Recently, our daughter, Tamara Green, was able to express her creative culinary skills at Bistro '67, a 3 star certified green restaurant. It is located inside the Centre for Food at Durham College's Whitby campus, 1604 Champlain Avenue, Whitby, just off of Thickson Road, South.
She has been working there since she graduated, from the Culinary Arts Restaurant Management program, at Durham College, this past spring. Because of the fine training she received in her courses, the teachers’ interest in their students development, the dedication of many students around her, work placements at the Oshawa Golf & Curling Club restaurant and Port Perry's Herringtons Quality Butchers, and being further equipped through the experience of participating in the all Ontario Skills Culinary Competition, Tamara was challenged rightly and grew in skill and maturity over her time at Durham. Thank you, Durham College.
For the readers information, on the evenings of this past July 28th and 29th, Tamara was able to produce a featured, all indigenous ingredient, Aboriginal palette party on a plate. It was served as a Prix Fixe menu, a feature the Bistro has, where artists may produce full complement meals with a personal theme.
Among the range of people who attended there were various First Nations individuals who complimented Bistro '67 and Tamara on the authentic experience. One Mississauga diner, whose sister is a First Nations chef herself, has always boasted about her sister’s cornbread, stated that Tamara’s cornbread was even better. Many others, including native hunters, could not stop raving about the flavour and tenderness of the venison served as a central part of the meal, saying it was the best they'd ever experienced, and they have much experience. The meal had many other interesting foods including a sorbet made from Ground Cherries!
Our family, who has ties to the Six Nations, attended the dinner and sincerely enjoyed the meal.
The real reason I am writing this, is to express our great thanks, in particular to one of the teachers, who now continues to instill his art in the lives of those who work at Bistro ‘67, he is Executive Chef, Raul Sojo. Thank you so much for your investment in the growth of our daughter Tamara Green.
We know this humble man may blush at this recognition, but as parents we can't over estimate the value you have imparted to our young lady. Not only you, but Bistro ‘67 manager Kelly O'Brien, Sous Chef Peter Stewart and the staff at Bistro ‘67 have enabled Tamara to open up, step out and become a stronger person, not just a more skilled culinary artist.
By the way, to the readers, there is talk of doing this meal again sometime. But don't miss out until then, there are many other delicious meals being produced daily at Bistro ‘67. Just go to their web site, at http://www.bistro67.ca/, you can make your reservation there, to join the experience.
Thank you all, for your investment in and support of our daughter Tamara Green.
Grateful Dad and Mom
Todd and Colleen Green
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