Nestlé Professional committed to supporting next generation of chefs

To Press Releases listToronto, ON,Jan 25, 2010

Nestlé MINOR'S is pleased to announce the creation of two partnerships developed to support some of the nation’s top culinary schools.

"We're thrilled to have the opportunity to support Canada's up-and-coming culinary students," said Nick Tomasic, Director of Marketing for Nestlé Professional Canada and the MINOR'S brand. "The training these students go through to prepare them for the world of foodservice is phenomenal – we’re so pleased to be able to help them with their education."

The Nestlé Professional MINOR'S family of products are a selection of premium bases, sauces and concentrates that provide chefs with the foundations they need to create and personalize dishes that are inspiring, authentic and unique. From up-and-coming chefs to those that are more seasoned, MINOR'S products are a kitchen staple to provide high quality, flavourful meals, despite today's time-crunched kitchens.

Humber College Canadian Centre for Culinary Arts & Science

This past fall, Tomasic along with Steve Tsafkopoulos, Customer Marketing Manager for Nestlé Professional Canada awarded the first ever Nestlé Professional MINOR'S Top Chef Award to Moon Yong Park and Anisa Singh, the top two second-year Humber College Culinary Management students entering their final year of the culinary program. Awards were granted based on student leadership within the classroom, participation in school activities and events, overall commitment to the program and good academic standing. Nestlé Professional has committed to supporting Humber culinary students for a period of three years.

"Humber is proud to be associated with Nestlé Professional, one of Canada's premium brands," says Alister Mathieson, Dean, Humber School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism. "Successful industry partnerships provide many opportunities for Humber students to be recognized and enable them to develop and hone their skills as they prepare for future success in the workforce."

The George Brown Chef School

On January 27, 2010, the George Brown Chef School will be hosting the first ever Nestlé MINOR'S Risotto Competition. Open to all full-time George Brown Chef School culinary students, the Nestlé MINOR'S Risotto Competition challenges students to develop a Nestlé MINOR'S inspired risotto dish and serve their creation to a panel of industry professionals.

First and second year students will be competing to earn funds that can be applied against their tuition. In addition, student winners will be featured on the Nestlé Professional and George Brown Chef School websites. This is the first of three competitions that will take place over the next three years at George Brown Chef School in support of this partnership.


NESTLÉ PROFESSIONAL is dedicated to being an inspiring growth partner that delivers creative, branded food and beverage solutions, enabling foodservice operators to delight their guests. From innovative beverage systems under the NESCAFÉ and COFFEE-MATE brands, to on-trend culinary items like STOUFFER'S and MINOR'S, NESTLÉ PROFESSIONAL meets the needs of foodservice operators while satisfying the tastes of the out-of-home consumer. NESTLÉ PROFESSIONAL is part of Nestlé S.A. in Vevey, Switzerland — the world's leading nutrition, health and Wellness Company — with sales of $108 billion. For foodservice product news and information, visit