The Globe and Mail

Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

Press release from CNW Group

Vancouver's Matthew Stowe Earns Coveted Title of Top Chef Canada

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Vancouver's Matthew Stowe Earns Coveted Title of Top Chef Canada

02:00 EDT Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Defeats Finalists Jonathan Goodyear and Danny Smiles in Last Challenge of Food Network Canada's Top-Rated Culinary Competition Season Finale

For more information about Top Chef Canada including bios and high resolution photos visit our media site at: www.shawmedia.ca/media

Photo_Asset_1

Tweet this release: http://bit.ly/1653dAI

TORONTO, June 11, 2013 /CNW/ - In Monday night's exciting season three finale of Top Chef Canada, Vancouver's Matthew Stowe (Cactus Club Cafe) was crowned with the distinguished title of Canada's Top Chef in Food Network Canada's smash hit series. In addition to the coveted title, Stowe receives the grand prize of $100,000 sponsored by SpongeTowels® paper towels, a GE Monogram kitchen worth $30,000, and a custom installation by Caesarstone Quartz Surfaces worth $25,000.

Stowe competed against Toronto's Jonathan Goodyear (Royal Canadian Yacht Club) and Montreal's Danny Smiles (Le Bremner) in the Calgary-based finale. In a final high stakes Quickfire Challenge, the chefs were tasked with creating and executing their own food truck concepts, a popular dining trend in Calgary. Goodyear was sent home, leaving the remaining two chefs to face off in one last Elimination Challenge with the help of Top Chef Canada alumni, season one winner Dale Mackay and season two winner Carl Heinrich. The final challenge took place at Calgary's Rush Restaurant in front of special guest judge and Top Chef Canada season one finalist Connie DeSousa (CHARCUT Roast House) along with special guest tasters, recording artist and proud Calgarian Jann Arden and Lance Hurtubise, owner of Rush Restaurant.

"Winning Top Chef Canada is a huge achievement and it's an honour to share the title of Canada's Top Chef with such an elite group," says Stowe, Top Chef Canada season three winner. "Participating in this competition really challenged me to think outside the box and present the most unique, well-balanced dishes I could create while staying true to my own personal style."

Stowe currently serves as product development chef at Cactus Club Cafe, with a focus on continuous menu development for Cactus' aggressive nationwide growth plan. Upon graduation from New York's Culinary Institute of America, Stowe honed his craft at famed French restaurant, Lutèce. He went on to serve as Executive Chef at Sonora Resort in Richmond, British Columbia, where he played an integral role in the restaurant achieving the coveted Relais & Châteaux designation in 2009. During that same year, he also penned his first cookbook, The Tastes of Sonora Resort.

Matthew Stowe will be available for media interviews in Vancouver on Tuesday June 11th.

Viewers who missed the season finale of Top Chef Canada can tune in to see it again on Tuesday, June 11th at 3pm ET/12pm PT on Food Network Canada or log onto topchefcanada.ca to watch it online.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

Twitter: @TopChefCanada, @FoodNetworkCA, #TopChefCanada
Facebook: www.facebook.com/topchefcanada; https://www.facebook.com/foodnetworkcanada

Food Network Canada is a Shaw Media network.

About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.4 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY® and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX - SJR.B, NYSE - SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.

About Insight Production Company Ltd.
Insight Production Company Ltd., headed by John Brunton & Barbara Bowlby has become an industry leader in the creative development, financing and production of highly rated television programs and cutting edge multiplatform content for the global market in every genre. Since 1979, it has been recognized for its reputation for outstanding quality as the recipient of numerous International awards, including multiple Gemini's. The company has created thousands of hours of groundbreaking television that continues to be broadcast over major networks worldwide. Recent hits include original formats Battle of the Blades and Canada Sings along with Big Brother Canada, Canada's Got Talent, Intervention Canada, The JUNO Awards, Never Ever Do This at Home and currently in production on The Amazing Race Canada. For more information visit www.insighttv.com.

FOOD NETWORK is a trademark of Television Food Network G.P.; used with permission.

Image with caption: "Vancouver's Chef Matthew Stowe is declared the winner of Top Chef Canada in the third season finale that aired Monday, June 10th on Food Network Canada. (CNW Group/Shaw Media) (CNW Group/FOOD NETWORK)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130611_C6931_PHOTO_EN_27826.jpg

SOURCE: FOOD NETWORK

For further information:

Sayurie Naidoo
Publicity Coordinator, Lifestyle Channels
416-934-7077
sayurie.naidoo@shawmedia.ca
@ShawMediaTV_PR 

Cathy Kurzbock
Senior Publicist, Food Network Canada
416-966-7501
cathy.kurzbock@shawmedia.ca
@ShawMediaTV_PR

Monique Camenzuli
Publicist, UNIT:PR Inc.
416-506-1277
monique@unitpr.com 

Susan Stafford
Publicist, UNIT:PR Inc.
416-506-1238
susan@unitpr.com

Products
  • Globe Unlimited

    Digital all access pass across devices. subscribe

  • The Globe and Mail Newspaper

    Newspaper delivered to your doorstep. subscribe

  • Globe2Go

    The digital replica of our newspaper. subscribe

  • Globe eBooks

    A collection of articles by the Globe. subscribe

See all Globe Products

Advertise with us

GlobeLink.ca

Your number one partner for reaching Canada's Influential Achievers. learn more

The Globe at your Workplace
Our Company
Secure Service
Customer Service
Advertising Privacy
Globe Recognition
Mobile Apps
NEWS APP
Other Sections