New NANOS national survey shows 8 of 10 favour natural gas
VANCOUVER, June 13, 2011 /CNW/ - The Canadian Gas Association (CGA)
today released results of a national survey that shows that 80% of
Canadian Executive Chefs prefer cooking professionally with natural
Chefs cited the speed (22% of respondents), and the "outstanding"
quality of natural gas (18%) as the top two unprompted reasons they
prefer cooking with natural gas. The survey results were announced at
the 48th Annual Canadian Culinary Federation National Convention and
Conference in Vancouver, BC.
"Cooking with natural gas is the only way to go," said Judson Simpson,
President of the Canadian Culinary Federation. "It's reliable,
consistent, and gives me the control I need when preparing a high
quality meal for my patrons. Natural gas is an important part of meal
"Cooking with natural gas is a smart energy choice," said Timothy M.
Egan, Canadian Gas Association CEO. "Natural gas is clean, abundant and
reliable and it clearly delivers the best results at the dinner table."
"From a research standpoint, what I found striking were the superlatives
executive chefs used to describe their views of cooking with natural
gas. They ranged from "amazing", 'phenomenal' and 'outstanding' to 'the
best' and 'excellent'," said Nik Nanos, President and CEO of Nanos
Canadians also use natural gas to heat homes and businesses, to power
vehicles, and for home appliances such as stoves, ovens, dryers,
fireplaces and barbeques.
The random telephone survey of 200 chefs was conducted by Nanos Research
between May 13 and 20, 2011 and has a margin of error of 7.0 percentage
points, plus or minus, 19 times out of 20.
The sample list of eligible executive chefs was drawn from a series of
sources by Nanos, including the Canadian Culinary Federation website, The Great Canadian Dining Guide and the Where to Eat in Canada guide.
Natural gas has a central place in Canada's energy mix meeting 30 per
cent of the country's energy needs. Today, over six million customers
representing well over half the Canadian population rely on natural gas
for heat and power in homes, apartments, buildings, businesses,
hospitals and schools.
CGA is the voice of Canada's natural gas distribution industry and its
members are distribution companies, transmission companies, equipment
manufacturers and other service providers.
About the Canadian Culinary Federation
The CCF is dedicated, through training and partnering, to the promotion
of a distinctly Canadian food culture both nationally and
internationally. It is committed to the development of innovative and
engaging learning opportunities that inspire its members to be
passionate, respectful and tolerant professionals who make a difference
in the community.
SOURCE Canadian Gas Association
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Director, Public Affairs and Strategy
Canadian Gas Association