Chef Awards

2015

  • Chef: Roger Andrews
  • Restaurant: Relish Gourmet Burgers
  • Pairing: Benjamin Bridge Tidal Bay Wolfville, Nova Scotia
  • Chef: Roary MacPherson
  • Restaurant: Oppidan
  • Pairing: Kraze Legz Vineyard and Winery Kraze Legz Merlot British Columbia VQA
  • Chef: Adam Grevatt
  • Restaurant: Blue on Water
  • Pairing: Jost Winery Selkie Nova Scotia

James-Chatto-by-George-Whiteside-high-resCulinary Report by James Chatto

It is one of the happiest of all life’s coincidences that Gold Medal Plates St. John’s almost always takes place on my birthday. It’s a very good place to celebrate an anniversary, and a splendid group of friends to share it with, especially when the occasion is something of a milestone. One highlight was being called on stage so that the band could sing Happy Birthday to me – thank you, Jim Cuddy, Sam Roberts, Anne Lindsay, Colin Cripps and Devin Cuddy! They were all in very fine voice, thrilling the sold-out crowd at the Delta with the rest of their performances and helping to sell a ton of trips. The incomparable Tessa Virtue was the evening’s MC, to the delight of all, and Scott Moir conducted the interview of the athletes with great charm and energy.

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2014

  • Chef: Mark McCrowe
  • Restaurant: Aqua Kitchen / Bar
  • Paired Wine: 2013 Zweigelt Norman Hardie Winery and Vineyard, Prince Edward County
  • Chef: Chris Chafe
  • Restaurant: The Doctor’s House Inn and Spa
  • Paired Wine: 2012 Pinot Noir Meyer Family Vineyards, Okanagan, BC
  • Chef: Shawn Hussey
  • Restaurant: Chinched
  • Paired Wine: 2011 Merlot “La Droite” Rollingdale Winery, West Kelowna, BC

2013

  • Chef: Roger Andrews
  • Restaurant: Relish Gourmet Burgers
  • Paired Wine: Norman Hardie Vineyards Pinot Noir 2012 Unfiltered, Niagara Peninsula, ON
  • Chef: Ruth Wigman
  • Restaurant: Bistro Sofia
  • Paired Wine: Red Paw Vineyard 2011 Pinot Noir, Niagara Peninsula, ON
  • Chef: Andrew Hodge
  • Restaurant: Holiday Inn St. John’s
  • Paired Wine: Cave Spring Cellars with Riesling 2009

2012

  • Chef: Shaun Hussey
  • Restaurant: Chinced
  • Paired Wine: Tawse Sketches Niagara Chardonnay, 2010.
  • Chef: Mark McCrowe
  • Restaurant: Aqua Kitchen/Bar
  • Paired Wine: Malivoire 2011, Gamey VQA Niagara Peninsula
  • Chef: Roary MacPherson
  • Restaurant: Oppidan
  • Paired Wine: Blasted Church Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

2011

  • Chef: Mike Barsky
  • Restaurant: Bacalao
  • Paired Wine: Pelee Island Winery Pinot Noir Reserve
  • Chef: Chris Chafe
  • Restaurant: Magnum & Steins
  • Paired Wine: Tawse Winery 2008 Van Bers Vineyard Cabernet Franc
  • Chef: Tony Vellnov
  • Restaurant: Bistro Sofia
  • Paired Wine: Peller Estates Winery sparkling 2010 Ice Cuvée

2010

  • Chef: Jeremy Charles
  • Restaurant: Raymonds
  • Paired Wine: Ravine Vineyard
  • Chef: Tak Ishiwata
  • Restaurant: Basho
  • Paired Wine: Millot-Pete Luckett Vineyard
  • Chef: Roary MacPherson
  • Restaurant: Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland
  • Paired Wine: Prospect Winery

2009

  • Chef: Ivan Kyutukchiev
  • Restaurant: Bianca’s
  • Chef: Jeremy Charles
  • Restaurant: Atlantica
  • Chef: Mark McCowe
  • Restaurant: Aqua

Best Of Show

2015

  • McWatters Winery 2012 Meritage British Columbia
  • Gaspereau Vineyards Tidal Bay Nova Scotia
  • Trius Brut Sparkling

2014

  • 2011 Merlot “La Droite” Rollingdale Winery, West Kelowna, BC
  • Red Paw Vineyard 2010 Pinot Noir Coyote’s Run Estate Winery, Niagara
  • 2012 Pinot Noir Meyer Family Vineyards, Okanagan, BC

2013

  •  Norman Hardie Vineyards 2012 Pinot Noir Prince Edward County, ON
  • Coyotes Run Estate Winery 2011 Red Paw Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011, Niagara Peninsula, ON
  • Lake Breeze Vineyards 2009 Tempest Okanagan Valley, BC

2012

  • Trius 2009 Riesling, Niagara-on-the-Lake ON
  • Blasted Church Vineyards 2008 Cabernet Merlot,  Okanagan-Similkameen BC
  • Tawse Winery 2010 Sketches Chardonnay, Vineland ON

2011

  • Tawse Winery 2008 Van Bers Vineyard Cabernet Franc,  Vineland ON
  • Le Clos Jordanne 2008 Village Reserve, Niagara ON
  •  Andrew Peller Ice Cuvée sparkler, Grimsby ON