Canadian Culinary Championships In Kelowna Feb 3-4

Gold Medal Plates Canadian Culinary Championships The 2017 Canadian Culinary Championships (CCC) will take place this weekend in Kelowna, BC February 3-4, 2017 and I am heading up there on Thursday to cover the competition once again! Eleven competing chefs will be aiming for gold as they compete in three events over two days testing…

Chef Jesse McCleery Takes Home the Gold at Gold Medal Plates Victoria!

Ten BC Chefs Awarded Gold Medal Plates Emblem of Distinction Last week we rushed off to Victoria, and thanks to Helijet, we got there in time to catch the Gold Medal Plates Culinary Competition.   If you’ve been following Good Life Vancouver, you’ll know that I am basically a Gold Medal Plates groupie, and that…

Chef Morgan Wilson Q at the Empress

  Chef Morgan Wilson from the Fairmont Empress Hotel doesn’t have far to go to compete for Gold Medal Plates, as he’s Victoria-based, but that doesn’t make it any easier. We learn a little more about his thoughts on trends before the competition. Tell us a little bit about your restaurant and/or style of cooking….

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…