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Humber Student Wins Recipe Listing at Barque Restaurant

Ryan Dunn, was announced the winner of “Brew & BBQ” Competition

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Ryan Dunn, was announced the winner of “Brew & BBQ” Competition at Humber, on December 5th 2016. He was overjoyed with the praise and prizes recieved from all three donors; Humber College School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism, McAuslan Brewing and Barque Butcher Bar.

“This dish I’ve made is a delicious dessert that will create a bright smile for the customer after a tasty lunch or dinner at your amazing smokehouse,” says Dunn about his winning recipe “Molten, Stout Chocolate Fondant with a Stout Caramel Drizzle.”

Barque Butcher Bar Sous Chef, Adam Daniel, is a Humber alumni and recent graduate of the Culinary Management program. He attended the Beer Sampling Day to speak to the students about how he incorporates beer into Barque Butcher Bar’s trending menu and to share ideas of what helped him most at Humber.

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Photo: Susan Somervile, Humber College School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism Dean, (left) Barry Pletch, Regional Sales Manager, McAuslan Brewing Inc. Ryan Dunn (centre) Barque Butcher Bar Sous Chef Adam Daniel (Right) and Shonah Chalmers, Culinary program coordinator.

“We wanted to challenge the next wave of great chefs from Humber College to learn about the wonderful attributes of cooking with great beer.”

We are currently seeing a trend of fantastic restaurants realizing that their great food deserves great beer,” notes Barry Pletch, Regional Sales Manager at McAuslan Brewing. “Restaurants who have a wonderful wine selection are now exploring their craft beer portfolio with the same dedication. As we are heading into Canada’s 150th birthday, Executive Chefs and owners are requesting our St-Ambroise craft beer for their national themed menu. It is very exciting time”, he adds. “We wanted to challenge the next wave of great chefs from Humber College to learn about the wonderful attributes of cooking with great beer.

Chef Shonah loved the idea of cooking with beer and created the “Brew & BBQ” contest. After collaborating with Barry Pletch, Chef Shonah Chalmers, Culinary Program Coordinator at Humber College saw an amazing opportunity for the culinary, baking and nutrition students to learn about beer pairing in a very engaging recipe contest. Humber students were given the challenge to create a recipe using one of the flavourful St-Ambroise beer from McAuslan Brewing.

The fact that McAuslan Brewing has a wonderful relationship with Barque moved the contest even further. David Neinstein from Barque has been a champion of the ‘great food deserves great beer’ movement and extended a unique opportunity of a lifetime for the winning student.

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About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

Established in 1967, Humber is one of Canada’s leading post-secondary institutions. Committed to student success through excellence in teaching and learning, Humber serves 29,800 full-time students and 23,000 part-time and continuing education students. With an internationally recognized reputation for quality learning, Humber offers a wide-range of career-focused opportunities for students to personalize their educational path, including 160 full-time programs across more than 40 fields of study, 200 part-time and 400 online programs or courses. More than four out of five of Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit

About McAuslan Brewing

McAuslan Brewing is one of the top microbreweries in Canada. Established in the Saint-Henri district of Montreal in January 1989, McAuslan Brewing quickly became one of Quebec’s great microbreweries. It was there that the brewery launched its first beer, St-Ambroise Pale Ale, which was an immediate success. Its distinctive hoppy-ness and clear reddish hue set it apart and gained it an instant following. Today, McAuslan Brewing creates great beers of distinction: the St-Ambroise brands, Griffon brands and now the Barrel Collection. The brewery has won a dozen international medals, including one platinum medal, four gold, six silver and one bronze. Today, St-Ambroise beer may be found in nearly every Canadian province, in many American states, in Europe and even as far away as Australia. Active in various communities, McAuslan Brewing is very involved in social and cultural endeavours, as well as sporting events.

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