Student spotlight: Gwynn Hall
The Skills Canada BC’s 2019 Provincial Competition is held on April 17 in Abbotsford and Coast Mountain College (CMTN) student Gwynn Hall is taking her passion for cooking to the provincial level to compete.
Gwynn has been cooking her whole life and she has recently completed the level one Professional Cook program at CMTN. She will be returning to the level two training in spring of 2020.
“I find that as I stick through the professional cook course each year I learn more and more and it fills in the gaps of the knowledge that I already had,” says Gwynn.
After winning the regional competition at the Terrace campus on March 1, 2019, Gwynn has the opportunity to travel to Abbotsford to compete. Winners at that level will then be invited to compete at the national level.
“It’s neat to have this opportunity and I have always enjoyed cooking but didn’t know how good my cooking actually was,” says Gwynn. “It’s a different feeling to have someone be like ‘Yeah, this is really good!’”
What are Gwynn’s goals beyond competing as a professional cook? She really wants to start her own business.
“Basically, my dream is to raise animals properly and have a farm to table restaurant.”
For more information about Skills Canada Provincial competitions visit: skillscanada.bc.ca/competitions/provincial-competitions
Check out more info about CMTN’s professional cooking program.