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Welcome! You are viewing an archived issue of SaskSecrets, Tourism Saskatchewan's Online Newsletter, from December 2012. To read the current issue of SaskSecrets, click here.

Culinary Gold

This past fall the Gold Medal Plates competition took place in ten cities across Canada. This fundraiser and competition raises money and awareness for the Canadian Olympic Foundation while raising the bar for culinary expertise. The winner from each city goes on to compete in the prestigious Canadian Culinary Championship that will be held in February 2013 in Kelowna, BC.  

This was the third year that Saskatoon has hosted the competition. Chef Moe Mathieu of White Birch Catering won bronze, Chef Trevor Robinson from the Radisson took silver and the nights’ big winner was Chef Darren Craddock from the Riverside Country Club whose dish was centred around lamb.  

Regina hosted the event for the first time this year; Chef Jonathan Thauberger from Crave Kitchen and Wine Bar took the bronze, Chef Leo Pantel from the Conexus Arts Centre won silver and Chef Milton Rebello from the Hotel Saskatchewan claimed gold with his lamb dish.  

All of the Saskatchewan competitors are masters of their trade and bring a sense of pride and dedication to their work. Expanding the culinary experience of those in attendance is why this event grows each year. Keep an eye on all of the competitors and take advantage of the extraordinary cuisine on offer right here in the province. 


Gold: Chef Darren Craddock - Riverside Country Club 
Silver: Chef Trevor Robinson – The Radisson Saskatoon  
Bronze: Chef Moe Mathieu - White Birch Catering  


Gold: Chef Milton Rebello - Hotel Saskatchewan 
Silver: Chef Leo Pantel - Conexus Arts Centre 
Bronze: Chef Jonathan Thauberger - Crave Kitchen and Wine Bar