Chef Sam Chalmers North 48

  Gold Medal Plates competitor, Chef Sam Chalmers, is based in Victoria, and I just may have to go for the French Onion Soup he describes below. Tell us a little bit about your restaurant and/or style of cooking. North 48 is a modern comfort food restaurant. We take classic dishes and put our own…

Chef Nicholas Waters Toque Catering

One more day until Gold Medal Plates in Victoria and prior to this yearly face off, we try to catch up with all the chefs competing.  Chef Nicholas Waters from Toque Catering in Victoria gave us a little insight into his culinary world. Tell us a little bit about your restaurant and/or style of cooking. We are a…

Chef Jefferson Alvarez Cacao Vancouver

  Chef Jefferson Alvarez has had a busy fall as he’s recently opened Cacao, inspired Latin American plates in Kitsilano. We had a few questions for him as he preps for Gold Medal Plates to compete for Gold, but there were no hints as to what he’ll be serving! Tell us a little bit about your…

Chef Mark Filatow Waterfront Wines Kelowna

  Our next interview is with Chef Mark Filatow from Kelowna who’s also on his way to Victoria to compete in Gold Medal Plates Culinary Competition.  He’s competed before and taken the gold so it could be a repeat performance if all goes well! Filatow answered a few questions about ingredients he always has on hand, and who’s coming with…

Chef Ned Bell Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise Chef

  Chef Ned Bell is on his way to Victoria this week to compete for the in Gold Medal Plates culinary competition and we posed a few questions in advance to get a feel for just what he might be preparing. Tell us a little bit about your restaurant and/or style of cooking. My Focus is on…

Chef Rob Walker Big White Ski Resort, Kelowna

Counting down to Gold Medal Plates in Victoria November 17! Top chefs from British Columbia compete for the gold, silver and bronze medals in this ultra-tough culinary competition. Prior to this yearly face off, we catch up with the chefs competing for and next up is Chef Rob Walker. Tell us a little bit about your restaurant and/or style of cooking. My style…

Chef Stuart Cameron – Byblos Toronto Gold Medal Plates Chef

Just a few days before Gold Medal Plates in Kelowna. Next interview? Stuart Cameron from Patria, Byblos (Miami & Toronto) and STORYS. Tell us a little bit about your restaurant and/or style of cooking. : Patria is a Spanish tapas restaurant that follows the traditional flavours of Spanish cuisine. At this restaurant, we focus on importing…

Chef Matt Batey The Nash Restaurant & Off Cut Bar Gold Medal Plates Chef

Chef Matthew Batey is no stanger to Kelowna and will certainly be at an advantage when sourcing ingredients for the mystery wine pairing, but we’re sure he’ll share his secrets! He’ll be up there again on February 5 and 6 to compete in the Gold Medal Plates in the Canadian Culinary Championships.  Here’s our interview from Chef Matt Batey from The Nash…