Gold Medal Plates: The Quest for Canada’s Best Chef

I had meant to publish this blog post on Friday last week.  Before we managed to do that, our site went down without a single prior warning from the company which hosted chowtimes.  More about that later.  This post is about a TV show … as a matter of fact, this is about a TV show of things that are dearest to the hearts of most chowtimes readers … food AND Vancouver.


A couple of weeks ago, we received a package via Fedex with  a DVD.  That DVD contained a couple of episodes of a show called Gold Medal Plates.

For foodies in Canada, this is a MUST watch show.  It showcased the top restaurants in Canada battling for the title of “Canada’s Best Chef”.  Suanne and I watched the first two episodes from Toronto and Vancouver.  It was simply one of the most well made and action packed (yeah, action packed!) show about food we had watched.  Kind of made us proud that a Canadian production could produce such a show and give us a very good feeling that the Canadian culinary scene matches some of the best in the world.


The show actually started on Sunday last week (10May) with the first episode on Toronto.  All is not lost Vancouverites!  Tonight’s show is on Vancouver where the following restaurants slugged out to be the best of Vancouver:

  • Blue Water Cafe
  • Boneta
  • C
  • Cabana Grill
  • Chow
  • Fuel
  • Kingyo
  • Parkside
  • Sooke House Harbour
  • Tojo
  • Westin Bayshore

Alright, I know … some of the restaurants above had recently closed because of the current poor economy.  The show was actually produced last year.  For those in the know, the results were well publicized.  Find out who won in Vancouver … and who ultimately claimed the title “Canada’s Best Chef”.

Showtime is at 9:00 PM Pacific on CTV’s Travel and Escape Channel (Channel 128 on Shaw, I think).

Guess who won in Vancouver?

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