Auberge du Pommier’s Golden Touch

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It has never happened before. Despite being the largest city in Canada, (fourth most populous in North America) with a thriving food scene showcasing some of the country's brightest culinary stars, runner-up was the closest a Toronto-based chef had ever come to the top prize at the Gold Medal Plates competition.

Quebec Student Earns Canada’s Spot in 2013 S.Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Competition

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Even in the best of times forward thinkers worry about one thing: where will the next generation of talent come from and how can we foster it?

Cava’s 4th Annual Groundhog Day Challenge

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It began as a pun celebrating both the day and the star attraction. As Cava chef and owner Chris McDonald explains the timing around Groundhog Day and a love of charcuterie (which is usually made of ground hog) had him inspired him to host a chef challenge at few years ago.