January 25, 2016 - 4:29 PM
KELOWNA – Tickets are already 70 per cent sold out for the national cooking competition in Kelowna next month.
The Gold Medal Plates championship kicks off Feb. 5 at the Delta Grand Hotel in Kelowna with the Mystery Wine Pairing starting at 6 p.m. Chef’s are given an unlabeled bottle of wine they must create a dish of local ingredients with. Guests will taste the mystery wine and sample the dishes before casting a vote for People’s Choice Award.
On Feb. 6 chefs are given only 10 minutes notice and a black box containing diverse foods and one hour to prepare two dishes for the judges. This event is open only to guests who purchase the Gold, Olympia, Silver or three-day event packages.
“Guests won’t get much closer to watching an Iron Chef type competition than this – you are in the kitchen where all the action is,” says the event website.
The grand finale takes place Feb. 6 with a cocktail dressed event where chefs create their best dish for guests to sample, paired with a wine from their regional winery partner.
“By evening’s end, Canada’s Champion Chef of 2016 will be crowned and a victory celebration will be staged including a show produced by National Entertainment Advisor, Jim Cuddy. Food and wine included,” the website says.
Tickets are expected to sell out so visit the Canadian Culinary Championships website to register or find a detailed schedule of events.
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