Competing Chefs Announced for Gold Medal Plates Toronto
Save this date: October 30, 2013. That’s when ten Canadian chefs will compete in the Toronto Gold Medal Plates competition. The chefs will create their most innovative dishes and the winner of the Toronto-based competition will participate in the final, nation-wide, Canadian Culinary Championships in Kelowna, B.C. in February 2014.
“We are extremely excited to once again host Gold Medal Plates in Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre,” says co-chair Scot Martin. “This series of culinary events has been referred to as the ultimate celebration of Canadian excellence in cuisine, wine, sport and entertainment. Our goal is to raise much needed funds for the Canadian Olympic Foundation as they head to Sochi for the upcoming winter Olympics.”
Here’s the list of competing chefs:
Victor Barry – Splendido
Hemant Bhagwani – Amaya The Indian Room
Rob Gentile – Buca
Lora Kirk – Ruby Watchco
Lorenzo Leseto – George
Eron Novanski – Aria Ristorante
Tyler Shedden – Café Boulud, Four Seasons Hotel
Stephen Treadwell – Treadwell, Farm To Table Cuisine
Cory Vitiello – The Harbord Room
Jeff Dueck – Frank Restaurant
“Our line up of current and former Olympic athletes coupled with some of Canada’s finest musicians makes this the premier event on the Toronto scene,” says event co-chair and partner of Thornton, Grout Finnigan, James Grout. Proceeds from Gold Medal Plates are given to the Canadian Olympic Foundation, which supports Olympic athletes and high performance programs. Since its inception, Gold Medal Plates competitions across Canada have raised more than $7.4 million for the Canadian Olympic Foundation.
But, that’s not all. Buy your tickets so you can have a chance to win trips with Olympians and Canadian music icons to places like Tuscany, British Virgin Islands, Scotland, South Africa as well as Kelowna for the Canadian Gold Medal Plates finals.
To purchase tickets contact Robin at [email protected] or at 416.604.0310.