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Olympic Golden Plates; BC Place on Chopping Block

[Photo: Meat & Bread Via Kelly Marion]

KELOWNA — Rock stars Ed Robertson and Barney Bentall will be joining Olympic Gold Medal winner in Freestyle Skiing Ashleigh McIvor and seven other Olympians at this year's Canadian Culinary Championships and Gold Medal Plates contest at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort on February 8. The Grand Final brings together the cream of Canada's culinary talent to compete for the title of Best Chef in Canada. Net proceeds from the Gold Medal Plates are given to the Canadian Olympic Foundation to support high performance programs such as Own the Podium. Tickets are available for Friday's Mystery Wine Contest and selling quickly for the Grand Finale event on Saturday night. [Eaterwire]

DOWNTOWN — Many of the city's biggest culinary names including Vikram Vij, Ned Bell and Jackie Ellis will be appearing at the BC Home and Garden Show at BC Place from February 19-23. Tickets are $15. The full schedule is online but highlights include a cooking demo from Re-Up BBQ's Michael Kaisaris and a 'Chopping Block' cooking contest with a $3,500 value prize. [Eaterwire]