1. THE TEAMS
Our passion will continue to be grounded in helping grow Canadian food tourism alongside our sponsors, partners and public institutions. At CHEFS CANADA, this is mainly accomplished through participation at some of the most distinguished culinary competitions on earth. To multiply its impact, the new group is adding to its roster some of the best chefs in the country to form a World Pastry Cup team as well as support contenders in the World Pâté Croûte Championship. Together with the Bocuse d’Or Canada team and its Ambassad’Ors, we hope that this culinary force will help create a sustainable and profitable culinary scene from coast to coast.
2. THE CHEFS ACADEMY
Rooted in our confidence that Canada is home to visionary culinary artists whose education and experience we wish to fortify, the CHEFS ACADEMY is a manifestation of the team’s desires to unite, share and transmit knowledge and expertise, techniques and savoir-faire amongst Canadian chefs but also with the next generation. Be it through training, seminars or even cooking lessons, Canadian cooks, chefs and industry professionals will have a reliable resource to turn to for guidance, mentorship and information.
To launch this new service, the team has partnered with Sysco, the world’s global foodservice leader, to launch the Chefs Academy podcast. Each month, host Jay Ashton, Sysco’s National Business Resources Lead, will deep dive into topics effecting the Canadian restaurant industry. He will offer his inspiration and solutions to assist Canadian chefs and restaurateurs in building successful and profitable restaurants.
Also launching in March, CHEFS CANADA and Sysco Grand Montreal are coming together to help keep Montreal kitchens open by offering foodies exclusive dishes made in collaboration between its chefs and local eateries.
CHEFS CANADA welcomes opportunities to partner with other groups to create resources that will benefit our industry.
3. THE CHEFS PANTRY
CHEFS CANADA isn’t just for the hospitality industry. Foodies will be able to experience the best Canada has to offer through branded food products created and signed by some of our country’s greatest chefs. This new gourmet line of products will be available for purchase, bringing the prowess and luxury of the Canadian culinary landscape to homes from coast to coast in addition to financially supporting local producers and chefs alike. Proceeds generated from the CHEFS CANADA Pantry will directly support the development of the national teams CHEFS CANADA represents, ultimately supporting the Canadian foodservice and hospitality industries as a whole.
BE PART OF THE MOVEMENT
There’s a place for you to be part of this movement. Like Ned Bell, Normand Laprise, Alvin Leung, Alex Chen and 500 other chefs, sign up to become an Ambassad’Or of the Canadian foodservice industry. From products to masterclasses, an array of services are available to inspire Canadian consumers and benefit the restaurant industry. Be sure to stay up to date and discover a unique range of food products, recipes, sustainable ingredients, cooking classes and so much more by visiting chefscanada.com.