Canadian Culinary Championship

Join us in Ottawa
February 3 – 4, 2023


Featuring nine chefs who won regional competitions in the fall of 2022 from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and St. John's.

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Winners from 2020


Chef Roger Ma Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar, Vancouver, BC

Paired with Culmina 2018 Unicus Grüner Veltliner, Okanagan Valley, BC.


Chef Marc-André Jetté Hoogan et Beaufort, Montreal, QC

Paired with Saison Bariquée from a collaboration of two breweries, Isle de Garde and Ma Brasserie, Montreal, QC.


Chef Emily Butcher deer + almond, Manitoba, MB

Paired with Tightrope 2018 Pinot Gris, VQA, Naramata Bench, BC.

2020 Press Release 2020 Culinary Report Past Winners

About CCC


Staged in many cities across Canada in the fall, the regional events are a celebration of the pillars of Canadian culture – sport, music and food with the purpose of providing young Canadians with the opportunity to be extraordinary in the same pillars of Canadian culture.

In each of the cities, 5 – 10 chefs compete with a dish of their choice paired with a Canadian wine, beer or spirit.  To be invited to compete locally is a notch in the belt. Getting on the podium is very difficult. To win regional gold is a major achievement. To be eligible to compete against each of the regional gold winners in Ottawa is a thrill. And to be crowned the top chef in Canada at the Canadian Culinary Championship is a career changer!

The Competitions

Mystery Wine Pairing

Mystery Wine Pairing

Chefs are given a mystery bottle of wine and are challenged to create a dish with local ingredients that best complement the mysterious vintage, in a set amount of time and with a set budget. Guests will have the pleasure of sampling these creations on the opening night of the competition, in a stand up cocktail reception format. During the event, guests will taste the mystery wine and play ‘judge’ as they vote on the ‘People’s Choice Award’ for the best food and wine pairing. In addition, local breweries will be showcased along with a fantastic silent auction. Food and wine included.

6:30 pm
Shaw Centre

Black Box

Black Box

One of the most exciting parts of the competition! Chefs will be given a black box containing a small array of diverse foods, and must produce and plate a spectacular dish for the national judges – all in one short hour! Guests won’t get much closer to watching an Iron Chef-type competition than this – you will be in the kitchen where all the action is! The local culinary college will create a fantastic spread of food during the competition for you to enjoy, and there is a mini-market featuring local products!

8:00 am – 10:30 am
Algonquin College

Grand Finale

Grand Finale

On the final night of competition, anything goes. Chefs create their best dish for guests to sample, paired with a great Canadian beverage from their regional competition. By evening’s end, that year’s Canada’s Culinary Champion is crowned and a victory celebration will be staged including  performances by some of Canada’s great musicians; elite athletes from amateur, para and pro-sport will be telling their stories; and signature trips will be available to incredible destinations! Food and beverages included.

6:30 pm
Shaw Centre

Ticket Information

Corporate, Foundation and Individual ticket options are available

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CDN. Culinary Championship Photos