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Singers to serve up entertainment at end of Canadian chefs competition

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A competitor at a past Canadian Culinary Championships prepares dishes for tasting. This year's championships are Feb. 7 and 8 in Kelowna.
Singers Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies fame and rocker Barney Bentall will entertain at the finale of the Canadian Culinary Championships Feb. 8 in Kelowna.
The two will perform the evening the top chef is crowned after two days of competition.
It will be at least the second visit to the Okanagan for Roberston this winter, as the Barenaked Ladies are in concert tonight at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton.
The culinary championships are the culmination of months of food and wine competitions in cities across Canada to determine the 11 chefs who will vie for the title in Kelowna.
The public can buy tickets to take in all the action.
On Feb. 7 at the Delta Grand hotel, each chef prepares a dish to pair with a mystery wine. Guests get to try the food and wine and vote for their favourite.
The Black Box competition during the day Feb. 8 at Okanagan College sees the chefs presented with a black box of ingredients that they have to whip up into two spectacular dishes to impress judges.
The finale the night of Feb. 8, back at the Delta Grand, sees stations set up so people can taste the chef's signature dishes with wine and then sit down in the ballroom for dessert and more wine, the announcement of the winner and music from Robertson and Bentall.
Olympic gold medallist in ski cross Ashleigh McIvor is the master of ceremonies.
Proceeds from the championships benefit the Canadian Olympic Foundation.
Ticket and event information is at GoldMedalPlates.com.

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