George Brown College students win gold and silver at Skills Canada competition

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George Brown College (GBC) Chef School students earned top honours on the national stage, winning gold and silver medals at the 2024 Skills Canada Competition in Québec City on May 30 and 31. 

Negus King from the Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Culinary Management) program won gold in the Cooking competition. Sabina Lee from the Baking and Pastry Arts Management program won silver in the Baking category.  

In addition to his gold medal, Negus also received the Best of Region Award, which was presented to the top-performing competitor from each province. He was the highest-marked competitor from Team Ontario. 

Both GBC competitors took home gold in the 2024 Skills Ontario competition in Toronto on May 6 and 7 — wins that allowed them to compete at the Skills Canada National Competition. 

Negus and Sabina will pass on their experiences to the next Skills competitors. 

"We are so incredibly proud of Negus and Sabina. They demonstrated their skills at the highest level with remarkable poise, determination and artistry. They are excellent ambassadors for George Brown College, the province, and their trades," said Tara Montgomery-Ferguson, Associate Dean at the Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts.     

"On behalf of the coaching team, everyone at the Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts, and the greater George Brown College community, we can't wait to see the incredible heights Negus and Sabina reach in their careers. Bravo!" 

Learn more about programs at the Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts. 

Negus King wearing Skills Canada gold medal and holding Ontario flag

Negus King at the Skills Canada National Competition, May 31, 2024.

Sabina Lee on the Skills Canada podium with two other competitors, May 2024

Sabina Lee (left) on the podium at the Skills Canada National Competition, May 31, 2024.