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
Six months ago, Chinched Bistro took on our second culinary intern in as many years. The first, Elizabeth Lee interned with us as part of her program with the Culinary Institute of Canada in PEI. Our most recent intern Emily Hancock comes to us from the culinary program with the Collage of the North Atlantic.
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.
Chinched offered a whole new style and world of cooking and cuisine. Based on her previous work experience Jenn felt like she had mastered the skills required of her in the kitchen, it took being exposed to her new responsibilities and a new style of food to understand what truly
Things have come a long way in the two years since Chinched first opened its doors on August 27th 2010. One of the most important people who has helped Chinched get to where it is today is our Sous Chef Jenn May. Without her creativity, attention to detail and perhaps most importantly her positive energy Chinched would be a very