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October 10, 2013 09:00 ET

Chefs, Entertainment, Olympians and Judges Announced for Gold Medal Plates Regina 2013

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - Oct. 10, 2013) - Chef Milton Rebello will be one of a handful of judges this year who will determine which of the eight competing chefs will try to wear the crown for 2013. As the winner of the Gold Medal Plates event last year, he is not eligible to compete, but he will have a hand in choosing the winners on Friday, November 1st at the annual Gold Medal Plates gala at the Conexus Arts Centre. The evening will be emceed by Olympian Jennifer Botterill (Ice Hockey) and will feature an intimate, private concert with Canadian Musicians Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo) and Barney Bentall.

Gold Medal Plates is the ultimate celebration of Canadian excellence in cuisine, wine, sport and entertainment. The Regina competition is one of ten that will be staged in Canadian cities this fall, with the winners from each city competing in the Canadian finals in Kelowna next February.

Competing chefs include: Gilles Gobin (Le Macaron), Leo Pantel (Conexus Arts Centre), Ricardo Rodriguez (The Artful Dodger Café & Music Emporium), Dave Straub (Flip Eatery & Drink), Jonathan Thuaberger (Crave Kitchen + Wine Bar), Laurie Wall (Wallnuts Expressive Catering), Martin Snow (The Creek in Cathedral Bistro), Rob Harrison (Rushton's Catering).

Judging the 2013 competition in Regina will be: James Chatto, Head Judge & National Culinary Advisor, CJ Katz, Amy Jo Ehman, Treant Brears, Thomas Rush, Aidan Morgan, Chef Milton Rebello.

Since its inception, Gold Medal Plates competitions across Canada have raised more than $7 million for the Canadian Olympic Foundation, which supports athletes and high performance programs such as Own the Podium. Mingling with the guests and enjoying the culinary dishes will be the following Olympians: Adam Kreek (Rowing), Michelle Cameron Coulter (Synchro Swimming), Marnie McBean (Rowing), Marcia Gudereit (Curling), David Pelletier (Figure Skating), Sue Holloway (Cross Country Skiing), Greg Joy (High Jump), Marie-Eve Marleau (Diving), Janice Betker (Curling), Colleen Sostorics (Ice Hockey), Diedra Dionne (Freestyle Skiing), Jennifer Botterill (Ice Hockey).

Gold Medal Plates Regina will once again feature a silent auction as well as a live auction, showcasing spectacular getaways with Olympians and Canadian entertainers to destinations such as Tuscany, Provence, Scotland, South Africa and Kelowna for the Canadian Gold Medal Plates finals.

For ticket information for the 2013 Gold Medal Plates Regina, contact Jackie Schmidt at regina@goldmedalplates.com or 306.536.4247. For more information, visit the Gold Medal Plates website www.goldmedalplates.com or the Canadian Olympic Foundation website www.olympicfoundation.ca.

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