Savvy Diner Culinary Student Challenge

Health Begins in the Kitchen

On November 17, 2016, Toronto Public Health hosted the first Savvy Diner Culinary Student Challenge.  Culinary and nutrition students from Humber and Centennial squared-off to see who could make the healthiest and tastiest meal based on a defined set of nutritional criteria.




The goal of the challenge was to engage future chefs and inspire them to make healthier menu options and to raise awareness about the Savvy Diner initiative.


All four teams that competed did an amazing job making beautiful and delicious meals.


The winners were of the challenge were Emma Marple and Amber Bell of Humber College.

Culinary Challenge Winners

Notable local celebrity judges included Rose Reisman, a leading health expert, author and media personality; Ted Reader, a celebrity chef and author of several cookbooks; and John Cirillo, an award-winning, world-class chef and culinary academy operator.  They were joined by floor judges Mark Wilson and Tony Fernandes. Read the full bios here.


Helping students find the healthy bottom-line!