April 29, 2016

A new member joins the Global Development of Young Chefs Committee

The Global Development of Young Chefs Committee is proud to announce an addition to the Senior Team. This experienced chef is a true added value to our team.

A veteran in the hospitality industry, Chef Donald Gyurkovits is a career chef. With 25+ years’ experience, he has extensive knowledge of kitchen operations management, menu development, and supplier relations. Chef Donald holds the office of President of the Canadian Culinary Federation (CCFCC) and Director of the Culinary Arts Foundation of British Columbia. In 2015 he was inducted into the CCFCC Honour Society, as well as an Honorary Member of the American Culinary Federation, the American Academy of Chefs, and Les Amis d’Escoffier Society.

International designations include International Culinary Consultant from the International Exchange Association of Renowned Chinese Cuisine Chefs and a judge with the World Association of Chefs Society (Worldchefs).

His participation in the CCFCC and Corporate Chef with Q2 Marketing. A recipient of the 2007 BCCA Citation of the Year award, a 2010 Leadership Award from the Canadian Foodservice Professional Association, and the 2011 BC Chef of the Year.

Chef Donald has guided many young chefs to gold, silver, and bronze medals in regional, national, and international competitions. As a well-respected culinary professional, he thinks that being a chef is still the best job in the world.


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