Gold Medal Plates BC To Take Place Nov. 17 in Victoria


Victoria – 2016 is an Olympic year and B.C.’s Gold Medal Plates will be celebrating Canada’s Rio bound athletes, as well as continuing to highlight Canadian excellence in cuisine, wine, the arts and athletic achievement.

Today, Gold Medal Plates announced the ten participating Chefs who will be preparing their culinary creations at the 2016 Victoria event, to be held at the Victoria Conference Centre on Thursday, November 17th. These Chefs have a hard act to follow as the 2015 Gold medal Chef, Alex Chen of Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, also went on to win the Bronze medal at the Canadian Culinary Championships last February in Kelowna, B.C.

The top Chefs selected to compete at Victoria GMP 2016 are:


Morgan Wilson Fairmont Empress

Nicholas Waters Toque Catering

Sam Chalmers North 48

Sergio Hernandez Nourish Kitchen & Cafe



Jefferson Alvarez Cacao

Ricardo Valverde Ancora

Ned Bell  Ocean Wise



Jesse McCleery Pilgrimme

Mark Filatow Waterfront Wines

Rob Walker Big White Ski Resort


“Victoria has established a culture of excellence with its Gold Medal Plates event,” said Karen Blair, Gold Medal Plates National Co-founder, “not only on the culinary side, but on the event execution as well. Victoria is one of the most breathtaking cities in Canada, and once you add into the mix our Olympians and entertainers, it is an event not to be missed.”

Net proceeds from Gold Medal Plates are provided to the Canadian Olympic Foundation which supports Olympic athletes and high performance programs. Since its inception, Gold Medal Plates competitions across Canada have raised close to $11 million for the Canadian Olympic Foundation.

In addition to the culinary competition, Gold Medal Plates Victoria will feature spectacular auction items, such as getaways with Olympians and Canadian entertainers to locations like New Zealand, Tuscany, Portugal as well as Kelowna for the Canadian Gold Medal Plates finals.

To purchase tickets, or for sponsor opportunities for Gold Medal Plates Victoria, contact Scott Gurney at or visit

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