The 5th Annual Bone Appétit Chef Challenge Presented By Gay Lea Foods
Save the Date! Osteoporosis Canada is holding our 5thAnnual Bone Appétit Chef Challenge presented by Gay Lea Foods on October 21, 2011 at The Old Mill Inn & Spa, one of Toronto’s most beautiful and historic venues.
This premiere event features four celebrated local chefs – Lynn Crawford, Christian Pritchard, Anthony Rose, and Donna Dooher – competing to be crowned the Bone Appétit Chef Challenge Champion. Each chef plans and prepares a “bone friendly” dish for the event live on our stage, using calcium and vitamin D rich foods in his or her recipe to highlight the ways in which we can enjoy tasty food that also helps protect our bones.
After each chef prepares his or her recipe on the kitchen stage, the audience has the opportunity to sample the dish at one of the four tasting stations located around the elegant venue. At the end of the evening, each member of the audience has the opportunity to cast a ballot for their favourite dish, and the chef of the winning dish is named the Bone Appétit Chef Champion.
In addition to the culinary demonstrations by the chefs and the scrumptious dishes they have designed for the audience, we will also host an open bar along with several tasting stations featuring a wide variety of Canadian cheeses, bread, dips and spreads. There will be plenty of other activities for guests, including an exciting silent auction packed with fabulous prizes.
Make sure to mark the date – Friday, October 21st, 2011, 6:30pm to 11:00pm – in your calendars and keep watching osteoporosis.ca for more information and how to get your hands on the limited number of tickets to this extraordinary event.
Osteoporosis Canada presents the Master of Ceremonies for the Bone Appétit Chef Challenge
Dr. Marla Shapiro is a prominent medical contributor, consultant and specialist and is renowned for her expertise in Toronto, Canada and across North America. Dr. Shapirocompleted medical school at McGill University and trained at the University of Toronto for her Masters of Health Science in Community Health and Epidemiology. She trained in Family Medicine and is certified by the Canadian College of Family Practice. She concluded her specialty training in Community Medicine receiving her Fellowship in Community Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She holds a Fellowship in Family Medicine and is a NAMS credentialed menopause specialist.
In 2000 Dr. Shapiro became the Health and Medical Contributor for CTV’s Canada AM. In addition to her weekly appearances on Canada AM, she is seen on CTV News Channel and as the medical consultant on CTV’s National News with Lloyd Robertson. 2003 saw the exciting addition of Balance: Television for Living Well, in which Dr. Shapiro appeared as host. This refreshing daily health and lifestyle show is seen across North American households and has sold internationally. Dr. Shapiro wrote a regular column for the Globe and Mail and currently writes a health column for Canadian Health and Living as well as her weekly blog on the CTV website. She is Editor of ParentsCanada as well as Health Essentials. She writes a regular Ask Dr. Marla column for ParentsCanada.
Osteoporosis Canada presents the Bone Appétit Chef Challenge 2011 Participating Chefs
sponsored by Dairy Farmers of Canada
Rose, a native Torontonian, awoke his passion for food under mentor David Lee at Centro. Upon graduating from the California Culinary Academy, Chef Rose worked alongside legendary chefs Bradley Ogden at the Lark Creek Inn and Mark Franz at Farallon, savouring the cuisine culture of Northern California. A move to the East Coast, brought Rose to Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Mercer Kitchen and Jonathan Waxman’s Washington Park, lending a New York edge to his California “farm house” cooking.
Rose now makes his Toronto return as the executive chef of the Drake Hotel, bringing with him his fresh and flavourful approach to food. The Dining Room menu at the Drake will surely excite with our seasonally inspired menu.
sponsored by Amgen
Whether competing against Bobby Flay in the popular Iron Chef competition, or hosting Food Network Canada’s Restaurant Makeover, Chef Crawford never fails to excite audiences with her love of food and engaging energy. Lynn has established herself as a tremendous culinary presence in Canada. Chef Crawford began her career with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts 19 years ago in Montreal. During her career with Four Seasons, Crawford worked in Nevis, West Indies; Vancouver and Toronto, Canada; and New York. After studying fine arts in university, Crawford moved to Toronto and attended George Brown College’s acclaimed culinary program.
During her studies there, she worked and received classical training from the city’s premier chefs. After graduating, she traveled throughout California to further her culinary education. While female chefs were still an anomaly, Crawford was fortunate enough to work and learn from two of the best: Alice Waters and Barbara Tropp. Today, she still considers them role models and mentors.
Crawford received tremendous media attention as the executive chef of Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto and New York City, but returned home to Canada from New York to debut a Food Network Canada series entitled Pitchin’ In, in which she goes out to take on the challenge of getting the freshest and best ingredients. In 2010, she launched Ruby Watchco, a table d’hôte restaurant, in Toronto’s Riverside neighbourhood, which opened to critical praise.
sponsored by Warner Chilcott
Christian Pritchard is the host of Roger TV’s daytime. Christian’s background includes national broadcast experience with CBC TV’s Steven & Chris and The Food Network, provincially with CHCH Hamilton and CITY TV’s Breakfast Television and locally with Rogers TV on many series’ including Mission Meal and Diggin’ Durham. He has also been widely heard on NEWS TALK 1010 and AM 640.
When not in front of the camera, Christian is in demand for his work as a “gastrotainer” across Canada, the United States, and Italy, and has been hosting the Iron Chef competitions at Harbourfront Centre since 2003. Christian teaches cooking across Canada and is Co-Chef of the Culinary Cottage just outside of Collingwood, Ontario.
sponsored by Wampole
Chef, cookbook author, and restaurateur, Donna Dooher is one of North America’s leading culinary advocates. Passionate about food and its creation, Donna has spent over 25 years pursuing its perfection. She has been creating memorable experiences at Mildred’s Temple Kitchen, Mildred Pierce, Avant Gout Catering, and ran the Cookworks for more than 10 years.
As Executive Chef and Director of Cookworks Cooking School, Donna led the culinary instruction scene in Toronto. She used to host The Cookworks on The Food Network Canada and The Food Network. Armed with impeccable standards, she is a highly respected chef and advocate within the culinary world, with a network of chefs and suppliers that stretches across the country.
A successful entrepreneur, Donna is also a frequent representative at food industry events whose presence has been requested by such icons as Julia Child and Williams-Sonoma. She has also been featured on CBC’s Venture, Air Canada’s on-board Toronto profile, and in numerous national magazine and newspaper articles. Donna has appeared on Breakfast TV, City Cooks, Vicki Gabereau, Fanny Kiefer, and Rogers Daytime.
Her cookbook, Out to Brunch, which Donna co-authored with Claire Stubbs, won Cuisine Canada’s Cookbook of the Year award in 2003. Recognized by her peers, Donna was recipient of the Ontario Hostelry Institute 2003 Media and Publishing Award and the Ontario Hostelry Institute’s Chairman’s Gold Award for Industry Lifetime Achievement in 2009. Donna is a member of Slow Food, Cuisine Canada, Women Chefs and Entrepreneurs, the Canadian Food and Restaurant Association, International Association of Culinary Professionals, and the James Beard Institute.
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