A regional qualifier for the
Canadian Culinary Championship

Thursday, November 9th
The Carlu

The Winners

Silver: Chef Jesse Vallins from Barberian's Steak House
paired with Charles Baker 2020 Riesling, Twenty Mile Bench

Gold: Chef Frank Parhizgar from FK Restaurant
paired with Closson Chase 2021 Churchside Pinot Noir, Prince Edward County

Bronze: Chef Johnson Wu from Islington Golf Club
paired with Leaning Post 2021 The Fifty Pinot Noir, Niagara Peninsula

Chef Frank Parhizgar will go on to represent Toronto at the Canadian Culinary Championship on February 2nd and 3rd, 2024 in Ottawa

Best of Show

Gold: Bachelder 2021 Grimsby Hillside Frontier Block Chardonnay, Lincoln Lakeshore

Silver: Thirty Bench 2020 Small Lots Cabernet Franc. Beamsville Bench

Bronze: Bachelder 2021 Wismer-Parke Vineyard Pinot Noir, Twenty Mile Bench



Barney Bentall

George Stroumboulopoulos