Local Chef Daryl Kerr named Chef of the Year by the Calgary Academy of Chefs and Cooks

CALGARY, Jan. 24, 2017 /CNW/ - The Calgary Academy of Chefs and Cooks, a branch of the Canadian Culinary Federation, is proud to honour Corporate Chef Daryl Kerr of Great Events Group with the coveted Chef of the Year award.

Daryl Kerr receives the 2016 award based on exhibiting an inspiring passion for his craft, an unending pursuit of creativity and a commitment to promoting the local food industry in Calgary.

For over ten years, Daryl has performed as the Corporate Chef for Great Events Group, a food and beverage holding company in Calgary, Alberta. Under Daryl's culinary guidance, Great Events is proud to boast a number of Calgary's top restaurants including the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant, which is currently named to the Top Ten Restaurants in Western Canada, Cravings Market Restaurant, Office Gourmet Catering, Great Events Catering and more.

Most recently named favorite caterer by the Metro Calgary Community Choice Awards, Great Events Catering is proud to be among the largest caterers in Western Canada. With preferred and exclusive catering rights to many of Calgary's top venues, including the internationally renowned, Spruce Meadows, Great Events works across all facets of the city, both corporate and philanthropic.

"Every day, my kitchen strives to create dishes that are unique, artistic, well-executed and, most importantly, mouth-watering. Dining should be a culinary experience that plays off every sense and transcends the typical eating routine turning it on its head –I have the privilege of coming to work every day and being not only a chef, but a scientist, an architect a designer and most importantly, a teacher. I want to thank the Chefs Academy for this honour and for challenging me not only as a chef but as a proud member of this city." Daryl Kerr, Corporate Chef, Great Events Group.

"Daryl continues to grow in his role as Corporate Chef for the Great Events Group. He constantly challenges himself to not only stay on trend, but to create new trends and to be at the top of the Canadian food industry," says Fred Malley, President of the Calgary Academy of Chefs and Cooks. "He consistently steps up to promote professional activities and supports our charitable causes."

The Calgary Academy of Chefs and Cooks is proud to extend this honour to Chef Daryl Kerr. Each year the association highlights a chef that has continually promoted and exemplifies the values of our association and elevates our reputation.

About The Calgary Academy of Chefs and Cooks
The Calgary Academy of Chefs and Cooks is a professional organization promoting the culinary arts. We foster learning opportunities for youth and support a number of local charities including Soup Sister's Big Stir, Habitat for Humanity, the Calgary Drop in Centre and Veteran's Food Bank. For more information, visit www.ccfcccalgary.ca

About Great Events Group
Great Events Group is a conglomerate of businesses that service Calgary's food, beverage and event industries. Companies include Great Events Catering; Great Events Rentals; Office Gourmet Catering; Flavours Catering; Cravings Market Restaurant; Cravings Café & Bistro; Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant; Meadow Muse Pavilion and Annie's Café. For more information, visit www.greateventsgroup.com.

SOURCE The Calgary Academy of Chefs and Cooks

For further information: Britney Wilson, Director, Marketing, 587 215 3198, marketing@greateventsgroup.com

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