The Chef’s Table 2022

The Chef's Table a local farm to table feast August 18 to September 11, 2022 by the Rideau Canal

Experience innovative Canadian cuisine from the Resident Chefs Program at the National Arts Centre’s 1 ELGIN patio along the beautiful Rideau Canal.


 

The Chef’s Table is a farm-to-table feast with menus curated by Canadian chefs and musical entertainment. Presented by the Festival of Small Halls, this year’s series will run for four weekends this summer in collaboration with the National Arts Centre’s Resident Chefs Program.

The Chef’s Table will host chefs Yannick Anton (‘Signatures – by Le Cordon Bleu’, Ottawa ON), Kenton Leier (NAC), Joe Thottungal (‘Coconut Lagoon’, Ottawa ON), Stacy Johnston and Minette Lotz (‘Naramata Inn’, Okanagan Valley BC), Tanya Skeates (‘Algonquin College’, Ottawa ON).

Celebrate a special occasion with a three-course meal from world-class chefs – or just enjoy reconnecting with your closest friends over food, music, and the beauty of a summer night by the Rideau Canal. Safe and distanced group dining on a spacious patio, with live musical entertainment performed from a floating stage.

Small group bookings accepted ($130 per person + tax & fees).

Tickets on sale to the public Thursday, May 12th at 10AM / Les billets sont disponible pour le public le jeudi 12 mai à 10 heures.


Schedule of Events

August 18 – 21, 2022

Chef Yannick Anton (‘Signatures – by Le Cordon Bleu’, Ottawa ON)
Originally from the South of France, Chef Yannick Anton began his career and honed his craft in some of the country’s most prestigious establishments before making the move to Canada in 1994. After bringing the highest degree of culinary skill to some very esteemed restaurants, as well as state dinners for Global Affairs, he was appointed to Executive Chef of Signatures Restaurant by Le Cordon Bleu in November 2006.

Chef Kenton Leier (NAC)
Executive Chef Kenton Leier brings enthusiasm, passion, and creativity to the kitchens at Canada’s National Arts Centre. His culinary philosophy relies on the use of sustainable and locally sourced ingredients of the highest quality and letting their inherent qualities stand out in his dishes.

Music: Angelique Francis Band
Angelique Francis is a multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist, multi-genre singer song writer and composer has wowed audiences across the globe with her electrifying performances, instrumental abilities and powerful textured vocals. Angelique’s soulful Smoky vocals and instrumental techniques are reminiscent of a bygone era, but with a unique and modern sensibility.

 

August 25-28, 2022

Chef Stacy Johnston & Chef Minette Lotz (Naramata Inn, Okanagan Valley)

Partners in life as well as in the kitchen, chefs Stacy Johnston and Minette Lotz are building a reputation for culinary excellence from the kitchen of the Naramata Inn in BC’s Okanagan Velley.

Sharing a passion for exploring fresh, local ingredients and creating dishes that are true to the time, place and season that produced them, Stacy and Minette have worked together as representatives of Oceanwise and in opening restaurants with exceptional farm-to-table experiences across western Canada.

Chef Kenton Leier (NAC)
Executive Chef Kenton Leier brings enthusiasm, passion, and creativity to the kitchens at Canada’s National Arts Centre. His culinary philosophy relies on the use of sustainable and locally sourced ingredients of the highest quality, and letting their inherent qualities stand out in his dishes.

Music: Amanda Rheaume
Amanda Rheaume’s rootsy, guitar-driven ballads introduce crucial dimensions to the world of Heartland Rock. In a genre characterized by anthems of underdogs, assumptions and unfair advantages, Rheaume’s sound and story crucially and radically expand the boundaries to make space for new perspectives on resistance and resilience.

 

September 1 – 4, 2022

Chef Tanya Skeates (Algonquin College)
Originally from Montreal, chef Tanya Skeates’ career spans an array of prestigious positions from Mosimann’s in London, England to Rideau Hall, and as Acting Chef for the Right Honorable Justin Trudeau and his family.

She brings a wealth of experience working in a variety of Ottawa’s most reputable restaurants, including her time as chef/owner of Soupçon, in Wakefield QC, where she continued to develop her own unique style of supporting local farmers and producers while adding a touch of influence from her travels throughout Asia and Australia, to her current position, teaching the next generation as a professor in the Culinary Arts Program at Algonquin College.

Chef Kenton Leier (NAC)
Executive Chef Kenton Leier brings enthusiasm, passion, and creativity to the kitchens at Canada’s National Arts Centre. His culinary philosophy relies on the use of sustainable and locally sourced ingredients of the highest quality, and letting their inherent qualities stand out in his dishes.

Music: Dueling Pianos
(Dave Kalil, Tyler Kealey, Todd Huckabone)
Dave Kalil, Tyler Kealey and Todd Huckabone have been a staple of the music scene in Ottawa known as the Dueling Pianos.

 

September 8 – 11, 2022

 

Chef Joe Thottungal (‘Coconut Lagoon’, Ottawa ON)
Award-winning chef, Joe Thottungal, is known in Ottawa for his unique take on fine South Indian cuisine. The exciting and modern interpretation of authentic Kerala cuisine he serves at his restaurants, Coconut Lagoon and Thali Coconut Lagoon, have earned him both the admiration of his peers and a very loyal clientele.

Chef Kenton Leier (NAC)
Executive Chef Kenton Leier brings enthusiasm, passion, and creativity to the kitchens at Canada’s National Arts Centre. His culinary philosophy relies on the use of sustainable and locally sourced ingredients of the highest quality, and letting their inherent qualities stand out in his dishes.

September 8
Music: Angelique Francis Band
Angelique Francis is a multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist, multi-genre singer song writer and composer has wowed audiences across the globe with her electrifying performances, instrumental abilities and powerful textured vocals. Angelique’s soulful Smoky vocals and instrumental techniques are reminiscent of a bygone era, but with a unique and modern sensibility.

September 9, 10, 11
Music: Dueling Pianos (Dave Kalil, Tyler Kealey, Todd Huckabone)
Dave Kalil, Tyler Kealey and Todd Huckabone have been a staple of the music scene in Ottawa known as the Dueling Pianos.