Matthew Stowe crowned the winner of Top Chef Canada

TopChefCanada2013winnerMatthew Stowe has been crowned the winner of Top Chef Canada.

The Vancouver chef defeated Jonathan Goodyear and Danny Smiles in eth final challenge of the Food Network Canada series.

Stowe takes home a grand prize of $100,000, a kitchen package worth $30,000 and a custom installation worth $25,000.

“Winning Top Chef Canada is a huge achievement and it’s an honour to share the title of Canada’s Top Chef with such an elite group,” says Stowe.

“Participating in this competition really challenged me to think outside the box and present the most unique, well-balanced dishes I could create while staying true to my own personal style.”

Stowe competed against Toronto’s Jonathan Goodyear (Royal Canadian Yacht Club) and Montreal’s Danny Smiles (Le Bremner) in the Calgary-based finale. In a final high stakes Quickfire Challenge, the chefs were tasked with creating and executing their own food truck concepts, a popular dining trend in Calgary.

Goodyear was sent home, leaving the remaining two chefs to face off in one last Elimination Challenge with the help of Top Chef Canada alumni, season one winner Dale Mackay and season two winner Carl Heinrich.

The final challenge took place at Calgary’s Rush Restaurant in front of special guest judge and Top Chef Canadaseason one finalist Connie DeSousa (CHARCUT Roast House) along with special guest tasters, recording artist and proud Calgarian Jann Arden and Lance Hurtubise, owner of Rush Restaurant.

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