We are privileged to have Mr. Frederick Oh, Mr. Ramesh Poredi, Mr. William Morrow, Mr. Baron Hau and Ms. Susan Hua to be the judges for the competition. They are all experienced chefs and dietitian.
Mr. Frederick Oh
Frederick founded the Richmond Hill Culinary Arts Centre with the aim of promoting culinary arts for cooking enthusiast at all levels.
He began his culinary journey in baking and pastry back in Singapore and later on his interest started to lean towards cooking. He then made the pilgrimage to Italy and started to acquire not only the cooking techniques but also the passion for fine cuisine. Over the years, he has represented Canada in various international culinary events and competitions, notably, the Culinary Olympics and Expo Gast Culinary World Cup, Hotel Asia, and sanctioned competitions in the USA. He is currently the team coach for the Trillium Culinary Team and participates as an International Culinary Judge.
Mr. Ramesh Poredi
Ramesh is the Professor for the Hospitality Program in School of Hospitality and Tourism. He has a Degree in Culinary Operations, Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Certified Nutrition Manager, Certified Wedding Planner, Diploma in Food Service and Nutrition Management, and have been in the Hospitality industry for 35 years and been teaching for 11 years at Seneca.
Before he joined Seneca, he worked in the Hospitality Industry for major hotel chain companies around the world. Teaching hospitality program with global culinary and food and beverage perspective is his vision.
Mr. William Morrow
William graduated from University of Guelph Hospitality Management program many moons ago. He has been a Kelsey’s franchisee for 25 years and currently have 3 locations. Kelsey’s Woodbine, Montana’s Brandon MB and Swiss Chalet/Harvey’s in Brandon MB. Sales of 7.5 million and employed approximately 150 staff and 10 full-time managers pre Covid. He has worked in Markham for 25 years and has been involved in local baseball leagues. He has also sponsored numerous teams and events in the community.
Personally, he lives in Newmarket, married with a 12-year-old son Ashton. He also has 2 BBQs and a Oklahoma Joe split log smoker at home that are close to his heart. He enjoys sunny days on the deck BBQing all year long. He hasn't met many foods he does not enjoy and looks forward to the event.
Mr. Baron Hau
Baron Hau is the founding chef Instructor of Gusta Cooking Studio. He is classically French trained in cuisine and pastry from the renowned Le Cordon Bleu before he paved his path under the guidance of chefs coming from Michelin star restaurants and MOFs. A pastry lover himself, Baron’s culinary training also empowers him in the realm of gustatory and olfactory explorations beyond ordinary sweetness.
Attending trade shows every year to keep global trends abreast, he also strives to bring in the newest concepts, tools, and ingredients to create and let create tasteful results. He believes that connecting people's love of food will make the world a better place.
Ms. Sosan Hua
Sosan Hua is a Registered Dietitian (RD), Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), founder of Simply Sosan and a proud mother of 2 little girls. She has over 17 years of experience working as a private dietitian and has recently taken on an additional role as a director of training for a global weight loss program. A trusted nutrition expert, Sosan has been featured in different media in print, TV interview and weekly radio segment on A1 radio. Through her passion and devotion to disease prevention and integrative health, Sosan has created many online programs to serve clients on a global scale. Most recently, she also launched the Simply Wellness Inner Circle Program, a private membership program with members from around the world to inspire them to reclaim their own health through daily mindful habits.