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  • Celebrity chef catering trend gaining traction in Canada

    By Marian Staresinic For many up-and-coming event planners and promoters, the idea of highlighting the servings or in-house appearances of a celebrity chef has felt like somewhat of a pipe dream, something only the overly wealthy or elite could pull off. The logistics and key questions can be overwhelming, even when the overall budget is in favour of the initiative. “How can I access these busy chefs? Can we get them to cater our large-scale events? How can I see…

    Event Operations, Food & Beverage

  • IACC-Americas Chapter names finalists for Global Copper Skillet Competition

    Four chefs from IACC-member properties representing the United States and Canada gathered recently to compete for the IACC Americas Chapter Cook-Off at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, where the winners secured their spot en route to the Global Copper Skillet Competition finale next month at IACC-Americas Connect in Los Angeles. Kent Phillips, executive chef at Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre, located in London, ON, Canada, took the “Senior Category Americas Cook-Off Award” for his winning dish of Smoked Paprika Petit…

    Award Recognition, Breaking News, Meeting Community, People & Profiles

  • Daryl Kerr named Chef of the Year by the Calgary Academy of Chefs and Cooks

    The Calgary Academy of Chefs and Cooks, a branch of the Canadian Culinary Federation, is proud to honour Corporate Chef Daryl Kerr of Great Events Group with the coveted Chef of the Year award. Daryl Kerr receives the 2016 award based on exhibiting an inspiring passion for his craft, an unending pursuit of creativity and a commitment to promoting the local food industry in Calgary. For over ten years, Daryl has performed as the Corporate Chef for Great Events Group, a food and…

    Award Recognition, People & Profiles

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