Cochon555 comes to the Canadian Rockies April 28

Farmers, foodies, charcutiers and the curious bring love and respect for heritage-breed pigs to Banff, Alberta. Press release Cochon555 closes in on a decade as one of North America’s most exciting culinary events with its foray in the Banff and Lake Louise region, a destination embarking on an ambitious culinary tourism initiative to raise interest […]

Manoir Hovey Chef among culinary superstars at Relais & Châteaux GourmetFest

Press release Manoir Hovey chef Francis Wolf is heading to California, where he will join the prestigious lineup of more than 20 Relais & Châteaux chefs for the association’s fifth annual GourmetFest weekend, taking place March 15-18 in Carmel-by-the-Sea. The Quebec native is one of only two Canadian chefs who will be showcasing the country’s cuisine; the other is Patrick Kriss, the chef and owner of Alo […]

Chef Q&A: Michael Allemeier, Instructor, Culinary Arts, SAIT Polytechnic

Education: Red Seal Journeyman 1989, CCC 2001, CMC 2017 Years of experience as a chef: Started Culinary Apprenticeship October 1986 What are your earliest memories of cooking? Being born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa and watching my father cook over charcoal (called a braai) are some of my earliest memories. We left South Africa […]

June’s: Canada’s first HIV+ eatery opens doors in Toronto

New campaign by Casey House to shine a light on stigma around HIV/AIDS Press release On November 6, Casey House opens the doors to June’s, Canada’s first pop-up restaurant run by HIV positive chefs. To ignite a conversation around the stigma that people living with HIV/AIDS experience, Chef Matt Basile of Fidel Gastro will lead a team of 14 HIV positive individuals-turned-cooks on November […]

Chef Q&A: Matt Stowe, Director of Culinary Operations, Joseph Richard Group

Education: Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York City Career path: Fairmont Hotels, Restaurant Lutece, Sonora Resort, Cactus Club Café, Joseph Richard Group Years of experience as a chef: 18 years What are your earliest memories of cooking? Growing up I cooked with my mother a lot; I started by helping her in the […]

Benjamin Mauroy-Langlais captures the title of Canada’s Best Young Chef

Benjamin Mauroy-Langlais to compete against 20 global contenders in race to win S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 Press release Following outstanding performances by Canada’s ten semi-finalists from coast-to-coast, chef Benjamin Mauroy-Langlais wins the coveted title of Canada’s best young chef with his signature dish: Smoked eel, celeriac (spring in Kamouraska). Benjamin Mauroy-Langlais earns the opportunity to compete against 20 of the world’s top chefs for […]

Chef Q&A: Neil McCue, Whitehall Restaurant, Calgary

Education: Professional chefs diploma Career path: Michelin-star establishments Years of experience as a chef: 25 What are your earliest memories of cooking? The smell of my mom chopping furry mint, which grew just outside the backdoor for roast lamb for Sunday lunch. Why do you think you were drawn to a culinary career? Both my […]

Chefs by 10tation welcomes Antler’s Chef Michael Hunter and more

Press release Within just a few months of the successful launch of 10tation Event Catering’s celebrity chef service, founder and owner David D’Aprile is proud to be partnering with Chef Michael Hunter (Antler) and, from Local Kitchen, Chef Fabio Bondi and Sommelier & Producer Michael Sangregorio. Chefs by 10tation provides clients, event managers and party […]

Parq Vancouver unveils culinary lineup ahead of Fall 2017 opening

Locally inspired menus, Asian influences and adventurous cocktails highlight food and beverage portfolio Press release Parq Vancouver, British Columbia’s newest entertainment destination, will open this fall with a curated collection of eight restaurant and lounges, each offering a distinctive dining journey inspired by regional ingredients and multicultural influences. The food and beverage portfolio, conceived by […]

Chef Cory Vitiello joins Cactus Club Cafe

Vancouver-born restaurant collection designs two new roles to inspire growth and development Press release Cactus Club Cafe welcomes chef Cory Vitiello as its Head of Culinary Development in Toronto. In his new role, Vitiello will work closely with the national Test Kitchen team and influence recipe development across Canada. “I’ve worked in kitchens across the world – from my […]