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Explore the innovative calendar of events hosted by our Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts, including book signings with notable celebrity chefs, on-trend dinners prepared by guest chefs, and food and beverage tours. Visit our event website for details and tickets.

Canadian Treasures

Canadian Treasures is a celebration of Canada's Preeminent Culinary, Hospitality, and Tourism icons, emblems of all that is excellent in the Canadian food and hospitality scene

The foundation of Canadian Treasures is an initiative to spotlight the accomplishments of culinary, hospitality and tourism trailblazers across Canada.

Canadian Treasures honours distinguished organizations in the areas of food, beverage, hospitality, accommodation and tourism. The initiative highlights the critical role these organizations play as best in class leaders, in showcasing the best qualities of their regions, and in advancing local economic and cultural development.

An important benefit of Canadian Treasures is the involvement of students in hands-on learning beyond the classroom. As part of the program students will participate in field placements and regional travel, enabling them to discover the industry's top employers and develop job relevant skills to succeed in the future.

As an ongoing, inclusive and non-competitive program, Canadian Treasures will continue to commend notable hospitality and tourism organizations. View and explore our honorees:

2017 Canadian Treasure Honorees

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2018 Canadian Treasure Honorees

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2019 Canadian Treasure Honorees

Coming soon

2021 Canadian Treasure Honorees

Coming soon


An exclusive festival recognizing the world's leading culinary cities. Featuring the food, wine and culinary contributions of the selected city, the festival will offer food enthusiasts enticing flavours of some of the most celebrated dishes the city has to offer, as well as an opportunity to mingle with internationally acclaimed Chefs from the respective city:


  • FRANCE - Chef Alain Ducasse


  • ITALY - Chef Massimo Bottura


  • GALICIA - Chef Javier Outumuro


  • PANAMA - Chef Francisco Castro
  • PERU - Chef Guillermo Russo


  • IRELAND - Chef JP McMahon 
  • COLOMBIA - Chef Carlos Andrés Ibáñez

In Conversation With…

Intimate interview and Q&A session with notable food personality/author, followed by a reception and book signing:


  • Jeremy Fox
  • Nathan Myhrvold
  • Lidia Bastianich


  • Nigella Lawson
  • Joe Beef (David McMillan, Frédéric Morin)
  • Magnus Nilsson
  • Dorie Greenspan


  • Enrique Olvera
  • Ruth Reichl
  • Jeremy Charles
  • Sean Brock


  • JP McMahon
  • Peter Sanagan
  • Michael Hunter
  • Magnus Nilsson


  • Jancis Robinson
  • Virgilio Martinez


Trending Now dinners, hosted at The Chefs' House, are prepared and served by CHCA students under the careful tutelage of visiting chefs and CHCA faculty. Guests enjoy four delicious courses while learning about the cultures behind the cuisines, in a relaxed urban dining setting. It's a delicious and fun way to discover new cuisines and meet fellow food lovers.

  • 2015: Tea Dinner with Certified Tea Sommelier Raelene Gagnon
  • 2016: Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Dinner
  • 2016: Newfoundland – Chef Roary Macpherson
  • 2017: Samk Polski – a taste of Poland
  • 2017: Fiestang Pinoy