Ambrosia Apples Chef of the Year Contest – Winners

Chef Alessandro Vianello of Wildebeest Restaurant, in Vancouver, has won the title of Ambrosia Chef of the Year for his scrumptious Ambrosia Apple Tart Tartin recipe. 

Congratulations to Shaun from Shawnigan Lake, BC. who wins the Grand Prize of a 3 night stay at Spirit Ridge Resort, the “Land to Legacy” wine tour, tasting and lunch for two at the award-winning Nk’Mip Cellars, plus $200 credit at the Solterra Desert Spa, passes to the Desert Cultural Centre AND, $500 spending money!

Big thanks to all our participating chefs.  To view their creations below or click here.


Poached Ambrosia Apples with Sake Kasu Caramel, Sesame Snap and Pear Sorbet
by Chef Bardia Ilbeiggi

Ambrosia Apple Tart Tartin Recipe
by Chef Alessandro Vianello


Ambrosia Apple with Brown Sugar Oats Recipe
by Chef Eva Chin


Ambrosia Apple Tai Carpaccio Recipe
by Chef Alan Ferrer

ABOUT THE CONTEST:  January 4, 2018 to March 8, 2018

Ambrosia apples are tasty and delightful in a myriad of ways: raw, cooked, whole, sliced, dipped, tossed, baked, broiled, sautéed, wrapped or rolled…

We were extremely pleased with the response to our inaugural Chef of the Year contest in 2017, when we invited four of the Okanagan’s top chefs to share their original recipes, featuring Ambrosia apples centre stage!

The best recipe, as voted by YOU was Chef Adair Scott from the Watermark Resort in Osoyoos with his delicious Apple Fritters.

This year, we’ve cast our net a little wider and rounded up four NEW chefs from British Columbia, who have sharpened their knives and their creative skills.

YOU could win an incredible weekend getaway at the Spirit Ridge Resort in Osoyoos, just for voting!

It’s easy!  Just visit the ENTER THE CONTEST page and watch the videos of the chefs’ culinary creations and vote on your favourite Ambrosia apple dish.


See complete prize details – click here.


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For more info on the Ambrosia Apples Contest visit

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