Rockers 54-40 to play Kelowna’s Culinary Championships

Popular Canadian musicians 54-40 will be celebrating and performing live at the 2018 Canadian Culinary Championships in Kelowna.

The long-running Vancouver rock band will play the finale of the Canadian Culinary Championships, set for Feb. 3, 2018.

“We are thrilled to announce that we will have these iconic Canadian rockers join us at the Canadian Culinary Championships finale in Kelowna on Saturday night,” said Stephen Leckie, co-founder, Gold Medal Plates and Canadian Culinary Championships.

“Guests will be treated to an evening of talent – not only from the eleven chefs from across the country who are creating their best dish but now with an intimate live performance with the classic rock band 54-40, performing such classics as Ocean Pearl, I Go Blind and Miss You, it promises to be an outstanding evening.”

The Grand Finale Competition takes place at the Delta Grand Okanagan Hotel in Kelowna and on the final night of competition, anything goes. Chefs create their best dish for guests to sample, paired with a great wine, beer or spirit from their regional beverage partner. By evening’s end, Canada’s Champion Chef of 2018 will be crowned and a victory celebration.

54-40 boast more than two decades of performing and has an unbelievable catalogue of hit songs. Lead by chief songwriter Neil Osborne, 54-40 have carved out a legacy of gold and platinum albums and an outstanding reputation for their live performances that carries through to this day.

Anticipated to be another sold out event, tickets can be purchased online at www.goldmedalplates.com

Chefs Competing at the 2018 Canadian Culinary Championships:

Alex Chen – Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, Vancouver, representing British Columbia

Shane Chartrand – SAGE, representing Edmonton

Blake Flann – BLAKE from Canmore, representing Calgary

David Vinoya – Wild Sage Kitchen & Bar, representing Regina

James McFarland – University of Saskatchewan, representing Saskatoon

Mike Robins – Sous Sol, representing Winnipeg

Lorenzo Loseto – George Restaurant, representing Toronto

Briana Kim – Café My House, representing Ottawa

Éric Gonzalez – L’Atelier Joël Robuchon, representing Montreal

Barry Mooney – Gio, representing Nova Scotia

Nick Jewczyk – The Fifth Ticket, representing St. John’s

Net proceeds from the Canadian Culinary Championships are provided to the Canadian Olympic Foundation which supports Olympic athletes and high performance programs. Since 2004, Gold Medal Plates has generated over 12 million for Canada’s Olympic athletes.

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