54-40 to perform at Canadian Culinary Championships

Popular Canadian band 54-40 will be celebrating and performing live at the 2018 Canadian Culinary Championships in Kelowna.
The Grand Finale Competition takes place on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Delta Grand Okanagan Hotel. Chefs create their best dish for guests to sample, paired with a great wine, beer or spirit from their regional beverage partner. Anticipated to be another sold out event, tickets can be purchased online at www.goldmedalplates.com
“We are thrilled to announce that we will have these iconic Canadian rockers join us at the Canadian Culinary Championships finale in Kelowna on Saturday night,” comments Stephen Leckie, Co-Founder, Gold Medal Plates and Canadian Culinary Championships. ”Guests will be treated to an evening of talent – not only from the eleven chefs from across the country who are creating their best dish but now with an intimate live performance with the classic rock band 54-40, performing such classics as Ocean Pearl, I Go Blind and Miss You, it promises to be an outstanding evening!”

Chefs Competing at the 2018 Canadian Culinary Championships:

Alex Chen – Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, Vancouver, representing British Columbia
Shane Chartrand – SAGE, representing Edmonton
Blake Flann – BLAKE from Canmore, representing Calgary
David Vinoya - Wild Sage Kitchen & Bar, representing Regina
James McFarland - University of Saskatchewan, representing Saskatoon
Mike Robins - Sous Sol, representing Winnipeg
Lorenzo Loseto - George Restaurant, representing Toronto
Briana Kim - Café My House, representing Ottawa
Éric Gonzalez - L’Atelier Joël Robuchon, representing Montreal
Barry Mooney – Gio, representing Nova Scotia
Nick Jewczyk - The Fifth Ticket, representing St. John’s
Net proceeds from the Canadian Culinary Championships are provided to the Canadian Olympic Foundation which supports Olympic athletes and high performance programs. Since 2004, Gold Medal Plates has generated over 12 million for Canada's Olympic athletes. 
Tickets to the 2018 event are now on sale, attendees can choose from three event package options to include the Friday Mystery Wine Pairing Competition that will include Gold Medal Pints with five finalist beers being featured from across Canada, the Black Box Competition or the Saturday Grand Finale featuring 54/40 and MC Olympic Gold Medalist in Ski Cross, Ashleigh McIvor.
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