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As Sure As I Can Be - A Graduate Success Story

It started in high school. Sandra wanted to enhance her passion for cookery – a passion, by the way, that she developed from her mother, a Chef (and founder of Sure Chefs). Sandra enrolled for the culinary program at Liaison College in Barrie. Because the classes at Liaison College are half days, Sandra was able to complete her high school diploma in the afternoons while studying culinary arts in the mornings. Then, after school, she would dash to her co-op job as a dishwasher. Her life was busy and very much leading her on a lifelong journey.

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A Culinary Journey

Nadine is a graduate of Applied Human Sciences majoring in Nutrition and completed her university educational experience as an intern at a hospital. But not long after completing her family (a robust group of entrepreneurs of immigrant roots), with her mother at the helm, opened a small gardening boutique. Nadine set out to add a café to the little shop and started with a 30 seat cozy outlet featuring healthy and nutritional foods. Nadine’s father, also a true entrepreneur, meanwhile was involved in many different projects.

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Sippin at the Dock of the Bay III

For the past four years we have been focused on an annual event to raise funds for the Liaison College Youth Success Fund. The project was born after Rudy Florio, President of Liaison College, attended a Gang Exit Strategy Graduation at the John Howard Society (JHS) in Hamilton, ON. The young people who were overcoming and handling extreme barriers and obstacles in their relatively short lives made a huge impact on Rudy Florio and he approached David Lane to find out what could be done to help give the community's youth a hand up. And so the Liaison College Youth Success Fund was created.

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Chef of the Day in Durham

Francis is a mature student and he has a passion for cooking. Recently it was his turn to execute a "Chef of the Day" luncheon as part of his Level II practicum. Armed with great ideas and a theme for his luncheon, he set out to operate his mock restaurant in earnest. It's one thing to prepare foods using recipes and all the time you need, and it's entirely something else to create 3 courses under the pressure of a live customer with time constraints. That's a whole new kettle of fish!

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The Life of Pie - Thornbury Bakery Cafe

Meet Trish Smith, born in Orillia and raised in Whitby, ON. On graduating she entered the IT field and while on the job she met her future husband, Dave. They were both successful and thrived in the IT realm travelling extensively. They ultimately moved to New Jersey, USA to accept promotions. They had a family and the last of their three children was born in the USA. Health issues brought them back to Canada where family support was nearby. Trish began to visualize her next career, why not trade her lucrative but hectic IT career for time with family and doing something she loved?

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Autumn Pop Up Dinner with Entertained Catering and Chef Alex

Chef Alex caught the Liaison College "food bug" from Chef Tracy, Director and Chef instructor at Liaison College South Coast; they met at a trade show and Chef Tracy's exuberance and passion for food, especially local and fresh foods, rubbed off on Alex in a big way. Alex found his calling and very quickly enrolled in the culinary program with a vision of exactly what he would do with his skills and knowledge.

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A Courgette is by any other name just a Zucchini

The zucchini or courgette is a summer squash which can reach nearly a meter in length, but which is usually harvested at half that size or less. Along with certain other squashes, it belongs to the species Cucurbita pepo.

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Battle of the Bulge

The raging war for size supremacy is well underway as Chef Steve, not to be outdone by Chef Vince, has entered his specimen in the Zucchini Showdown of 2013. It would appear that bragging rights for super sized summer squash is not easily won or even definitive.

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It's EPIC!!

That's a word in the common jargon of today's youth: EPIC - it generally means outstanding or great. But in the case of EPIC Burger it might mean a colossal case of food borne illness. Every year the "EX" attracts foodies to see what gastronomically outrageous food items will be on hand for sampling. And this year's big ticket item is the Cronut Burger featured by EPIC Burger.

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Next Celebrity Chef?

At the Liaison College Barrie graduation ceremony yesterday, the guest speaker was an alumnus of Liaison College. I was looking forward to meeting her and getting some insights into her progress from student to Executive Chef. What I didn't expect. but was delighted to meet, was the dynamic, energetic, friendly and passionate woman with the colourful hair with a personality bubbling with passion for her profession as a Chef. And mentor, as it turns out.

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As Sure As I Can Be - A Graduate Success Story
Sandra Bruton has a passion. Actually, she has several passions and they all intertwine beautifully and deliciously in her healthy food ...
A Culinary Journey
A career path can often be a bumpy and winding road filled with potholes of diversion and traffic jams of a busy life. Meet Nadine Day: ...
Sippin at the Dock of the Bay III
For the past four years we have been focused on an annual event to raise funds for the Liaison College Youth Success Fund. The project was ...
Chef of the Day in Durham
Francis is a mature student and he has a passion for cooking. Recently it was his turn to execute a "Chef of the Day" luncheon as part of ...
The Life of Pie - Thornbury Bakery Cafe
The Story of Trish Smith - Liaison College Graduate Meet Trish Smith, born in Orillia and raised in Whitby, ON. On graduating she entered ...

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