As most people know I have retired my chef’s coat and now I wear many hats, I guess that’s what comes with owning your own business. Some days I truly miss my time in the kitchen. The “good old days” high intensity, fast paced, warm days and late nights. Other days I am more than happy to be “retired”. On
One of my personal favorite events at the Canadian Culinary Championships is the mystery wine pairing. The premise is simple; the organizers choose a Canadian wine, remove the label and any other identifying marks and give it along with $500 cash to the competing culinary teams. Each team is then required to take the $500 and pair a dish with
This past Saturday we were joined by our fellow chefs in the Garden at the Sheraton Newfoundland for our second fundraiser in support of our culinary team’s trip to Kelowna BC, for the Canadian Culinary Championships. The Pop-Up deli was organized by Chef Roary MacPherson of the Sheraton Newfoundland, with the support of the Restaurant Association and participation from Bacalao, Todd
It’s been a pretty busy start to 2013 here at Chinched Bistro. With our new winter menu rolling out this week and the fundraisers we’ve been involved with it seems like there’s always something exiting happening at Chinched Bistro! On Thursday evening of last week Chinched Bistro along with a lot of help from our friends hosted the Gold Medal Plates
This past week has been something special at Chinched Bistro, and before I get into it I’d like to thank everyone for their kind words and support. Both leading up to, during and after the Gold Medal Plates competition our friends, family and staff stepped up, and when this team comes together amazing things happen.
The 4th Annual Gold Medal Plates competition will be taking place in St. John’s on Thursday November 8th. The event takes place 10 different cities nationwide pitting the top Chefs in each region against each other in a culinary standoff. The object is to serve a dish paired with a Canadian wine to 400 guests, each dish and pairing is
Fall is here and so is a new menu at Chinched Bistro! Over the last few weeks we have slowly phased out each of the items from our Summer menu and implemented our Fall selection. These items will run from now until the Christmas season.
Almost 2 years ago, on August 27th 2010 Chinched Bistro opened its doors for the first time. Since then we have been on the most incredible journey, 2 years is a long time but we wouldn’t trade the fun and experiences we’ve had over
The Restaurant Association of Newfoundland has teamed up with Parks Canada to offer another unique experience at one of Newfoundland’s most famous historical sites; A Regimental Rum Tasting on Signal Hill. The event is being hosted by Bacalao Cuisine and features Newfoundland Rums by Rock Spirits as well as Collingwood Wines and Spirits. The local spirits are paired with local cuisine
Food day Canada is a national celebration of Canadian cuisine, local farmers and ingredients, and our local chefs and cooks. On Saturday August 4th people from across the nation will gather to celebrate their food and their culinary experiences. Organizer Anita Stewart has been spearheading this project since 1983, and with great success. Each year chefs from across the country gather