Chef Scott Torgerson

SilverBirch Executive Chefs Cook Off Against Culinary Rivals In Bid for Gold at National Championship

Chef Scott Torgerson Vancouver, BC, October 22, 2015 –Radisson Hotel Saskatoon’s Executive Chef Scott Torgerson and DoubleTree by Hilton™ Hotel and Conference Centre Regina’s Executive Chef Geoffrey Caswell-Murphy will each compete in their city’s highly anticipated Gold Medal Plates. Executive Chefs Torgerson and Caswell-Murphy will each face-off against the best chefs in the region for a chance to compete in the national championship in February 2016.

“We believe our chefs are amongst the top in the country,” says Steve Giblin, President & CEO of SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts. “These invitations are an incredible honour and serve as validation for the creativity and culinary expertise they put into their work each and every day.”

Gold Medal Plates is a national competition held in 13 Canadian cities. Chefs create their ultimate dish, and pair it with a premier Canadian wine, beer or spirit. Winners are determined by a team of food and wine critics from each region and a panel of national critics.

“Participating in the Gold Medal Awards is an honour and we are extremely proud of the accomplishments of both Chef Caswell-Murphy and Torgerson,” says Giblin. “Their dedication to cuisine reflects SilverBirch’s high standards in offering top-notch food and beverage services to our guests.”

Executive Chef Geoffrey Caswell-Murphy, DoubleTree by Hilton™ Hotel and Conference Centre Regina ReginaCaswell-Murphy, Executive Chef for DoubleTree by Hilton™ Hotel and Conference Centre Regina will square off against eight competing chefs on Friday, October 23. Torgerson, Executive Chef for Radisson Hotel Saskatoon, will take on his six challengers next month on Friday, November 20.

Both chefs are waiting to reveal their new dishes at the competition. Each hotel plans to feature the winning dishes on their winter menus. To learn more about the competition or purchase tickets visit www.goldmedalplates.com

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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