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City’s best sandwiches revealed; contest winners take part in culinary adventure at RRC

May 5, 2014

Sandwich 2014They’re ‘awesome,’ a ‘mouthful,’ and ‘kim-cheesy’ – and they’re the winners of The Winnipeg Foundation’s first-ever Recipe for Success Video Cooking Contest.

For several months, kids from all over Winnipeg have been working to create delicious, nutritious and outrageous sandwiches, as part of a contest launched by The Winnipeg Foundation in partnership with Red River College.

Over the weekend, the winning teams gathered at RRC’s Paterson GlobalFoods Institute, to take part in a Junior Master Chef Culinary Adventure led by instructors from the College’s Culinary Arts program.

“Cooking is a valuable life skill,” says Keith Müller, Dean of RRC’s School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts. “We are excited to host these budding chefs … and to give them the opportunity to add a few new skills to their culinary repertoire.”

While at PGI on Saturday, students toured the Culinary Arts program’s facilities, learned to use equipment in the cooking labs and helped prepare a healthy lunch for themselves and their guests. They also took part in an awards ceremony, and received feedback from Müller on their recipe submissions.

  • Grand Prize: Wrap of Awesomeness, Strathcona Elementary School
  • Runner-up: Mulvey Mouthful, Mulvey School
  • People’s Choice: Maple Bacon “Kimcheese” Sandwich, École Van Walleghem School
  • Wild Card: Picnic Sandwich, École Lacerte
  • Wild Card: BLT Mega, Polson School

Prizes for the teams included three $500 grants to support healthy food initiatives and five Junior Master Chef Culinary Adventures, plus the Wrap of Awesomeness will be featured at RRC’s Culinary Exchange.

“We are thrilled with the caliber and variety of the recipes submitted in the contest,” says Richard Frost, CEO of The Winnipeg Foundation. “The goal was to get kids talking about, preparing and eating healthy food. The success of the contest shows that’s exactly what

To watch the videos or learn more about the contest or Nourishing Potential, visit