The province’s biggest cooking competition, the Vancouver Gold Medal Plates, will take place this October 23rd at the The Westin Bayshore Hotel. On that night 10 of the region’s most celebrated chefs will compete for the coveted opportunity to represent BC at November’s Canadian Culinary Championships (also in Vancouver).
See who they are after the leap…
2009 Competing Chefs
Angus An of Maenam (Scout Q&A)
Andrea Carlson of Bishop’s
Rob Feenie of Cactus Club (Scout Q&A)
Don Letendre of Elixir
Dale MacKay of Lumiere (Scout Q&A)
Tobias McDonald of La Belle Auberge
Pino Posteraro of Cioppino’s (Scout Q&A)
Dino Renaerts of Diva at the Met
Vikram Vij of Vij’s
James Walt of Araxi
Joining James Chatto, Sid Cross, and I this year as judges are Lesley Stowe, Barbara-Jo McIntosh, and last year’s champion, chef Frank Pabst of Yaletown’s Blue Water Cafe.
Here’s a video of last year’s competition:
For more details and tickets, visit GoldMedalPlates.com.