GBC students win gold, silver and bronze at Skills Ontario competition

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2023 Skills Ontario winners, students from Chef School

George Brown College (GBC) students racked up serious hardware at the 2023 Skills Ontario competition, winning three gold medals, a silver and a bronze. 

Our students’ performances matched GBC’s increased presence at the Skills Ontario event this year, with competitors from the Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts (CHCA) winning gold in three categories and a silver. And GBC was well represented in the Sheet Metal category, with a student from the Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies winning bronze. 

The GBC gold medal winners — Chloe Nguyen (Baking category) and Negus King (Culinary Arts category) — move on to the Skills Canada national competition May 25-26.  

“The CHCA students were professional, focused and driven to succeed in the competition," said instructor and coach Chef Riley Bennett.  

“Each competitor showed poise, commitment, dedication, and professionalism throughout the entire competition. We are looking to bring that same level of standards to Skills Canada National Competition representing George Brown College and Team Ontario.” 

George Brown College also won bronze for best booth at the event for our interactive display. 

Congratulations to all our Skills Ontario winners! And stay tuned for updates from the Skills Canada National Competition. 

A leading provider of skilled trades training 

George Brown College is a proud polytechnic institution and among Ontario’s leading skilled trades training and education providers, developing the next generation of skilled trades professionals. 

“Skilled trades provide great career opportunities and are vital to Ontario’s economy. Together with industry partners, we’re developing new programs to meet the increased demand for skilled trades professionals in established fields and in emerging areas, including the Electric Vehicle (EV) Technician program, the Bachelor of Business Administration (Trades Management) program, and the Cyber Security program,” said George Brown College’s Vice-President, Academic, Dr. Eileen De Courcy.  

“Our students’ success at Skills Ontario highlights the possibilities skilled trades training can offer. Congratulations to our faculty coaches, staff and academic leaders. And congratulations Chloe, Darryl, Negus, Karla and Brad. We can’t wait to see what you do next!”