Passion for Pork

Alberta Pork’s JPL Christmas In November Chef Line Up

Sharman - Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Alberta Pork is excited to help participants of Jasper Park Lodge’s annual Christmas in November add a little more passion to their celebrations this holiday season. Chef Eric Hanson, Chef Andrew Cowan and Chef Doreen Prei will be bringing their Passion for Pork to the the Alberta Pork sponsored seminars, teaching you how to make Alberta Pork products a feature on your table during the holidays. Don’t worry, Dan and I will be sharing their fabulous recipes on our blogs and made available on the Passion for Pork recipe section of this website after the event.
For those who have signed up for Christmas in November this year, you’ll be treated to flavour-filled session packed with tips and tricks on how to put together a great charcuterie board for the holiday season including items like bacon jam and bacon sriracha popcorn. You’ll learn where you can buy fabulous made-in-Alberta cured meats and cuts that will have your guests reaching for one more bite. Join our chefs as their share some of their best pork dishes to help bring something different to your dinner table this holiday season.
November 1 – 4, 2013

Chef Eric Hanson, presented by Alberta Pork, will be joining us for the first weekend package of Christmas in November.

This homegrown Albertan traveler uses his love of Canadian comfort food paired with the flavors of his world travels to assemble a unique combination.

Eric was named in the Top 20 Best New Restaurants in Canada, awarded in the 2013 ‘Where to Eat in Canada Guide’ and a regular on ‘Breakfast Television’. He started his own company in 2013, and already as a competitor, Chef Eric Hanson tied for 1st at ‘Taste of Edmonton’s’ Black Box Chef Off Competition with fellow Passion for Pork Christmas in November Chef Doreen Prei, back in July. Then continuing to tie for first again at ‘Breakfast Television’s’ Annual Breakfast Chef Off in August.

Known for combining flavors and techniques from each continent, he showcases our amazing local products in new dynamic ways. Join Chef Hanson to learn his recipe for Candied smoked bacon and Gluten Free Red Wine Taralli.
November 4th – 7th, 2013

Chef Andrew Cowan, presented by Alberta Pork, will be joining us for the midweek package of Christmas in November

Andrew grew up in Southern Ontario where he discovered his love for cooking while working at a private golf course. From there he moved out west to Nelson B.C where he took the culinary arts program at Selkirk College. After college he moved to Edmonton where he took the position of sous chef at Blackhawk Golf Course. Moving on from Blackhawk he worked as a chef at a few local restaurants before taking a position at Century Hospitality Group. With the Century Group he helped oversee the food program at LUX Steakhouse+Bar as the sous chef before moving over to Hundred Bar|Kitchen as the chef