Garland Canada International Chef Challenge

1st Place $10,000 – Chef Andrew McLeod, Bolete, St. Catharines, Ontario

2016 Garland Chef Challenge Winner

2nd Runner Up – Chef Mark Andrews, Bartlett Mitchel from London, England

Chef Challenge Runner Up Chef Mark Andrews

What is the Garland Canada International Chef Challenge?

Think Chopped Canada meets real life. Twelve top chefs from across the globe compete head-to-head in this intense elimination cooking competition, where they will each be given 45 minutes to prepare, in front of a live audience and panel of celebrity judges, a shellfish dish with Prince Edward Island Shellfish as the main ingredient. This intense culinary competition is managed by the Culinary Institute of Canada.

All the action you can handle

The competition really heats up when the judges chop the competition down to 6 finalists, pitting the chefs against each other in an intense semi-final round. Be there to count down the seconds on the clock as the final 6 chefs put their culinary skills to the test under extreme pressure in hopes of making it to the final round.

$10,000 on the line

This is where champions are made. The final two chefs go on to compete head-to-head on the Main Stage in front of a live audience for the grand prize of $10,000.


Meet the Hosts

Chef Rob Barry
Rob Barry
Originally from Morell PEI, Rob has hosted a number of events right across the country. Sharing the stage with numerous celebrities from throughout the sports and entertainment world. One of his most memorable events, was being asked to Host P.E.I. Night at Atlantic Canada House during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Some of the... More

The Kilted Chef Alain Bosse
“The Kilted Chef” Alain Bosse
Alain Bosse is the dynamic founder of Alain Bosse Consulting Ltd, bestselling author, food editor for Saltscapes Magazine and past president of Taste of Nova Scotia. In 2011 he was recognized by his peers for his industry contribution when he was named the first ever Culinary Ambassador of Nova Scotia. For the past 8 years Alain... More



Meet the Judges

Ken Otto
Ken Otto
Ken Otto is the current President, Family & Premium Dining… More
Donna Dooher
With more than 30 years of professional experience in foodservice,… More
Chef Lynn Crawford
Chef Lynn Crawford
Food Network Celebrity Chef and celebrated award-nominated cookbook author, Lynn… More



Meet the Chefs

Chef Tommy Stevens
Chef Tommy Stevens – Brewster, NY
Restaurant Associated: Iron & Wine Self taught chef and restaurateur… More
Chef Christopher MacAdam
Chef Christopher MacAdam – Moncton, NB
Currently Corporate Chef with Sysco Moncton – NB and PEI Chef… More
Chef Selim Homsy
Chef Selim Homsy – Marseille, France
Restaurant Associated: Mezze After working for the justice system for… More
Chef Robert Finateri
Chef Robert Finateri – New York, NY
Restaurant Associated: Aramark I am a fun, energetic Chef, that… More
Chef Jason Nagy
Chef Jason Nagy – Montreal, QC
Restaurant Associated: Safe House Chef/Oyster shucker/ Night owl/Entertainer/Travel/Sports enthusiast. Born… More
Chef Mark Andrews
Chef Mark Andrews – London, UK
Restaurant Associated: Bartlett Mitchell Chef Mark has been a cooking… More
Chef Devon Latte
Chef Devon Latte – Montreal, QC
Restaurant Associated: Notkins Chef Devon grew up in Ottawa playing… More
Chef Sarah Stewart
Chef Sarah Stewart – Vancouver, BC
Restaurant Associated: Juniper Vancouver Chef Sarah was born in Southern… More
Chef Irwin MacKinnon
Chef Irwin MacKinnon – Charlottetown, PE
Restaurant Associated: Papa Joe’s Receiving numerous awards and recognition Chef… More
Chef Adam Hynam-Smith
Chef Adam Hynam-Smith – Toronto, ON
Gourmet Food Truck: El Gastrónomo Vagabundo Adam Hynam-Smith is the… More
Chef Pierre Lamielle
Chef Pierre Lamielle – Calgary, AB
Restaurant Associated: Food on Your Shirt Calgarian Pierre Lamielle is the… More
Chef Andrew McLeod
Chef Andrew McLeod – St. Catharines, Ontario
Restaurant Associated: Bolete Chef Andrew McLeod champions the modern Canadian cuisine… More