Renowned Saint Lucian Chef Ed Harris recently participated in the Harbourfront Centre’s International Iron Chef Competition in Toronto Canada on September 6th & 7th 2015. This year, the focus of the competition was on keeping it hot, spicy and sustainable. The Chefs were challenged to use local, sustainable ingredients from their homeland.
This year, the Hot & Spicy Food Festival celebrates its 18th Anniversary. Culinary experiences shape all aspects of global culture and food continues to thrive as a central method of cultural expression. The competition explored global cuisine, as innovations in food production and preparation move toward a highly specialized art form.
Chef Ed was the Guest Judge at the SLHTA’s Chefs in Schools Cook-Off Competition held during Saint Lucia’s 36th Independence Celebrations held at the Beausejour Stadium on February 22nd 2014.
Ed Harris was born in Cedars St. Lucia, but currently resides in Atlanta George, USA. Chef Ed Harris’ unending passion for cuisine began in the kitchen. Over the past decade, Ed has been heavily involved in the food business in many aspects. His experience ranges from high end private events, off site events and various celebrity gatherings to consulting on menu items and restaurant concepts.
Throughout his career Ed has worked as a Tournant, Junior Sous Chef, Banquet Chef, Executive Sous Chef, Dim Sum Chef, Expeditor and Saucier and now that he is a Consultant Chef, he uses all those areas of expertise to further his career. His experience in the different positions has given him the opportunity to play an active role in the planning, supervision, and creative aspects of the food industry. When it comes to sharing his love of food with others, Ed Harris’ work is not just limited to assisting in the process of providing customers with avant garde meals. He has dedicated much of his leisure time to informing younger children about food and the business of food. Ed has also participated in events to help raise funds for several charities.
The Saint Lucia Tourist Board, SLHTA and Ministry of Tourism and the entire tourism fraternity extends heartfelt Congratulations and best wishes to Chef Ed Harris on adding yet another jewel in his crown!