Radisson Hotel Saskatoon’s Executive Chef Scott Torgerson Wins Silver at Canadian Culinary Competition

Chef Scott TorgersonSaskatoon, SK, November 25, 2015 – Squaring off against seven of the city’s culinary best, Radisson Hotel Saskatoon’s Executive Chef Scott Torgerson took home Silver at the 10th anniversary celebration of the Gold Medal Plates culinary competition.

“Winning the Silver medal is a great honour,” says Chef Torgerson. “I share this achievement with my team at the Radisson Hotel Saskatoon and Aroma Resto Bar. Their continuous support allows us the time to prepare for competitions such as this.”

Chef Torgerson created a birch glazed pheasant with warm mousse of foie gras, assorted micro squash, fennel hay and roasted hazelnut with hemp heart. Helping to balance the flavours, the dish was paired with a Grand Reserve Chardonnay by Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estates.

“We are exceptionally proud of Chef Torgerson for his achievements at Gold Medal Plates” says Steve Giblin, President & CEO of SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts. “We believe our chefs are some of the best in the world and it’s wonderful to see them recognized for their continuous dedication to culinary excellence.”

GMP 31843Judged by a panel of eight, each dish was awarded points based on visual presentation, texture, taste, wine compatibility, originality and wow factor. Visitors can experience Chef Torgerson’s award-winning culinary skills at the Radisson Hotel Saskatoon.

Founded in 2003, the Gold Medal Plates is an annual celebration of Canadian Excellence in cuisine, wine, the arts and athletic achievement. Every year, premier chefs across Canada compete for the gold, silver and bronze medal. Net proceeds from Gold Medal Plates are given to the Canadian Olympic Foundation which supports Olympic and Paralympic athletes and high performance programs. To date, the competition has raised over $9.7 million to support Canadian athletes.

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About Radisson Hotel Saskatoon
The Radisson Hotel Saskatoon in Saskatchewan is a modern hotel featuring contemporary design and intuitive services. Located downtown the hotel offers breathtaking views of the South Saskatchewan River Valley and City Center. With 291 rooms and 19 floors, the Radisson Hotel Saskatoon boasts superior comforts, including high-speed Internet access, an indoor water park, on-site meeting and dining space and more. The Radisson Hotel Saskatoon has been awarded with a 4 Green Key Eco-Rating and a 3 Green Key Meeting Rating under the prestigious international Green Key Program, an Eco-Rating program which recognizes environmental performances in hotel industry. Aroma Mediterranean Resto Bar is located in the Radisson Hotel Saskatoon.  Aroma introduces a dining and beverage experience that features Canadian cuisine with a Mediterranean influence. The theme is fun-casual with the dining room and lounge built around a wood stone fired oven.

About SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts
SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts is one of Canada’s leading hotel operations and asset management companies and manages a large portfolio of full-service, focused service and extended stay hotels across Canada. The company manages hotels operating under major franchise brands, such as Marriott, Hilton and Radisson. www.silverbirchhotels.com

For more information, please contact:
Stacey Morton
SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts
604.646.8787
smorton@silverbirchhotels.com