Andrea Alridge, a Jamaican-Filipina who was born in Canada and raised in Jamaica, will compete in Season 9 of the Meals Community’s hit present “High Chef Canada.” The season begins on April 19, 2021.
Alridge, 30, at present works because the chef de delicacies on the Italian restaurant CinCin Ristorante + Bar in downtown Vancouver. She takes her culinary influences from her background. In a 2019 interview with WestCoast Meals, she mentioned that her curiosity in cooking started when she was eight years previous in Jamaica, the place she realized the artwork of butchery from her father and her uncle. She graduated from the Culinary Arts program at Vancouver Group School (VCC) and commenced her profession as knowledgeable chef on the Cactus Membership Cafe and the Raincity Grill, the place she superior to the place of sous chef. At CinCin, she started as chef de partie and rose to her present place as chef de delicacies.
Alridge mentioned that meals represented an enormous a part of her upbringing. She remembered that her grandmother had as soon as ready “probably the most superb Sunday meal utilizing the entire animal.” She by no means forgot that meal and from then on realized that cooking was what she actually needed to do as a result of “all my senses have been engaged. It was a magical second,” she mentioned.
Within the WestCoast Meals interview, Alridge mentioned that her Jamaican heritage was a “large affect” on her profession as a chef. In Jamaica, she famous, contemporary substances are at all times finest, and “the individuals are proud and intuitive with nature.” A lot of the inhabitants grows their very own produce, and in the event that they don’t, they are going to seek for the perfect merchandise they’ll discover. This was one thing that her father confused. “Our our bodies are all now we have and we have to deal with them with nice respect, particularly with how we gasoline them,” she added.
Within the “High Chef Canada” competitors, Alridge will compete towards Galasa Aden, 27, of Calgary; Emily Butcher, 30, of Winnipeg; Aicia Colacci, 40, of Montreal; Siobhan Detkavich, 21, of Kelowna; Jae-Anthony Dougan, 34, of Ottawa; Alex Edmonson, 28, of Calgary; Erica Karbelnik, 30, of Toronto; Josh Karbelnik, 30, of Toronto; Stéphane Levac, 41, of Kentville; and Kym Nguyen, 34, of Vancouver.
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