Tag: chef Yannick LaSalle
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 […]
Let the record show…
…that our city, our national capital region, has won more gold medals at the Canadian Culinary Championships than any other. I’m not bragging here. No ma’am. I’m simply stating a fact. We’ve been on the top rung of the national culinary podium three times. Close behind us, Montreal, Toronto and Calgary chefs have managed to […]
A new Canadian Culinary Champion!
It was certainly anyone’s podium as the eleven chefs approached the final test in a triathlon of challenges. For the first time in a long time, at least in my memory of judging the Canadian Culinary Championship, there was no clear superstar to beat, no one chef who floated effortlessly to the top of the […]
LaSalle to the Canadian Culinary Championships
And he’s off! (If the snow gods are kind.) Yannick LaSalle (he’s the beaming guy in the middle, sandwiched between 2018 silver medal chef Daniela Manrique of The Soca Kitchen, and bronze-winner chef Jason Sawision of Stofa) is headed tomorrow to compete in the Canadian Culinary Championships in Kelowna BC. LaSalle is head chef of […]
Ottawa’s Great Kitchen Party 2018
Canada’s Great Kitchen Party (formerly known as Gold Medal Plates) rolled into Ottawa for its 13th year this past Thursday. A few things about the event have changed — notably its name and fundraising focus — but at its heart this party remains the country’s most prestigious cook-off. Held in 11 cities from coast to […]
A Gold Medal Plates first!
With Toronto’s Gold Medal Plates now behind us (the final culinary showdown in the eleven city run) we know the full roster of chefs from coast to coast who will be duking it out in Kelowna at the Canadian Culinary Championships in February. Our Ottawa chef, Briana Kim of Café My House, will be the only […]
Ottawa Gold Medal Plates 2017
The twelfth annual Canadian culinary road trip known as Gold Medal Plates rolled into Ottawa last night. Our city was the ninth of 11 cities to hold the competition — only Toronto remains in the national campaign. More than six hundred guests, chefs, sommeliers, brewmasters, winemakers, athletes, musicians, and volunteers packed the Shaw Centre to […]