Chef Off!

Chef Off!

Host Bios

Michael Blackie

Michael Blackie Born in Leicestershire, England and raised in Montreal, Michael has been cooking for over 22 years on 3 continents. Chef Blackie loves to push the limits of cuisine. He is a multiple medalist at the prestigious Gold Medal Plates culinary competition and placed 2nd at the national Canadian Culinary Championships event which was featured in Mark McEwan’s television show “The Heat”. Michael was the opening Chef of Brookstreet Hotel, and is now the executive chef of the National Arts Centre.

Michael Lyon

Michael Lyon Chef Michael Lyon first got his start in kitchens at the ripe age of 14 and has not stopped since. After completing training at George Brown College in Toronto, Michael honed his skills in Toronto, and moved west in 2001. Michael’s move to Kelowna and the historic Hotel Eldorado places him in the ultimate setting for a Chef. Here Michael strives to take advantage of the Okanagan's bounty of seasonal and organic products provided by local suppliers. With a food philosophy best characterized as “French forward with a Rocky Mountain twist,” Michael has found the perfect playground for his talents to flourish.