Event Chairs

Jim Grout

Jim Grout

Scot Martin

Scot Martin

Mark Maybank

Mark Maybank

Chair Elect

Michael Tamblyn

Michael Tamblyn


Thank you to the Gold Medal Plates sponsors and supporters who provide vital support to the project!

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

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

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Metro Toronto Convention Centre – South Building – Halls F&G

Canada’s Best Kitchen Party!

Event Schedule

5:15pm – VIP Reception
This reception is for Deloitte, Gold Sponsors, Event Benefactors, Olympian table buyers and Olympians in attendance
  • Featuring 2016 Gold Medal Winner, Amanda Ray, O&B Canteen
  • 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 10 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: $500
  • Corporate Table of 10: $5000
  • Olympian Package: VIP access, table of 10 guests + 1 Olympian: $7000
  • 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: $25000

(Taxes not included)



  • Chris Brown – Citizen Catering
  • David Lee – Nota Bene
  • Ivana Raca – Raca Café & Bar / Ufficio
  • Jesse Vallins – Maple Leaf Tavern / PORT
  • Julie Marteleira – Leña Restaurant
  • Lorenzo Loseto – George
  • Rob Klunder – The Spoke Club
  • Romain Avril – Lavelle Restaurant and Bar
  • Ross Midgley – Ravine Estates Winery Restaurant
  • Taylor McMeekin – The Chase


  • Therese Brisson, Hockey – Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist
  • Isabelle Charest, Speed-Skating – Olympic Silver and Double Bronze Medalist
  • Alexendra Duckworth, Snowboard – Olympian
  • Curt Harnett, Cycling – Olympic Silver and Double Bronze Medalist
  • Rosie MacLennan, Trampoline – Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Marnie McBean, Rowing – Triple Olympic Gold Medalist and Bronze Medalist
  • Sami Jo Small – Double Olympic Gold Medalist and Olympic Silver Medalist
  • Adam van Koeverden, Canoe/Kayak – Olympic Gold, Double Silver and Bronze Medalist
  • Erica Wiebe, Wrestling – Olympic Gold Medalist

Many more to be announced!


  • Sasha Chapman (Senior Judge)
  • Christine Cushing
  • John Higgins
  • Lucy Waverman
  • Anita Stewart
  • Amy Rosen
  • Chef Amanda Ray, 2016 Gold Medalist
  • James Chatto (National Culinary Advisor)

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Gold Medal Plates Toronto – Thursday, November 16, 2017

Metro Toronto Convention Centre – South Building – Halls F&G

This city is sold out.


Robin Turnbull
Robin Turnbull Event Management
35 Maher Ave
Toronto, ON M6P 1S7
P: 416-604-0310
E: toronto@goldmedalplates.com

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