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Masterchef Canada winner and McMaster alumni comes back to Mac for a cooking demo!

Last night McMaster alumni, Eric Chong, came back to Mac for a food tasting and interview hosted by his faculty, McMaster Engineering.

Eric Chong graduated from McMaster in 2013 and has since gone on to win Masterchef Canada. The finale was aired on April 28th and his victory has lead him to spend time cooking at judge Alvin Leung‘s restaurant Bo Innovation, located in Hong Kong and the #1 Italian restaurant in Toronto – Buca.

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The interview began with a warm welcome and interview portion by Dr. Carlos Filipe, Chair of the Faculty of Engineering.


Eric demonstrated how he prepared his home made ‘Nam Yu Mantou’, served with the entrée (pictured below)


Steak Tartare with deep fried Nam Yu Mantou (in the middle)


Pink Lemonade was served as a refreshing drink!


For dessert, Eric showed us how to prepare the perfect cheesecake. We were served a pandan cheesecake composed of cream cheese, mascapone pandan filling with a macadamia nut panko crust and raspberry coulis (aaaaandd it was delicious!)

While food was being served, Eric was eager to answer many questions from the audience. After prizes were given out through a raffle, he sat down and signed autographs and posed for photos with many attendees.

All in all, the event was a success!


To learn more about Eric’s experience at Masterchef and his time at McMaster, tune into Morningfile on October 24th from 9am to hear our exclusive interview with Eric Chong!

Have an incredible Thanksgiving, everyone! CFMU Staff will be back at it bright and early on Tuesday morning.


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