Wednesday, July 24, 2002
The first time he attended the American Culinary Federation-sanctioned Chef's Culinary Conference at the University of Massachusetts in June, Lynn garnered a first prize. As part of a team of chefs, he was presented with a "black box" of surprise ingredients and given four hours to create a menu and prepare a meal. As well, at the same event, he placed first in a competition hosted by Campbell's using their products.
As part of Team Ontario at the Canadian Colleges and Universities Food Services Association Culinary Competition in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, he was awarded a second prize. Working with team manager Victor Iacobellis, also a UW chef, and chefs Stephen Lee from McMaster University and Bernard Wolter from the University of Windsor, Lynn helped develop a unique catered menu using Ontario products such as ice wine, maple syrup and Ontario turkey, fused with East Coast seafood.
Lynn also won a bronze medal in the Bakery Association of Canada's Bakery Showcase 2002 in Toronto this spring. His pièce de résistance: four spectacular desserts dubbed "Taste of the Orient."
Plans are underway to serve up a special dinner for students at Brubaker's in September using some of Lynn's prize-winning recipes.
The UW Bookstore is betting they can, and has issued a reading challenge to the folks at WLU. It's all part of the One Book, One Community program that encourages everyone to read one chosen book as "a catalyst for building relationships, fostering friendships, and encouraging open discussion and debates on issues raised in the selected title."
Waterloo Region is one of two Canadian communities (the other is Vancouver) to adopt the program where libraries, city councils and bookstores jointly promote community-wide reading. The selection chosen for the region is No Great Mischief by Canadian author Alistair MacLeod.
The region's goal is to have one per cent of the total population (about 4,000 people) read the book by September 20. The UW Bookstore believes UW can better that percentage, and has invited WLU to a friendly competition.
The book, which has won the Trillium Award, the Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Award for Book of the Year, and the Dublin IMPAC Award (the world's richest literary award), will be sold at both UW and WLU bookstores at a 30 per cent discount, according to a vivid orange flyer that was distributed around campus on Monday.
Readers who wish to participate in "this cerebral Warrior vs. Hawk game," can register with Susan Parsons (email@example.com) at the UW Bookstore. Those who have already read the book can also register. The names of all participants will be entered in a draw to win an autographed hardcover copy of No Great Mischief, or an Emblem or New Canadian Library Series Collection.
At 12:30 today there will be a student recital at the Conrad Grebel University College chapel. Admission is free.
This evening, Gays and Lesbians of Waterloo will hold a discussion group in HH 373 at 7 p.m. This evening's topic is "coming out at work." The discussion will be followed by a social event at 8:30 p.m. For more information, go to the GLOW website.
Tomorrow, the interdisciplinary coffee talk society is hosting a discussion on water quality and safety at 5 p.m. at the Grad House. The event is free. More information is available on the society's website.
Also tomorrow, a talk entitled World Peace: A Spiritual Issue by Rev. Paul Ellingham, chaplain at UW and WLU, and minister of Bloomingdale United Church. The event takes place in MC 4021 at 7 p.m., and is hosted by the Spiritual Heritage Education Network and Waterloo India Linkage.
TODAY IN UW HISTORYJuly 24, 1995: Elaine Koolstra moves into the long-vacant position of manager of UW's parking services.