Garland Canada Culinary Competition

Catch Canada's top up-and-coming chefs face off

Under the watchful (virtual) eyes of our four esteemed judges, the 12 finalists will be tasked with creating a dish that demonstrates how to “Feed The Recovery”. Dishes will be designed with the present and future state of the industry in mind and will explore themes such as; an innovative solution for takeout, a dish that can travel long distances, a dish that could be frozen and reheated creating a retail solution, a fine dining home solution or a health-focused, nutrient dense option to name a few of the possibilities.

Competition Details

Over the month of February, each competitor will participate in a virtual competition demonstrating their skill, ability and talent while our panel of judges virtually observes and evaluates each contestant, asking questions that will help them determine the integrity of the dish and the skill level of the chef.

The final edited version of the competition will be broadcast on the Culinary Stage of the RC Show. Winners will be announced live with a live Q&A session including the judges and audience.

Watch the competition online - Monday, March 1 from 1:00-1:45PM EST.

Vote for your competition favourite

From February 22-27, Restaurants Canada will be posting all competitors' videos below and on Instagram @RestaurantsCanada.

Cast your vote for your favourite competitor by "liking" their video. Share their video on your social network to amp up their chances of winning!

The video with the most “LIKES” on Feb. 27 at 5pm EST will be crowned the Fan Favourite. Winners will be announced live on March 1, 2021.

Competition Prizes

First Place: $5,000
Second Place: $3,000
Third Place: $1,500
Fan Favourite: $500

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JUDGES

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John Higgins

Director of Hospitality & Culinary Enterprises,
George Brown College

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John Jackson

Co-Chef & Co-Owner, CHARCUT

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Connie DeSousa

Co-Chef & Co-Owner, CHARCUT

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Alex Chen

Executive Chef, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

COMPETITORS

Samantha-Mederios

Samantha Medeiros

Sous Chef, La Palma Restaurant (Toronto)

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Nikko-Policarpio

Nikko Policarpio

Sous Chef, Mineral Restaurant

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Miriam-Echeverria

Miriam Echeverria

Executive Chef, Greta Solomon's

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Brian-Thribedeu

Brian Thibodeau

Sous Chef, Park Restaurant

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Hani Firin

Sous Chef, Elora Mill Hotel & Spa

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Zach Keeshig

Chef & Program Instructor, Elephant Thoughts

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Jesse Mutch

Chef & Owner, Flora's Deli

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Samantha-Lamanna

Samantha Lamanna

Chef de Cuisine, ll Covo

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Ruby Gatt

Sous Chef, Piano Piano

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Daniel-Kim

Daniel Kim

Sous Chef, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

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Ken Yau

Chef & Owner, k.Dinners/k.Dumps

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Kasyndra-Noseworthy

Kasyndra Noseworthy

Commis Chef, Momofuku Kōjin

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PRESENTED BY

WITH SUPPORT FROM

CULINARY SCHOOL PARTNERS

Thank you to the schools who conducted the preliminary judging round.