Chef’s Table – August 18-21, 2022

August 18-21, 2022

The 2022 Chef’s Table Series partners with the National Arts Centre to present an outdoor dining experience on a terrace in the heart of the city, with live music performed on a unique floating stage on the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO world heritage site.

Chef Yannick Anton

Chef Yannick AntonOriginally from the South of France, Chef Yannick Anton received his training at the Lycée Hôtelier de Nice. He began his career with Chef Michel Devillers at Les Dents de la Mer, a highly respected restaurant where he perfected his skills in the preparation of seafood and advanced his culinary techniques. He continued working in the region at L’Orangeraie and La Palm D’Or, a 2 Michelin star restaurant within the celebrated Hotel Martinez in Cannes. He then moved on to work at Palace L’Hotel Eden Roc at the Cap D’Antibes.

In 1994, Chef Anton came to Montreal to work as sous-chef at the restaurant Le Globe with Chef Martin Picard. He eventually relocated to the Ottawa area where he assisted in the opening of Le Baccara in The Casino of Hull. In 2003 he worked at the Westin Hotel with Executive Chef Philippe Wettel, and at Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

Some of the highlights of his career include participating in the world gourmet summit in Singapore in 2007, participating in many events for the James Beard foundation in New York, assisting in the creation of menus onboard the Voyager cruise lines and consulting in the opening of their Miami hotel.

He has prepared State Dinners for world leaders such as Vicente Fox (former President of Mexico), George Bush (former President of the United States) and Hu Jintao (former President of the People’s Republic of China).

Chef Anton was appointed to Executive Chef of Signatures Restaurant by Le Cordon Bleu in November 2006.

Chef Kenton Leier (National Arts Centre)

Chef Kenton LeierExecutive Chef Kenton Leier brings enthusiasm, passion, and creativity to the kitchens at Canada’s National Arts Center.

He is a second-generation chef, born and raised in Saskatoon, in the heart of the prairies. 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. 

Chef Leier led teams in Ottawa’s finest hotel kitchens before moving to the NAC in 2017. He has cooked for celebrities, politicians and dignitaries, won numerous medals nationally and internationally and taught young cooks at Ottawa’s Algonquin College. 

He is committed to promoting growth and excellence in his team at the NAC and leads them in their mission to represent the best in Canadian cuisine.


Saku tuna quickly seared and glazed with sweet soya
Emulsion of carrots jus, passionfruit, coriander and ginger kombucha
Summer vegetables salad – seaweed crisp

Herb marinated and roasted bison striploin
Caramelized onion and garlic confit panisse – green asparagus
Provençale vegetables cannelloni – black olive – capers red wine sauce

Vegetarian Option: Herb marinated and roasted tofu steak
Caramelized onion and garlic confit panisse – green asparagus
Provençale vegetables cannelloni – black olive – caper and tomato jus

Taste of summer
Soft Biscuit – berries – white peach jelly
Lemongrass crémeux & almond mousse

Downloadable Menu


Music: Angelique Francis

Angelique Francis BandAngelique 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.  Within her vocal style, you can hear influences of legends like Big Mama Thornton, Koko Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Bessie Smith and many more. Her instrumental abilities call to mind Willie Dixon on the bass, Sister Rosetta Thorpe on guitar, Big Mama Thornton on the Harmonica and Aretha on the piano. Her diversity, passion and love of music can be heard in all of her original compositions.