As Campbell Canada’s corporate chef, Bob Villeneuve has been creating recipes for Canadians that are tasty and good for you. At Daily Bread’s Ultimate Food Challenge, Chef Bob will be putting his taste buds to the test with some creative and tasty dishes from three different chefs, including Chef Rob Rossi of Bestellen restaurant.Thank you to Campbell’s for generously supporting this event as presenting sponsor.
What made you decide to be a part of Daily Bread’s Ultimate Food Challenge event?
Over the past few years I have had a few opportunities to work with the students and teachers of the food service training program on several occasions and I believe it is truly a wonderful program. The heart and soul that comes from the students is truly touching. I am honored any time I can play a small part in continuing this amazing work.
What does giving back mean to you?
Giving back is about doing what you can do. I am a chef, it is what I am and what I do. Giving back means sharing my skills, passion, time and knowledge at any opportunity I get in a way which positively impacts other.
What are you expecting from the chefs at the Ultimate Food Challenge?
Creative, innovative and inspired food. I think that for an event like this risks have to be taken and new things have to be tried. I expect that some of the items prepared may not work out perfectly, but with no risk there is no reward!
If you had to make dinner for anyone (rich, famous, dead, or alive), who would it be and why?
If I could cook for any one it would be my parents. They are both passed and more than anything I miss sitting around the dinner table with them.
What’s in your fridge right now?
Left over roast pork, eggs, apples, pears, chicken broth, half a can of Pea Soup, cheese,
What do people need to eat more of?
Food they cook themselves.
What would your last meal on earth be?
Crispy Roast chicken, new potatoes with butter and kosher salt, corn on the cob, fresh peas from the garden.
If you have to give the chefs some last-minute advice for the Challenge, what would it be?
Playing it safe will not get the win!
Chef Bob Villeneuve will be judging dishes from Chefs Rob Rossi, Steve Gonzalez and Nick auf der Mauer at the Ultimate Food Challenge on May 2nd at the George Brown Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts (Adelaide Street East and Jarvis) starting from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Enjoy fabulous food, cocktails, a silent auction, entertainment and desserts. Tickets are $150. To buy tickets or find out more information about this great event, click here.