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All-Star Line Up Of BC Chefs To Compete At Gold Medal Plates…


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.