Ultimate Culinary Weekend

As part of the National Campaign that leveraged the Top Chef Canada initiative, Tourism Calgary held a Top Chef Canada – Ultimate Culinary Weekend contest in June for a weekend that would take place in September. 11 winners from across Canada came and stayed in Calgary from September 14 to 17 to experience Calgary’s vibrant and innovative culinary scene. Winners experienced:

  • Winner’s reception at Raw Bar
  • Dinner at Briggs Kitchen + Bar
  • Inglewood Food or 17th Ave food tour from Calgary Food Tours
  • Cooking Class at SAIT’s Culinary Campus downtown with Top Chef Canada contestants
  • A Top Chef Canada Dinner at River Café (featuring four Calgary Top Chef Canada contestants)
  • City Palate’s Really, Really Long Table on Stephen Avenue Mall

As part of the weekend, Tourism Calgary also added eight national culinary media to cover the Ultimate Culinary Weekend, including Travel & Escape Magazine, Globe & Mail, Eat Drink Travel Magazine, Edmonton Journal, Follow Me Foodie, Prairie Feast and Dan’s Goodside. Already 11 stories have been posted about the Ultimate Culinary Weekend and Calgary’s culinary scene valuing over $30,000.

Thank you to all of the Ultimate Culinary Weekend partners including Air Canada, Calgary Hotel Association, Travel Alberta, Alberta Culinary Tourism Alliance, Hotel Arts, Ambassador Limousine Services, Briggs Kitchen + Bar, Calgary Food Tours, Mark Anthony Brands, River Café, SAIT Culinary Campus and City Palate Magazine.


View articles posted about Calgary culinary below.

Street Food in Calgary by Home for Dinner
Basil Ultimate Pho and Fine Vietnamese Cuisine (“Best Satay Pho”) by Follow Me Foodie
Teatro Restaurant Fine Dining Part 1 by Follow Me Foodie
Teatro Restaurant Fine Dining Part 2 by Follow Me Foodie
Teatro Restaurant Fine Dining Part 3 by Follow Me Foodie
Teatro Restaurant Fine Dining Part 4 by Follow Me Foodie
City Palate’s “The Really, Really Long Table Dinner” by Follow Me Foodie
Top Chef Canada Dinner at River Café by Follow Me Foodie
Calgary's 12th Annual Feast of Fields at Rouge Restaurant by Follow Me Foodie
Evolution of the Stilton Cheesecake by Follow Me Foodie
Really, Really Long Table Dinner Calgary by Good Life Vancouver
Top of the taste charts in Calgary by Edmonton Journal 

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