A star studded list of Canadian Olympians has been announced for the upcoming Canadian Culinary Championships in Kelowna.
Confirmed to attend the Grand Finale gala event at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference Centre are:
Jennifer Heil, Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist, Freestyle Skiing, along with Coach Dominick Gauthier
Adam Kreek, Olympic Gold Medalist, Rowing
Simon Whitfield, Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist, Triathlon
Dylan Armstrong, Olympic Bronze Medalist, Shot Put
Kelowna’s own Curtis Myden, Two-Time Olympic Bronze Medalist, Swimming
And local hero, Kelsey Serwa, Olympic Silver Medalist, Ski Cross
The winners from 2014. Left to Right, Duncan Ly (Silver), Lorenzo Loseto (Gold), and Danny St Pierre (Bronze). (Photo Credit: Brian Chambers)
Eleven of Canada’s fastest-rising chefs will compete for the title of Best Chef in Canada for 2015.
"There is a definite magic that happens when the chefs, Olympians and musicians get together. They are all striving for excellence in their craft and that creates a sweet and powerful harmony that our guests love" says Stephen Leckie, CEO and Co-Founder of Gold Medal Plates and the Canadian Culinary Championships. "It's not something you experience every day and when it happens, it is electrifying. Everyone loves to celebrate excellence!"
Chefs will have to survive three thrilling and gruelling challenges in order to win the title. Starting things off will be the Mystery Wine Pairing on Friday, February 6th where chefs are given a mystery bottle of wine and create a dish with local ingredients that best complements the vino. This will be followed by the ever creative Black Box Competition on Saturday, February 7th that has chefs given a small array of diverse foods that they must create into two delicious plates in just one hour.
Photo Credit: KelownaNow
The event will wrap-up with the Grand Finale Saturday evening in an anything goes competition. This allows chefs to show off their skills and create the best dish for guests to sample.
You can find out more information on the event here.