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Phil Otto


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Gold Medal Plates Halifax – Canada’s Best Kitchen Party!

Join Us for an Evening to Celebrate Canadian Excellence in Food, Wine, Beer, Sport and Entertainment!

Thursday October 19, 2017

Cunard Centre

Canada’s Best Kitchen Party!

Event Schedule

5:00pm – VIP Reception
This reception is for Deloitte, Gold Sponsors, Event Benefactors, Olympian table buyers and Olympians in attendance
  • Featuring 2016 Gold Medalist – Mark Gray, The Watch that Ends the Night
  • Fine wine auction and silent auction
  • NEW – Gold Medal Pints
5:30pm – Early access to chef stations for VIPs (note: new time)
6:00pm – The Competition (stand up format)
General Admittance for corporate table and individual ticket buyers
  • Tasting of the top 9 chefs’ creations
  • Tasting of Canada’s best wines, spirits and Gold Medal Pints – Canada’s best craft beers
7:40 PM – Celebration Gala (sit down format)
  • Enjoy decadent dessert and Canadian wines
  • Presentation of Olympians in attendance
  • MC – Scott Russell, CBC, Gemini award-winning Olympic broadcaster
  • Entertainment – show co-produced by National Entertainment Advisor, Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo (entertainers tba)
  • Live Auction– Trips to include: Big White Culinary Adventure, Tokyo – Japan (new), Tuscany, Mallorca – Spain, Morocco (new), Belgium and France (new), and the 1001 Km Cycling Challenge From Lake Louise to Whistler (new) Check out Last Year’s Video
  • Crowning of the Culinary Bronze, Silver and Gold medalists


Pricing – More Info
  • Individual Ticket: $300
  • Corporate Table of 10: $3000
  • Olympian Package: VIP access, table of 10 guests + 1 Olympian: $5000
  • Event Benefactor: on site branding, VIP access, table of 10 guests + 1 Olympian: $10000
  • Gold Sponsor: pre-event and on site branding, VIP access, special benefits, two tables of 10 guests + 1 Olympian: $20000

(Taxes not included)



  • Barry Mooney – Gio
  • Chris Kyprianou – The Five Fishermen Restaurant
  • Craig Flinn – Chives
  • Ivan Chan – The Orient Chinese Cuisine
  • Johnathan Canning – Fresh 21
  • Lachlan Culjak – Eliot and Vine
  • Luis Clavel – Signature Experience
  • Shane Robilliard – Fox Harb’r
  • Shaun Zwarun – Kiju’s


  • Alexander Duckworth, Snowboarding – Olympian
  • Mark De Jonge, Canoe/Kayak – Olympic Bronze Medalist
  • Karen Furneaux, Canoe/Kayak – Three-time Olympian
  • Curt Harnett, Cycling – Olympic Silver and Double Bronze Medalist
  • Adrienne Power, Athletics – Olympian
  • Lisa Ross, Sailing – Two-time Olympian
  • Adam van Koeverden, Canoe/Kayak – Olympic Gold, Double Silver and Bronze Medalist
  • Kimi Zakreski, Snowboard – Olympian


  • Bill Spurr (Senior Judge)
  • Ted Grant
  • Amy Savoury
  • Martin Ruiz Salvador
  • Mark Gray, 2016 Gold Medalist
  • James Chatto (National Culinary Advisor)

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Gold Medal Plates Halifax – Thursday October 19, 2017

Cunard Centre


Jennifer Parkhill
Parkhill Events
5758 Inglis Street
Halifax, NS, B3H 1K6
P: 902-425-0282 ext 1
E: halifax@goldmedalplates.com

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