Calgary Event Chairs

Chris Lee, Tim Gillespie and Dave Harrison
Honourary Patron

Her Honour, the Honourable Lois Mitchell, CM, AOE, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta

Gold Medal Plates – Canada’s Best Kitchen Party!

Gold Medal Plates Calgary
Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Location: Telus Conference Centre – North Building, Hall CDE

Event Schedule:

5:15pm – VIP Reception
This stand up reception is for Deloitte National sponsor guests, Gold Sponsors, Event Benefactors, Olympian Table buyers, and Olympians in attendance

  • Featuring 2017 Canadian Culinary Champion and 2016 GMP Gold Medal Winner, Jinhee Lee, Foreign Concept
  • 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
General Admittance for corporate table and individual ticket buyers

  • Tasting of the top 10 chefs’ creations in a stand up reception format.
  • Tasting of Canada’s best wines, spirits and Gold Medal Pints – Canada’s best craft beers.

7:40 PM – Celebration Gala
Seated format for all guests

  • Dessert Reception
  • Gold Medal Plates 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, Tuscany, Barcelona and Mallorca, Iceland, (New!) Belgium and France, and (New!) Japan!
  • Crowning of the Bronze, Silver and Gold Medal Winning Chefs!


  • Individual Ticket: $ 375
  • Corporate Table of 10: $ 3,750
  • Olympian Table of 10 guests + 1 Olympian: $ 5,750
  • Event Benefactor, table of 10 guests + 1 Olympian: $ 10,000
  • Gold Sponsor, table of 10 guests + 1 Olympian: $ 25,000

(Taxes not included)

John Michael MacNeil – The Beltliner
Dave Bohati – Teatro Ristorante
Blake Flann –
BLAKE (Canmore)
Matthias Fong –
River Cafe
Darren MacLean –
Jenny M. Kang – Bow Valley Ranche 
Evan Robertson
Kenny Kaechele – WORKSHOP kitchen+culture
David Spero –
Quinn Staple – Yellow Door Bistro


James Chatto (Head Judge)
John Gilchrist
Michael Allemeier
Michael Noble
Kathy Richardier
Ryan O’Flynn
Chef Jinhee Lee

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

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