Gold Medal Plates 2017 – Chef Jeff Park Salted Vine in Squamish

Checking In With Chef Jeff Park Just Before Victoria’s Culinary Championships Chef Jeff Park weighs in on our interview questions. Great restaurant, we visited this summer in Squamish! Tell us a little bit about your restaurant and/or style of cooking. The Salted Vine’s menu focuses on small share plates that place a premium on fresh,…

Gold Medal Plates Victoria 2017 – Chef Lisa Ahier – Sobo in Tofino

Checking In With Chef Lisa Ahier Before Victoria’s Culinary Championships Chef Lisa Ahier hails from Tofino and is the absolute real thing. She can be found, when not in the kitchen, out kayaking and foraging and I’d join her anytime in any of these pursuits! Superstar chef, so down to earth. We must get back…

Gold Medal Plates Victoria 2017 – Chef Andrea Carlson From Burdock Restaurant

Checking In With Chef Andrea Carlson Before Victoria’s Culinary Championships Tell us a little bit about your restaurant and/or style of cooking. Burdock & Co seeks inspiration from British Columbia’s tangle of islands and coastlines, sourcing ingredients from local growers, farmers and foragers and presenting them in a fluid culinary experience. In May 2013, Andrea…

Gold Medal Plates Victoria 2017 – Chef Alex Chen Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

Checking In With Chef Alex Chen Before Victoria’s Culinary Championships Tell us a little bit about your restaurant and/or style of cooking. At Boulevard, I draw upon my personal experiences, my childhood memories of cooking with my family, and of course my training with some amazing chefs throughout the Pacific Rim and West Coast. These experiences all influenced…

Gold Medal Plates Victoria 2017 – Chef Clement Chan From Torafuku

Checking In With Chef Clement Chan Before Victoria’s Culinary Championships Who doesn’t love Torafuku and the whole team behind this project! Can’t wait to give them all some hugs and high fives and wish them the best at Gold Medal Plates. Thanks Clement Chan and crew for all you do! Tell us a little bit…

Gold Medal Plates Victoria 2017 – Chef Rob Cassels From Saveur Restaurant

Checking In With Chef Rob Cassels Before Victoria’s Culinary Championship Tell us a little bit about your restaurant and/or style of cooking. Saveur is a small, 30 seat restaurant in the Chinatown district in Victoria. We specialize in Five Course Tasting Menus, one Chef’s and one Vegetarian which change regularly according to what is available…

Gold Medal Plates Victoria 2017 – Chef Castro Boateng From House of Boateng

Checking in with Chef Castro Boateng Before Victoria’s Culinary Championships We met Chef Castro Boateng last year at Gold Medal Plates and look forward to trying his dish again tomorrow night at the competition, especially since there is Bartier Brothers Merlot on hand! Here’s his answers to this year’s interview questions. Tell us a little…

Gold Medal Plates Victoria 2017 – Chris Remington The Hooded Merganser

Checking in with Chef Chris Remington Before Victoria’s Culinary Championships I’ve had the luck of meeting Chef Chris Remington a number of time and he’s even taken us out to the restaurant’s farm in Penticton. Chef Remington is at the Penticton Lakeside Resort at the Hooded Merganser Restaurant and he’s competing this year in Gold…

Gold Medal Plates Victoria 2017 – Chef Ryan Zuvich of Hilltop Bistro

Checking in with Ryan Zuvich of Hilltop Bistro Before Victoria’s Culinary Championships Each year I interview the chefs competing in Gold Medal Plates and here we go again! Can’t wait to see them all next week in Victoria!  Thanks Ryan Zuvich for being the first to answer. Tell us a little bit about your restaurant…