Experience the fun of an evening based on a salt-free gourmet challenge created by the Culinary Students of Algonquin College’s School of Hospitality and Tourism! Their talented execution and exceptionally flavoured dishes without the use of salt will win you over!  You as a guest, by voting for your favourite menu item, will decide the Winner of the People’s Choice Award. Well-known Ottawa chefs and culinary experts will also judge the challenge. Previous judges include Executive Chefs from the Governor Generals, the House of Commons, Gold Plate multi-winners such as Chef Marc Lepine, and Chef Trish Donaldson.

Thursday, March 28th, 2019
Restaurant International, Algonquin College
6:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST

The Blue and Green Soiree (BGS) is an event developed to raise awareness for Canadians with chronic illnesses that require a strict salt-free diet to maintain daily wellness and who are exposed to the serious hazards of too much salt in their diets. Examples of such illnesses are; kidney disease, cardiovascular disease (heart and stroke) and hypertension. Most of us are either experiencing some of these issues or will fall into the categories to be diagnosed. For example, one in 10 have kidney disease, and 1 in 3 have hypertension due to all the salt in their food.

We need to support the practice of salt-free options on menus and change the amount of salt in food processing. The best place to start to prepare the next generation of food processors is at the grass-roots of learning. This opportunity will enable them to challenge themselves and will arm them with the awareness needed to become responsive and informed professionals in the culinary workplace. Let’s aim for salt-free options.