Leah Patitucci - 21

Vancouver Community College
Vancouver, BC


My path in the skilled trades was a very natural one and I always knew this is the professional journey I would pursue. I became interested in cooking at a very young age and I jumped at the first opportunity to get into a kitchen and start experimenting with different ingredients and recipes! After I was set on this career path, I pushed myself to pursue it in any way I could. My goals are to keep learning, continue competing and pushing myself to be better, and developing my style as a cook.

I started competing in skills competitions in 2015. In 2018, I competed at the Skills Canada British Columbia Provincial Competition and won a gold medal in culinary art. I then advanced to the 2018 Skills Canada National Competition, in Edmonton, where I won the gold medal. I’m beginning my training in hopes of making it as a member of WorldSkills Team Canada 2019 and competing at the 45th WorldSkills Competition, in Kazan, in 2019.

Interesting Fact

I have the cutest puppy. His name is Elliott and he is a rescue dog.

Essential Skills

When I think about which Essential Skill has been the most instrumental in my training and for my competitions, I believe continuous learning stands out as the most important as I’m always in the process of learning new skills and information.

Media Coverage

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

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

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

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