Top Chef Canada winner to host Summerside’s Beef n’ Blues during Fall Flavours Festival


Prince Edward Island food products showcased on Top Chef Canada


(Charlottetown, PE June 8th) With his win in the recent Top Chef Canada finale, Chef Carl Heinrich also won himself a trip to Prince Edward Island for the Fall Flavours Festival. Chef Heinrich, who finished on top on Food Network Canada’s hit show Top Chef Canada, will be the guest chef at Beef n’ Blues Sept. 7 in Summerside.

Chef Heinrich most recently served as executive chef at Marben in Toronto and will open his own restaurant, The Richmond Station, later this summer. A graduate of Ontario’s Stratford Chef School, Chef Heinrich has also worked in New York, France and Monaco. He now lives in Toronto, where he learned the benefits of farm-to-table and nose-to-tail cooking. Driven by French technique and inspired by ingredients, Chef Heinrich aims to make approachable but refined food. His Top Chef Canada win after 13 highly competitive episodes came with a $100,000 prize and the title as Canada’s Top Chef. It also earned him the opportunity to take part as a guest host at the 2012 Fall Flavours Festival.

Beef n’ Blues, a Fall Flavours Signature Event, promises 12 Atlantic Signature Beef culinary creations prepared by Chef Heinrich and local chefs, accompanied by local musicians playing blues music throughout the evening.

“It’s a real comment on just how good our festival is when the current top chef in Canada will be with us as an event host,” said Chef Jeff McCourt, chairman of the Prince Edward Island Culinary Alliance. “Beef n’ Blues will not only present a top Canadian chef, it will feature some of the best beef in Canada, our own Prince Edward Island beef.”

The Fall Flavours Festival, held at venues across Prince Edward Island Sept. 7-30, is an initiative of the Prince Edward Island Culinary Alliance. The Culinary Alliance is a partnership between the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Prince Edward Island departments of Tourism and Culture, Innovation and Advanced Learning, Agriculture and Forestry, and Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development, as well as industry representatives. The Alliance was created to develop innovative food industry partnerships, culinary experiences and promotional programs.

For information, visit or call 1-866-960-9912. MEDIA CONTACT Jan Holmes, Program Officer, Culinary Alliance (902) 940-4655