Food & Health

2012 National Competition

Mission: ImPULSEible provincial winners went on to vie for the First place title at the 2012 Mission: ImPULSEible National competition that took place on June 27th at the annual 2012 CSCA convention in Montreal, Quebec. The products developed in this competition are used to show food manufacturers and food service companies what is possible with these versatile food products.
The teams were well prepared and showed their excitement at the possiblility of taking home the grand prize of $2,500!

First place went to Diana Huey, a student from Ryerson University in Ontario studying nutrition, with a gluten-free Chocolate Whoopie Pie. The product featured black beans in the cake portion and great northern beans in the filling. For more information on Diana's whoopie pie creation, look under the Ontario M:I competition tab. Photos from our National competition will be up soon!

Second place was awarded to Mallory Bowes and Elizabeth Dowdell, two talented and recent  culinary arts graduates from NAIT, Alberta. The team came second with their Be-Lite Angel food cake dry mix which contained a combination of stone-milled garbanzo and fava bean flours. Stay tuned to see photos of Mallory, Elizabeth and their great product!

Third place went to Andrea Maximchuk and Katie Giles, culinary arts students from SIAST in Saskatchewan. The team won with their Pulseibilities, tried-coloured gluten-free pasta which contained chickpea, pea, and red/green lentil flours. Photos of Andrea's and Katie's product are shown on the M:I Saskatchewan page and more are soon to come from the National competition!

As always, we couldn't have made this such a huge success without the time and taste buds of our volunteer judges. A big thank-you to the following individuals:
Brent Prior from HSBC (event sponsor)
Theresa Almonte from InterTek
Executive Chef Alexandre Martin from Le Sheraton Centre Hotel.

Representing Alberta, Elizabeth Dowdell presents their product, BE-Lite.  

Mallory Bowes and Elizabeth Dowdell of BE-Lite answer questions from the judges.

Mallory Bowes of BE-Lite presents to the audience of the 2012 CSCA convention, Host of the 2012 Mission:ImPULSEible competition.

Andrea Maximchuk and Katie Giles of Saskatchewan, present their product, 'Pulseibilities'.

Judges of this year's M:I competition include (from left) Brent Prior from HSBC (event sponsor),Theresa Almonte from InterTek, and Executive Chef Alexandre Martin from Le Sheraton Centre Hotel.

Diana Huey Of Ontario presents her product, Chocolate Whoopie Cake to the judges.

Diana Huey presents her Chocolate Whoopie Cake to the audience.

Judges, from left, Brent Prior (HSBC), Theresa Almonte (Intertek), and Chef Alexandre Martin (Le Sheraton Centre Hotel) are all smiles before announcing the grand prize winner of the 2012 M:I competition.

Diana Huey of Ontario holds up her First place certificate for her pulse-filled product, a Chocolate Whoopie Cake. Congratulations Diana Huey!

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