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Chef Michael Smith and Chastity Smith Award
|Occasion:||Deans' Academic Honours and Awards Night|
|Process:||Recommendation from the department of Applied Human Sciences|
|Description:||Awarded to a UPEI student from Atlantic Canada entering their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year in the Food and Nutritional Program, who is committed to questions of nutrition and food in the contemporary context and is in high academic standing.|
|Background:||Chef Michael Smith, one of Canada's best-known chefs, is a passionate advocate for simple, sustainable home cooking and an inspiration for families creating their own healthy food lifestyle. He's the host of Chef Michael's Kitchen, Chef at Home and Chef Abroad seen on Food Network Canada, and in more than 100 other countries. He's a judge on Chopped Canada and traveled the world for his innovative series, Lentil Hunter. Chef Michael and his wife Chastity are the proprietors of The Inn at Bay Fortune on Prince Edward Island. They've re-launched the property where Michael gained international fame in the 1990s with a new spirit of five-star hospitality and an innovative dining experience, the FireWorks. Michael is Prince Edward Island's food ambassador; Canada's best selling cookbook author, an innkeeper, educator, professional chef and home cook. He led the team of Sodexo chefs that cooked for the world's Olympians in the Whistler Athletes' Village in 2010. His tenth award winning cookbook, Real Food, Real Good, launched in September 2016 and immediately landed on the Globe and Mail bestsellers list. His food media production company and test kitchen, Culinart Limited, is breaking new ground and his socia l media platforms are Canada's top choice for foodie fun. While Michael is a true chef at large, his favourite role is Dad, at home on Prince Edward Island with his wife Chastity and his children: Gabe, Ariella and Camille! Michael is an avid map collector, long-time windsurfer and novice kite sailor.|