Executive Chef Event
This pairing of extremely
talented, creative chefs and food from the vendors of the Saskatoon
Farmers’ Market should certainly give everyone a reason to
celebrate and be happy! In this, our inaugural series, Chef Events
will be held on the third Thursday of each month from January to
We are particularly pleased
that all five of the chefs in this series have been Saskatchewan
Gold Medal Plate contenders!
These events are interactive
with the chef - learn more on preparation, tricks of the trade and
a chance to meet some of the producers that actually grow the food.
As we limit tickets to 45 the groups are small to encourage socializing
with the chef and other patrons.
Series #1 - January 19, 2012 Chef Anthony's
event is an all inclusive 5 course meal with wine
pairings starting at 6 p.m.
Check below for April and May's
We are so happy to have Anthony McCarthy,
Executive Chef of the Saskatoon Club
as our first featured Chef.
Anthony, who won
Bronze in 2010, recently won the Gold medal at the Saskatchewan
Gold Medal Plates competition, and will be competing nationally
in February. He is the president of the Canadian Culinary Federation
of Chefs and Cooks, Saskatoon Chapter, and has won peer recognition
in local competitions being named Chef of the Year on two occasions.
Anthony hails from Banbury, England where he took his training,
then got initiated at a small Fine French Restaurant in Oxford.
After a stint as the chef to celebrity race car driver Jeff Gordon
on his luxury yacht, '24 Karat'. Anthony married the talented Saskatoon
vocalist Anastasia Winterhalt, moved here, and now has two sons,
Jacob and Thomas.
Anthony has been busy building relationships with local producers
since arriving here, visiting them on their farms and in their fields,
to source honestly grown, pesticide and hormone free, natural products
for his menus.
supplied by the following Saskatoon Farmers' Market Vendors
Market Gardens - potatoes/carrots
Living Soil Farms - beets/carrots
Floating Gardens- tomatoes/sorrel/herbs
Fish - fish
Benlock Farms - beef
Golden Prairie Wild Boar -
Hounjet Orchard & Yogurt - yogurt
Market Gardens - pea shoots
Northern Vigor Berries
Heistia Organics - hemp
K-5 Farm Market - wild blueberries
Thursday, February 16th
Chef Brent dinner is an all exclusive 5 course meal with
wine pairings starting at 6 p.m. Be prepared to be entertained!
We are pleased
to present another chef that has competed in the Saskatchewan Gold
Medal Plates. Growing up in south Saskatchewan, Brent was heavily
influenced by both of his grandmothers in their approach to food.
From early on, he knew that he wanted to become a chef.
After going to
culinary school he worked in a French bistro, under one of his culinary
mentors Steve Tremblay. Brent
then moved on to work for two years at Teatro in Calgary, under
Michael Allemeier as the Garde Manger chef. Next, he spent three
years at Murrieta’s
in Calgary, as the Sous Chef for Ned Bell and Chris Grafton.
Brent is a very ingredient driven chef who loves
to find “local” foods and food establishments.
He loves traveling and finding new ingredients and different techniques
that he can show his clients. He also enjoys giving classes and
has been a regular guest instructor at “Cookbook Cooks”
in Calgary. Contact Brent at www.simplechef.ca
Menu items supplied by the following Saskatoon
Farmers' Market Vendors
Living Sky Winery
- apple cider
Simpkins Market Gardens - parsnips
Living Soil Farms -
K5 Market Farm - rhubarb & lingonberries
Golden Prairie Wild Boar
- wild boar
Benlock Farms - beef
& H Appairies - honey
Thursday, March 16
Our next featured
chef is the well known Executive Chef of the Delta
Bessborough - Ryan Marquis. Ryan is a two time winner
of the Silver Medal at the Saskatchewan Gold Medal Plates.
his Red Seal, Ryan got his Culinary Management Diploma from Canada
College in North Bay. He has been employed at several amazing
hotels including the Delta Beausejour in
Moncton, Fairmont Chateau Frontenac
in Quebec City and the Marriott
Seaview Resort and Spa in New Jersey.
Ryan was gold medal
recipient at the Quebec Food Festival and a member of the New Brunswick
provincial Culinary Team for two years. He represented Canada
at the Oklahoma State University Chef
Invitational Challenge and he continues to invest time in
his professional development, as well as that of his teammates.
He is married to
Bonnie, and has four children; Kayley, Aislyn, Palmer, and Laghlan.
Ryan believes that
food should be humble, stunning and excellent in flavour.
He likes to prepare 'simple great tasting food'.
Products provided the
following local suppliers
Paddock Wood Brewing Co.
Dore Lake Pickerel & Northern Pike fish- Fonos
Potatoes, carrots - Geo.
Simpkins Market Garden
Greenhouse tomatoes, fresh herbs & strawberries - Floating Gardens
Squash, beets - Living Soil Farms
Lentils, hemp hearts - Hestia Organics
Sour cherries - Prairie
Sea Buckthorn berries - Northern Vigor
Yogurt - Hounjet Berries
Pea shoots - Wally's
Honey - T
& H Apiaries
Frozen Northern Wild Blueberries & strawberries - K5 Market
Greenhouse Cucumbers - Grandora
Cassis and rhubarb wine - Living Sky Winery
Camelina Oil - Three Farmers
Thursday, April 19th
We are pleased to have Trevor Robertson,
Executive Chef at the Radisson
Hotel as the next featured Chef in our series. Trevor
was the Bronze Medal winner in the 2011 Saskatchewan Gold Medal
Culinary Arts at the Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba and
went on to apprentice under CCC Karl Omen at the Winnipeg South
Holiday Inn. He took the opportunity to become the Executive
Chef at a premiere Fishing Lodge in Northern Manitoba before moving
to Saskatoon in 2004 to take his current position. He is currently
the Treasurer of the Saskatoon Chefs' Association. He is married
that any food can taste great all on its own, as long as it is prepared
Tickets are Sold Out -
Watch for more dinners starting in October
Chef Dan's dinner, is a 5 course dinner with wine pairings.
A very special welcome to Chef Dan, who has been a very loyal supporter
of our market and producers for the past several years. As this
is our final dinner in this inaugural Chef Event Series additional
features are being planned for your evening's enjoyment. This
is definitely one you do not want to miss - get your tickets early!
Chef Daniel Walker was born in Selkirk, Manitoba and grew up in La
Ronge, Saskatchewan. After attending The Pacific Institute of Culinary
Arts in Vancouver, Chef Walker has been cooking throughout western
Canada for the past 17 years. He is a huge advocate of grower-consumer
relationships and won Gold Medal Plates Saskatchewan in 2010. Since
2006 he has been owner-operator of Weczeria Food and
Wine in Saskatoon and centers his food philosophy on locally grown
Menu is a Surprise!
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