About Eat Smart!® programs for schools, workplaces, and recreation centres


Find an awarded Eat Smart!® location in your area


How to apply for the Eat Smart!® Award of Excellence


Current Eat Smart!® news and announcements

News & Announcements

Eat Smart!® Workplace Cafeteria Recipe Contest

The first Eat Smart!® Workplace Cafeteria Recipe Contest, held in March and April, 2010 was conducted by the City of Hamilton Public Health Services in partnership with Healthy Living Hamilton. In the spirit of a little healthy competition, Eat Smart! Workplace cafeteria chefs/cooks were challenged to enter their favourite recipe in a recipe contest! Each recipe was required to be an entrée prepared using a low fat cooking method as well as vegetables or fruit, and be an original recipe of the contestant.

Registered Dietitians with the City of Hamilton Public Health Services scored the recipes for nutritional value and creativity. They were joined by Annette Hamm, Co-Host of CHCH News Morning Live Show to make the final decision based on taste and appeal.

The winners of the 2010 Eat Smart!® Recipe Contest:

First Place: Apricot Honey Pecan Chicken Breast - Mitch Rogal, Executive Chef, Marketplace on Main, McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton Health Sciences Volunteer Association

Second Place: Chipotle Chicken Quesadilla - Todd McLeod, Chef, Dana Hospitality Inc. (ArcelorMittal Dofasco)

Third Place: Moroccan Chicken - Sylvia Moser, Retail Site Manager, Atrium Café, Henderson Hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences Volunteer Association

Honorable Mention: Vegetarian Chili - Lynn Sharpe, Food Services Supervisor, Hillfield Strathallan College

The top three winners were presented with gift certificates sponsored by Healthy Living Hamilton.

On May 11th, all winners gathered at ArcelorMittal Dofasco’s F.H. Sherman Recreation & Learning Centre to join Lori De Angelis, Interactive Community Reporter with CHCH News. Each chef joined Lori to demonstrate his or her winning recipe for all CHCH News Morning Live viewers.

Recipes are available on the Do It Well website at www.doitwell.ca (click “Eat Smart!® Workplace Cafeteria Recipe Contest Winners” under the Workplace heading).


Contact us at:

Contact Us