Countless hours spent in the kitchen and training future generations of chefs has led to a significant award for one Lethbridge College Chef. Doug Overes, chair of the College’s School of Culinary Arts, has earned the Canadian Culinary Federation’s Lifetime Achievement award. It is an honour given to chefs who have a long history of mentoring young people. Overes said he was speechless when he heard about the honour.
Throughout his career, Overes has worked in a Michelin-rated restaurant in Holland. He has also won gold medals at many competitions and culinary Olympics as part of Team Alberta and Team Canada.