Bakers Journal

CRFA show will feature three top Canadian chefs

January 20, 2011
By Bakers Journal

January 20, 2011, Toronto – Three of Canada’s top chefs will be on the menu at the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) show in Toronto this March.

The show, which will run March 6 through 8, 2011 at Toronto’s Direct
Energy Centre, will feature chefs Vikram Vij, Mark McEwan and Ezra

Chef Vikram Vij is the chef/owner of Vij’s Restaurant and Rangoli, both
located in Vancouver. He is the author of two cookbooks and has started a
new venture creating packaged gourmet curries, available throughout
Canada in 2011. Vij is past president and an active member of the Chefs’
Table Society of British Columbia, which is dedicated to supporting
innovative and sustainable food programs involving chefs, producers and
others working in the local food industry. Vij is a certified Sommelier
and is passionate about encouraging people to enjoy wine as they do

Chef Mark McEwan is the chef/owner of four restaurants in Toronto –
North 44, Bymark, ONE and Fabbrica – and recently opened gourmet food
store McEwan. His TV show “The Heat” highlights the challenges of his
catering company and has aired for three seasons. McEwan’s first
cookbook, Great Food at Home, was published earlier this year and
he also has a line of cookware available at Sears. In 2011, McEwan will
be the head judge of the new TV show “Top Chef Canada.”

Chef Ezra Title is the chef/owner of Chezvous Dining in Toronto.
Formerly a chef at Jardiniere in San Francisco and Restaurant Daniel and
Blue Hill at Stone Barns in New York, Title returned to Toronto to
apply his style of cooking with the finest seasonal ingredients from
local producers using time-honoured French techniques in unique ways at
his own restaurant. Title is also the host of “Healthy Gourmet” which
highlights the ongoing battle between taste and nutrition and helps
people make the right food choices for both taste buds and body.

With over 1,200 exhibit booths and ongoing chef demos, seminars and
events, the CRFA Show will offer restaurant and hospitality owners,
manager, chefs and executives a host of fresh ideas to help promote,
grow and manage their business.

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