• Toronto,  WorldWide

    Courvoisier Collective: Masterpiece Program #CVCollective

    I got a fun little package recently, that gave me the scoop on a unique initiative that aims to inspire and provide exposure for talented at-home chefs and culinary students. So if you are a talented chef, or just love to cook, this one’s for you!

    The program was launched last month, and participants were able to submit recipes online via the Courvoisier Collective website. Those that weren’t interested in participating were able to browse the recipes, vote for their favourite recipes as well as learn more about the chef judges.

    Brittany and I at the #CVCollective event last summer 🙂

    If you’re interested in participating the deadline for submissions and voting is August 24th, after that six finalists (3 from each category- at home chef and culinary students) will be chosen based on the amount of votes collected and judging panel scores. The finalists will then attend an exclusive tasting event in Toronto where their recipes will be sampled by all attendees. Finally, the two winners for each category will receive a $1,000 cash prize.

    Interested in participating? Here are the guidelines:

    • Only open to people that live in Ontario, however voting is open to all Canadian residents.
    • Eligible recipes must fall under the category of soup, salad, hors d’oeuvres or entree.
    • Recipes must contain Courvoisier Cognac (either the VS, VSOP, Exclusif, or XO expression.
    • Submissions must include a photo of the finished recipe.

    Easy as pie. You have until the the 24th of this month to participate, so get to cooking!!

    peace and love


    ps: go here pics for the #CVCollective event last summer!
  • Toronto

    Luminato: President’s Choice 1000 Tastes of Toronto

    Where else can you get the city’s best foods/desserts at $5 each?! Luminato Presences President’s Choice 1000 Tastes of Toronto today and tomorrow in Toronto at John Street (between Adelaide Street West and Wellington Street West). I was there today and enjoyed an array of amazing dishes! If you weren’t there today I would recommend going tomorrow just to check it out! There are even cooking demonstrations from various chefs. After all, tomorrow is the last day of LUMINATO 2011.  Here are some features from today.


    Tom Filippou, Executive Chef PC Cooking School

    93 Harbord

    Chippy’s Fish and Chips
    Jedd’s Frozen Custard
    Khao San Road
    Poutini’s House of Poutine
    Queen Margherita Pizza
    Starfish Oyster Bed & Grill
    Woodlot Bakery & Restaurant


    Woodlot Bakery & Restaurant

    Jedd’s Custard
    Everything was so yummy I am still full from today’s culinary adventure. Enjoy the weather Toronto!
    See you there,
    XOXO Kaycee