Canada’s Great Kitchen Party
Regional Qualifier for the Canadian Culinary Championships
On October 4th, 2019 over 560 guests enjoyed an evening of celebration and elevation of Canadian culture in food, sport and music at the Rogers Arena. The chefs came both to compete for their chance to be on the podium and to share their creative talent with the guests. Over 35 athletes from amateur, para and pro sports shared their stories and guests were on the dance floor enjoying the performance of some of Canada’s greatest musicians! It was an inspiring and impactful experience as the city united to provide Canadian youth the opportunity to be extraordinary in food, music and sport. We are proud to support Community Food Centres Canada, MusiCounts and B2ten.
Podium Finishers - 2019
Roger Ma – Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Paired with 2018 Unicus Grüner Veltliner from Culmina Family Estate Winery.
Alessandro Vianello – Pourhouse
Paired with 2017 Tantalus Flagship Chardonnay.
Christian Kuehnel – Bauhaus
Paired with 2017 Qwam Qwmt Pinot Noir from Nk’Mip Cellars in the Okanagan.
Elite Athlete Showcase
Marnie McBean takes a selfie with the 35+ amateur, para and pro athletes on stage
Guests were thrilled with three amazing sets – performed by Barney Bentall, Jim Cuddy, Neil Osborne, Sam Polley, Devin Cuddy (plus Anne Lindsay and Bill Henderson – not shown)