2018 Presenter Lineup
Wines that Please with Cheese
Join Charton Hobbs for a selection of wines and cheeses paired to perfection. Let your taste buds be guided through a journey among bubbles, blends and more from four corners of the world, paired with premium Canadian cheese.
Giselle Courteau &
Giselle Courteau is a self-taught baker and co-owner of Duchess Bakeshop in Edmonton, Canada. She's been named a Woman of Vision for her success in starting and growing Duchess Bake Shop. The bakery has won numerous awards. She has a degree in Art History from the University of Victoria.
Chef Blair Lebsack with partner and General Manager Caitlin Fulton
founded RGE RD (Range Road) out of a desire to connect further
with Alberta’s unique culinary landscape.The restaurant, which
grew out of a series of farm dinners on rural range roads around
the provinces quickly caused a stir locally and nationally.
Paul Rogalski is renowned for his passion for exceptional cuisine created from homegrown and sustainable food. He is co-creator and owner of Calgary’s acclaimed Rouge Restaurant, nestled on the banks of the Bow River in historic Inglewood.
Elizabeth Baird and Emily Richards
Elizabeth Baird, recently honoured by becoming a member of the Order of Canada, has a lifelong passion for food and cooking with a special focus on all things Canadian. Emily Richards is a Professional Home Economist and has been an active member of the Canadian Living Test Kitchen.
Born and raised in St.Albert, Ryan moved to Whistler, B.C. shortly after high school where his culinary career began in the same place so many chefs’ do, the dish pit. Ryan has now opened Bündok in January of 2017 and looks forward to serving his guests for years to come.
Marna Praill &
Marna Praill, Grounds Superintendent & Head Gardener has been with the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge for 27 years. She has helped us celebrate and decorate #JasperCIN for 20+ years! Stevie Masse graduated with an Interior Design Degree and has been in the Floral Industry for over 7 years!
After a flourishing career as section editor with the Edmonton Journal, Chris now works with teachers and high school students, as Program Director for Cappies of Greater Edmonton, an international organization that celebrates the arts and mentors young writers.
An entrepreneur, community supporter and philanthropist, Cory is the creative force behind the striking and imaginative designs produced by the Cory Christopher studio. Cory is incredibly excited to share his passion for the holidays and be a part of the magic of Christmas in November
Chef Stephanie completed her training in both Culinary Arts & Pastry Arts at the Culinary Institute of Canada located on Prince Edward Island. With her initial plan to continue her career in the Culinary field she kept finding herself being thrown into the Pastry Kitchen - eventually she decided it was meant to be so there she stayed!
Born and Raised in St Albert, Executive Chef Lindsay Porter’s focus has always been on the culinary world, even as a child. This passion for the culinary arts reflects through her re-designed menu at El Cortez Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar “From the colours, to the flavors, to the textures, this menu really is my form of expression.