Chef Eric Gonzalez to compete in the Canadian Gold Medal Plates championship this weekend

Press release

Chef Eric Gonzalez from L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon at the Casino de Montréal, the winner of the Montréal edition of the Gold Medal Plates competition – THE Canadian culinary championship – will participate in the national grand finale next Friday and Saturday. This Québec chef and the entire team at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon have been brilliantly making their mark in gastronomic circles for some time. This prestigious competition will showcase once more the raw and incomparable talent of a local star.


  • A competition that tests the talent of 11 Canadian chefs during three challenges:
  • Preparation of a dish using a mystery wine and local ingredients
  • Preparation of a spectacular dish from ingredients provided in a sealed black box opened only at the time of the challenge
  • Creation of the best possible dish to be paired with a Canadian wine, beer or liquor
  • Experienced gourmet judges from various Canadian provinces will reveal the winners of the gold, silver and bronze medals on Sunday.

“What an extraordinary experience! The simple fact of representing Montréal and the province in this high-class competition is a point of pride for me, and I am confident that I can do justice to the team I represent,” said Chef Eric Gonzalez, just before leaving.

“Éric, we wish you the best of luck. We know you will again impress the judges with your sensational creations!” said Marc Laporte, General Manager of the Casino de Montréal.

About L’Atelier

In a sublime décor, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon is an experiential culinary concept in a friendly environment. The open kitchen lets diners enjoy an unusually close proximity to the culinary team. L’Atelier offers 56 seats, 36 of which are at the counter surrounding the “workshop” section where all the action takes place. Diners can select a menu according to their appetite, as the great classics are offered in small portions.

About the Casino de Montréal

Well‑known for the variety of its games and excellent customer service, the Casino de Montréal welcomes close to six million visitors every year. The Casino is located on Île‑Sainte-Hélène only a few kilometres from downtown Montréal and offers a wide array of entertainment options – shows, restaurants, bars, multimedia environment – in addition to setting itself apart with its emblematic architecture. A major economic player, the Casino de Montréal generates $50 million in tourism spending every year for the Metropolitan area and contributes to maintaining 3,500 direct, indirect and spin-off jobs.

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