Competing Chefs Announced for Gold Medal Plates Halifax


Halifax, N.S. – On October 17, 2013, nine local chefs will compete in the Halifax Gold Medal Plates competition. The chefs will create their most innovative dishes and the winner of the Halifax competition will participate in the final, nation-wide, Canadian Culinary Championships in Kelowna, B.C. in February 2014.


“We are extremely excited to have the Gold Medal Plates event return to Nova Scotia this year,” says co-chair Mathew Harris, Atlantic Managing Partner of Deloitte. “This series of culinary events has been referred to as the ultimate celebration of Canadian excellence in cuisine, wine, sport and entertainment…and we plan on making the kick-off event in Halifax a memorable evening for everyone involved.”
Competing chefs for the 2013 competition in Halifax include:

Bryan Corkery, Elements on Hollis (Halifax)
Mark Gabrieau, Gabrieau’s Bistro (Antigonish)
Roland Glauser, Charlotte Lane (Shelburne)

Sam Jaggi, Grand Taj (Halifax)

Jason Lynch, Le Caveau (Grand Pré)

Martin Ruiz Salvador, Fleur de Sel (Lunenburg)

Tahir A. Salamat, RCR Hospitality Group (Halifax)

Geir Simensen, Saege Bistro (Halifax)
Terry Vassallo, Café Chianti (Halifax)

“Shaun Majumder will be emceeing the evening,” says event co-chair and president of Source Security, Ron Lovett. “There will be music from Jim Cuddy as well as other Canadian icons…we are all in this to help raise money and awareness for our local and Canadian athletes representing us on the international stage.”


Net proceeds from Gold Medal Plates are given to the Canadian Olympic Foundation which supports Olympic athletes and high performance programs. Since its inception, Gold Medal Plates competitions across Canada have raised more than $7.4 million for the Canadian Olympic Foundation.


Gold Medal Plates Halifax will feature spectacular auction items, such as getaways with Olympians and Canadian entertainers to locations like Tuscany, British Virgin Islands, Scotland, South Africa as well as Kelowna for the Canadian Gold Medal Plates finals.


To purchase tickets for the 2013 Gold Medal Plates Halifax, contact Christine at Halifax@goldmedalplates.com902-492-9291, ext 115 or visit


For more information please contact:

Christine White
Director of Communications & Events, Taste of Nova Scotia

Phone: (902) 492-9291, ext 115

Cell: (902) 880-2180





Karen Blair
Co-Founder and Director of Operations and Sponsorship, Gold Medal Plates
Phone: (416) 778-6533


About Gold Medal Plates
Gold Medal Plates is the ultimate celebration of Canadian Excellence in cuisine, wine, entertainment and athletic achievement. Celebrating in 11 cities across Canada in 2013, Gold Medal Plates features superb Canadian wines, premier chefs and Canadian Olympic athletes, in a competition to crown a gold, silver and bronze medal culinary team in each city, and subsequently nation-wide. Since 2004, this event has received tremendous support and accolades all across Canada and generated a combined net total of over $7.4 million for Canada’s Olympic athletes! For more information, visit the Gold Medal Plates website

About Canadian Olympic Foundation – The Beneficiary of the events
The Canadian Olympic Foundation is a national charitable organization created by the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) supporting high performance athletes across all winter and summer sports.  The Foundation’s Mission is to generate support to meet the technical, scientific, medical and coaching needs of Canada’s high performance sport system and assist Canada’s athletes in becoming ambassadors for sport, healthy living and the pursuit of excellence across the nation.  Net proceeds from Gold Medal Plates are given to the Canadian Olympic Foundation to support high performance programs such as Own the Podium. To learn more about the Foundation and the programs it funds, please


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