Vancouver qualifier for the Canadian Culinary Championships promises to be a scrumptious skirmish

Some of the city's best chefs will be pitted against each other.

Great Kitchen Party

Credit: Boulevard’s Roger Ma won the Canadian Culinary Championships in 2019

Some of the city’s best chefs will be pitted against each other 

Canada’s Great Kitchen Party is back for the first time since 2019. The event, a national competition for the country’s top chefs that sees them pitted against each other by region before competing for the national title, has been a staple of the restaurant industry for 16 years.  

And it stands to reason that, if you’re at all interested in top cuisine, you’ll want to head to the Vancouver leg of the competition.  

That takes place on Thursday, November 24, at the Westin Bayshore Vancouver and will feature chefs Vish Mayekar (Caffè La Tana, Pepino’s), Scott Korzack (Bacaro), Bobby Milheron (Homer St. Cafe and Bar, Tableau Bar Bistro, Maxine’s Cafe & Bar), Sandy Chen (Archer), Thachaya Tuangkitkun (Maenam) and Sean Reeve (Collective Goods). 

The Vancouver event will be the last to be held among the nine competing cities. Each region’s winning chef will qualify for the Canadian Culinary Championship in Ottawa on February 3 and 4.  

The last time the event was held in-person, Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar’s Roger Ma took home both the Vancouver and grand finale gold medals.  

“We know that Vancouver’s chefs are eager to take the top spot on the podium this November and compete to hold on to the title of Canadian Culinary Champion in our nation’s capital,” said Vancouver co-chairs Bryce Davis and Eva Tone of MNP, the presenting sponsor of the project. 

You can buy tickets to the Vancouver leg of the competition here.