Tag: Gold Medal Plates

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Toronto’s Kitchen Party report

    Toronto’s Kitchen Party report

    From my chum, James Chatto, Head Culinary Judge for the Canadian Culinary Championships, a report on the first of eleven ‘Kitchen Parties’ (formerly called Gold Medal Plates), regional events to support local community food centres, youth access to musical instruments, Canadian amateur athletics AND to crown 11 gold medal chefs in cities from Vancouver to […]

  • Ottawa’s Competing Chefs 2019

    Ottawa’s Competing Chefs 2019

    After a nine-year run in Kelowna, BC, and before that (when the 14-year-old event was a moveable feast, in Toronto, Calgary, Whistler and Vancouver), the Canadian Culinary Championships are coming to us. Ottawa will play host to one of the country’s greatest cook-offs, a three-day celebration of our culinary prowess! Eleven chefs from 11 cities […]

  • Let the record show…

    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 […]

  • LaSalle to the Canadian Culinary Championships

    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

    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 […]

  • Gold Medal Plates 2018: Ottawa, meet your chefs

    Gold Medal Plates 2018: Ottawa, meet your chefs

    Updated: September 13, 2018 There’s a few things I’m mighty happy about in this year’s Gold Medal Plates competition, held at the Shaw Centre on October 11th. For one, look at that date! It’s a full month ahead of our typical mid-November slot. Ask any Ottawa-Gatineau chef what that means, and she’ll tell you it means greater […]

  • Canadian Culinary Championships 2018

    Canadian Culinary Championships 2018

    In the dozen years I’ve been helping adjudicate the Canadian Culinary Championships, there has never been a more impressive parade of dishes at the Mystery Wine Pairing. Yes, the wine is stripped of a label, known only for its Canadian content and colour, and yes, 30% of the marks are for the food-wine match…. But […]