Food Day is pleased to announce that Anthony Walsh is joining this year’s judging panel for the first annual Food Day Awards. Walsh is one of Canada’s most respected Chefs, currently leading the charge at Oliver & Bonacini’s famous flagship restaurant, Canoe.
The Globe and Mail once wrote of Anthony Walsh’s cuisine, “Canoe represents the growing national culinary identity, the sense of what Canadian cuisine is and can be.”
A brilliant culinary talent, Anthony relies on the vast indigenous bounty of Canada to create inspired regional Canadian cuisine. With numerous culinary awards and distinctions to his credit, he is clearly among the new breed of gifted young chefs drawing on this country’s rich, diverse culture and ethnicity to create magic in the kitchen.
In 2000, Anthony was the first chef to represent Canada at the World Gourmet Summit in Singapore. In 2004, he was awarded the Ontario Hostelry’s Institutes Culinary Gold Award and in both 2005 and 2007 captured the Olympic Gold Medal Plates competition for Ontario.
“Chef Walsh brings a high degree of credibility, professionalism and experience to this year’s awards. We are extremely pleased to have him on board,” said Food Day’s President and Founder, Anita Stewart.