TORONTO, June 18, 2013 /CNW/ - On October 30, 2013, ten local chefs will compete in the Toronto Gold Medal Plates competition. The chefs will create their most innovative dishes and the winner of the Toronto competition will participate in the final, nation-wide, Canadian Culinary Championships in Kelowna, B.C. in February 2014.
"We are extremely excited to once again host Gold Medal Plates in Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre," says co-chair Scot Martin. "This series of culinary events has been referred to as the ultimate celebration of Canadian excellence in cuisine, wine, sport and entertainment. Our goal is to raise much needed funds for the Canadian Olympic Foundation as they head to Sochi for the upcoming winter Olympics."
Competing chefs for the 2013 competition in Toronto include:
Victor Barry - Splendido
Hemant Bhagwani - Amaya The Indian Room
Rob Gentile - Buca
Lora Kirk - Ruby Watchco
Lorenzo Leseto - George
Eron Novanski - Aria Ristorante
Tyler Shedden - Café Boulud, Four Seasons Hotel
Stephen Treadwell - Treadwell, Farm To Table Cuisine
Cory Vitiello - The Harbord Room
Jeff Dueck - Frank Restaurant
"Our line up of current and former Olympic athletes coupled with some of Canada's finest musicians makes this the premier event on the Toronto scene," says event co-chair and partner of Thornton, Grout Finnigan, James Grout.
Proceeds from Gold Medal Plates are given to the Canadian Olympic Foundation, which supports Olympic athletes and high performance programs. Since its inception, Gold Medal Plates competitions across Canada have raised more than $7.4 million for the Canadian Olympic Foundation.
Gold Medal Plates Toronto will feature spectacular live auction trips with Olympians and Canadian music icons to places like Tuscany, British Virgin Islands, Scotland, South Africa as well as Kelowna for the Canadian Gold Medal Plates finals.
To purchase tickets for the 2013 Gold Medal Plates Toronto, contact Robin at [email protected] or at 416.604.0310.
About Gold Medal Plates
Gold Medal Plates is the ultimate celebration of Canadian Excellence in cuisine, wine, entertainment and athletic achievement. Celebrating in 11 cities across Canada in 2013, Gold Medal Plates features superb Canadian wines, premier chefs and Canadian Olympic athletes, in a competition to crown a gold, silver and bronze medal culinary team in each city, and subsequently nation-wide. Since 2004, this event has received tremendous support and accolades all across Canada and generated a combined net total of over $7.4 million for Canada's Olympic athletes! For more information, visit the Gold Medal Plates website www.goldmedalplates.com.
About Canadian Olympic Foundation - The Beneficiary of the events
The Canadian Olympic Foundation is a national charitable organization created by the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) supporting high performance athletes across all winter and summer sports. The Foundation's Mission is to generate support to meet the technical, scientific, medical and coaching needs of Canada's high performance sport system and assist Canada's athletes in becoming ambassadors for sport, healthy living and the pursuit of excellence across the nation. Proceeds from Gold Medal Plates are given to the Canadian Olympic Foundation to support high performance programs such as Own the Podium. To learn more about the Foundation and the programs it funds, please visit www.olympicfoundation.ca.
SOURCE: Gold Medal Plates Inc.
For further information:
Robin Turnbull Event Management
Phone: (416) 604-0310
Cell: (416) 805-4221
E-mail: [email protected]