Category: Gold Medal Plates

  • Canada’s Great Kitchen Party Ottawa-Gatineau 2022

    Canada’s Great Kitchen Party Ottawa-Gatineau 2022

    What joy to be sampling the remarkable efforts of five remarkable chefs after a three-year drought from the Kitchen Party’s regional culinary competitions. The warm up events for the Canadian Culinary Championship, to be held in early February 2023 at the Shaw Centre, launched in Ottawa on September 26th. James Chatto, national culinary advisor for […]

  • Great Kitchen Party of 2020: the pandemic edition

    Great Kitchen Party of 2020: the pandemic edition

    Things were done differently in this quite-different year. Glittery galas cancelled, gatherings reduced to tiny numbers, the good people who have staged Canada’s Great Kitchen Party (formerly, Gold Medal Plates) have had to come up with a new plan. Conceived 15 years ago as a series of coast-to-coast culinary competitions in support of Canadian athletes […]

  • Join the Kitchen Party: Home Edition

    Join the Kitchen Party: Home Edition

    The Home Edition of Canada’s Great Kitchen Party, in support of our shuttered national restaurants community, is bringing us 3 events in conjunction with the Canada Take Home Day Campaign #TakehomeDay. Here’s how it works: On these three Wednesday evenings, order takeout from your favourite restaurant, uncork or pop a great Canadian beverage, and invite […]

  • Canadian Culinary Championships 2020

    Canadian Culinary Championships 2020

    Voila! The 2020 Canadian Culinary Championships podium. Silver medallist, Montreal chef Marc-André Jetté of Hoogan & Beaufort; gold medallist, Vancouver chef Roger Ma of Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar; and bronze chef Emily Butcher from Winnipeg’s deer + almond. (First time Manitoba has been on the podium since Makoto Ono won the very first CCC […]

  • Mystery Wine Pairing 2020

    Mystery Wine Pairing 2020

    Counting down the days till the Canadian Culinary Championships roll into Ottawa. It all starts on Thursday January 30th, when 12 chefs from St John’s to Vancouver, champions in their cities’ competitions, will be paired up with their Algonquin College culinary students, handed a wad of cash for buying provisions to make a kick-ass dish, […]

  • Ottawa Kitchen Party 2019

    Ottawa Kitchen Party 2019

    Overheard comments last night: “The Black what? Where is this place? And who’s Ian Carswell??” Indeed. Well, let me tell you who he is: the chef from a wee restaurant in Carleton Place who just won the gold medal at Canada’s Great Kitchen Party, earning him a berth at the Canadian Culinary Championships in Ottawa […]

  • Montreal KP

    Report on Montreal event, from head judge, James Chatto: “What a fascinating evening we just enjoyed! Last night Montreal had been suddenly smitten with a serious amount of snow and our cab company could not promise us transportation, so the judges were obliged to rent a stretch limo to travel from restaurant to restaurant in […]

  • Calgary Kitchen Party ’19 report

    Calgary Kitchen Party ’19 report

    With thanks to James Chatto, head judge of Canadian Culinary Championships/Canada’s Great Kitchen Party, a report on the Calgary chef our (yet to be determined) Ottawa chef will be meeting at the CCC 2020! Ottawa chef will be determined on November 19th, when the Great Canadian Kitchen Party rolls our way. “There was snow on […]

  • Moncton’s Kitchen Party 2019

    Moncton’s Kitchen Party 2019

    Report is thanks to James Chatto, head judge of Canadian Culinary Championships. “Last year was the first year we threw a Kitchen Party in Moncton, and it was a triumph, bringing together a hugely talented assembly of chefs from across New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. This year, we cast the same wide, bi-provincial net […]