In it to win it

Top Chef Canada Winding Down

And then there were three. Season 5 of Top Chef Canada, the all-star edition, is winding down.

Still standing are Chefs, Dustin, Nicole and Trevor. Chef Dennis got the boot last Sunday.

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Mealshare Aims to End Youth Hunger

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Kids going hungry is a worldwide issue: in fact, one in four children are malnourished.

It’s horrifying enough that youth hunger occurs in places like Mali, Africa. But the fact that kids are going hungry in affluent countries like Canada and the U.S. is just insane.

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Top Gear

Top Chefs Sport Medium Rare Gear on All-star Season 5

Way back in September 2016 an email landed in our general inbox that had us pretty pumped.

It was a producer for Top Chef Canada asking if we’d be interested in outfitting the “cheftestants” for Season 5. A few emails and a confidentially agreement or two later and we were off to the races.

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Top Chef Canada: All-stars

Meet The Top Chef Canada: All-Stars 

The Food Network has finally revealed the cast of talented chef “all stars” who will be returning for the 5th season of Top Chef Canada.

The first episode of Top Chef Canada: All-Stars runs on the Food Network Sunday, April 2.

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Top Chef Canada

Top Chef Canada Returns

After a three-year hiatus, Top Chef Canada is back… with a twist!

Season Five of the popular culinary competition will feature some of the most accomplished non-winning chefs from previous seasons battling it out for what eluded them all in the past: the title of Canada's Top Chef! 

The new season, Top Chef Canada: All-Stars, premieres April 2 at 10 ET/PT on The Food Network.

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Fowl Deeds

Chef Cam Gets His Wild On

A few years back I was invited by the Alberta Culinary Tourism Alliance to be a guest chef at the Taber Pheasant Festival.

The gig was to show up in Taber, a town southeast of Calgary, observe a pheasant hunt and demonstrate how to prepare and cook the wild birds.

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Getting Torched

Get Torched At Beakerhead

Collaborative dinners and pop-ups are everywhere, but chances are good this is the first one that’s ever been staged at snow and skateboarding lab.

Torched’ is part of Beakerhead, an annual smashup of science, art and engineering that takes over Calgary for a week each September. This year’s edition, with events across the city, runs Sept. 14 – 18.

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Rockin' It

Heading Down The Road

Chef Shaun Edmonstone will be making the trek from rural Grey County north of Toronto to Newfoundland & Labrador this fall to represent at the province’s annual Roots, Rants & Roar food and culture fest.

Running Sept. 16 and 17th in Elliston, NL, the event draws together local talent and local product, with some ‘come-from-aways’ tossed into the mix because… why not?

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Most Interesting Gig

Lions And Tigers And Chefs, Oh My!

Plenty of cooks do their time in large institutional kitchens, everything from hotels and convention centres to hospitals and old folks residences. Many make a career out of it.

Very few get to hang with hippos or lemurs when they step out of the kitchen for a break. That’s exactly what Krish Nair, executive sous chef at Calgary Zoo and the winner of last weekend’s (May 7) Chopped Canada episode, gets to do.

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SoHo Pop-Up

"First, we take Manhattan..."

Most chefs dream of going off the grid every once in a while. But those dreams don't typically involve spending 50 days cooking on an expedition cruise ship in Antarctica.

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