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Olympians prepare for PyeongChang; chefs prep for battle of the plates in Kelowna

With the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics just one month away, chefs and organizers of the 2018 Canadian Culinary Championships are getting ready for a battle of the plates on February 2 and 3 in Kelowna. “Net proceeds from the Canadian Culinary Championships are provided to the Canadian Olympic Foundation which supports Olympic athletes and high performance programs,” says Gold Medal Plates co-founderKaren Blair. “Since 2004, Gold Medal Plates has generated over $12 million for Canada's Olympic athletes." The Canadian Culinary Championships involves three intense competitions for the chefs over two days.  “This is the biggest and most serious national...

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Culinary Championships announce 2018 competing chefs

As Canadian Olympic athletes make final preparations to take on the world at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games, eleven chefs prepare for the the 2018 Canadian Culinary Championships. The chefs, who won gold in their regional qualifier competition across Canada, have returned to their kitchens and many will spend the next two months training for the two-day event taking place in Kelowna, February 2 and 3, 2018. “We are thrilled to announce this talented line-up of chefs who will be making their way to Kelowna in February,” says Karen Blair, co-founder, Gold Medal Plates and Canadian Culinary Championships. “Guests...

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Canadian Chefs arrive in Kelowna for Gold Medal Plates 2017

The 2017 Canadian Culinary Championships (CCC) presented by Deloitte. is taking place this weekend in Kelowna, BC February 3-4, 2017. The eleven competing chefs will be aiming for gold as they compete in three events over two days testing their skills, creativity and endurance. Each of the chefs competed in their home city/province at a Gold Medal Plates event in the fall of 2016. The Gold winning chefs are now arriving in Kelowna, the home of the Canadian Culinary Championships. Competing for BC is Jesse McCleery from Pilgrimme restaurant on Galiano Island. Originally from Winnipeg, Jesse McCleery began his culinary career at the...

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Local chefs compete for BC Gold Medal Plates title

Local Okanagan Chefs Mark Filatow, Waterfront Restaurant & Wine Bar and Rob Walker, Big White Ski Resort, will be competing at the provincial Gold Medal Plates competition in Victoria this week. The competition will have 10 chefs competing for the opportunity to win Gold Medal Plates in British Columbia and move forward to compete at the Canadian Culinary Champions February 3-4, 2017 in Kelowna. With over twenty years of experience, Mark Filatow is the driving force behind Waterfront Restaurant and Wine Bar. The restaurant continues to top the list in Okanagan Life magazine's Best Restaurant awards. After graduating with...

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