|Order Up!| Pierre Conroy – CCFCC North Vancouver Island

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What is your name?
Pierre Conroy
Where are you currently working?
My partner and I have a little catering business.

 

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Pierre and his partner Cori

 

 

If you could invite 4 people over for dinner, alive or dead who would it be?
Who would you invite:
My parents, Roger Michel and Dave Karash.
To cook the dinner:
As for dishes and cook I would do everything. 
To bring dessert:
Cori makes pretty good dessert but I might invite Lesley Staff to bring one of her famous chocolate cake.
To share your wine with: 
Anybody that is in a good mood and funny. 
What inspires you?
Nice warm sunny days inspire me, mostly a 5am morning sun. 
What is your favourite meal to cook?
 I love cooking Osso Buco and having Foie Gras with Magret de canard.
What is your favourite meal to eat?
Foie Gras with Magret de canard.
Three things on your bucket list:
1 – To go back to France with Cori for a few months
2 – To go to a world famous restaurant
3 – To take a one year cruise around the world with a lot of land tours
What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about life

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Pierre rolling out some bread at the CCFCC 50th National Conference in Edmonton

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
At 65 you don’t know where I see myself even though I always said that I would live to be 120.
It is someone who experiments with recipes in order to create new consistent products or dishes that can be vas-produced all over the world.
What is your greatest accomplishment?
So far my greatest accomplishment is to have gone to cooking school at 59 and graduated.

 

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Pierre with his fellow culinary classmates and instructor Chef Chris Hansen at NIC
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|Order Up!| Sarah Maw – CCFCC Okanagan

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Sarah Maw, Junior Member

What is your name?
Sarah Maw
Where are you currently working?
Delta Grand Okanagan Resort apprenticing under Chef Iain Rennie and Lakeshore Place with Chef Kim Wallace.
If you could invite 4 people over for dinner, alive or dead who would it be?
To cook the dinner: 
Chef Rene Redzepi
To wash the dishes:
Western Junior VP Tina Tang
To bring dessert:
Chef Arthur Chen
To share your wine with: Beyonce
What inspires you?
My grandma. She was such an amazing cook, she cooked everyday and she loved it.
What is your favourite meal to cook?
Risotto, it’s labour of love.
What is your favourite meal to eat?
Recently, during my PC3 class we had Sous-Vide Ox Tail ragout and it was delicious!

 

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From Sarah’s PC3 Class: Braised rabbit leg, pan-seared rabbit loin, rosemary gnocchi, butternut squash puree with french beans and radish.

 

What is your guilty pleasure?
Dark chocolate with sea salt and a really good cappuccino
Three things on your bucket list:
1 – To live in Europe (London, England especially!)
2 – To dine at Noma
3 – To go to Japan
What are you passionate about?
Food and a healthy active lifestyle
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years, I would like to become a research chef. 
What is a research chef?
It is someone who experiments with recipes in order to create new consistent products or dishes that can be vas-produced all over the world.
What is your greatest accomplishment?
Winning the Saputo Young Chef’s Competition

 

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Sarah’s winning dish at the Saputo Young Chef’s Competition: Coconut Brie Arancini, Passion Fruit and Mango Chutney and Shaved Asparagus.