MONTREAL, Feb. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - The Newtown team is extremely proud to announce that Chef de Cuisine, Martin
Juneau won Gold in the 2011 Canadian Culinary Championships, which was
held February 18th and 19th in Kelowna, BC. The National Golden Plate Award is the ultimate
celebration of Canadian Excellence in cuisine.
This outstanding achievement only confirms Martin's extensive talent and
unique capacity to consistently create exceptional and simple dishes
with a sharp eye for the finest in fresh produce and a focus on the
quality of the core ingredient. Martin Juneau has a genuine hands-on
approach and is involved in each stage of the dish planning.
Unparalleled in execution and presentation, Chef Juneau's cuisine is
innovative yet simple.
"I am delighted and overwhelmed with the award. Most chefs cook with the
hope and aspiration of recognition from our guests and the industry but
this award has left me a little lost for words," says Martin Juneau.
James Chatto, Gold Medal Plates national culinary advisor and head judge
was very impressed with this year's competitors. Experienced veterans
and eager young blood battled for the recognition to be called the best
in Canada. He said: "It was a very strong competition with at least
four chefs who were within reach of the victory before the Grand
Finale. Judges were amazed at the technical brilliance of the dishes
and wine matches. In the end we were unanimous in giving the gold
silver and bronze medals".
"Martin's food is brilliantly understated, simply executed, theatrically
presented and never fails to impress. I ate the food before I met the
man behind it and was instantly convinced that Martin's raw talent was
the missing ingredient in a reworked unpretentious and more fun
Newtown. Martin has only been with us for a month and it would be fair
to say that he has taken both us and our guests at Newtown with a bit
of a storm. We are all tremendously excited about Martin's Gold
achievement at the National Golden Plate Award", explains Brian Bendix,
CEO of Stambac International.
Martin Juneau took the helm of the kitchen at Newtown in January 2011
where he cooks in a creative partnership with Executive Chef Daren
Notes to Editors:
Newtown was acquired by a partnership between Tom Nacos and Marcel
Elefant from Jacques Villeneuve in 2009 and forms part of the Tom Nacos
Group of Restaurant. TNG also owns Decca 77, Weinstein's & Gavino's,
Guido and Angelina as well as Burges & Benedicts.
Stambac International is the managing company of TNG and Newtown.
Interviews with Martin Juneau can be scheduled through the contacts
About Gold Medal Plates
Gold Medal Plates is the ultimate celebration of Canadian Excellence in
cuisine, wine, entertainment and athletic achievement. Celebrating in
eight cities across Canada in 2010, Gold Medal Plates will feature
superb wines and the premier chefs in each city, paired with Canadian
Olympic and Paralympic athletes, in a competition to crown a gold,
silver and bronze medal culinary team in each city, and subsequently
nation- wide at the Canadian Culinary Championships.
Founded in 2003, the goal of Gold Medal Plates is to raise substantial
funds for Canada's high performance athletes, while celebrating
Canadian excellence. Since 2004, this event has received tremendous
support and accolades all across Canada, and generated a combined net
total of $5 million for Canada's Olympic and Paralympic athletes! For
more information, visit the Gold Medal Plates website www.goldmedalplates.com.
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