Embassy chefs bring their best in annual culinary competition: diplomatic parties this week, Nov. 9

Parliamentary Secretary Pam Goldsmith-Jones with Hungary's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Péter Szijjártó, at Hungary's Oct. 24 national day party. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Mr. Szijjártó walks with Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion and Hungarian Ambassador Balint Odor. Mr. Szijjártó was in Ottawa to mark the 60th anniversary of Hungary’s 1956 revolution. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Hungarian dancers wow the crowd with swirling colours at the Museum of History. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Guests at an embassy culinary competition fundraiser for the IBD Foundation Nov. 3 at Lansdowne Park’s Horticulture Building were served samples of food from each of the 11 countries that participated. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Gill Drake, with her husband, U.K. High Commissioner Howard Drake, Belgian Ambassador Raoul Delcorde, his spouse Fatemeh Javadi, and French Ambassador Nicolas Chapuis. All three countries participated in the competition. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Honduran Ambassador Sofia Cerrato, with one of her competitors at the event, Pakistani High Commissioner Tariq Azim Khan. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Steph Legari, president and executive chef of Steph the Grilling Gourmet, holds Spain's Trio of Tapas dish. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

This year’s winner, Malaysia’s chef, Safura Tawil. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia