When Megan was in high school in Burford, Ontario she wanted to attend a college where she could feel at home. She had heard great things about Niagara College from other chefs and loved the atmosphere at NC’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute. Before graduating from the Culinary Management program (2013), she won a gold medal in Baking at the Skills Canada National Competition in 2013, as well as a gold medal at the Ontario Technological Skills Competition in Baking that same year.
When the team won the title of Junior Culinary Team Canada. Megan knew it was the beginning of a new, challenging road ahead. She values being a member of the team and competing on a world level.
“When I came to Niagara College I had only basic knowledge from baking and cooking classes. I wanted the professors to see that I have what it takes to compete, so I really pushed myself. The time commitment is hard, but once you get going you can’t get enough of being in the kitchen; researching and experimenting with new ideas, new tools and some of the best ingredients. I have been lucky to train with very talented chefs from across the world. I have met a lot of incredible people along this journey. The most rewarding would be the friendships I have built with my team. We have all sacrificed a lot. It has taught me to stay committed to something until the end to prove to yourself that you didn’t quit when things got tough.”