Staff and owners of Chilliwack's Hofstede's Country Barn will be cheering for one of their own Friday in Global BCTV's Fresh Street Junior Chefs Contest.
Thirteen-year-old Joshua Sawatsky, who works Saturdays in the bakery at Hofstede's, was chosen as a finalist in the competition, which started Sept. 13.
The contest sees young cooks from around the province paired up with chefs to learn culinary skills and compete to win an iPad.
Sawatsky is paired with Caren McSherry from Gourmet Warehouse and they compete Friday morning on the Global morning show.
This past summer, Sawatsky joined the team at Hofstede's to work in the in-house baking department as a summer student/support worker.
"He has been a great contributor to our baking department during a busy season," noted Hofstede's owner Richard Procee. "Our head baker, Gael Smyth, has worked with Josh consistently throughout his time with us and has been very pleased with his interest, skill level and creativity.
"We hope the community of Chilliwack will join with us at Hofstede's to support Josh in this exciting endeavour. He is a great kid, and seems to really have a desire to explore this career path. Who knows, maybe Josh will be a famous chef one day."
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