Canada’s Great Kitchen Party

elevates and celebrates Canadian
wine, beer and spirits

Canada’s Great Kitchen Party is a national culinary competition in twelve cities across Canada. It is a night with a 14-year successful history. It is a night for guests to enjoy the best food that the city’s chefs offer.

The celebration of Canadian wine, beer and spirits is an integral part of the success of Canada’s Great Kitchen Party. The wine, beer and spirits that are presented to the more than 5000 guests gets more comprehensive and more fascinating each year.

***The beverage component has been revised for 2020. Please see the individual city pages for details.

The Wines


Under the expert guidance of David Lawrason, Canada’s Great Kitchen Party is now the largest program in Canada to feature and highlight excellent Canadian wines. The generosity of the Canadian industry is impressive every year, with over 100 winemakers donating their products; and most donate their premium labels.

At the VIP Receptions guests sample a wide range of wines. During the culinary competition, the chefs pair their dish with a wine, beer or spirit of their choice. And during the Celebration portion of the evening, guests are treated to some of Canada’s finest wines.

There will be opportunities to meet and mingle with some of Canada’s greatest winemakers at the events and because of David’s international connections, meet some of the world’s greatest winemakers on the trips.

Craft Beer

In 1998, Canada boasted fewer than 150 breweries from sea to shining sea. Today, a mere two decades later, we have in excess of 800! To celebrate this explosion of brewing creativity, we are thrilled to present unique craft beers from the area.




The rise of small artisanal distilleries in every Canadian province is something to be celebrated! Showcasing them at Canada’s Great Kitchen Party events, we are proud to share the unique spirits they create, often using local grains and botanicals, with our guests.