Jade Seafood Restaurant’s Tony Luk chosen Metro Vancouver’s Chinese Chef of the Year – Straight.

By Carolyn Ali

After a cook-off among 12 chefs on December 6, Jade Seafood Restaurant’s Tony Luk has been named Chef of the Year as part of the 2011 HSBC Chinese Restaurant Awards.

The contest took place at Richmond’s Rainflower Restaurant, where the
Metro Vancouver chefs each cooked two dishes, based on geoduck,
chicken, or tofu.

The judging panel included food writer and chef Stephen Wong and the
head of the Asian Culinary Department at Vancouver Community College,
Conrad Leung.

Executive chef Luk’s winning creations were Sautéed Geoduck with Egg
White and Italian Herbs, and Drunken Free-Run Chicken with Yunnan Wild
Morel Mushroom Sauce.

Sam Leung, executive chef of Vancouver’s Dynasty Seafood Restaurant
(108-777 West Broadway), took second place. His two dishes were Duo of
Chicken: Free-Run Chicken Parcels with Truffle Sauce/Sautéed Free-Run
Chicken and Deep-Fried Tofu with Fish Paste.

The bronze winner was Wing Ho, executive chef at Fortune House Seafood Restaurantin
Burnaby. He presented Stir-fried Geoduck with Foie Gras and XO Sauce
and Roasted Free-Run Chicken Seasoned with Herbs and Spices.

The winners will be presented with their awards on January 18, 2011,
at which time the Critics’ Choice component of the CRA will be

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