Clarissa Roque - 18

Vancouver Community College
Vancouver, BC


Ever since I was a little girl, I have aspired to be a pastry chef. I’ve always had a sweet tooth and enjoyed eating raw cookie dough and confetti cakes, which made me fall in love with the craft. In the future, I would love to work abroad, expanding my knowledge of pastry and eventually, I plan to open my own business.

In tenth grade, I first participated at a Skills Canada British Columbia Provincial Competition and won. I went on to participate at the 2015 Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC), in Saskatoon where I received the gold medal, however I did not qualify for the WorldSkills Competition. I competed in baking the following two SCNCs where the outcome left me disappointed as I did not win. This definitely pushed me to work harder and at SCNC Edmonton 2018 where I won the gold medal which gives me the chance to qualify for WorldSkills Kazan 2019!

Interesting Fact

My biggest inspiration is my sister Patricia Roque. In 2015, she competed in Fashion Technology in São Paulo, Brazil at the 43rd WorldSkills Competition and earned a Medallion for Excellence. She was only 17 years old at the time. I admire her passion and dedication for her craft.

Essential Skills

Of all the nine Essential Skills, continuous learning is the one that has proven to be most important skill in my training process because I have learned something valuable from my mistakes and mishaps.

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Media Coverage

June 3, 2019
Top Skills Canada performances launch VCC students on the world stage

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May 24, 2019
Pastry practice: behind the scenes with Team VCC

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July 31, 2019
Vancouver Community College graduates will go for gold at WorldSkills competition in Russia

31 July 2019

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August 13, 2019
Burnaby baker, cook to show off their skills on world stage

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This B.C. teen was just named best baker-in-training in the world

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