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BC Chef Competitors Vying For Canada’s Top Toque Title Named


On Friday, October 29th at Vancouver’s Wall Center, 10 of BC’s best chefs will compete at the Gold Medal Plates competition for the opportunity to represent our province at the Canadian Culinary Championships, held in Kelowna on February 18th and 19th. Each year, Sid Cross and I are asked for our input on who should be invited to compete, and I’m thrilled by the final list, which sees great representation from Vancouver, the Okanagan, and Vancouver Island. They are…

Darren Brown | Coast
Robert Clarke | C Restaurant
Quang Dang | Diva at the Met
Stuart Klassen | Delta Grand, Kelowna
Dale MacKay | Lumière
Nicholas Nutting | The Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino
Nico Schuermans | Chambar
Roger Sleiman | Quails’ Gate Winery, Kelowna
Cam Smith & Sana Ewart | Joy Road, Penticton
Neil Taylor | Cibo Trattoria

If you want to see how it all went down last year, click here. For all the ticket, time and date details of the coming comp, click here. Also, take a look at the video we shot last year to show what it’s like behind the scenes of the national championships…

There are 2 comments

  1. Im loving the diversity this year, compared to the usual heavy weights, should be another great showing.

  2. Just getting my Scout fix for the day.
    Two quick things..
    slight correction on your Okanagan CCC report.
    From Joy Road Catering its DANA Ewert..just a slight mis-spell.
    Also, I’ll be heading for Edmonton and one of the first Gold Medal Plate competitions..Wednesday Oct 27th..That Tasting Room Radio Show will run live that night between 6-7PM Mountain Time..5-6 Pacific..and will be heard province wide in Alberta on CKUA radio. http://www.ckua.com
    All those interviews will run Saturday in BC..
    in the Okanagan, Gulf Islands, Tofino/Ucluelet and streamed at our website.
    Plus its Podcast on iTunes..
    Looking forward to seeing you in Vancouver..tdm