Chef Taryn has been nominated, and will be competing in the 2012 Canadian Culinary Championships. Gold Medal Plates 2012 is a yearly fundraiser and gala dinner where chefs from all over Canada compete, while raising money for our Olympic Athletes.


Who’s gunning for gold at BC’s top culinary competition?


Taryn Wa | Savoury Chef Foods

Wa — the only female competitor this year — is widely regarded to be one of Vancouver’s most respected caterers. If you think that means she’s all about canapés, hors d’ouevres, and pretty platters, think again. She’s an award-winning chef in her own right. This will be her first time at the GMP, and I fully expect her to be a fierce competitor with one goal in mind: to thrash the field.


 As my editor noted in a recent piece, this November 16 will see 10 of BC’s top chefs gathered at the Westin Bayshore to compete in the Gold Medal Plates (GMP), the most respected cooking competition in the province. The annual throwdown is mirrored in major cities from coast to coast every Fall, with the winners of each going on to represent their respective regions at the annual Canadian Culinary Championships (CCC). Adjudicating the proceedings will be myself, wine guru Sid Cross, chef Rob Feenie, restaurateur John Bishop, cookbook maven Barbara-Jo McIntosh, and gourmand Lesley Stowe. As for who we’ll be sitting in judgment, they’re a mixed bag of awesome talents, each deserving of a few words…

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