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 […]

World-class Canadian culinary books and blogs honoured at Taste Canada Awards Gala

Press release Celebrating its 20th year, Taste Canada Awards / Les Lauréats des Saveurs du Canada has announced the winners of Canada’s only culinary writing awards. In total, 24 Gold and Silver awards were handed out to authors of culinary books and food blogs at the Gala at the Ritz-Carlton Toronto Hotel hosted by Food […]

Enter the Minor’s Flavour Expedition recipe contest for a chance to win a food safari to a top U.S. culinary destination

Press release Minor’s, a proud supporter of professional chefs, challenges foodservice operators to enter the 2017 Flavour Expedition recipe contest for a chance to win a trip to one of six top U.S. culinary destinations for a structured food tour of the winner’s selected city.  The contest submission ends on Sept. 29, 2017. To enter, […]

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 […] research shows culinary experiences dictate travel choices for Canadians

69 per cent of Canadians choose destinations known for great food and drinks Vancouver, Montreal and Halifax topped the list of most popular Canadian food destinations among global travellers Press release Forget listening to your heart, for Canadians it’s all about listening to your stomach. According to new research commissioned by, the global leader in connecting travellers with […]

Breaking new burger ground with alpaca

By Jeni Marinucci There is almost no ingredient that chefs around the world haven’t managed to turn into a burger of some sort; adventurous restaurant-goers willingly eat anything served between two delicious halves of a roll. There’s the old standard, beef or beef mixtures, or veggies/grain mixes, and even Portobello mushroom caps. Culinary creativity knows […]

Q&A with Chef Jeremy Charles, Raymonds Restaurant and The Merchant Tavern, St. John’s, NL

Education: St. Pius Culinary Institute, Montreal Career path: Professional Fly Tier Years of experience as a chef: 18 What are your earliest memories of cooking? My earliest memories of cooking were working on traditional Newfoundland dishes with my grandmother at her summer house in a small fishing village in Newfoundland called Old Perlican. Also splitting […]

High Liner Foods announces a repositioning of their Canadian foodservice business

Press release High Liner Foods (“the Company”) announces changes for its Canadian foodservice division. High Liner Foodservice in Canada has been repositioned and rebranded as High Liner Culinary, with a strong focus on culinary innovation and customer relationships to complement its strong sourcing and supply chain expertise. This repositioning and rebranding resulted from in-depth customer, […]

Canadian chef takes home Gold Award at Lee Kum Kee International Young Chef Chinese Culinary Challenge 2016

Press release Young chef Yang Gong from Canada has won the Gold Award in the Lee Kum Kee International Young Chef Chinese Culinary Challenge 2016, with his winning dish ‘Homing Birds with Diced Beef’. Aged 36, Yang Gong is currently an Executive Chef at Bashu Sichuan Cuisine restaurant, with 20 years of experience in Sichuan and Cantonese cuisine. Returning for its second year, the […]

TopTable chef wins Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship competition

Press release Alex Hon of West Restaurant brings home the gold The Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship is the most demanding culinary competition for emerging chefs in Canada, and on Saturday, September 17th, West Restaurant’s Sous Chef Alex Hon won the top prize in front of a nationally comprised panel of judges including Normand Laprise (Toqué! […]