Pictured above: SRT’s Julia Broda (middle) took gold at provincials.
For the second straight year, a Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows student has won top chef at the Skills Canada BC Provincial Competition.
Samuel Robertson Technical’s Julia Broda showcased her culinary chops at the event and earned gold from the judges.
In the hairstyling competition, SRT’s Kala’I Seaman won the bronze.
“We are extremely proud of all the students from School District No. 42 and all the competitors from schools across BC who participated in this competition,” said Brad Dingler, secondary school apprenticeship and trades co-ordinator.
“Chef Steele has done such an amazing job preparing our student-chefs for these competitions. That’s two years in a row now that an SD42 chef has won provincial gold. The year before that SD42 took silver.”
Eight students from SD42 competed at the provincial championships, which took place on April 17 at the Tradex in Abbotsford and attracted more than 600 students to compete in 58 different categories.
SRT’s Carmen-Rosa Bilodeau won culinary gold at the 2018 provincial competition.
To secure a spot at provincials, students first had to earn gold medals at regional competitions. Gold-medal winners at this year’s provincial championship earn a trip to the national competition from May 28-29 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.