In a few days time, I’m off to the 2012 London Summer Olympics. I am representing our great province, not as an athlete, but as Alberta’s head culinary representative at many of the events our province is hosting during the Games.

I had the good fortune to have a similar role at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. I remember saying the Vancouver Olympics were a once in a lifetime experience. And now here I am, about to relive that experience again. I always love the opportunity to promote and work with Alberta-based ingredients, but to be able to do that again at the Summer Olympics makes me feel pretty damn lucky.

I will be preparing menus, managing the kitchens and presenting Alberta food products at our province’s turn at Canada House, as well as at large receptions at the Alberta High Commissioner’s Residence and at the Charring Crossing Hotel. It’s going to be a whirlwind experience and I can’t wait to bring Alberta’s food to the Olympic stage.

I will be tweeting from London, so if you aren’t already following me on Twitter, you can find me at @bradsmoliak. I’ll be taking behind the scenes photos and keeping notes, so stay tuned after the Games for a few blog posts about the experience.