Summer Catch

Last month in The Coast I wrote about Chef Luis Clavel from the Holiday Inn Harbourview and his status as king of the competition here on the East coast. Well, The Great Catch Chef Competition is coming up in June at the 2nd edition of Catch: The Nova Scotia Seafood Festival, which will be taking place at the Cunard Centre in Halifax on June 19 & 20, 2010.

Chef Luis Clavel at the 2009 Great Catch Chef Competition (source: Catch on Facebook)

Though the competitors aren’t known yet, this year’s competition will once again be hosted by Chef Ray Bear. And I have it on good authority that Clavel will be on hand representing Café 101 again. And I’d be willing to place bets that Chef Bee Choo Char of Gio at the Prince George Hotel will also be on hand. She came in second last year, with Chef Andrew Stevens, Chef de Cuisine at Little Louis’ Restaurant in Moncton, New Brunswick, taking the top prize.

Chef Bee Choo Char cooking up a storm at Catch (source: Catch on Facebook)

And if you’re looking for some chef competition action before the Catch festival, check out the Saltscapes East Coast Expo at Exhibition Park from April 30 – May 2.