Past Winners

Chef Andrew McLeod

Chef Andrew McLeod, 2016 Winner

2016 Chef Challenge Winning Dish

2016 Winning Dish – Garland Canada International Chef Challenge


2016 Competition Winners:
Mark Andrews – Barlette Mitchell, London England (2nd runner up) – $2,500
Andrew McLeod – Bolete, St Catharines ONT (1st Place) – $10,000

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.



2015 Garland Canada International Chef Challenge


1st place ($10,000) – Chef Matt Nolot, Tolan Restaurant in Fort Wayne, Indiana

2nd place ($2,500) – Chef Andrew McLeod, New Restaurant opening: Bolete. St. Catharines, Ontario

2014 Garland Canada International Chef Challenge

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1st Place $10,000 – Matt Nolot, Eddie Merlots, Fort Wayne Indiana
2nd Place $2500 – Mike Clarke, Terre Rouge, Charlottetown PE

2013 Garland Canada International Chef Challenge


1st Place $10,000 – Ryan Morrison, Glowbal Group, Vancouver BC
2nd Place $2500 – Marc Lepine, Atelier, Ottawa ON

2012 International Chef Challenge

First year that the competition was brought into the main tent.


Chef John Howie

1st Place $10,000 – Marc Lepine, Atelier Ottawa ON
2nd Place $500 & Iphone – John Howie, SeaStar Restaurant & Raw Bar Seattle WA