Friday, March 1, 2013

Top Chef Canada


        Top Chef Canada will be kick starting their 3rd season on March 18. This year we have someone new to cheer for...ladies and gentlemen, from St. John's, Newfoundland we have 24 year old Chris Chafe participating as 1 of 16 chef-testants. Woot!

        This talented young chef as made quite a splash for himself. Born and raised in St. John’s, Chris Chafe is the executive chef at Magnum & Steins in downtown St. John’s on Duckworth street. As a result of his hard work and passion, Chris earned the role of executive chef at age 22.   Chris began his culinary career working part-time as a dishwasher while attending university, and from there, he decided to pursue cooking full-time and landed the role of sous chef at Magnum & Steins. Completely self-taught, Chris honed his skills through apprentice work with experienced chefs including Antonio Esperanza and Blair Lebsack of Madison's Grill in Edmonton.

        When he is not spending time with his partner and one-year-old son, Chris absorbs any information he can through television, recipe books, the Internet and other local chefs. Winner of the silver medal at Gold Plates St. John’s 2011, Chris continues to challenge himself by participating in local charity and community events. Chris looks forward to building on his experience and taking on new culinary experiences and opportunities within the local St. John’s food industry.


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