Prepares For Competition

We gather in the practice kitchen, a specifically built replica of the competition kitchen in Lyon. Like a sprinter launching out of the blocks, as if to cheat time, Chef Alex Chen heats pans on the induction burners while butchering oxtail and peeling the beef tenderloin...
01/21/2013 12:18 EST

How I'm Preparing for the World's Most Prestigious Culinary Competition

Chefs are taken out of their comfort zone at the Bocuse d'Or and thrust into the crazy spectacle. We all know the next 66 days will be anything but comfortable as Alex Chen, Canada's chef for the competition, pushes to finalize his entry. It will be a blur, we know this and we're ready.
11/27/2012 05:32 EST