Chef from Parksville resort says she had fun on Chopped

Kate Dean of Tigh-Na-Mara appeared on the popular Food Newtwork show this past weekend

Tigh-Na-Mara chef de partie Kate Dean was the first on the chopping block.

Dean was chosen from hundreds of applicants across the country to take part in the popular Food Network reality television show Chopped Canada.

However, she didn’t walk away with the grand prize.

Along with three other Canadians chefs, Dean was given roasted red peppers, duck confit, fresh savoury and baklava to make an appetizer. She created a duck confit salad with a baklava vinaigrette.

“It was fun if nothing else just to bring some awareness to Vancouver Island,” she told The NEWS.

The episode Dean was featured in aired this past Saturday and showcased Cedars Restaurant as well as Dean’s Parksville home.

The winner, Francois Lavallee, from Orleans, Ontario took home $10,000.

— NEWS Staff

Just Posted

Bowser residents protest marine sewage outfall plan

Veenhof and staff endures harsh criticisms at public information meeting

Qualicum Beach society goes to bat for insect eaters

Two bat houses built to monitor population in Heritage Forest

Parksville reopens portion of wetland

City undertakes review, remediation of liability concerns

Is Steve Nash Vancouver Island’s best athlete of all-time?

As Captain Canada gets ready to enter basketball’s Hall of Fame it’s time to debate his legacy

Who is Vancouver Island’s greatest athlete ever?

We want to know, you get to choose in a 64-athlete tournament bracket

VIDEO: Canadian Forces help flood-ravaged Grand Forks residents heal

Sgt. Bradley Lowes says the military is used to dealing with traumatic times

Couple survives being buried in mudslide on B.C. highway

The couple, from Saskatchewan, were en route to Nelson when a tree fell in their path

‘So grateful:’ Injured Bronco hockey player glad he’s alive, works on recovery

Ryan Straschnitzki was badly hurt in the accident: a spinal injury, broken ribs, a broken collar bone, and punctured lung

UPDATE: Woman dies after ocean accident near Tofino

Good Samaritan says lifeguards are needed at Long Beach and along the Pacific Rim Park Reserve

PHOTOS: Floodwaters rise and fall in Grand Forks

The flood-ravaged Kootenay-Boundary region begins to heal

Martin Mars waterbombers’ firefighting days are done

Wayne Coulson said his company still hopes to find a new home for the vintage aircraft

NHL playoffs weekly roundup

Vegas Golden Knights have done the impossible and have a chance at hoisting the Stanley Cup

Changes needed for ‘Alert Ready’ mass emergency system

‘You need to strike this careful balance between alerting people to lots of problems — and doing it too often’

Las Vegas Golden Knights move on to Stanley Cup final

Improbable run continues for NHL’s newest expansion team

Most Read