Culinary Federation chefs do Canada proud at the 2020 IKA Culinary Olympics

Highest praise is in order for the Canadian teams who competed in the 2020 IKA Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart, Germany. Thanks to their Olympian efforts, Canada retains its international reputation as a culinary leader, bringing home numerous medals. Held every four years, the IKA Culinary Olympics is the oldest, largest and most diverse culinary competition […]

An award-winning meal with Canada’s #IKA2020 Culinary Olympic Team

By Sara Burnside Menuck, managing editor, Restobiz.ca Cheers to the Culinary Federation of Canada and Canada’s national IKA Culinary Olympic Team for hosting the MediaEdge/Restobiz crew on Friday, Jan. 17, for one of their final rehearsals on Canadian soil before heading to Stuttgart, Germany. Held every four years, the IKA Culinary Olympics is the oldest, […]

Highlights from the Culinary Federation’s national conference in Niagara

By Kira Smith, President CF Oakville With its fertile soil, Ontario’s Niagara region is well known for growing a wide variety of produce in Canada. For the week of May 28, 2019, it was also a place of growth for chefs and young chefs as they gathered for the Culinary Federation’s 56th National Conference. The […]

Sláinte! A night of Scotch pairings made for a rousing — and carousing — success

Wine pairings tend to get the most attention in hospitality, but what about Scotch? Members of CF Winnipeg were treated to a convincing seminar on the neglected pairing, tasting four rounds of whiskey, each one representative of a method, process and region that make it special. Gary Dawyduk, a product ambassador for the Grant Park […]

Dinner, Theatre: After 10 years, Saskatoon’s Chefs’ Gala is more glamorous than ever

By Jordan Rutherford When Anthony McCarthy, executive chef at the Saskatoon Club, organized Saskatoon’s first Chefs’ Gala and Showcase a little over 10 years ago, he had humble hopes, dreams and aspirations — a nice supper with some friends and family where the local culinary arts could be celebrated through fine dining and awards, courtesy […]

Lobster, Mussels and Moonshine

By Sue Mercer Every year, chefs make the pilgrimage to a different Canadian city to explore and experience the culinary traditions of a different part of our great nation. In 2018, we gathered in Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island, known as Canada’s Food Island, where for four days we networked with one another, learned new […]